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Modulation Specifically for Jungle and Ambience

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Guimdonatron, Feb 20, 2014.

  1. Hey, mates.
    I tried searching around, but it looks like most cats who
    are looking into multi-effect units for modulation are doing
    it for rock-oriented music, which is gnarly, but not what I
    am after at all.

    Instead, I am looking for modulation that will go great with
    synth tones. I'm not looking for a pedal to CREATE the
    fundamental synth tone. I'll be capturing that with single
    stompboxes combined.

    Instead, I want a pedal that will give me flanger, chorus,
    tremolo, detuner, etc. It would also be nice if the pedal
    could capture sweet ambient tones, as the music I'll be
    making it similar to Jojo Mayer's Nerve, but also with more
    ambient sections (I grew up on Post Rock music).

    So far I am looking at the following pedals:
    Line 6 M9 (if Davis uses it, there must be something goin' on)
    Eventide Modfactor
    Strymon Mobius

    If you guys have any other suggestions I would greatly
    appreciate them. Again, the pedal does not need to have
    wicked distortions/fuzzes as I am mostly looking for textural
    colors to add to my fundamental tone.

    Thanks for any help and my apologies if there is, in fact,
    the perfect thread hidden in the search engine.
    I promise I checked. Haha.

  2. WaldoNova

    WaldoNova Having fun yet? Supporting Member

    Jun 14, 2009
    Hawthorne, NY
    Source Audio Orbital is great and very affordable at $169 brand new.
  3. tink9975


    Aug 10, 2006
    MoCo, MD
  4. DagoMaino


    Feb 1, 2013
    M9 would probably be more functional for switching and and layering IMO... the expression control is where you can have a lot of fun with ambient stuff and the line 6 excels there.
  5. M9 gets my vote
  6. Yeah, it seems like the M9 is where it's at. As mentioned before, John Davis is using is,
    so it must be hittin' the right tones for a multi-effects unit.

    Seems like a lot of cats on here have started opening the potential
    for the unit also with "tricks" and such. Thanks a lot guys.

    Also, the Source Audio Modulator isn't really vibin' me based on their official demo.
  7. JohnDavisNYC


    Jan 11, 2008
    Brooklyn, NY
    Endorsing Artist: Aguilar, D'Addario
    m9 working for me... :)

    that being said, I have an old Ibanex 'Soundtank' Flanger that is amazing for old school jungle kind of stuff, and Tim Lefebrve always got amazing detuned synth sounds with an old Memory Man...

    I heard the MXR Analog Chorus (not on bass) and thought that it would be pretty amazing for that old school jungle thing, if the low end stays nice.

    in the M9 I'm mostly using pitch glide for detuning, and some phasing/flanging and delays.

  8. gastric

    gastric Professional product tester for hire

    Jun 8, 2009
    Raleigh, NC
    Source Audio BETA tester
    Digital effects with presets are probably what you really want.

    I'd choose Zoom over Line6, personally. The newer Zoom boxes (like the B3) have some really nice experimental FX in addition to the normal modulation/delay/verb stuff. One thing the Zoom has over the Line6 is the ability to blend FX with each other (each FX usually has a blend control) plus a master blend to blend the B3 with the original source signal. Lots of flexibility, and it's cheap on the used market.

    Source Audio stuff is great too, and also includes clean blends. And you can do 128 presets if you add the Hub.
  9. Imo the pod hd is better than the M( or M13 specifically because you can route effects in more ways. you can split the signal from series to parallel, then back to series, all kinds of interesting sounds.

    some of my favorite pedals for spacy sounds are the hardwire supernatural and the digitech ex7( which has some of the old space station sounds) my big complaint about the EX7 is its a pain to turn on and off (think old crybaby pedal). both of those pedals use a combination of reverb and pitchshifting
  10. mtb777

    mtb777 Serving bottom for the Most High. Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2010
    Sunny South Florida
    Ambient. Source Audio Dimension Reverb. Very cool!
  11. LeonD

    LeonD Supporting Member

    Check out the Eventide H9.

    Pretty much limitless with what you can do with it based on added on algorithms. It excels at "non standard" effects.
  12. JohnDavisNYC


    Jan 11, 2008
    Brooklyn, NY
    Endorsing Artist: Aguilar, D'Addario
    i've been meaning to check out the H9... I love my old H3000's, but would never use them in a bass rig, for both the logistic nightmare, as well as the extreme cheesiness.