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#446375 - 12/20/17 01:41 PM [PowerTracks Pro Audio] Using PT Wah Effect
Bernier Offline

Registered: 12/01/06
Posts: 473
Loc: Wisconsin
How do I use the wah effect on a guitar audio track? Record first, then apply it? Not sure how to use it.

Thanks! Bernie

#446405 - 12/20/17 04:05 PM [PowerTracks Pro Audio] Re: Using PT Wah Effect [Re: Bernier]
rharv Offline

Registered: 05/30/00
Posts: 18866
Loc: Marysville, Mi. USA
That's the only way you can use it I think (AutoWah). I think it's one of the destructive (hard write) plugins.

I've rarely found use that particular plugin.
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#446484 - 12/21/17 04:54 AM [PowerTracks Pro Audio] Re: Using PT Wah Effect [Re: rharv]
Bernier Offline

Registered: 12/01/06
Posts: 473
Loc: Wisconsin
I assume that means it changes the original audio track.
Do you have a suggestion for one?
Thanks! Bernie

#446772 - 12/22/17 02:23 PM [PowerTracks Pro Audio] Re: Using PT Wah Effect [Re: Bernier]
rharv Offline

Registered: 05/30/00
Posts: 18866
Loc: Marysville, Mi. USA
Sorry, no I really don't have a suggestion for a different one.

You can always duplicate the track to another track and then apply the destructive plugin to that (so you can preserve the original track to start over with if needed).

AutoWah is not your normal Wah pedal effect. It's based on the attack of each note (if I recall).
A normal Wah is controlled by the player.

It's possible to record the guitar and send it back to an actual Wah pedal later, then loop it back and record it on another track if your hardware allows it (ie you have separate In/Outs to work with)

Edited by rharv (12/22/17 02:28 PM)
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#446796 - 12/22/17 08:32 PM [PowerTracks Pro Audio] Re: Using PT Wah Effect [Re: rharv]
Larry Kehl Offline

Registered: 06/04/00
Posts: 2090
Loc: New Mexico
Yep, auto-Wah, auto-filter, dynamic filter (think theme from Shaft it was actually a manual WAH pedal but the player is so good at beginning - it almost seems to be automatic)

I've owned almost all filter pedals (aka auto-wah), stomp boxes, ever made. My Mutron was probably the VERY best but it was too big so I finally went back to "basics" and have an old Ibanez AF 9 now on board (actually it broke, I forgot, so I replaced it with a Maxon AF-9 - same difference).

For actual Wah pedals I have three Tesse's (Picture Wah, Wizard Wah, and RMC3 Limited Edition Wah all 2004 or earlier).

As to your question: at a minimum the FREE Amplitude 3 you get with BIAB has a FREE Autowah in it, just because it's a "guitar" fx you can still run ANY audio though it.

The problem with using a straight Wah pedal FX versus an AUTO Wah as a plugin in is how do to you MOVE or simulate moving THE pedal up and down when you want it to? you can do it via external continuous FX pedals, via a controller (like a mod wheel) or some other attribute (frequency, velocity, LFO, etc. which makes it like an AutoWah) - but with a pedal or controller you have to "ride" it as and where needed.


Edited by Larry Kehl (12/22/17 08:36 PM)
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