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Fav Pedal for "Synth-like" Keyboard Sounds??

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by jokerjkny, Feb 26, 2006.

  1. jokerjkny


    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PHL
    hey all,

    just wondering what you guys like using for that psuedo synth bass kinda sounds.
  2. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    One of the best ways I've found to get classic "Moog" tones is run a fuzz into an envelope filter.
  3. Mr_Dave


    Mar 11, 2005
    Melbourne, Australia
    Employee - Basscentre Melbourne

    i've been using the crowther audio, prunes and custard pedal, works well with active and passive basses, true bypass...

    like a fuzzy synthy sound with a slight envelop phase thing going on, i really like it when i'm palm muting, just gotta get better at that :)

    i've been using it with my oc2 and emma discombobulator as well with some pretty cool combitations!
  4. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    yup, my favorite method too.

    failing that, usual synth pedals - korg g5 / akai deep impact.
  5. Higgie


    May 31, 2005
    London, England
    Yeah, I currently got a Prunes and Custard that I borrowed from Toasted.

    was mucking about today, and got some really spaced out wackyness:

    Octave Down into P+C into Light Gritty dist box into Chorus into Envelope filter.

    Really weird :p
  6. Humabass

    Humabass Supporting Member

    Mar 16, 2002
    Northern Virginia
    Deep impact!!
  7. Planet Boulder

    Planet Boulder Hey, this is a private residence...man

    Nov 10, 2001
    6,482 feet above sea level
    I once had impure thoughts. Oh, and I pluck my ear hair.
    Deep Impact.
  8. rontalsaurus


    Aug 19, 2002
    One of the best I've heard is Mike Gordon's synth effect with his Deep Impact (check out a 2003/2004 version of "Boogie On Reggae Woman")

    I'm currently playing with running an octave signal with no direct signal into my effects chain. The octave pedal generates a square wave like a regular synthesizer, and then you can process it through the chain to get all sorts of synth effects.
  9. syciprider

    syciprider Banned

    May 27, 2005
    Inland Empire
    I use a Synth Wah + Ring Modulator.
  10. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Yamaha DX-7... :p
  11. I plugged into a Daddy-O, then into a DOD Envelope filter; you don't hear the distortion til the filter opens, which is cool. Putting chorus or other subtle stuff before the filter does much the same thing.
  12. jokerjkny


    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PHL
    funny you say, cause i'm thiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiis close to pulling the trigger on this for the electronica stuff that i'm totally missing out on:

  13. Look at all the KNOBS & stuff...:hyper: ...
  14. knobs :drool:
  15. I'm interested in this as well. I'm looking for that moog like sound. Kind of the Worell/Stevie Wonder left hand sound. I have been using my EBS octave pedal with a touch of distortion, but this isn't the ideal solution for me. It seems the best pedals for this are no longer available. Am I stuck looking for a V bass?
  16. EHX Bass Micro Synth?
  17. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Supporting Member

    The EHX makes a lot of cool sounds but to emulate a Moog you'll be much better with the Korg G5 or Akai SB-1.
  18. Both of these are discontinued, right?
  19. Joe P

    Joe P

    Jul 15, 2004
    Milwaukee, WI
    Closest that I have is this fuzztone sound:

    http://www.narwold.org/joep/Jungle Love (small).mp3

    Boss CS-3 to Aphex Bass Xciter to Boss ODB-3 - all in the loop of a Boss NS-2.

    Bridge pup, with the tone rolled-off all the way.

    Now if this were in the insert-loop of a Q-tron+, THEN I think I'd really be cookin' with gas!

  20. Tecx

    Tecx Radio Rock Leads To Sterility

    Jun 9, 2002
    Halifax, NS, Canada
    As for me... As for others:

    Analog Goodness: Prunes & Custard
    Digital Versatility: Deep Impact

    I have also loved The combo off OC-2->Fuzz