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by smetak
Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:38 pm
Forum: Guitars, Basses, Amps & FX
Topic: My modular synth inspired semi-modular pedalboard
Replies: 20
Views: 302

Re: My modular synth inspired semi-modular pedalboard

If anyone has done something similar, I would love to see other methods. Also, I wanted to share this before a major rebuild (which will allow me to stack any of my pedals in parallel to each other) Yep, someone here on Muff, not too long ago, posted a picture like yourself, with a DIY patchbay con...
by smetak
Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:31 pm
Forum: Guitars, Basses, Amps & FX
Topic: Effects pedals modded for CV in
Replies: 2
Views: 1235

Re: Effects pedals modded for CV in

This sounds really interesting.
by smetak
Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:28 am
Forum: Guitars, Basses, Amps & FX
Topic: Any love for Chase Bliss Audio pedals?
Replies: 106
Views: 16562

Re: Any love for Chase Bliss Audio pedals?

I have a Therma since a few weeks and I love a lot about it. There's one big problem though: The manual states that the LPF is "slightly resonant", which is a strong understatement. The resonance is so strong that for every setting of the LPF in between 9 and 12 o clock the circuit most often goes ...
by smetak
Sun Jan 03, 2021 8:24 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Modern Cassette Recorders
Replies: 59
Views: 1726

Re: Modern Cassette Recorders

Hum.....I horsed around with tape recording a few months back. Got an old Fostex multitrack and ordered a bunch of custom-made endless tapes from Tapeline in the UK (surprisingly, not really too much coin) - had fun doing sound-on-sound with it, but had a bit of a hard time on equalizing all the tra...
by smetak
Sun Jan 03, 2021 8:10 pm
Forum: Guitars, Basses, Amps & FX
Topic: Goatkeeper Malekko - any thoughts?
Replies: 4
Views: 987

Re: Goatkeeper Malekko - any thoughts?

I would be interested in how this compares to the original - I bought the original version ages ago and even made a quick (and shitty recording) demo for Austin at Lightfoot Labs. Had a blast with the pedal, but never found a way to incorporate it onto my rig.
by smetak
Sun Dec 27, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Guitars, Basses, Amps & FX
Topic: Post pics of your guitar/bass/amp/pedal setup!
Replies: 353
Views: 73363

Re: Post pics of your guitar/bass/amp/pedal setup!

Rather rainy and stuffy hot day during the Holidays with nothing to do, so decided to organize my cramped space. Took a few snapshots of the stuff I've been hoarding since time immemorial. Don't really have anything exceptional in terms of guitars and amps - a few tube amps built locally and some ch...
by smetak
Sat Nov 28, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Guitars, Basses, Amps & FX
Topic: WMD Protostar
Replies: 9
Views: 2034

Re: WMD Protostar

Out of curiosity, checked the pedal's manual on the power supply - it says that a standard 9VDC, Boss Style Center Negative, 300mA, will do. But then he writes that a 1A supply is recommended - it seems that a 300mA will not do in this case. I would drop WMD a line on this.
by smetak
Mon Nov 23, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Teenage Engineering PO Modular 400
Replies: 11
Views: 446

Re: Teenage Engineering PO Modular 400

Pretty hard to beat this pricewise, especially considering that it comes with a sequencer. But I don't know - looks kind of flimsy and you have to mount this thing (which from the demos, seems to be a bit of a pain). I would go for some used Doepfers (you just can't go wrong with them) that can be f...
by smetak
Fri Nov 06, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Guitars, Basses, Amps & FX
Topic: Parallel Fx Chains
Replies: 9
Views: 364

Re: Parallel Fx Chains

There are a good deal of demos on the Mission Control:



Personally, I just use a simple Boss Line Selector - cheap and easy to use - perfect for me.
by smetak
Wed Oct 28, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Post pics of your euro setup!
Replies: 14676
Views: 2820278

Re: Post pics of your euro setup!

Peng33 wrote:
Sun Oct 25, 2020 9:01 pm
justin3am wrote:
Sun Oct 25, 2020 7:37 pm
Image
Zen Delay! Ninja Tune!
Koma Field Kit and Field Kit FX!

That is all.




(Lots of patch cables!)
Kill for those Koma kits! Friggin hard to get them!
by smetak
Sat Oct 24, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Guitars, Basses, Amps & FX
Topic: Isolated Power Supplies
Replies: 8
Views: 305

Re: Isolated Power Supplies

I am looking to power a large board... Pedal Pad Phat... Looks like the largest Isolated PSU out there is the Walrus Audio Phoenix, with its 15 Total Isolated Power outlets, plus a courtesy IEC inlet. I am wondering if anyone here knows of a bigger option, or one of the same or comparable size that...
by smetak
Sat Oct 24, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Guitars, Basses, Amps & FX
Topic: Guitar pedal send/return pedal thing
Replies: 32
Views: 3884

