Tag Archive: Effects


How to Enable Message Effects in iOS with Reduce Motion On

The modern releases of iOS allow you to see and send fun iMessage effects while retaining the Reduce Motion setting to remove the sometimes nauseating zoom effects found elsewhere throughout the iPhone and iPad user interface. Previously if you enabled Reduce Motion you would also cause iMessage effects to not work, but now you can … Read More

iOS 10 iMessage Effects Not Working? Here’s Why & How to Fix

iMessage effects are pretty dramatic, so when they’re working they’re impossible to miss when they are exchanged between iOS 10 devices. If you’re finding that Messages effects are not working on the iPhone or iPad, there’s probably a really simple reason why, and an equally simple fix available. \ For some quick background, the Messages … Read More

Drive your guitar to new places with this mighty Moog effects pedal

Lust List: MF Drive guitar pedal by Moog The magic of what Moog has done with this analog stompbox isn’t completely evident until you plug an expression pedal into it. Certainly the drive tones are exceptional and the controls provide a myriad of useable and inspirational tones, but the expression pedal unlocks Moog’s industry-leading love […]

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Snapchat got a bunch of awesome new video effects today

Videos on Snapchat are getting some new special effects today with a big update that adds ‘speed modifiers’ to the app’s toolset on both iOS and Android. The new speed modifiers are basically video filters that allow snappers to add slo-mo, fast-forward, or rewind effects to a video. If you’re on an iPhone 6s or […]

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How to Stop Messages Sound Effects Playing in Mac OS X

With Messages app on the Mac now able to send and receive SMS texts messages alongside iMessages from the iPhone, amongst other configured chat protocols, it’s easy to stay in touch, but it’s also easy get overwhelmed or annoyed by the sound of incoming messages while you’re trying to do other work on the computer. … Read More

Turn Off the FaceBook App Sound Effects on iPhone

The modern versions of Facebook app for iOS make various sound effects when interface elements are interacted with in the app, from liking something to leaving comments and refreshing the feed. The little popping and squishing sounds have annoyed some people apparently that use Facebook, but some of our readers have found that you can … Read More

Amazing guitar and vocal effects boxes will have you sounding like a pro

It’s hard enough to sing and play guitar at the same time, let alone manage a floor full of guitar effects pedals. Add to that trying to create vocal effects like most listeners expect and you’ve got a solo musician’s… Read more ›

How to create special photo effects with a light stencil

Photography is all about light, and photographers are all about light painting. There are many tricks to try, from isolating objects with incandescence outside the frame to shining light directly at the camera as in Janelle Pietrzak’s Bambi series, created… Read more ›

How to create special photo effects with a light stencil

Photography is all about light, and photographers are all about light painting. There are many tricks to try, from isolating objects with incandescence outside the frame to shining light directly at the camera as in Janelle Pietrzak’s Bambi series, created… Read more ›

Mega-pedal serves up soaring vocal harmonies, impressive guitar effects

I’ve been playing music for coming up on 30 years now, and I’ve tried a ton of music gear. These days, I run a fairly bare-bones setup, with a smaller amp for those close venues, a couple of dual-effect pedals… Read more ›