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Post by grouper » Thu Oct 17, 2013 6:35 am

hello people,

first of all here's a photo for you:

http://farm1.staticflickr.com/98/258232 ... 2b15_o.jpg

now, except for the boss dd, the rc loop station (i guess) and the walkman (which by the way does anyone have any idea what purpose it could serve on stage?), could you identify the rest of em?

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Post by wren » Thu Oct 17, 2013 7:17 am

That orange pedal is a DOD FX55c - Supra Distortion. That blurry pedal looks like another Boss DD. And the mixer thingy in the middle is a Behringer mixer - a Xenyx 802.
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Post by grouper » Thu Oct 17, 2013 7:46 am

thank you very much kind sir.

any idea what the walkman serves as?

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Post by Electro-Voice 664 » Thu Oct 17, 2013 8:56 am

I would guess the walkman could be used to play samples.
The extra wire coming out the back could be a play/pause button.
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Post by grouper » Thu Oct 17, 2013 5:33 pm

yeah makes sense. much thanks.

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Post by vvv » Thu Oct 17, 2013 8:39 pm

FWIW, I thought he/she might be recording the resultant loops and/or performance?
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Post by grouper » Fri Oct 18, 2013 8:45 am

not sure i get your suggestion vvv, i mean the loops are already recorded into the loop station, and to record the whole performance into a walkman from onto the stage seems like a wierd choice.

i think it's used to add an atmosphere into the background, white noise etc... to make it more of a space like experience.

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Post by The Scum » Fri Oct 18, 2013 10:08 am

If this is for loopy/noise/ambient/improv kinda stuff, is there any chance that they're using the AM/FM tuner in the walkman?
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Post by jgimbel » Fri Oct 18, 2013 9:55 pm

I've seen people in concert (Kevin Devine's band, for one) use a walkman held up to their guitar pickup for a cool lofi kind of sound. Nice alternative to just playing a sample, certainly more interesting to see.
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Post by grouper » Mon Nov 04, 2013 3:11 pm

electro voice you mentioned the extra wire in the walkman could serve as a play/pause button. could you hand out more details as to how it works? is there a pedal to play/pause tape that one could purchase?

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Post by Dan Phelps » Mon Nov 04, 2013 7:23 pm

Is it possible that the extra wire is just an AC adaptor so he's not on battery power?

Looks like they're taking the headphone out maybe. Likely just a tape of ambiance/noise/pre-recorded stuff.

Whose setup is this?

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Post by grouper » Mon Jan 13, 2014 8:35 am

anyone has any idea what effect is being used around the 3rd min of this video?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFVKl79M1uE

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Post by Gregg Juke » Mon Jan 13, 2014 12:02 pm

It could be some kind of synthy oscillator thingy (Monotron, Monotribe, etc.), but since he's srumming and plucking what looks like the D-string while he adjusts with his other hand, I'm going to guess that it's some kind of analog delay pedal set to "self-oscillate"/infinite repeat. Once you get the self-oscillating feedback rolling, you can manipulate the pitch, timbre, and "warble" by messing with the "time" and "rate" knobs...

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Post by Electro-Voice 664 » Mon Jan 13, 2014 1:49 pm

grouper wrote:electro voice you mentioned the extra wire in the walkman could serve as a play/pause button. could you hand out more details as to how it works? is there a pedal to play/pause tape that one could purchase?
Certain brands/models had an output for a pause button, for dictation and things. I would just go to a thrift store and look for one. Personally I just glued a button to the top of the pause button and used my foot to turn it on and off.
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Post by grouper » Mon Jan 13, 2014 3:49 pm

any recommendations for a good pedal like that?

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