Hardware effects anyone?

Anything about hardware musical instruments.
KVRian
1120 posts since 11 Sep, 2008 from UK

Post Wed Sep 07, 2016 7:10 am

I'm having a lot of fun with these two little boxes:

http://www.otomachines.com/portfolio/bim/

http://www.otomachines.com/portfolio/bam/

Just interested in whether others enjoy hardware effects? Guitar pedals? Rack units? Modular? or if you're keeping it all in the box?

Answers on a postcard please...

KVRist
48 posts since 25 Nov, 2014

Post Wed Sep 07, 2016 8:30 am

I absolutly love my Kurzweil Rumour/Mangler, i use them everytime !

Interrested by the OTO machines too.

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KVRAF
31173 posts since 27 Jul, 2005 from the wilds of wanny

Post Wed Sep 07, 2016 8:39 am

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I have a few older rack units and pedals knocking about. They don't get as much use as they should. I'm not playing guitar so much these days. The Vestax Dig-1 still sounds great on the analog synths.

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KVRian

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1120 posts since 11 Sep, 2008 from UK

Post Wed Sep 07, 2016 10:26 am

lamouette/rck wrote:I absolutly love my Kurzweil Rumour/Mangler, i use them everytime !

Interrested by the OTO machines too.
Yeah, I've heard good things about the Kurzweil units. Do you favour one over the other? Do you get much use out of the verb in the Rumour? I think you can get some pretty fantastic deals on rack units at the moment.. I picked up a Lexicon MPX1 and a TC Fireworx for a combined price that was less than one Eventide or Strymon pedal!

You should check out the OTO offerings.. They're pretty fantastic imo..

KVRian

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1120 posts since 11 Sep, 2008 from UK

Post Wed Sep 07, 2016 10:28 am

thecontrolcentre wrote:
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I have a few older rack units and pedals knocking about. They don't get as much use as they should. I'm not playing guitar so much these days. The Vestax Dig-1 still sounds great on the analog synths.

:)
What's the one at the top TCC?

KVRAF
6700 posts since 28 Apr, 2004 from france

Post Wed Sep 07, 2016 10:37 am

sazb30 wrote:What's the one at the top TCC?
Vesta Kozo DIG delay i guess.

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KVRAF
8076 posts since 22 Sep, 2008 from Windsor. UK

Post Wed Sep 07, 2016 10:57 am

I had a lexicon reverb one and bought an Eventide H9 Max earlier in the year. It was a bit fiddly to use without the iPad app though so I didn't keep it.

I have my eye on some Strymon pedals right now (Timeline and Big Sky)

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KVRAF
31173 posts since 27 Jul, 2005 from the wilds of wanny

Post Wed Sep 07, 2016 10:59 am

sinkmusic wrote:
sazb30 wrote:What's the one at the top TCC?
Vesta Kozo DIG delay i guess.
Sure is. Does feedback like nothing else. You can hear it on this track:
http://marineville.bandcamp.com/track/xtreme
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KVRian
626 posts since 15 Jun, 2015

Post Wed Sep 07, 2016 11:06 am

Yep, I love using hardware FX. I have a Lexicon reverb and an Electrix Filter Factory. My Eurorack modular started as two rows of FX (filters, various types of distortion, echo, and such), but has since grown to an instrument in its own right.

Recently picked up Endangered Audio Research's "Gristleizer". That thing is just crazy as an FX module and I've been mutilating all kinds of sound sources with it.
http://www.endangeredaudioresearch.com/ ... -eurorack/

They offer a more limited pedal version too, for those of you using pedals.
http://www.endangeredaudioresearch.com/ ... zer-pedal/

KVRian

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1120 posts since 11 Sep, 2008 from UK

Post Wed Sep 07, 2016 11:17 am

tehlord wrote:I had a lexicon reverb one and bought an Eventide H9 Max earlier in the year. It was a bit fiddly to use without the iPad app though so I didn't keep it.

I have my eye on some Strymon pedals right now (Timeline and Big Sky)
I was eyeing those two as well but went with the OTO's instead for that old skool mojo :-)

KVRian

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1120 posts since 11 Sep, 2008 from UK

Post Wed Sep 07, 2016 11:20 am

RichieWitch wrote:Yep, I love using hardware FX. I have a Lexicon reverb and an Electrix Filter Factory. My Eurorack modular started as two rows of FX (filters, various types of distortion, echo, and such), but has since grown to an instrument in its own right.

Recently picked up Endangered Audio Research's "Gristleizer". That thing is just crazy as an FX module and I've been mutilating all kinds of sound sources with it.
http://www.endangeredaudioresearch.com/ ... -eurorack/

They offer a more limited pedal version too, for those of you using pedals.
http://www.endangeredaudioresearch.com/ ... zer-pedal/
What does that thing actually do? Is it a waveshaper? A filter? Looks intriguing..

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KVRian
626 posts since 15 Jun, 2015

Post Wed Sep 07, 2016 2:21 pm

sazb30 wrote:
RichieWitch wrote:Yep, I love using hardware FX. I have a Lexicon reverb and an Electrix Filter Factory. My Eurorack modular started as two rows of FX (filters, various types of distortion, echo, and such), but has since grown to an instrument in its own right.

Recently picked up Endangered Audio Research's "Gristleizer". That thing is just crazy as an FX module and I've been mutilating all kinds of sound sources with it.
http://www.endangeredaudioresearch.com/ ... -eurorack/

They offer a more limited pedal version too, for those of you using pedals.
http://www.endangeredaudioresearch.com/ ... zer-pedal/
What does that thing actually do? Is it a waveshaper? A filter? Looks intriguing..
It's a really strange combination of voltage-controlled amplifier and voltage-controlled filter, with built-in distortion and modulation. Anything I've put into it sounds completely different when it comes out, with lots of movement and character.

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KVRAF
11538 posts since 7 May, 2006 from Southern California

Post Wed Sep 07, 2016 6:21 pm

Yes, lots. Stomp boxes, rack effects and modular. All of the above. :hihi:
I love cheap stomp boxes...
Here is one pile:
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I think I have 4 of those Realistic reverbs in total. Also Boss RPS-10, RSD-10 and SE-50.

I got these from a friend who had worked at Line6:
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All of the docks have stereo I/O and they handle line level signals, so they are great for synths.

In the rack have an API 2500, UBK Fatso, TC Fireworx and M-One XL, modded Alesis 3630, modded DBX 166XL, Roland SDE-2500 and Fostex 3180 spring reverb. I love the Fireworx and the API the most. The Fostex reverb is almost always hooked up to my modular.

In the modular, I use Make Noise Echophone and Erb-Verb, Mutable Instruments Clouds x2, Harvestman Tyme Safari... really, most modules can be used as effects.

I frequently use my Elektron boxes as multi-effects, particularly the Octatrack.

KVRist
61 posts since 16 Mar, 2005 from Japan

Post Wed Sep 07, 2016 10:00 pm

A little noisy(alias noise?) but I like to use Ensoniq dp4+.
hide.h [house-eey.com]

KVRAF
3273 posts since 22 Jul, 2009

Post Thu Sep 08, 2016 12:50 am

whoah... spectravibe pedal... g.a.s.

more: http://www.handmadeelectronicinstruments.com/store/

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