Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by redbeardrob, Feb 21, 2012.
i'm really looking for the "phonograph simulator" type effect...
So you mainly want a filter and hiss/pop?
Gotta say Strymon Timeline Lo-Fi machine for that...
I love that phonograph thing too . its just tooo expensive for some thing you can only reallu use once in a set
the strymon is too pricey, same with the melusine. the zvex is doable though.
that demo just made me want an openhaus. I don't own an instant, but I do own a lofi loop junky and I can only assume the instant will get you what you're looking for. the hexe didn't really do anything special for me
bump...looking for input from actual instant lo-fi junkie users....
The Instant LoFi Junky is more of a chorus/vibrato & a compressor with a blend pot to go between the two and a tone pot to add/cut high end. If you are looking to simulate a phonograph, it will not get you there. If you are looking to add a bit of tape warble/wow/flutter, it can get close to that...
Yeah, the instant lo fi junky will not get you those phonograph sounds. Tape-like warble and vibrato as Bazaboy mentions above. But i'm liking it for the vibrato and chorus sounds and that pseudo delay like hiccup with the square wave - it produces great melancholy tones. There is a really good justnick demo on youtube of the ilfj that you might want to check out.
The original lo-fi looper does the warped record thing. I liked mine but found it kind of limited overall. Not being able to overdub is a deal killer for many.
get an Ibanez Sound Tank Cyber Drive (worst pedal ever BTW) and maybe a phaser or vibe and you got that windy/scratchy swoosh sound.
Does the warble and flutter, and the extreme compression, but no hiss and pop.
I love it though...
I was refferi g to the original loop junky -.-
I'm a new owner of an Instant and IMO it's does a great warped record thanks not only to true pitch vibrato and 100% wet capability, but also due to the choice of waveforms.
You'll have to find another source for irregular pops, but with a noisy single coil guitar and the tone maxed you 'may' be able simulate a touch of hiss.
The Instant is very quiet though with my old school Tele and dirty power from my 80 year old apartment building.