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deadmau5 bass synth pedal

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by SlightlyaBanana, Mar 24, 2013.

  1. SlightlyaBanana


    May 11, 2012

    does anyone know of a pedal that could recreate the kind of sound the bass synth makes at 0:03.

    thank you
  2. halfjackson


    Feb 19, 2010
    Boston, MA
    As far as synth sounds go, I think that that one (@0:03) is fairly easy to replicate. I've gotten similar sounds out of my EHX Bass Micro Synth, but I'm sure other pedals could do the trick too.
  3. SlightlyaBanana


    May 11, 2012
    do you know of any drone pedals that would work?
  4. Phagor


    Mar 26, 2002
    London, UK
    It's a pulse wave oscillator where the pulse width is being modulated by a random sample and hold LFO.

    I can't think of an individual pedal that will do exactly that.

    The Chunk Systems Octavius squeezer can do a pulse wave and has an beat-locked LFO, although I think it only controls filter cutoff frequency. It's supposed to be tricky to program - I haven't tried one.

    Alternatively I suggest a gated fuzz for the approx tone, maybe with an octave pedal to beef it up and drop it an octave.

    For the LFO, you might want to look at a sequenced filter pedal like the Moog Murf or Zvex Ooh Wah, although that will only change the filter cutoff again.
  5. halfjackson


    Feb 19, 2010
    Boston, MA
    I don't. Sorry. I think a compressor/sustainer pedal before the right (synth) pedal(s) would get you a longer sound but I'm not sure about a continuous drone.
  6. SlightlyaBanana


    May 11, 2012
    alright thanks man :)
  7. TheBassBoss


    Feb 17, 2012
    Couldn't the EHX Freeze/Super Ego do a sort of drone like that? It might take some fancy footwork, but it should be possible.
  8. Once you've got the sound sussed with the right combination of pedals, you could get the sustain/drone going with an Ebow.
  9. CertifiedLurker


    Nov 20, 2008
    While not dead on, I've gotten a similar type of sound with fuzz, delay, and a volume pedal.

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