Mid-Fi Electronics Demo Tape Fuzz: What are y'all thinking?

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  1. AimmarCair

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    Curious to hear the forum's opinion on it. That is all.
     
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    Erksin's really into it.
     
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  4. AimmarCair

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    :rolleyes: I saw.

    Wow I didn't know J&MC were on the soundtrack too. I never saw the film but I knew Tommib (A pretty ditty by Squarepusher) was on it. I'm not their biggest fan but I appreciate their music. Hmm... might have to check out this film or at least the soundtrack :)

    In regards to the tone... I am unsure but it's hard to tell, it's so low in the mix in Just Like Honey, super verb'd, etc.
     
  5. sketches

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    It's freakin' AWESOME ;)
     
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    Below is a collection of posts I made on a few other forums about it - sorry if it seems a bit disjointed:

    "Sounds really good - you can really hear the underlying clean sound when you soften up your attack. Love the EQing circuit - there are totally useable sounds at every setting. Will do lo-fi ODs, sparkly cleans, really thick and round low end stuff without sounding farty. There's a lot of sounds in this box - it's almost a disservice calling it a fuzz as the EQ section is really powerful.

    I'm gonna do some experimentation with mine this week - treating it like a preamp of sorts into an amp to see what other pedals do to the front end of it, but on it's own its a very cool sound and an incredibly useful tool for toneshaping. I mean, you can treat it like a plain old fuzz type thing, but it seems a waste of its potential to only look at it that way.

    Doug - I've been playing this thing non stop since I got it and I find new **** in it everyday.

    Today was 'Every Cool Sounding Mid-to-Late '60s Blues Tones Drenched In Reverb Day' - Peter Green, Magic Sam, Otis Rush, Mike Bloomfield type stuff. That slightly fuzzy/biting/aggressive attack that quickly decays to a fat clean sound thing.

    Trim - 10:00
    Volume - 12:00
    Bass - 11:00
    Treble - 1:00

    Sounded like this:



    I'm really digging it so far - especially the EQ.

    It's hard to describe, but you can set this thing up to where notes just explode out of your amp - there is obviously boosting of freqs going on, but no single bandwidth dominates. Very fast and punchy attack for a fuzz that can buzz this hard.

    This thing definitely requires exploration as there a lot of pathways it can lead you down.

    Did some stacking today - big winners were the Merkin and SFT.

    The Merkin -> DTF stack was ridiculous. Giant ripping double stops farking explode out of the amp. Cool thing is if I laid back on my attack they totally cleaned up - not crystal clear mind you, but really cool kinda dirty lo-fi ****.

    SFT -> DTF was really, REALLY interesting. There is this nice fuzzy low gain warmth that was again very attack sensitive. This sound is the closest I've gotten to the sound of Nic's '64 B-15 cranked up - when you lay back a bit everything is really punchy but still warm sounding, hit it hard and the compression takes over and makes for an almost reedy, sax-like smooth attack. I got lost in this sound for quite awhile.

    I have to say, a good 90% of the fuzzes I've played I get bored of after a short period of time but this thing keeps surprizing me every time I plug it in.

    Tomorrow I'll have more time to try more combinations, but yeah - the '60s fuzzes just sound so right going through this thing which I guess makes total sense since you're in effect mimicing a '60s recording process.

    What I am liking the most is the really cool lo-fi OD sounds I can get from it - that EQ is really amazing in combo with the Trim knob.

    Yeah - definitely doesn't sound like any other pedal I've tried thats for sure."
     
  7. erksin

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    Would you like me to delete my post?
     
  8. AimmarCair

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    Thanks erksin, by the way the ":rolleyes: I saw" thing was just because your opinion seemed to be the only one I've seen out there. :) Your comments have been positive/enthusiastic. Also I just saw as I was typing this you'd already commented on that. :cry: Sorry.
     
  9. erksin

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    lol no biggie.
     
  10. AimmarCair

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    Gah, I want to try it with a Psych Byke now.
     
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    This was my first Mid-Fi and it will not be my last. Seriously blown away at how cool this thing is.
     
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    Erskin have you tried a Penny Pedals Fingerprint? It's very similar but I like the MidFi better for the EQ reasons and the splatteryness of the FP :)
     
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    Nope.
     
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    Love the look of this pedal. Its in my "to buy" list
     
  15. AimmarCair

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    What draws you to it? Apart from Erksin there doesn't seem to be much out there. :idea Maybe he could do a demo?
     
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    You need to get a Pitch Pirate. Terrific pedal.

    Also, seems like Mid Fi is never in stock anywhere. This is the only place I've found with a wide selection: http://www.analoguehaven.com/midfielectronics/
     
  17. AimmarCair

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    Clump.
     
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    The Glitch Computer has tempted me several times...
     
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    You got to bring that thing into the shop. I'd be interested in checking it out. Sounds like it's right up my alley.
     
  20. erksin

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    I'll try to remember when I stop by this week.
     

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