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What effects are in this song? Answered

In the song "Barely Breathing" by the Hold steady, lead-singer Craig Finn does something interesting with this voice at around 0:19. After watching live versions of the song, I'm pretty sure it's post-production. If it  actually was a series of pedals, how would this be achieved? To me, it sounds like reverb with delay. What do you think?



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Best Answer 9 years ago

Pretty tough to definitively ID that one.

It could be a slap-back delay or reverb, with a lot of regeneration (regeneration is kinda what makes reverb reverb verb verb verb...).

Or it could be a sample-and-hold effect, maybe run through reverb--or not. Some loop pedals have a many tweaking controls for regeneration, speed. etc., and they can produce that effect.