Thursday, February 28, 2008
The Fulltone Tube Tape Echo is a beautiful sounding tape echo. It's warm and it has true character unlike most digital delays out there. This is our friend Doron playing the Moog Little Phatty Tribute Edition and tweaking the TTE.
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Dirty Boy Pedal
SOUND CLIPS (mp3)
You can hear Blues Saraceno play several clips using those exact pedals, so listen away!!!! All clips were done with a $99 Squire Strat (stock) and $150 Sears Silvertone amp with 10" speaker!
Here's a bit of the Frostwave Blue Ringer, Ring Modulator. We're running first, a part of a song from the Radikal Technologies Spectralis and then a pattern from the Elektron MachineDrum SPS-1. First you hear the dry signal then the wet. This pedal does have a CV input for control of the oscillator pitch so if you have CV gear you can integrate it easily with your setup. In this demo we use a triangle wave LFO to modulate the ring mod frequency. You'll notice it starts when we point to the CV input label.
A ring mod takes 2 signals and gives you the sum and difference of the frequencies on the output side. For example: put in 440hz get out 220hz and 880hz. Notice that 880hz is exactly double the incoming frequency, which is an octave. In this demo we ran the same signal into both inputs and with the top right knob of the Blue Ringer you can control the amount of internal oscillator and input B. The difference would make no change in sound but the sum should give us an octave up. It's a bit hard to hear with drums but it works great on more melodic instruments.
Monday, February 25, 2008
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Big City Music owner Roger Cordell plays a Strat through the Fulltone Tube Tape Echo (TTE), OCD and Clyde Deluxe Wah. This was the version 3 OCD. The version 4 is better - more open and bright.
We're just messing with this great little Lexicon unit, the LXP-5 and a Kaossilator loop. Of course you can get a great reverb out of it but I wanted to hear something interesting. For $179 I was pretty blown away. Verbs, Delays, Chorus, Multi-effects=FUN
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Here is a demo of the Frostwave Funk-A-Duck filter. It features sweepable low, high and band pass filters as well as an envelope follower with positive and negative envelopes. There are controls for input/output levels, one knob to fade from up, down or "none" envelope, resonance(which can self-oscillate), frequency, and speed of the envelope. It also has a bypass footswitch. This super versatile filter can be used on nearly everything including guitar, bass, drum loops, keyboards; All of them!
Friday, February 15, 2008
This is the Frostwave Resonator, a very cool MS-20 filter clone. We're using a Jomox XBase999 drum machine as a sound source. The first clip is just a few simple filter sweeps to give you an idea of the musicality of this great filter. In the second clip we're using the Moog MF-101 as an envelope follower to the cutoff of both the low and high pass filters(which we multed). In the third clip we run the Moog Voyager's LFO and Sample & Hold outputs into both filter cutoffs (out of the VX-351). In the fourth clip we use the Analogue Systems rs600 Performance Wheels LFO as a modulation source. Mashup!
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
This is a short demo of the Jomox T-Resonator. I'm using mostly Program 6 which is one of the delay modes. First you hear the dry drum loop then the filter then into the delay sections. It gets really interesting around 1:05ish because I'm feeding one of the outputs back into the T-Resonator.
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Here is a demo of the Analogue Systems rs95 analog oscillator played along with the rs370 digital oscillator (for reference). This test shows the amazing accuracy of the scaling on the rs95 oscillator. If you have ever tried to tune an analog synth for a wide range, like six octaves, you know how difficult it can be, if not nearly impossible. The rs95 tracked impeccably and sounded great at the same time. The rs95 is available in the Euro-rack format.
Thursday, February 7, 2008
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Tweet tweet. Tweet tweet. No. It's not spring yet. That's just the Sherman tearing up an Elektron MachineDrum. Here are some examples of the tougher side of this flexible filter.