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Re: Sustainiac (Was: Looper's Essential Listening revisited:)
At 6:23 PM +0000 2/16/06, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
>I was experimenting with this again a few months ago and got really
>fine control of the feedback harmonics by delaying the signal going
>to the transducer. I hacked up a Dano flanger pedal so it would just
>output delayed signal, and so that the delay time was controlled
>with a knob and didn't oscillate via an LFO. It's probably possible
>to do this with the Sustainiac by splicing a delay into the signal
>chain somewhere. My intention was to have the delay time controlled
>with a pedal so you could adjust it while playing.
There's an "effects loop" in the Sustainiac Model C for just exactly
this sort of thing. The loop only affects the signal fed back into
your instrument, so you can put in filters (Maniac Music mentions
that a wah pedal works well) or delays in order to better
control/manipulate the resonant frequency of the feedback.
Actually a rather nice little bit of kit. I've got one I use on my
Chapman Stick (some weird caveats there) and really like it.
"Behind every fear lies a wish, don't you think...?"