Using digital audio effects

Dev from Radio 1 meets Ellie Goulding’s producer Starsmith and explores how digital audio effects can be used create a hit song.

Radio 1's Dev meets Ellie Goulding’s producer Starsmith to discuss how digital audio effects can be used to develop a track from its bare bones to a chart hit.

Starsmith records Dev singing the chorus of ‘Starry Eyed’ and demonstrates different digital audio effects, such as delay, flange and pitch correction. He then goes on to explain how he used these effects on the track itself.

Teacher Notes

This clip could be used to introduce the idea of audio effects and how they affect a sound or to highlight how to develop musical ideas using audio effects.

Curriculum Notes

This clip will be relevant for teaching Music and appears in OCR, Edexcel, AQA, WJEC, KS3, KS4 and GCSE in England and Wales, CCEA GCSE in Northern Ireland, and 3rd and 4th level, as well as SQA National 4, 5 and Higher in Scotland.