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Noun. Used to describe an elusive or imaginary audio effect which would transform a lackluster recording into a stellar one. The Three-Nine Effect is often confused with audio effects such as reverb, delay and compression. Companies such as Waves, which makes audio recording software, is believed by most studio clients to have a patent on the Three-Nine Effect, and as such recordings cannot be made without it. This, of course, is false, as the Three-Nine Effect is only a myth.

Occasionally misspelled or mispronounced as "Tree Nine Effec".

Synonymous with Quack.
"Do you have the Tree Nine Effec"?
"The Three-Nine Effect? I'm sorry. I really don't know what that is."
"You professional studio! You don't know what is Tree Nine Effec?! My friend have a studio! He know!"
"Is that a reverb or something?"
by KilleR R0b0T February 14, 2010
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