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Strings and modulation go together like peanut butter and jelly. Sometimes a little chorus on a small string section can make it sound a lot larger than it is, and flanging on strings makes for a very dramatic effect. Let me show you how it's done. First of all let's listen to the strings just by themselves without any effect at all. (Music playing) Now these are artificial strings and they already have a chorus on them, so you can see it's in stereo and let's try a chorus plug-in and see what it does.
Sometimes if you already have a chorus, putting a second one on doesn't do too much. Let's have a listen. (Music playing) It makes a little thicker. Let's hear what it sounds like in the track. (Music playing) It's very subtle at this, so let's go to something that usually sounds really good on strings and that's a Flanger.
Let's have a quick listen. (Music playing) It thickens it a lot, so let's listen in the track. (Music playing) It sound a lot better and let's see if we adjust the parameters a little bit, if we can make it sound even better.
One other things that you have to worry about is raising the rate to high, because what will happen is it will effect the tuning and then it might actually not sound too good with the rest of the track, but let's listen to see what happens when we raise them a bit. (Music playing) You can hear how an extreme rate actually changes everything a lot. (Music playing) We can't raise it too much. Let's try the depth. (Music playing) Once again you can hear it pulse and that doesn't necessarily sound so good either.
Let's listen in the track. (Music playing) So as you just heard a little bit of chorus or flanger on a string sound can make it sound a whole lot larger than it is, whichever one you use, keep in mind that too much depth or feedback can change the sound significantly, and cause tuning problems with other instruments.
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