Re: Guitar pedal send/return pedal thing

Just remembered I meant to post my “modular” pedal board in this thread when I finished it. Just some plywood, 2x4s, and a spare Neutrik 1/4” patchbay I had lying around. It’s normalled so that all the pedals (but one, I needed an extra set of in/outs for the parallel loops pedal) have two ins and ...
by smetak
Thu Oct 08, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Guitars, Basses, Amps & FX
Topic: Good stereo reverb
Replies: 21
Views: 802

Re: Good stereo reverb

According to Benn Jordan, who seems very knowledgeable on the effect, the best reverb around is by Empress with the GFI Specular Tempus right behind. From your list, the Ventris and the Meris seem really up there, very high end effects (though the endless button tapping on the Meris can be a bit of ...
by smetak
Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Reel to Reel?
Replies: 26
Views: 1141

Re: Reel to Reel?

I thought about R2R myself, but was quickly discouraged by price and general hassle on format and equipment. A cheaper and easier way, if interested, is getting a three-head cassette player and hook it onto a mixer. The best solution would be an old Marantz professional recorder, a PMD 200 series wi...
by smetak
Sat Oct 03, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Guitars, Basses, Amps & FX
Topic: Infinite Jets by Hologram Electronics
Replies: 61
Views: 11352

Re: Infinite Jets by Hologram Electronics

Jaypee wrote:
Sat Oct 03, 2020 8:33 am
Anyone bought it still uses it in 2020?
It's tempting....
Nops, but did get a Microcosm, instead - friggin' incredible!
by smetak
Fri Sep 25, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Guitars, Basses, Amps & FX
Topic: Using Clouds module as a guitar pedal
Replies: 23
Views: 791

Re: Using Clouds module as a guitar pedal

For US$200, you can get yourself a version one Particle on Reverb (https://reverb.com/item/35715195-red-panda-particle-v1) and for an additional $40 you can get the new version of Particle (yes, the difference is quite up there - I would no doubt spend a bit more for the second version). To be hones...
by smetak
Fri Sep 25, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Guitars, Basses, Amps & FX
Topic: Recommend me a good old school phaser pedal
Replies: 16
Views: 672

Re: Recommend me a good old school phaser pedal

Grab an incredibly cheap Mooer Orange Ninety, which is a clone of the MXR phaser and costs $30 to $40.
by smetak
Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Guitars, Basses, Amps & FX
Topic: Using Clouds module as a guitar pedal
Replies: 23
Views: 791

Re: Using Clouds module as a guitar pedal

I second the Bastl Hendrikson (though it won't fit into a 4MS case) - the way my guitar enters the Euro rig - but, this said, mate, just get a particle - an excellent pedal for granular.
by smetak
Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Guitars, Basses, Amps & FX
Topic: Eventide's Blackhole Pedal
Replies: 18
Views: 1053

Re: Eventide's Blackhole Pedal

I wonder how this will compare to the Empress reverb and the GFI specular tempus - there's some very mean competition in regard to reverb.
by smetak
Sat Sep 05, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Guitars, Basses, Amps & FX
Topic: timeline / el capistan question
Replies: 11
Views: 464

Re: timeline / el capistan question

FWIW I sold the Timeline and got the Volante, I don't like menu diving and prefer the hands on approach of the Volante. I never really used all of the models on the Timeline and always had to open the manual to go through the parameters. Ah, I would never do that - the lofi is everything on the Tim...
by smetak
Wed Sep 02, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Guitars, Basses, Amps & FX
Topic: 1st guitar and a newbie signal flow question
Replies: 19
Views: 400

Re: 1st guitar and a newbie signal flow question

Nice set and an excellent choice for guitar. As others have stated, a little combo amp would be great - get a used, cheap ZT - small and powerful. It seems that the guitar will be compliment the rest of the rig to the never ending search for noise (I doubt it that you will be keen on playing double-...
by smetak
Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Guitars, Basses, Amps & FX
Topic: Help me choose a pedal
Replies: 29
Views: 1045

Re: Help me choose a pedal

Haha, couldn't have said it better - bought the Meris bit crusher when it came out, and, yeah, all the functions and menu diving is really a pain - like a good deal of the CBA stuff and the "mouse keyboard" on the front - just got the Blooper, and the ridiculous amount of features is really intimid...
by smetak
Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Guitars, Basses, Amps & FX
Topic: timeline / el capistan question
Replies: 11
Views: 464

Re: timeline / el capistan question

i had both. both are cool, quality is very top. elCap is slightly more deep, focused and detailed about tape emulation (and it has spring reverb!). And it is more playable - all parameters are under your fingers. Timeline is a great multidelay unit. Lo-Fi, Ice and Reverse algos are very impressive ...
by smetak
Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Guitars, Basses, Amps & FX
Topic: Hologram microcosm
Replies: 58
Views: 5202

Re: Hologram microcosm

Yep, got the notice today and also placed my order. The demos on this thread made this pedal just too good to resist. Although I already have a Red Panda Particle 2, which is quite impressive, the Microcosm seems to go way beyond.

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