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.
Below are settings for both POG and POG2.
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.