Intelligent Ring Mod
I wanted to show this bass sound against a rhythm track. My solution was to create a hand drum using the effect chain shown below.
Using a dummy plug to turn the Big Muff on without a guitar connected, I used its white noise through a Pulsar pedal to create a rhythmic pulse. Having a booster LP1 after the Big Muff created so much gain that the unit became microphonic. This allowed me to actually “play” the Big Muff like a drum.
An undocumented feature of the Ring Thing is its ability to follow the pitch of what you play and tune itself automatically. This feature is monophonic and produces great bass and synth sounds. The output needs to be boosted in level before being routed into the mod jack. For the boost I used a LPB-1.
A Germanium Over Drive was last in the chain to fatten the sound.
The Ring Thing’s coarse knob controls the global pitch center. It was set at -2 octaves. Below is the effect chain and setting for the Intelligent Ring Mod.
This chain has tons of gain and I was able to play the bass line using just one hand. I adjusted the Riddle’s stop frequency with my right hand, but a expression pedal could also be used. Below is the chain and effect settings used in the video.
As a backdrop for the Taurus sound, I created a faux vocal choir sound. Below is the chain and settings for the important pedals in this chain.
The combination of the HOG and Microsynth produced a string bass sound. The HOG was lowered one octave in pitch using the expression pedal in the Exp. Reverse mode.
A very small amount of distortion was added on the Microsynth to give the sound a buzz, only at the beginning of notes.
To produce the sound of a snare drum being played with brushes I used the Electro-Harmonix warranty card!
A Soul Preacher compressor pedal was used to bring the string level up in volume and a Cathedral reverb was set for a warm room sound.
Below is the effect chain for the String Bass and pedal settings.
A Wiggler pedal was used for the vibrato guitar
Thanks for watching.