Electro-Harmonix Effectology, Vol.14 Envelope Filter Oddities
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Posted: 29 March 2010 12:47 PM

Electro-Harmonix Effectology, Vol.14 Envelope Filter Oddities

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Electro-Harmonix Effectology, Vol.14: Envelope Filter Oddities

In this episode I explore finding new sounds using envelope filters. My goal was to find new sounds not associated with the normal auto-filter pedals.

“Canaries in a Q-tron”

Creating a feedback loop with Q-tron Plus I was able to produce realistic chirps of birds.

The “Signal Pad” pedal controlled the amount of signal that is fed back into the Q-Tron.
The rate of the chirps is controlled by adjusting the peak control on the Q-Tron. I looped several passes of bird sounds into the Stereo Memory Man in loop mode to produce the sound of many different birds.

The sound of water was produced by two phase shifters modulating the white noise from a Big Muff. The different phase sweeps in combination produced a sort of bubbling effect.

The EHX Orchestra was done using a POG2 and a Cathedral reverb pedal. The held chords under the flute sound were produced using the infinite mode of the Cathedral.
The bass was done using the POG’s -1 octave slider.


Below are the settings I used:


 

“Scratchy Old Record Effect”

To produce the sound of an old scratched up 78rpm record I started by using a Big Muff and a Stereo Memory Man in loop mode.

I looped the noise from a Big Muff turned up to maximum with nothing attached to the input.  This created white noise for the background. I looped 15 seconds of this.

To create the scratches and pops I plugged and unplugged the Big Muff several times while overdubbing on top of the white noise loop. I then used the filter knob to thin out the sound, and the delay knob to raise the pitch a small amount.

The vintage-sounding guitar track was created using just a Riddle pedal. Plugging any cable into the exp. jack will stop the filter from following the guitar input, turning the pedal into a straight filter effect. Using the high pass mode with the addition of the on-board distortion produced the sound of a small dusty old tube amp.

The Riddle pedal will also produce a great tiny AM radio sound with slightly different settings.

Below are the settings I used for this clip:

 

 


“The Enigma Synth”

To transform an Enigma or Riddle pedal into a pulsating rhythmic synthesizer, I created a feedback loop and I inserted a Pulsar tremolo pedal within that loop.

The output of the Enigma was run into a small Muff overdrive. The small size Muff is a great overdrive for synthesizers as it adds bite without totally squashing the signal.

The final pedal in the chain is a Stereo Memory Man delay.

Below are the settings and wiring diagram for the “Enigma Synth”:

 


Never judge what an effect pedal will do by what you have heard it will do.

Experiment and you will find new sounds not yet discovered!

Thanks for listening,
Bill Ruppert

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Posted: 29 March 2010 01:03 PM | Link to this reply (#2)

Nice!:-) I will check it out tonight when I am at home!

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Posted: 29 March 2010 01:46 PM | Link to this reply (#3)

Brilliant stuff again Bill! I particularly loved the birdsong!

Do you think it’s possible to do any of those things with a Micro Q Tron?

It’s just that I’ve asked my wife to get me one for my birthday and, after seeing your video, I don’t know whether to change and ask for a Riddle or Q Tron +

You have pushed me into a state of confusion Bill….......  :worried:

Les Paul/Gretsch g5120/Strat/Tele
TC Polytune
EHX Micro QTron
EHX Screaming Bird
EHX LPB 1
EHX Satisfaction Fuzz
EHX Soul Food
EHX OD Glove
EHX Freeze
EHX Switchblade +
EHX Germanium OD
EHX POG 2
EHX Bass Big Muff
EHX Stereo Electric Mistress
EHX Stereo Pulsar
EHX Memory Man w/Hazarai
EHX Holy Stain
VOX AC15 C1

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Posted: 29 March 2010 02:57 PM | Link to this reply (#4)

Ok, That’s it. Now mr. Ruppert truly lost his mind. That video
is just silly, In a…  Monty python kinda way.. That wasn’t a
dead parrot we just heared??. ha ha ha.

