I wrote this on another forum a few months ago and came across it today, thought it would sit well with the TB crowd. I've been using the Moog Bass MuRF for several years now (I actually own SN #0001) but hadn't really applied it practically until the last year or so. The links below are to streams of the entire tracks, but compressed to 128kbps... if you'd like to hear the tracks in context and uncompressed I linked to the entire albums (which can be downloaded for free) at the end of the post. I'd love it if other people who have made recordings with their MuRFs would contribute to this thread as well.
1. ["Spooky Sexy
"] I recommend headphones to really hear the nuance of the stereo "murf" effect. It's subtle, like a big viscous ocean gently rocking a boat.
"] This is with the envelope turned almost all the way down, creates a rhythmic percussive-sounding effect, really cool with that particular rhythmic setting, nice backbeat to it. The envelope starts to come up slowly after the 3-minute mark if you wanna hear what that sounds like.
3. ["Slowly Decomposing
"] A much more playful bass line, this was improvised live along with the guitar part (theremin was overdubbed later). This is a good example of the awesome rhythmic stability the bass MuRF can provide, especially in place of a drummer.
4. ["In the Cellar
"]( This is just an 8-bar phrase looped through the whole piece, which was used as atmospheric music in the cellar scenes in my band's re-release of George Romero's Night of the Living Dead
. Settings are almost identical to #3 (same rhythmic filter and envelope level), just slightly faster and it sounds like the "Drive" knob was turned up a little bit higher.
5. ["Another One for the Fire
"] This one's a bit different- the rhythmic filter isn't engaged, I'm simply using the "Drive" knob to add a the tiniest amount of overdrive/distortion. This was an "accidental" take after we'd recorded something else but kept the tape rolling... I listened back a few days later and love what happened to the bass tone. I like to joke that this is an example of "responsible use of bass distortion". This setting sounds really cool with the Pog (Octave up), but I'm afraid I don't have any recordings of that handy.
The entire albums (as well as the film for which some of those tracks served as the soundtrack) can be downloaded for free here
in your choice of lossy or lossless format. That's all I've got for now, what else is out there?