Monday, April 30, 2012

Eclectic Druidess

Here we have a circuit-bent Electro Harmonix Deluxe Electric Mistress with the infamous SAD1024 chip. This is the old version with it's own power cord. This was a difficult one to bend. It was tough finding the right connections to make. Finally, I came up with something that really utilized the rate circuit and made things very rhythmic, even in the filter matrix mode (honestly, switching the two won't give you incredibly obvious differences in the behavior of the pedal). Two potentiometers and one toggle. The sample is in a mixer headphone feedback loop. Both outputs of the pedal (the flanged and the direct) are running into a separate mixer channel. The pedal knobs and switches are all being messed with as well as the EQ on the mixer channels. This one is a little tricky to get used to because some settings doing react to knob-twisting or switch-flipping and others do a LOT and very sensitively. A little practice and you'll be making the most wackly, mangled sounds possible. Just listen to the sample.


Sunday, April 29, 2012

Extreme Broccoli

Here is a bent DOD Flanger. It does some seriously exaggerated cycling through frequencies as you'd imagine a flanger in a feedback loop would do, as well as clicks and squeals. You know, the usual. Three 2-way toggles. Works best in a mixer feedback loop. The sound sample has the pedal in a headphones feedback loop and both outputs (it's stereo) on the pedal go into two separate channels on the mixer. You can get a huge variety of sounds from this pedal while messing with the knobs as well as the EQ on the mixer channels. Subtle movements create insane textures.