Iron Ether Xerograph, FrantaBit and Nimbus

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by behndy, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. behndy

    behndy Inactive

    Nov 1, 2008
  2. pantherairsoft


    Apr 22, 2009
    Derby, UK
    I like!

    Very cool.
  3. M Sterling

    M Sterling Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 23, 2010
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Bravo, as always!

    At first, I was all like, I like my frantabit before my xerograph. Now, I'm definitely a Xero first kinda guy. I have four IE pedals and when I hook them all up, it's almost like one big modular system because they integrate so well with each other. Really cool stuff happening over there in Nawlins'.
  4. bassofthe


    Jun 5, 2011
    The cool thing is that I have two of those pedals, and Taylor is currently building the third one for me^^

    I'm really looking forward to getting that Xero Deluxe^^
  5. DannDubblewe

    DannDubblewe Knob Wrangler

    Apr 3, 2009
    You seem to be getting an actual sound when in degrade mode on your Franta...I can get the fuzz type sound but can't get anything that resembles an analog (I know it's digital) bit crusher ala the BugBrand units. Sound clips/ an email to Taylor may be in order...

    Otherwise, my GOD those sound phenomenal together. WHOO!
  6. behndy

    behndy Inactive

    Nov 1, 2008
    WHO made that Nimbus all pretty? WHO was that? i think it was YOU!

    thanks ch'all.

    Sterlz - yah. i do like a fuzz into the Xero, but it kinda makes all heavy dirt sound the same, so for me it works better to have the Franta after it. liking Nimbus way more than i thought i would. NEAT.
  7. behndy

    behndy Inactive

    Nov 1, 2008
    oh jia, Danya - you're running it off an expression pedal? if not you have to have the Expression Destination set to the first setting, the SB i think?

    but yah, if i turn the bits ALL the way down and almost all the way down i can get fuzzy breakup that's mostly all white noise, but if i keep it at most of the settings in that vid i get a lot of bass definition coming through.

    that's...... all i can think of. Tayzer would be way more helpful. yer. contacting him is a solid plan and i endorse it.
  8. Nice! Sounded really good. I'm finally realizing that it isn't just tweaking knobs and playing whatever you want... It's more about, or seems to me in my limited knowledge, that your working with the pedals and what they are doing to make it sound musical... Or it could be that I'm just really tired and none of that is true... In other words it really a relationship with the "noise" that makes it sound good. :help:
  9. behndy

    behndy Inactive

    Nov 1, 2008
    lol. no, i hear you. i think there's a point where you start to realize that all fuzzes, no matter how many tiny nuances we argue and obsess about, fill really one role, and when you understand that it's easier to aim what music going in to it will come out as something worth listening to. swap out fuzz for filter, octaver, delay, phaser..... whatever genre of effects pedal.

    at least that's how it seems to me and i've trying really hard to focus on that. that's why i love pedals. dropping the sample rate and almost granularly ring modding the tone makes me come up with different stuff than i would without an effect. helps me try to be creative a LOT.
  10. YES! That's what I was trying say! :hyper: I don't have a lot of that kind of stuff yet, though the Polytope can do some crazyness and that where I first realized it... More to come some day I'm sure...

    Anyway, another great vid Behndy!
  11. Toastfuzz


    Jul 20, 2007
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Subbed so I can check this out when I get off work, I love experiencing Iron Ether pedals through Behndy's demos.
  12. behndy

    behndy Inactive

    Nov 1, 2008
    d'awwww! thanks!
  13. Mr. Pickles

    Mr. Pickles Supporting Member

    Nov 11, 2006
    Dutchess County, NY
    Xero first for me (amongst the IE pedals). Franta immediately afterwards and the Nimbus at the end. Try setting up a superlong verb on the Nimbus and then slam it with a muff variant on extreme settings. Sustain for days!:bassist:
  14. alec


    Feb 13, 2000
    Perth, Australia
    I just got a Polytope and Frantabit today. At first I thought the Franta was a mistake in the brief play I had before work. The demos I'd seen were behndy and Mr Excane's and they like their sounds freaky, so I thought it could be a bit less atonal than that, but it seemed this morning that it wasn't going to be for me. But tonight I played with the recommended settings and it started to blow my mind. Eventually I was peaking off my boobies! Get the exp pedal on there, run it into some xerodlx, poly, phaser (also arrived today along with W&C PPB), delay and away we go!
    Came back to it a while later and didn't get as far as the other pedals except for some PPB in front. There's just so much it can do! Sweeping the sample rate is off the hook, then you settle on one rate and discover so much to it.
    Is there a way to rig an LFO up to the exp input?
  15. amfmsb


    Dec 16, 2007
    It's not designed to take a CV input, BUT.... I think the Expressionator can convert a CV LFO into a standard expression control. Not sure though- I don't have the Expressionator manual handy.
  16. amos


    Oct 23, 2003
    SE Portland Oregon
    Hey guys... can the Frantabit do this:

    because I like the expression controls on the frantabit a lot. also you can't buy micro crusher. the micro crusher uses an analog sample & hold circuit for sample rate reduction, and does it really well IMO.
  17. amos


    Oct 23, 2003
    SE Portland Oregon
    Man... I want ALL the IE pedals. ALL OF THEM. Why did I have to open this thread?
  18. alec


    Feb 13, 2000
    Perth, Australia


    May 4, 2006
    Courtenay, BC, Canada
    Your videos always make me want things. I'm thinking my next pedal is going to be either a Franta, Xero deluxe, or Source Audio BEF deluxe. I can't decide. Probably I'll go for the Franta first, depends if I still like the Micro Q-tron or not.
  20. kesslari

    kesslari Groovin' with the Fusion Cats Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2007
    Santa Cruz Mtns, California
    Lark in the Morning Instructional Videos; Audix Microphones