Today Moog Music announced the release of two new MiniFooger pedals, the MF Chorus Bucket Brigade Time Modulator and the MF Flange Bucket Brigade Harmonic Manipulator.
The MF CHORUS is a 100% analog BBD-based time modulation pedal that is capable of a wide range of sonic shifting and manipulation in both mono and stereo output modes. A three-position Mix switch quickly transitions the effect from subtle shifting and swirling into analog vibrato. The wide-range Time and Feedback controls allow users to further customize each sound to their personal taste. Like all Minifooger Analog Effects, the MF Chorus features a dedicated expression pedal input on its rear panel. This input provides hands-free control over one parameter – the Rate knob.
Twisted Electrons’ Crush is a tabletop effects unit that creates bit rate and sample rate reduction effects.
According to the company, “Crush can reveal interesting textures surprisingly rich in character and harmonics by lowering the sample rate and resolution of you sound.”
You can adjust the amount of distortion manually with the Crush knob, and/or add some modulation with the dual-shape LFO. Continue reading
NIIO Analog has introduced the Iotine Core 2 – a full analog audio processor, designed to ‘thicken and or shape’ mono audio signals. Continue reading
This video, via Michael Peters, captures a talk about the tape based delay/feedback system called “Time Lag Accumulator” by Terry Riley or “Frippertronics” by Robert Fripp, followed by a short demonstration. Continue reading
In this video, Robert Fripp demonstrates his ‘Frippertronics’ setup for live looping and overdubbing, using a pair of reel to reel tape recorders. Continue reading
At the 2015 NAMM Show, TC-Helicon introduced the Ditto Mic Looper, an updated version of the TC Electronic Ditto Looper.
According to the company, Ditto Mic Looper is ‘the perfect looping pedal for singers, beatboxers and acoustic performers’. It offers up to 5 minutes of looping time.
With just a Loop button, Stop/Erase button and an oversized loop level control, performers can build an idea into a full-sounding performance, with unlimited overdubs and undo/redo features. Continue reading
The 2015 NAMM Show was the biggest NAMM Show in recent memory and it was probably the biggest year ever for electronic music gear.
There were dozens of new synths, amazing new sequencers, new instruments, powerful new software synthesizers and an overwhelming number of new Euro and large format synth modules at the Show.
Here’s our take on the Best of the 2015 NAMM Show. Check out our picks, and then leave a comment and let us know your thoughts!
At the 2015 NAMM Show, Tom Oberheim introduced a new Eurorack version of his classic SEM (Synthesizer Expander Module) and a new phaser module. Continue reading