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Re: Analog delay virtual oscillator trick...

Hi Jesse-

Nice tweakage, I love this sound...

Dennis Leas, how can we get Kyma to do a regenerating delay line with 
this much character?

I used to do similar things with an old MXR green analog delay, getting 
it regenerating at max delay time time, then quickly turning the delay 
to minimum, sounded like the tape on my Teac recorder had ripped in 



On Monday, March 10, 2003, at 11:25 PM, Jesse Ray Lucas wrote:

> Sometimes instead of taking a conventional solo, I will do my
> I-wish-I-was-a-DJ-or-at-least-playing-a-Minimoog-instead-of-electric-bass
> bit.
> Play a high note (e.g. a 12th fret G, 24th fret G harmonic, or 
> something),
> turn on your analog delay and let the note ring while the delay feeds 
> back
> on itself.  Because of the lo-fi analog nature of the thing after a few
> repeats the note loses most of its attack and it's almost like a tone 
> from
> an oscillator.  Then I will kick on the Electro-Harmonix Bass Microsynth
> (could use any kind of filter though) and I will use the delay time 
> knob to
> tweak the pitch around, and add/remove the pitch shifted voices, and 
> sweep
> the filter up and down manually on the Microsynth.
> Unless you have really spent some time practicing this and can make it
> rhythmic, it could be just a bunch of noise.  But, if there's a wicked 
> drum
> beat going on behind you, no one is going to care.  :)  Hence my usage 
> of an
> accompanying loop in this demo MP3.  Yes, this is tasteless, but I 
> wanted to
> illustrate as many wankage options as I could for you all.
> http://www.neoprimitive.net/jlucas/tmp/analogdelaywank.mp3
> Signal chain is:  Instrument (bass) --> Analog Delay (Moogerfooger
> MF-104) --> Filter/Pitchshifter (Electro-Harmonix Bass Microsynth)
> If you're not careful, at least on my unit, if you turn the delay time 
> down
> too far you can lose the signal entirely, which is what happened to me 
> at
> 1:04 in this .MP3 file.  Thankfully, the Moogerfooger delay is so 
> ruthless
> that if you turn the feedback up it can grab the last tiny smidgeon of
> whatever is left and bring it all the way back as something nasty -- 
> kind of
> like the rotting corpses from Return of the Living Dead.
> I'm sure I'm not the first one to do something like this, but I 
> thought I
> would share.
> My most loop-related post in days...
> -Jesse