What do you use for clavinet type effect?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by DagoMaino, Jul 3, 2013.

  1. DagoMaino


    Feb 1, 2013
    I've found a combination of a source audio mw bass distortion with some octave up, some BEF pro, and the distortion channel on my m-80 that gets me in the ballpark, but I was wondering what others were using for funky clavinet sounds... Thoughts/experiences???
  2. Unrepresented

    Unrepresented Something Borderline Offensive

    Jul 1, 2006
    San Diego, CA
    While I can't actually duplicate a legit clavinet -- life should be so wonderful-- the closest I get is with my POG. The octaves up with the right string attack mimic the percussive tone of the funkiest of the keyboard tones.
  3. St Drogo

    St Drogo

    Oct 9, 2009
    Assuming a clavinet is what I think it is (funky hammondlike organ, right?), there's this guy on youtube who uses a pog2 to get very close.

    The organy stuff starts around 55 secs in.
  4. 48thStreetCustom


    Nov 30, 2005
    The Boss SYB-5 gets a clav-ish sound. I think it's #7 on the mode switch. You have to tweak the other knobs a bit to get the sound right

  5. dvlmusic


    Jul 24, 2010
    Alameda, CA
    A clavinet is more like a piano in that it has strings inside, but rather than hitting the strings with a hammer (like a piano) the strings are plucked (like a harpsichord). That's why it can sound much like a guitar.
  6. St Drogo

    St Drogo

    Oct 9, 2009
    Really? Huh. Thanks for clearing that up. Not sure if that vid I posted is applicable in that case, but you might still like it.
  7. bass12

    bass12 Have You Met Grace Jones?

    Jun 8, 2008
    Montreal, Canada
  8. St Drogo

    St Drogo

    Oct 9, 2009
    Yeahyeah. I made a mistake. I got it. Moving on :D
  9. DagoMaino


    Feb 1, 2013
    I think the Pog 2 would probably improve my results, but alas it's not on my board so I will give a go with some similar octave up/down with my M5 and see if I get better results. As I think about it, my SA BEF Pro is in parallel right now but if it were chained after it it may give me a bit better control, but I need it after for other applications...

    This thread gave me some other things to try, thanks.
  10. sillyfabe

    sillyfabe keeping the low-end silly since '06

    Mar 13, 2009
    San Bernardino,CA
    I use a EHX HOG and can get very convincing clavinet tones with it
  11. 48thStreetCustom


    Nov 30, 2005
    Does anyone have any samples or videos of the EHX POG doing a clav sound? Every time I've tried one all I could get is organ sounds
  12. St Drogo

    St Drogo

    Oct 9, 2009
    So since reading this thread, I've spent hours on youtube funking out to people playing clavinets. Cool stuff!

    Edit: Well, more like minutes actually. Still funky though.
  13. I have a clav sound cooking on my B3 that is pitchshift with a touch of bit crusher and Duo-phase.
  14. DagoMaino


    Feb 1, 2013
    I don't think you can get the clav with a pog alone (definitely not a micro pog but you get a bit closer with a pog 2)... I would think you could combine it with a bit of attack from an envelope filter and some dirt for the crispy overtones... The pog just gives the basic harmonic platform IME.


    May 4, 2006
    Courtenay, BC, Canada
    Interesting. Any chance of posting this in the patch thread?
  16. SteveC


    Nov 12, 2004
    NE ND
    Nord 2 and a keyboard player :bag:
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  17. mcrawfordmusic


    Dec 11, 2010
    I got close the other day with the Ring Modulator on a line 6 M5 and a 3 leaf Proton
  18. Johno Dunn

    Johno Dunn Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2007
    Carpinteria, Ca.
    Please post settings!?!?
  19. Lots and lots of sample-based Clavinet models in the softsynth world. I like the Clavs in Propellerheads Reason a lot.
  20. DagoMaino


    Feb 1, 2013
    I need to try the ring mod/envelope filter combo... Good call!