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space music effects

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by moonbass, Aug 11, 2007.


  1. moonbass

    moonbass

    Aug 10, 2007
    Brooklyn, NY
    Anybody have any ideas about what kind of effects to buy for "space music"?
    I'm a guy from the 70's and 80's trying to get into it again and there's so much new stuff it's hard to get a handle on it. i'm looking for something "quality"
     
  2. get a good delay

    chorus flanger phase shifter
    oh and Quarters
     
  3. .:chuck:.

    .:chuck:.

    Jan 28, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    electro-harmonix small stone/nano small stone
     
  4. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    Phaser and delay are the effects I'd recommend. As to the brands and models, you'll find many specific recommendations by searching on "phaser" and "delay".
     
  5. syciprider

    syciprider Banned

    May 27, 2005
    Inland Empire
    Short delay works nice for ambience. So does light reverb.
     
  6. Brad Barker

    Brad Barker

    Apr 13, 2001
    berkeley, ca
    at least one delay.
     
  7. Sir Edward V

    Sir Edward V Not Actually Knighted... Yet!

    Dec 11, 2006
    Massachusetts
    space music? I assume your talking pink floyd type ambience?

    Step One: Get a delay.
    Step Two: Get another delay.
    Step Three: Get another delay.
    Step Four: Get a solid fuzz pedal.
    Step Five: Get another delay.
    Step Six: Get like 80 other pedals
     
  8. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    Oh, and look for digital delay units that can do "reverse delay", that can be very spacey and trippy, especially if you follow it with a big reverb.
     
  9. syciprider

    syciprider Banned

    May 27, 2005
    Inland Empire
    You can simulate alien mating calls and whales humping with a volume swell pedal.
     
  10. SoLongJake

    SoLongJake Supporting Member

    Jul 1, 2007
    Des Moines, Iowa
    Also ehx bass micro synth is great for trippy spacey stuff.
     
  11. Qvist

    Qvist

    Jul 20, 2007
    Denmark
    Now that you're on to space effects, I hope you guys don't mind me asking another question :) Is that intro space thingy in Orion by Metallica a keyboard effect or a heavy distorted bassline? if so, anyone know how Cliff created it?

    (Sorry for hijack, I thought it had relevance)
     
  12. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    ...or by mime.
     
  13. JanusZarate

    JanusZarate Low End Avenger Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 21, 2006
    Petaluma, CA, USA
    I know this one's been asked before, but it's been a long while, so it's okay :p

    IIRC, it's a distorted Hammond organ, and I think Kirk Hammett played the notes. I believe that's also the case with the introduction to "Damage, Inc.".

    The bass is following the rhythm guitar for much of the song, but if you listen carefully, you can hear its growly notes stick out above the distorted organ droning below.
     
  14. syciprider

    syciprider Banned

    May 27, 2005
    Inland Empire
    Damage Inc sounds like reverse delay.
     
  15. michaelsin

    michaelsin

    Jul 8, 2007
    moogerfooger ring modulator. that'll take your sound to mars and beyond.
     
  16. JanusZarate

    JanusZarate Low End Avenger Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 21, 2006
    Petaluma, CA, USA
    I wasn't referring to the guitar part of the intro, but yeah, it does sound like that.

    I was talking about that distorted growl that comes in through the intro, before the main riff and drums start.
     
  17. really really fast autowah.
     
  18. dirtgroove

    dirtgroove

    Jan 10, 2003
    Taipei, Taiwan
    try the roland space echo reissue.
     
  19. No, like this:

    1 Get a delay.
    2 Get another delay.
    3 Get another delay.
    4 Get a solid fuzz pedal.
    5 Get another delay.
    6 Get like 80 other pedals
    7 ?
    8 Success!
     

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