Spaceman Secret Mission VIII / Gemini IV

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  1. zztomato

    zztomato Supporting Member

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    This is TGP, it's all about aimless noodling here. :bong
     
  2. misa

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    It's coming :crazy
     
  3. cbm

    cbm Silver Supporting Member

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    It seems like the time between this secret mission and the launch is peculiarly short.
     
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  4. PurpleJesus

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    The last opera I wrote was actually called The Aimless Noodle. It was about an unmotivated piece of pasta trying to rise above his humble durum beginnings, and be accepted by semolina society. I used three Spaceman fuzzes in series for the opening melody.
     
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  5. misa

    misa Supporting Member

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    Looking back at the older threads, Secret Mission VI started June 25 and the Nebula was out July 11
     
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  6. Blanket Jackson

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    I suspected that Zak's drop of a group of one-offs on Reverb coinciding closely with the sale of the SMVIIIs was needed to get the SMVIIIs out the door and to finish up the first round of production models.
     
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    I always like popping in these threads to see the guys who swore they’d never buy spaceman again all hyped on buying spaceman again
     
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  8. jruano

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    So what is this going to be?... haven't followed it closely
     
  9. jruano

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    Oh... another fuzz. Figures.
     
  10. Tabor

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    So this blendability is accomplished by one of the knobs?

    If so then this fuzz definitely has my attention. I might even buy direct if there are some of the standard silvers available.
     
  11. Slevin

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    He hasn’t made a single bad fuzz so far and they’ve all been different. I’m really excited to see what this one is going to be.
     
  12. jruano

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    Well, I would know. I've several of them. But at what point does this become :horse?
     
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  13. Johnms4

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    Yeah, the Middle Top knob goes Ge at full Clockwise to Blend of Ge/Si at downwards middle, and Si at full Counter Clockwise. So, it is exactly the same as how the Gemini III's blend knob works. If I had to guess he revised/updated the Gemini III circuit for the 10th Anniversary of Spaceman.

    Also, as for the short time between the Secret Mission, and proper release, the inside base plate has a date of May 8th on the Secret Mission. So, definitely looks like he had it done for a bit, and was just tweaking things on it/testing. Though he could have just done the base plate dating at the start.
     
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  14. Flatscan

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    By what logic would you conclude that the world has enough fuzz?
     
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  15. jruano

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    Spaceman Effects for sure does.
     
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  16. Tabor

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    Thanks! That seems like a really cool feature. I know this secret mission didn’t have an EXP port but I’m going to keep my fingers crossed for EXP control over that blend on the full release.
     
  17. flyingmusicman

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    Yes. You can dial in the gain or the GE side and separately the SI side, then choose either side or blend the two together via a knob (vs a switch).
     
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  18. flyingmusicman

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    Looking at his Instagram the in/out jacks and power jack look the same, but sweeping through the range via expression probably wouldn't be that useful to be honest. Expression over gain would be interesting to modulate splat to fat, but also probably of limited real world use. I wouldn't describe this as a freaky deaky out there random tones kind of fuzz; I would describe it as two very solid fuzzes in one box with the unique ability to control their gains independently and blend them together. I would say that this is a very useful and practical fuzz that does something a little different compared to the other hybrid options out there.

    All that said, I'd really like to get one of my Wows modded.

    Actually, you could probably put this in the loop of the mission control and use the LFO to modulate from clean to fuzzed out by modulating the input signal... I think I'll go try that and see...
     
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  19. Tabor

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    I see. So it sounds like the SI side gets a bit splatty but not too extreme; more like a change it texture than a full on crumbly, gated falling-apart kind of sound (?).
     
  20. flyingmusicman

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    Oh no, it gets crumbly AF. Actually I thought my cable was crapping out until I realized what the knob did and that my cables were in fact fine and I needed to turn the knob back up. If crumbly to searing would work for your music then I can understand why you'd want the blend or gain modulatable. But yeah, don't worry, it gets unusably crumbly if you want.
     

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