Grooveboxes are amazing tools for anyone doing electronic music, so I thought a topic about them would be more well timed now!
Some time ago I got a MOTU 828 MkII that I intended to keep as my spare sound card...
If you have been reading my blog for a while, you probably remember my past post about why I'm not so keen on recent groove boxes - htt...
If you remember, I promised to make quite some posts about the Clavia Nord Modular G2, but so far, it has been a bit absent from this blog.....
More precisely, they are working with the new re-issue of the CEM 3340 chip, which, a VCO chip used on many truly classic synths!
If you remember my previous posts, the idea behind these two performances was to compare the Korg MS20 with the Korg iMS20 (controlled by th...
If you never heard about them, that's not surprising, as these machines are really really rare!
Do you remember my "Improving Your Reverbs" post? This is kinda of a follow up!
And this time, the setup is completely different!
Before I get a “real” synth post ready for you, I thought it would be nice to post some photos of an extremely rare machine, the Axcel Te...
quarta-feira, 18 de janeiro de 2017
Electro Harmonix Small Stone, a classic Phaser!
If you are familiar with synths and phasers, you most likely know about the amazing Electro Harmonix Small Stone, the classic phaser used by Jean-Michel Jarre together with his Eminent 310u to obtain those amazing string sounds!
I had one in two different occasions before.
The first one I got was an American one, which I ended up selling.
Some time later, I ended up getting a Russian version, but it didn't last that long either...
While it is an amazing unit, I ended up feeling that it is a pretty limited effect to be really worth keeping...
When it comes to effects, I think digital effects can sound really amazing as well, and most of them are quite more versatile than their analog counterparts.
When I decided to get rid of my first one, I did a small test comparing it with my Korg A1 (which unfortunately I didn't record...), and while I could definitely notice the difference, I felt the Korg A1 had too many advantages for me to favour the Electro Harmonix Small Stone...
I got another one later on, but ended up again not feeling it was a must in my setup and got rid of it...
Fortunately later on I ended up getting a Roland SPH-323 phaser, which I find much more interesting, especially when used together with a modular synth, since it has CV inputs and outputs, but that's a story for another post ;)
This post I'll finish by posting the link to a demo I did of the Russian Electro Harmonix Small Stone that I had (the one in the photo), in which I process the signal of a Roland MC-202 with it!
This is not the conventional use for this pedal, so I felt it could be interesting ;)