The polyphonic SUPEREGO Synth Engine reinvents sample and hold, performs fluid glissandos and creates oscillator like, synthesizer effects. It can stack sounds or create infinite sustain, it even lets you tweak attack and decay, or use its effects loop to invent novel synth patches. Indulge your guilty pleasures!
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Tony Grey demos the Superego Synth Engine with bass guitar. Tony is set to release his fourth solo album, Elevation, on October 15 2013. It’s a collaboration featuring the amazing Mike Stern, fretless guitar legend David Fiuczynski, Whitesnake’s Reb Beach, Japanese star Hotei Tomoyasu and Tony’s guitar-legend uncle, John McLaughlin.
For more on Tony check out http://tonygrey.com/category/tony-grey-bass-academy
Modern horn players are embracing the way effects pedals help them expand the boundaries of their axes. Whether it’s turning a tenor sax into a baritone, empowering a trombone to play chords, or enabling horn players to create avant-garde soundscapes that were once beyond their reach, EHX is at the fore of this innovation.
Here, saxophonist Geoff Countryman and trombonist Rick Parker explore how the EHX H.O.G.2, Ring Thing and Superego Synth Engine open new doors for the creative horn player.
DoVira is a modern Ukrainian band. Guitarist Patrick O’Reilly wrote to tell us they used an EHX Superego Synth Engine (especially the Glissando function for synth-like pads), a Holy Grail reverb and the Ravish Sitar on bass (as a drone) while recording this song.
The Superego Synth Engine is hot and has been embraced by adventurous guitarists and reviewers alike. In their current issue, Vintage Guitar magazine writes that it’s a “great tool for experimenting with synth sounds and textures.”
Iheartguitarblog.com says, “the best way to think of the Superego is as a component that converts part of your guitar sound into a waveform that can be twisted and manipulated in a similar way to an analog synth.”
If you haven’t seen or heard the Superego Synth Engine, check out this quick Video by Bill Ruppert of Effectology fame.
Can you use some inspiration? The Superego Synth Engine opens doors for creative guitarists. Capture and hold notes or chords, perform fluid glissandos and unleash oscillator-like synthesizer effects. Layer sounds, create infinite sustain, tweak attack and decay, or use the effects loop to invent your own signature sounds. Take a quick trip as “JJ Likes Guitar” demos the key features of this award-winning pedal.
The 2013 Electronic Musician Editors’ Choice Awards were just announced and the EHX Superego Synth Engine copped one. The polyphonic Superego reinvents sample and hold, performs fluid glissandos and unleashes oscillator-like synth effects. Layer sounds, create infinite sustain, tweak attack and decay, or use its effects loop to invent your own unique synth patches. Three modes of operation: Auto, Manual and Latch, let you indulge your guilty pleasures!
Guitar World says: “The Electro-Harmonix Superego provides a lifetime of inspiration, exploration and truly musical effects for guitarists who want to boldly expand the sonic capabilities of their instruments beyond traditional sounds.”
Guitar effects guru, Bill Ruppert, pushes the envelope (hard) of what is possible to achieve with “just” a guitar and a handful of EHX effects pedals. In this latest edition of Effectology Bill re-creates the synthesizers from the Pink Floyd classic “Shine On You Crazy Diamond.” Check it out. This really is one of those things you have to see and hear to believe!
Please note: Bill will be in the EHX Forums to discuss his sounds, settings, and process. We hope you join us there.
The New Yorker noted that, “Bill Frisell plays the guitar like Miles Davis played the trumpet: in the hands of such radical thinkers, their instruments simply become different animals. And, like Davis, Frisell loves to have a lot of legroom when he improvises—the space that terrifies others quickens his blood.”
An avowed sonic experimentalist, this quick clip (by Monica Frisell) shows the poll winning guitarist “messing around” with his brand new EHX Superego Synth Engine.
We are very pleased to inform you that Mike Matthews has been nominated for Vintage Guitar Magazine’s Hall of Fame. The category is “Innovators” and this is an unabashed solicitation for you to cast your vote for Mike, a guy who truly is one of the most innovative characters in the music equipment biz.
A hollow boast? Hardly! Here is a short list of just some of the innovations Mike Matthews has been responsible for in his career at the helm of Electro-Harmonix:
First product to introduce the age of overdrive: LPB-1 Linear Power Booster
First portable, battery powered, guitar amp; Freedom Amp
First to introduce feedback with a phase shifter: Bad Stone
First electronic flanger: Electric Mistress
First with an analog delay: Memory Man
First inexpensive digital delay: 2 Second Digital Delay
First to pioneer an electronic looper: the 16 Second Digital Delay
First to introduce inexpensive sampling: Instant Replay, then the Super Replay
In Mike’s 45 year history of relentless product innovation, he’s also been responsible for iconic effects pedals like the Big Muff Pi and the POG2 Polyphonic Octave Generator. More recently, he continues to redefine the landscape of effects with products like the Freeze Sustainer, Ravish Sitar Pedal, Superego Synth Engine and the ground-breaking Crying Tone Wah Pedal with no moving parts. His successful battles against violent Russian mobsters only spiked his creativity!
Voting is easy. Just go to http://www.vintageguitar.com/hall-of-fame/
Log in and cast your vote. Oh, there’s an added benefit to you. Voters are entered to win a beautiful new D’Angelico guitar, so do it now! And many thanks for your support.
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