What do you use for clavinet type effect?

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  1. DagoMaino

    DagoMaino Supporting Member

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    I've found a combination of a source audio mw bass distortion with some octave up, some BEF pro, and the distortion channel on my m-80 that gets me in the ballpark, but I was wondering what others were using for funky clavinet sounds... Thoughts/experiences???
  2. Unrepresented

    Unrepresented Something Borderline Offensive Supporting Member

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    While I can't actually duplicate a legit clavinet -- life should be so wonderful-- the closest I get is with my POG. The octaves up with the right string attack mimic the percussive tone of the funkiest of the keyboard tones.
  3. St Drogo

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    Assuming a clavinet is what I think it is (funky hammondlike organ, right?), there's this guy on youtube who uses a pog2 to get very close.



    The organy stuff starts around 55 secs in.
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  5. dvlmusic

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    A clavinet is more like a piano in that it has strings inside, but rather than hitting the strings with a hammer (like a piano) the strings are plucked (like a harpsichord). That's why it can sound much like a guitar.
  6. St Drogo

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    Really? Huh. Thanks for clearing that up. Not sure if that vid I posted is applicable in that case, but you might still like it.
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  8. St Drogo

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    Yeahyeah. I made a mistake. I got it. Moving on :D
  9. DagoMaino

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    I think the Pog 2 would probably improve my results, but alas it's not on my board so I will give a go with some similar octave up/down with my M5 and see if I get better results. As I think about it, my SA BEF Pro is in parallel right now but if it were chained after it it may give me a bit better control, but I need it after for other applications...

    This thread gave me some other things to try, thanks.
  10. sillyfabe

    sillyfabe keeping the low-end silly since '06 Supporting Member

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    I use a EHX HOG and can get very convincing clavinet tones with it
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    Does anyone have any samples or videos of the EHX POG doing a clav sound? Every time I've tried one all I could get is organ sounds
  12. St Drogo

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    So since reading this thread, I've spent hours on youtube funking out to people playing clavinets. Cool stuff!

    Edit: Well, more like minutes actually. Still funky though.
  13. bassbrad

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    I have a clav sound cooking on my B3 that is pitchshift with a touch of bit crusher and Duo-phase.
  14. DagoMaino

    DagoMaino Supporting Member

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    I don't think you can get the clav with a pog alone (definitely not a micro pog but you get a bit closer with a pog 2)... I would think you could combine it with a bit of attack from an envelope filter and some dirt for the crispy overtones... The pog just gives the basic harmonic platform IME.
  15. CHILDISHGAMBINO

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    Interesting. Any chance of posting this in the patch thread?
  16. SteveC

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    Nord 2 and a keyboard player :bag:
  17. mcrawfordmusic

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    I got close the other day with the Ring Modulator on a line 6 M5 and a 3 leaf Proton
  18. Johno Dunn

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    Please post settings!?!?
  19. RCCollins

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    Lots and lots of sample-based Clavinet models in the softsynth world. I like the Clavs in Propellerheads Reason a lot.
  20. DagoMaino

    DagoMaino Supporting Member

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    I need to try the ring mod/envelope filter combo... Good call!

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