Your least used effects


Here a reverse sound design threads. Instead of post your favourite effect, go for your least favourite one.
Someone else might give some tips on how/why they use it…

I’m going first.
Flanger and Phaser: both completes useless for what I do, can’t be arsed to look into them to find a use for them.

(Btw: listing Distortion in this thread might get you banned)


Phaser is really nice on basslines I find. I use it my bass guitar to great effect.

I do not use flangers that much either tbh. Never saw the point of exciters either. Not that there are too many of them…


I don’t use very much phaser or flanger either. I just don’t care for how it colors the sound, I used to use them a lot in my early stuff. I use a lot of chorus now though.


ditto on phaser, I don’t use a tone of traditional flange fx, but I do use the following VSTs often…

the Interruptor’s Wow n Flutter for tape fx

and DLYM I like that some of the new software and even hardware are approaching time based FX like delay, flange and chorus from a “why is it not just one unit that does it all?” approach where the end result is in the gray area between the traditional fx.


I do a decent amount with pahsers and flangers (I mean, french house got me into EDM, how could I not be into that sound?)

But what I don’t do very much with is glitching. I’ve only started using the occasional reversed sample in the last year or so, but that’s pretty much it. No stutters, no reversed stutters, no granular. It’s not that I don’t like it, it’s just that if I WERE going to do it, I’d pretty much only know how to use it as a novelty and it would probably sound super outdated.


I’ve been getting better at synthesis so as of recent I barely use phasers or flangers… and when I do I make them mono and have the effect mix at below 50%…

I usually used to incorporate the phaser and flanger effect in my fx chain in conjunction with distortion to either clean up the distortion or make the distortion dirtier…

But Also…for me I’ve only begun to use multiband compression…being that I have rarely used it previously…

But now I’ve found a use for it…in distortion and as a limiter…I’ll be using it more…

Maximus I tend to use a transient shaper to destroy transients…but I rarely use it…


Compression. I slightly use it sometimes.

But man

Dynamic EQ changed the game forever