Pedals to "paint soundscapes"

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  1. buzzp

    buzzp Member

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    Since I'm not playing in a band right now (unfortunately), I want fun tools to build cool soundscapes. Ideally, they would work well in a live environment as I plan on getting back out there soon.

    All I have right now is a skinpimp face plant and a mid-70s small stone, so here's what I'm thinking of adding:

    -Boomerang (or similar)
    -Red Panda Context / WET reverb
    -Spring Theory
    -Carbon Copy

    Any other suggestions?
     
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    coltonius SeƱor Member Silver Supporting Member

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    Analog Man ARDX20 with modulation in the effects loop (repeats only). I preferred to put my POG2 in there and set it to Cello mode for a blooming ambient pad beneath my dry guitar signal.
     
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    A Zoom CDR is really cool for that. You van chain several effects. Small footprint. Easy to program.
     
  4. buzzp

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    Those are some cool ideas, thanks guys.

    Do you guys think the boomerang is overkill? It's definitely pricey.
     
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    A good looper is essential, IMO. I would at least consider the Pigtronix Infinity, as well. Equally pricey, but it sounds great.
     
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    • Good looper (or two!) - Infinity would be my choice
    • Modulating reverb - Something like the Mr Black Supermoon or even better, the Flux Liquid Ambiance (bit of a wait time)
    • Synth - EX Superego is a common choice
    • Some sort of weird digital modulator - Red Panda Particle, EQD Rainbow Machine, Montreal Assembly Count to Five, etc.
     
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    I've tried a bunch in the last few years, and to me the boomerang 3 was the best as far as form factor goes. Just really the easiest switches I found to start and stop loops and make seamless transitions. If you don't need a bunch of advanced routing options and you wouldn't use the serial mode (verse/chorus/bridge stuff) it may be overkill.
     
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    To get started, any looper, a delay and a volume pedal could be the brushes, your dirt, fuzz, modulation, other insanity, etc. could be the colors.

    An ebow is great for long synthlike attacks in place of a volume pedal too if you want to keep the board small.

    I have an infinity and an echoplex digital pro. I still prefer the EDP, even though it has a lot more limitations than the Infinity in loop length, stereo, two simultaneous loops, etc.
     
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    If the boomerang iii or pigtronix infinity are going to be overkill for me, what would you guys suggest looking at?
     
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    Boss Slicer



    Slice yo face.
     
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    A boss ps-6 pitch/harmony/detune can be great tool to have, especially with a looper to do pseudo bass/synth lines ect. Or use pitch detune as a chorus and get a vol pedal (another essential to me) to do big fat swells with or without delays.
     
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    Catalinbread Echorec!
     
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    If you aren't apposed to spending that kind of cash on a looper let me throw out the suggestion of a line 6 m9. The looper is really great for this kind of thing. Half time and reverse are very useful, the play once button can be used creatively, and it has a low/high pass filter which can be useful. Another big deal about it is the ability to set the looper before the effects. The ability to add modulation or delay to a loop after the fact all in one box is really cool.

    If you take this route not only would you be getting a very versatile and unique looping box, but access to a lot of very decent effects. Some are down right great. You can also do some very creative things having delays/mods synced to the same tap tempo button.
     
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    splatt david torn / splattercell Gold Supporting Member

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    otoh & only for clarity's sake:
    the Infinity has many more creative limitations than the EDP does in terms of real-time editing (both rhythmic & arrhythmic, quantised & unquantised), recording/overdubbing/multiplying/dividing/insertiing & etc.
     
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    If the two big box Strymons are mentioned yet, THEY SHOULD BE,

    Timeline and BigSky man - the Timeline has a looper built in so that helps there too.

    I'd imagine a Mobius before all of that with a nice trem/flange effect would help with a really neat soundscape possibility.

    Just my $.02

    That'd be all I'd need.

    The Timeline's Trem Delay is AMAZING
     
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    Totally agreed, but the Infinity sure sounds better than the EDP. The Infinity is sort of "the thinking man's Ditto X2," a simple (-ish) floor looper. On the other hand, the EDP is a great creative took that is more akin to an instrument. I sure hope that the Evoloop sees the light of day, and that it sounds as good as the Infinity. These ideas need to live on.
     
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    splatt david torn / splattercell Gold Supporting Member

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    agreed!

    indeed.
    we'll see!

    back to the painting.....
     
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    Tera Echo can get weird but it's still usedul in a live band setting
     

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