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Hi, I'm fairly new to the violin, in fact I don't even own one, but I plan to buy one soon. I've played a guitar now for about 10 years and I'm left handed, I intend to buy a left handed violin as well. I have a few questions about violins. First off, I want to buy a silent electric violin, will I be able to plug it into my guitar amp, or use any of my effect pedals for my guitar for the violin?
Secondly I'm curious as to what effects would I need to make a keyboard-like sound, if that is possible or whatever is closest to it.
Any tips I'd appreciate and I look forward to learning to play the violin. Thanks!
I don't think there are any violin specific effect pedals or amps. I use a guitar amp along with guitar effects. When I wanted to get an effects pedal I just brought my electric violin to Guitar Center and plugged it into there board and tried a lot of effects until I knew which ones I wanted. I always use a chorus effect with the violin but when I feel crazy I switch on a whole bunch of effects.
Thanks Fiddlerman, you actually told me on your video what you might've used to get the sound effects you used in your review of the cecilio silent violin, so I figured I'd go ahead and join your website too.
But, I don't really have the money nor the smarts to do anything associated with making effects on my computer, I'm just looking for a little extra sound effect that a violin has to offer. What pedals could I mix together to possibly get close to a keyboard-like sound if it's possible?
A little reverb, a little chorus and a little delay. If you don't have the funds for strong effects to make your violin sound like keyboards... The recording software Audacity has some great freeware affects that will help you but you have to make the time to learn that stuff as well.
I'm learning violin because I like the sound of violins.
You can always just get a keyboard and learn how to play that as well. You can find some great ones for cheap.
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