Effectology Vol.9 Terrifying Effect Pedals
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Posted: 28 October 2009 08:37 AM

Effectology Vol.9
Terrifying Effect Pedals

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGzF19YI3BE

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Posted: 28 October 2009 08:38 AM | Link to this reply (#1)

Effectology Vol. 9
Terrifying Effect Pedals

Below are the settings for sounds heard in Effectology episode 9.


Stormy Gave Yard sounds:

The wind sound was done using a Big Muff pedal with a dummy plug in the input jack to turn the unit with out haveing anything directly connected to it.
The white noise sound was filtered by hand using a MicroSyth filter.
The resonance slider was set high to add force to the wind sound.

The thunder boom was done by detuneing the guitars low E string to almost slack.
It can be done with the guitars tuners or if you have a vibrato bridge, press the arm down to lower the pitch of the strings.
With the the Cathedral reverb blend and reverb time set very high, a pluck on a slack low E string sets off a giant boom.

The"voice from the other side” was done by looping Mike Matthews in the Stereo Memory Man and reversing it in the loop mode.
The reverse loop was run into the Cathedral reverb also in the reverse mode to add the final haunting touch.

 

Cathedral Organ:

Below are settings for both POG and POG2.





 

 

Theremin:

The Thereimn was invented by Russian inventor, Professor Léon Theremin, who patented the device in 1928. It is played by moving your hands near conductive antennas which control volume and pitch.
The theremin is responsible for the eerie sounds heard in many vintage sifi movies and TV shows.



To capture this sound we used a TubeEQ in self oscillation and controlled the pitch with the frequency knob.
The TubeEQ will oscillate on its own, but with the help of a Radio Shack Y-Adapter you can send it or almost any pedal into crazy oscillation.
The adapter sends the output signal back into the input of the pedal.
Signal pad was used to lower the output going into the Deluxe Memory Man to prevent distortion.
The Memory Man added the spooky vibrato and well as darkened up the sound.
Below is the TubeEQ settings and the info on the Radio Shack adapter.





By connecting a simple photo cell into the TubeEQ EXP jack you can control the pitch with light.
Its very simple to wire a photocell plug and will work in any of the EHX products with a EXP jack.
Below is how to wire it and where to buy the photocell.


 

 

The final sound reminds me of a bell like sound of Polysynth.
Below are the settings I used.





Good luck and thanks for listening.
Bill Ruppert

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Posted: 28 October 2009 09:40 AM | Link to this reply (#2)

oh my god, those videos are so awesome… i can’t stress that enough smile

great job again! my girlfriend loved that too wink

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Posted: 28 October 2009 03:33 PM | Link to this reply (#3)

your videos are so great!

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Posted: 28 October 2009 05:15 PM | Link to this reply (#4)

You rock Bill!  Loved the video.

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Posted: 28 October 2009 07:38 PM | Link to this reply (#5)

Holy $H*T!

I just created an ehx account for the sole reason of informing Bill Ruppert that he is an F’in GENIOUS!

The effectology series has inspired me to start accumulating as many ehx effects as i possibly can and use them in as creative of a way as possible.  Just this past weekend I was getting some crazy oscillation sounds by outputting a loop from my 2880 into my tube zipper and then my DMM - kinda sounded like a helicopter at times.

Anyways, keep doin’ what your doin’ man, hope we continue to see more and more effectology videos from you Bill.

I’m off to order a MicroSynth and a Soul Preacher…..

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Posted: 28 October 2009 08:18 PM | Link to this reply (#6)

good stuff as usual Bill.  I love the Twilight Zone!

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Posted: 29 October 2009 04:29 AM | Link to this reply (#7)

Fantastic! Lovely clean sounds with great dark and spooky atmospheres, not to mention quality playing.

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Posted: 29 October 2009 09:51 AM | Link to this reply (#8)

Thank you to everyone for the great comments!

Bill Ruppert

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Posted: 29 October 2009 10:27 AM | Link to this reply (#9)

Every time there’s a new video I keep saying it’s my favorite, but this one definitely takes the prize! please tell me if there’s any other pedals that can work with the Y-adapter trick, I definitely need to try the photo cell deal too.

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Posted: 29 October 2009 12:33 PM | Link to this reply (#10)

Inspirational stuff Bill.
In addition to ‘hilikus’, I would also like to know about possible applications for the photocell. For example, could I plug one into my Holy Stain to control pitch?

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Posted: 29 October 2009 08:18 PM | Link to this reply (#11)
TenSecondTed - 29 October 2009 05:33 PM

Inspirational stuff Bill.
In addition to ‘hilikus’, I would also like to know about possible applications for the photocell. For example, could I plug one into my Holy Stain to control pitch?

‘hilikus’ almost all will feedback with the loop adapter.
Fun thing is to try them all and see what the different knobs do to the sound.
It gets LOUD so watch your volume or you could blow a speaker….

Ted the Photocell will work with any EHX pedal that has a EXP jack.
The HOG works very cool with it.

Have fun and experiment!
Thanks again,
Bill Ruppert

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Posted: 29 October 2009 11:02 PM | Link to this reply (#12)
friedjesseradio - 30 October 2009 03:53 AM

just watched, amazing. thankyou bill rupert. i think thats the name, cant remember

Thanks and I am glad you finally got youtube access!
Bill Ruppert

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Posted: 30 October 2009 08:07 AM | Link to this reply (#13)

I’ve just got around to watching this, totally cool as usual. smile

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Posted: 30 October 2009 05:27 PM | Link to this reply (#14)

Awesome!
I was impressed very much, and sympathized!
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Posted: 31 October 2009 01:07 PM | Link to this reply (#15)

What did Tubular Bells have to do with Halloween? I dunno. But it was still badass. >=D

As usual, fantastic job. The bit with Mike was awesome. XD

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