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I remember seeing some winter namm videos with a projected release of spring, and it's still not around. I love the idea of a simple, momentary flanger, and it does exactly what I would want a flanger to do.
They knocked it out of the park.
Something I can't tell from the videos all too well, is it something you can leave on all the time and just step on the momentary switch when you want to use it, or does engaging the effect also add any coloration like a tape deck would?
If you go to 9:40 it looks like when he kicks on the pedal but does not immediately engage the momentary switch, there is modulation added that sort of lingers and then rises and falls with each press of the momentary switch. Could be wrong, but that's what I'm hearing.
I am pretty stoked to try this one out, might be just what I need.
It was pretty awesome that they stopped by your shop and walked away with some. That's got to be such a good feeling, knowing you make some unique stuff that is used by everyone from folks jamming in their bedroom to guys like Joe Perry.
The videos sound really good too. I hope that it sells well, it's definitely a unique idea for an effect that's been done a lot. Something I can't tell from the videos all too well, is it something you can leave on all the time and just step on the momentary switch when you want to use it, or does engaging the effect also add any coloration like a tape deck would?
It definitely has some dual deck tape like qualities when you just leave it on without pushing the momentary. There is a tape-like EQ colorization/compression that is cool. When Howard put it on a drum track it brought out the kick in a cool way and does similar things to distorted guitar (Zero Point after the Dirty Little Secret is my favorite at the moment). But not only that, when you line up two tape tracks in the studio as Larry Crane demonstrated for us at Jackpot Studios, there is a ethereal movement that you experience even before pressing the tape reel flange, caused by the mechanics of stretched tape, tension arms, variations of motor speeds etc. It so far removed from that up and down LFO flanger sound that it is tough to describe. Sonically it has both phase shift qualities, delay qualities, but not exactly predictable... The movement isn't super dramatic but it seems to move between your ears and behind your eyes. Something like the surf, subtly rolling in a way that seems like a pattern but "off" just a bit.
When you press the momentary it slows one deck down against the other (releasing it speeds it back up) which allows you to get more traditional flanger behaviors of up and down, but it is organic because you control the movement.
The pedal itself takes some getting used to, I should say "letting go of". I found out for myself after I let myself go, suddenly I was not thinking about anything at all, next thing I knew I was in the midst of making music.