Electro Harmonix Intros 4500 Four-Track Looper

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Electro Harmonix has introduced the 45000 – a ‘state-of-the-art’ multi-track looping pedal.

Each loop has four mono tracks and one stereo mixdown track. The 45000 records non-compressed, 44.1 kHz / 16-bit CD quality audio direct to a removable SDHC card (4 to 32GB). Each card holds up to 100 individual loops accessed with the optional 45000 Foot Controller (sold separately).

Loop speed is adjustable over a two octave range, and reverse recording and playback are also possible. For extra convenience, a built-in metronome to a separate Monitor Out and a Headphone Out are also included. Continue reading

Theremin Opera, With Subscope Theremin + EHX Talking Machine

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Thereminist Améthyste Spardel performs a haunting rendition of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Pie Jesu on Subscope Theremin, run through an Electro-Harmonix Talking Machine.

The Talking Machine is a programmable formant filter, designed to create vocal effects controlled by the player’s dynamics. In this performance, the Talking Machine is set to a fixed ‘ah’ sound.

See also Peter Pringle’s amazing theremin vocal synthesis of Nessun Dorma.

Jordan Rudess Makes His iPad Sing

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Sunday Synth Jam: Dream Theater keyboardist Jordan Rudess makes his iPad sing, in this short synth jam.

Rudess is running Wizdom Music’s Geo Synthesizer on his iPad, through the Electro-Harmonix Talking Machine effects pedal.

For another example of what you can do with the Talking Machine, see Peter Pringle’s amazing performance of Puccini’s Nessun Dorma, from the opera Turandot.