Brilliant one again, and very inspiring.

(sorry ‘bout me bad english)


p.s : Offtopic. Im looking to buy me first EHX pedal
in a few months. The 22. Caliber.

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Posted: 29 March 2010 04:08 PM | Link to this reply (#5)

damn… you’re scary :D

awesome… and stellar playing, by the way, i really loved that “old record” jam :rawk:

Yamaha 302S -> Crybaby -> Electronic Orange Moon Face -> EHX Stereo Polyphase -> Catalinbread DLS -> F5 Tap Tremolo -> Carl Martin Red Repeat -> EHX SMMH -> George Dennis Mighty Mouse 1x12
http://www.soundclick.com/apisanteportas
I’m not really sure what the hell is going on

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Posted: 29 March 2010 06:19 PM | Link to this reply (#6)

That was really amazing again, every time I hear those effectology episodes, it blows my mind^^

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Posted: 29 March 2010 08:18 PM | Link to this reply (#7)

Thanks Ted!
Not sure about a Micro-Q as I do not have one but if you could I would step up to a Q-tron plus or the Riddle.
Riddle if you want the distortion and Q-Tron Plus for the effect loop.
Both great pedals.
Bill

TenSecondTed - 29 March 2010 06:46 PM

Brilliant stuff again Bill! I particularly loved the birdsong!

Do you think it’s possible to do any of those things with a Micro Q Tron?

It’s just that I’ve asked my wife to get me one for my birthday and, after seeing your video, I don’t know whether to change and ask for a Riddle or Q Tron +

You have pushed me into a state of confusion Bill….......  :worried:

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Posted: 30 March 2010 05:16 AM | Link to this reply (#8)

Thanks Bill. You are a gentleman and a scholar.

Now I need to break it gently to my wife how much extra each one costs!

Les Paul/Gretsch g5120/Strat/Tele
TC Polytune
EHX Micro QTron
EHX Screaming Bird
EHX LPB 1
EHX Satisfaction Fuzz
EHX Soul Food
EHX OD Glove
EHX Freeze
EHX Switchblade +
EHX Germanium OD
EHX POG 2
EHX Bass Big Muff
EHX Stereo Electric Mistress
EHX Stereo Pulsar
EHX Memory Man w/Hazarai
EHX Holy Stain
VOX AC15 C1

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Posted: 18 April 2010 01:04 AM | Link to this reply (#9)

feedback loopers on ebay.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=150434519827&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=150434519750&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT

enjoy!

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
Wren & Cuff Box of War
Gig-FX Chopper
Source Audio Programmable EQ
Blackout Effectors Whetstone Phaser
EH Polychorus (XO)
Zoom MS-50G
EH Stereo Memory Man with Hazarai

MXR MS403 CAE power system

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Posted: 24 June 2010 06:06 AM | Link to this reply (#10)

Hi Bill! could you share the settings made on the Flanger Hoax,in the Babbling Brook sound example?

thank you very much and God Bless you!

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Posted: 24 June 2010 10:05 AM | Link to this reply (#11)

Hi Loopman.
The water sound was done with the Flanger Hoax and the PolyPhase.
The combo produced the multi bubble effect.
Below are pis of the settings.
Bill

LOOPMAN - 24 June 2010 11:06 AM

Hi Bill! could you share the settings made on the Flanger Hoax,in the Babbling Brook sound example?

thank you very much and God Bless you!

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Posted: 24 June 2010 01:18 PM | Link to this reply (#12)

Thanks a lot!!!great like always!!!

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Posted: 22 October 2010 09:01 AM | Link to this reply (#13)

Finally tried out the Canary sounds…my mother laughed lol…I just love EHX pedals…they have so much more attitude to offer with each pedal!!

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Posted: 27 January 2012 11:40 AM | Link to this reply (#14)

Cool video!

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