FLUORESCENCE SHIMMER REVERB is one of those effects you simply must add to your bag of tricks. Originally pioneered by recording legends Daniel Lanois and Brian Eno, shimmer reverb is produced by layering a tail of reverb (pitched up an octave) on top of the original dry signal. This produces lush soundscapes that take on a life of their known, ranging from voluptuous chimes, to interstellar travel-like sounds that will evoke memories of Carl Sagan’s Cosmos while you’re playing.
Used extensively by U2’s The Edge, the shimmer effect has been adopted by scores of shoegaze guitar players for conjuring up huge, vibrant soundscapes, bursting with sparkling clarity.
Ever since U2 started working with producers Eno and Lanois, shimmer has found its way on to classic performances like
With or Without You, 4th of July, and City of Blinding Lights.
Wherever there’s a need for grandiose string sections of ethereal presence to add body and scope to a passage,
FLUORESCENCE fits the bill.