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Can you please suggest some books to get how guitar effects: distortion, overdrive, phaser and so on are achieved ?

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DAFX is a pretty good one.

Harmony Central used to have a surprisingly good knowledgeable base for algorithms but that seem to have disappeared since Guitar Center took them over.

A lot of source code can be found at http://www.musicdsp.org/, but it's fairly varied in quality.

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    $\begingroup$ The second edition of the DAFX book is now available eu.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-0470665998.html It is nice as it is entirely focussed on audio effects processing. $\endgroup$
    – learnvst
    Feb 24, 2012 at 13:40
  • $\begingroup$ @learnvst DAFX is amazing!!! $\endgroup$
    – Phonon
    Feb 24, 2012 at 14:49
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks, I believe it's a great book, but can you recommend another simpler book if possible $\endgroup$
    – Mina Wissa
    Feb 27, 2012 at 9:02
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If you want something a bit more simple than the Dafx book then I recommend this dissertation that i stumbled across a while back. Even if you have no idea how to use simulink, the diagrams might help you understand how the various guitar effects are realized.

http://cegt201.bradley.edu/projects/proj2008/gegudps/Czubak_Raheja_Final_Paper.pdf

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