Effects – where to start?

Starting off trying to get one’s head around the potential successes and pitfalls of wind instruments and effects, a sensible place to start would be YouTube… but once you get into it, there’s a limited amount of real information for a beginner.

This interview with Dengue Fever’s David Ralicke presumes a fair bit of prior knowledge of various pedals properties, doesn’t touch at all on microphones, and contains no actual audio of the sax effects he creates, but does touch upon a lot of the big pitfalls. Making it at least a realistic place to start, and could help you avoid or understand some of the common potential problems.