Electro-Harmonix Effectology, Vol.21 “Turn you guitar into a string synth and tin whistle.”
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Posted: 17 March 2011 07:27 AM

Happy St.Pats Day!

Electro-Harmonix Effectology, Vol.21 “Turn you guitar into a string synth and tin whistle.”
By Bill Ruppert

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqjVeulLZFs

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Posted: 17 March 2011 07:29 AM | Link to this reply (#1)

Below are the settings for Effectology episode 21.

String Synthesiser/ARP / SOLINA STRING-ENSEMBLE


 


Cannon Blast

 


Tin Whistle

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Posted: 17 March 2011 02:44 PM | Link to this reply (#2)

Fantastic demonstration.

Bill, you really should do a solo project using all of this - I know I’d buy it and I suspect a lot of
us out there would too.

I keep thinking “what’s he going to do next?”

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Posted: 17 March 2011 02:50 PM | Link to this reply (#3)

Bill,

As a proud Irish American, your clip brought a tear to my eye. Great playing! As always, thank you very much and Slñ¡inte to you & yours, Bill!

James

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Posted: 17 March 2011 07:04 PM | Link to this reply (#4)

Love it! Thanks for another great video….one question-Where do you put the Freeze pedal in the chain?

Thanks!

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Posted: 17 March 2011 07:41 PM | Link to this reply (#5)

Thanks guys!
The Freeze is first in the chain.

andersbror - 18 March 2011 12:04 AM

Love it! Thanks for another great video….one question-Where do you put the Freeze pedal in the chain?

Thanks!

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Posted: 17 March 2011 09:56 PM | Link to this reply (#6)

i love worldly ethnic sounds, i just love that flute sound, reminds me of a medieval or fantasy movie, i may have enjoyed growing up!

current pedalboard setup (changes frequently!)

Dunlop CAE wah
T.C. Electronics Polytune Mini
MXR M87 bass compressor
EH Stereo Talking Machine
Phosphene Audio 976-KVLT
Mesa Boogie Throttle Box
El Ray Lucha Fuzz
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Gig-FX Chopper
Source Audio Programmable EQ
Blackout Effectors Whetstone Phaser
EH Polychorus (XO)
Zoom MS-50G
EH Stereo Memory Man with Hazarai

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Posted: 31 March 2011 10:39 AM | Link to this reply (#7)

Hi, I bought a voice box for the whistle sound but I don’t know how to make it work. Do I need a microphone too to use it? I’m going Guitar->EHX VB instrument input->EHX VB instrument output->Effects->Amp

THANKS FOR YOUR HELP!!!

GREAT WORK WITH EFFECTOLOGY!!!

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Posted: 31 March 2011 10:49 AM | Link to this reply (#8)

You need to plug your guitar into the xlr input for the VB to effect it (it’s a vocal effect). The instrument input effects the signal going to the xlr input. The VB effects will be out of the xlr. The instrument out passes the signal frm the instrument input unaffected. To get the whistle sound I don’t thing you need anything connected to the instrument input.  So, long story short, ya need to adapt your guitar to xlr, then back to 1/4”.

Happy whistling;)

TGM

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Posted: 31 March 2011 11:00 AM | Link to this reply (#9)

Alright!!! thanks for your help!!! smile I’ll need that input cable, I have the one for the output.

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Posted: 31 March 2011 12:55 PM | Link to this reply (#10)

Yes you need adaptors for use with a guitar. One male and one female 1/4 to xlr.
You can find them cheap on line is you look around.

citson - 31 March 2011 04:00 PM

Alright!!! thanks for your help!!! smile I’ll need that input cable, I have the one for the output.

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Posted: 31 March 2011 03:31 PM | Link to this reply (#11)

Thanks for the help, I made the cable and it works.

But… I need more help, it doesn’t sound anything like a whistle. The settings on the VB are as told. Does the phantom need to be on or off? Are the Big Muff and Cathedral necessary? I am using my amp distortion and my Delay (short delay to make it sound more like a reverb).

When I turn the VB on with the whistle setting the only thing that changes is that it sounds a bit more reverbish, but the pitch is the same and the sound is very similar to when it’s off.

Sorry for my ignorance and thanks for your help smile

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Posted: 31 March 2011 03:50 PM | Link to this reply (#12)

Phontom is not on.
The sound should be one octave higher than your guitar with the setting above.
If you hear reverb it is set wrong.
Make sure you press the MIC-Bypass switch and the light is on.
Set the amp for clean and play single notes.
Thats it…

citson - 31 March 2011 08:31 PM

Thanks for the help, I made the cable and it works.

But… I need more help, it doesn’t sound anything like a whistle. The settings on the VB are as told. Does the phantom need to be on or off? Are the Big Muff and Cathedral necessary? I am using my amp distortion and my Delay (short delay to make it sound more like a reverb).

When I turn the VB on with the whistle setting the only thing that changes is that it sounds a bit more reverbish, but the pitch is the same and the sound is very similar to when it’s off.

Sorry for my ignorance and thanks for your help smile

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Posted: 31 March 2011 04:08 PM | Link to this reply (#13)

hahahahha I might sound ignorant, but not that much, the bypass switch was on hahahha the problem was I kept pressing the preset switch thinking I was saving it but instead I was choosing the factory preset. I read the manual and now I have the whistle preset.

It sounds amazing!!! I will be using it a lot with my celtic rock band.

Thanks for everything Bill!!! And keep doing the effectology, It is awesome, and it really works for EHX, this is the second EHX pedal I buy because of your effectology (The first one being a micro POG).

THANKS!

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Posted: 31 March 2011 04:16 PM | Link to this reply (#14)

GREAT!
If you want reverb turn up the harmony knob.
Have fun!!

citson - 31 March 2011 09:08 PM

hahahahha I might sound ignorant, but not that much, the bypass switch was on hahahha the problem was I kept pressing the preset switch thinking I was saving it but instead I was choosing the factory preset. I read the manual and now I have the whistle preset.

It sounds amazing!!! I will be using it a lot with my celtic rock band.

Thanks for everything Bill!!! And keep doing the effectology, It is awesome, and it really works for EHX, this is the second EHX pedal I buy because of your effectology (The first one being a micro POG).

THANKS!

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Posted: 28 April 2011 08:59 PM | Link to this reply (#15)

Bill,
I have a couple of questions for you.  Does using the xlr adapters cut the gain in the signal flow? For example, if I put the voice box in-line on my pedal board using the xlr adapters, is my normal signal level going to drop?  And, I’m curious, does this introduce any hum or problems?  One more thing.  Forgive my ignorance: I’ve been looking for the adapters like in the picture above.  I have found them.  One is specified as balanced and the other does not say.  Does balanced or unbalanced matter or do I just simply buy them and hook up?

Thanks!
Mark

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