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4th Movement

from Sid Smith Quartet No​.​1 by Chrissie



This is the ‘distortion’ movement ;-) I used a different distortion pedal for each of the cello, viola and 2nd violin parts here to get a wider variety of sounds, perhaps breaking my ‘minimal number of effects’ rule, perhaps not. I also decided not to distort the 1st violin as it just got too hard on the ears! The main part of this is the viola ostinato (green) with the cello filling in for the darker parts of the image, the 2nd violin fills in the raindrops and streaks with the gated-style distortion. The 1st violin fills in the red parts with a melody reminiscent of the 1st movement.

FX pedals used: BOSS MD-2 (cello), EHX Big Muff (Viola), Twin Earth fuzz (2nd violin), BOSS PS-5 & RE-20 (1st violin)


from Sid Smith Quartet No​.​1, released January 16, 2014




Chrissie Leeds, UK

Violinist and synth player. Member of Dark Ambient duo Helicopter Quartet, Guitar synth duo Glider Theory and Harrogate Philharmonic Orchestra. I have toured with and sessioned for Crippled Black Phoenix and others.

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