September 1, 2006

Okay. Moog problem solved for now...

by Chris Randall

I'm really left with the nagging feeling that I should have got the analog delay, but I just sent someone a money order for the phaser pedal. The MURF just seems too fucking esoteric for my needs. This Analog Alteration Station in its entirety will be largely for my main instrument, which is the electric piano. Ergo, a phaser makes a certain amount of sense, where the MURF does not.

In any case, I still need to aquire a few things before the project is unveiled. What I'm looking for, if you're selling: a CP251, a Flying Cow (the 20-bit one is fine), and one of those flip-up 12-space SKB cases.

I also have one pedal that is now superfluous, a Russian-made Small Stone. If you have a need for this, drop me a line.



Page 2 of 2

Sep.03.2006 @ 3:35 AM
OK, maybe back on topic - I have the phaser and it's great. I love being able to use a footpedal to sweep the center frequency of phasing. You will do well to search out a tape echo - perhaps one of those old echoplexes would do the trick? I have a remake of the EP2 tube version made by the guy who built the echoplex (Mike Battle) and it's great - I never need a pedal ever again. However, the re are a few cool things about the Moog that could come in handy for some. None of these contain the words "feedback loop". One is the ability to control its parameters via footpedal. Delay time is mildly amusing controlled by pedal, but delay regeneration whipped up via footpedal is a pretty cool effect. The other cool thing (basically the same thing) is that you can use control voltages to control the parameters of the delay. CV from a modular synth or sequencer would be neat (if you own or plan to own any of those things). Aside from those two bonuses, a tape delay is the winner - you can overdrive tape in ways chips can't understand.

Page 2 of 2



Sorry, commenting is closed for this blog entry.