I've done some searches for the above but am not sure what the current prevailing opinions of you TB'ers is, and I've exhausted the pedals I can try in my vicinity. Anyway, as my forum name implies I'm in a shoegaze band that relies heavily on effects to get our point across. We'd like to add some synthy/glitchy textures to the music, but the guitarist who we asked to do so isn't going to be able to handle dual duty on guitar/laptop so I wanted to see what I could do to take on some of those duties. While I'm at it, I'd like to refine my "freak-out" effects for our MBV moments. So, my question: What do the collective TB peeps recommend for producing a variety of synth tones? I say variety because I'm not looking for a particular tone but hopefully a few variations depending on setup. I've listened to what I would find of the BMS and am unsure how flexible it is in terms of tone...it mostly seems to only be capable of funk-synth stuff and that's not really what I'm into. Ultimately I'd like to be able to produce rhythmic glitch sounds, 80's synth washes and synth fuzz lines but I don't know if there's anything other than a dedicated synth box, computer or actual synth that could do so in a controlled manner. Listening to Tayste's recent clips, I think that some of that capability might suit my needs and have also been waiting for the new Chunk Systems synth to come out to see if that might be the thing, but if I could approximate that with a series of pedals that'd be awesome (and perhaps more flexible for my noise uses). My current effect chain, if that helps: demeter compulator -> lehle loop -> a) boss TU-2 b) submarine -> fulltone bassdrive -> chunk systems brown dog -> malekko b:assmaster -> analogman bi-chorus -> malekko ekko 600 (dark) -> boss bass eq -> amp I've recently picked up a barge blender, pickle pie and noise box in anticipation of creating this synth chain.