in 20 years, i wonder what effect we'll be accused of overusing?

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It may all come around again. In the early 80’s it was amps, mid-late 80’s it was racks, then it went lunchbox/boutique, then all pedals and modelers. Maybe in 20 years people won’t understand why we needed a $100 “always on” transistor OD sitting in front of our $5k two-rock. I’ll put $20 on the “always on OD pedal”
 

HomeInMyShoes

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Autotune and quantizing.

Guitarists currently use too much delay, but I like delay so whatever. I still like the 80s chorus. Music that sounds like an era I like. I also like timeless music too. Bit of both is good, but autotune and quantizing is the work of pure evil.
 
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Guitar isn't popular enough anymore for that. It's going to be certain synths and those insufferable triplet trap high hats that get that kind of attention.
I was going to say reverb and delay even though I love 'em. But I think you're right about trap beats (esp, as Rick Beato calls them 'cicada hi-hats'. They are EVERYWHERE in pop music atm.
 

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Not any one sound, but the overuse of effects in general so that the guitar sounds totally different in each song. Using too many “_____ in a box” pedals so that there isn’t any continuity between tones, or even how and where the guitar sits in the mix. Pedalboards with a dozen pedals, each having two or more footswitches. I think if your pedalboard has more foot switches than there are people in the audience then that’s going to be widely mocked.
 

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I think at least part of why chorus in 80’s music became so bemoaned is because it was on guitar tracks across every style of music. That sort of universality isn’t a thing anymore.

I think because of that everyone here is right.

For some genres it’ll be trap beats and auto tune.

Others copious reverb and delay.

Others non guitar/granular looping/dissonant sounds.

There will be validity to claims of the stylistic abuse for all of it. Much better problem to have than 80’s chorus.
 

charmonder

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Honestly the actual chorus pedals from the 80s sound pretty good ... I think the cheese sound was more the producers doing way too much post processing on everything trying to overproduce things way over the top , the typical drums sounded awful and it was in no way the drummers tone
 




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