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I bought a Heliotrope

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by The Lurker, Apr 19, 2009.

  1. The Lurker

    The Lurker

    Aug 16, 2002
    Very happy with it. Lots of fun. That is all:)
  2. seacouch


    Apr 21, 2005
    Seattle, WA
    How would you describe it?
  3. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Supporting Member

    I love mine. It's crazy but still musical. Very strange pedal.
  4. Jared Lash

    Jared Lash Born under punches Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2006
    Northern California
    My understanding is that it works like a ring mod but only subtracts the input and carrier frequency as well as having a gain knob to add fuzz.

    It's great for Lo-Fi sounds and fun to play around with. I used mine before a Moog LPF with expression control of cutoff for electronica tones.
  5. Toasted


    May 26, 2003
    Leeds, UK
    It's a very fun pedal. No doubt.
  6. fightthepower


    Jan 7, 2008
    San Diego
    Thanks for the review, very informative!
  7. Someone's contesting with Toasted for the sarcasm pedestal...;)
  8. fightthepower


    Jan 7, 2008
    San Diego

    Don't let RCCollin's hear that.
  9. RCCollins

    RCCollins Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2008
    San Diego, California
    don't worry, i consider you a colleague in matters of sarcasm, not a competitor
  10. fightthepower


    Jan 7, 2008
    San Diego
    someones ears were burnin!

    I've gone back and forth on the Heliotrope. Ultimately I went a different route but I'm still somewhat interested in the Helio, I just have a feeling it would be simply a fun pedal, and not one that got as much use as an actual bit crusher or ringmod. Tayste's demo was what did it for me- if it had an exp input I might have already picked one up out of the classifieds (my favorite part of the demo was him playing while someone else turned the knob- great sound.)
  11. The Lurker

    The Lurker

    Aug 16, 2002
    It can't be a review, since it includes no pics or clips, ergo your sarcasm is meaningless;)
  12. Smallequestrian

    Smallequestrian Rock and/or Roll

    Jul 6, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    Beta Tester: Source Audio
    The Heliotrope isn't my most used pedal, but it is my most fun one. Right now I primarily use it for adding cool noise at the beginning or ending of sounds...stomp it on as I'm holing that last note or as we're driving hard at the end of the song.

    I'm always thinking about where I can put it though.

    Plus I love the way it looks ;)

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