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ThePedalGuy VLOG | Using Pedals with Synths Part 3
At long last, here's part 3 of our ongoing series of using pedals with synths! In this video, we're using an Arturia Microbrute SE analog synth with the following pedals: * Digitech Freqout * Lounsberry Organ Grinder* NuX Flanger Core* NuX Monterey Vibe* NuX Roctary with Expression* Fuzzrocious Afterlife v2* DOD RubberneckWe're also playing guitar, which is plugged into a Hotone Heart Attack amp and routed to the MicroBrute audio input. And most of the pedals are powered via the Ortega Octopus.
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Let's face it, as much as we love that amp/cabinet sound, it's always a challenge to schlep them around town for gigs. These days, there are multiple floorboard modeling solutions, such as the Headrush or Helix. These model popular amps, cabinets, and pedals to be an all in one solution. While these sound great, there's also a desire to go as analog as possible while at the same time keep the weight of the gear down and easy to transport. The good news is that now it's quite possible to achieve this with the Hotone Nano amps and the DigiTech...
Two Delay's are Better Than One
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The delay pedal is a pure addiction as it can add textures and soundscapes to any song, no matter the style. It's not uncommon to see players with two delay pedals on their board, one for long lasting delays and one for slapback/early reflections. Another interesting way to use two delay pedals would be simultaneously where the reflections of one delay pedal feeds into the second pedal offering very interesting and creative rhythmic sounds. So many hits songs have include that dual delay sound, including U2's epic "Where The Streets Have No Name". Revisit that classic and tell me you don't...
Effects Send and Return and Why You Should Use Them
Introduction Part of the fun in collecting pedals is finding new ways to use them creatively in the never-ending quest to define your tone. And while there are no rules when it comes to how one should use a pedal with your guitar and amp setup, there are two ways to introduce your pedals into the signal flow, the front input of the amp and the FX loop, typically found on the back of your amp head or combo. These both serve a specific purpose in how they interface with your pedals and as such can produce substantially different results....