Juno Chorus „June 60“ als „Bodentreter“ von TC electronic

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Jetzt wird es kompliziert! Aber nicht weil es den Chorus gibt, sondern weil dieses Gerät eigentlich ein Clone von Mode Machines war. Dann wurde Mode Machines von Behringer/Music Tribe aufgekauft, zu der ja TC electronic gehört. Und unter TC electronic firmiert nun dieses Gerät. 

Per Eimerkettenschaltung, BBD genannt, wird jener sehr klassische Sound erzeugt, den Roland in die Junos eingebaut hat. Genauer gesagt in die Juno 60-Serie, daher der Look des Gerätes. Sie gibt es schlicht und einfach nur in zwei Stufen, nämlich I und II, so wie beim Original, sodass primär auch Fans des Junos oder Pad-Synths genau das vermissen. Beide Tasten zusammen ergeben einen dritten Effekt und man kann sie auf Stereo-schalten. Selbstverständlich klingt das auch mit einer Gitarre gut.

Wo kommt ihr denn her?

Das Original war eingebaut worden, weil die Junos nur einen Oszillator haben und trotz des Suboszillators war Roland sich der Sache bewusst, dass man gegenüber der großen Jupiter-Serie noch etwas dazu bauen muss, damit der Klang auch breiter klingen kann – und so kam der Chorus überhaupt an Bord. Die User kennen ihn und wissen auch, dass er nicht total ohne Rauschen aus kommt – aber er hat nun einmal einen Charme und den kann man nun auch extra kaufen.

Mehr Information

Der Preis liegt bei $75 und ist günstig zu nennen.

Die Produktseite dazu gibt weitere Information vom Hersteller frei.

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Dreadbox Hypnosis: teaser for a dreamy synthwave effects box

From the mint-and-hot-pink labels to the wobbly pitch and effects, make no mistake: Dreadbox are teasing their upcoming Hypnosis with retro synthwave fetishists in mind. And from the sound, we’re okay with that.

In a surprise bit of pre-Christmas marketing, synth and effects maker Dreadbox have revealed this look at their next hardware:

And while it’s a “teaser,” they’re pretty much giving away the plot. Hypnosis is three effects units in one (you bring your own synth to the party):

1. Analog spring reverb, complete with a 3-spring tank and “unique pitch modulation circuit”
2. Stereo delay: analog Bucket Brigade Delay (BBD) for retro delay effects
3. Chorus-flanger with three different waveforms for modulation

It’s a trifecta, Neapolitan ice cream of effects – the three tastiest flavors in one. (Now I have to think about which flavor is chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry in this metaphor.)

And maybe Dreadbox just won the winter NAMM show before it even started. Let’s wait and see.

I mean, the synthwave party sort of happened a while ago, but then … chorus-flanger, delay, reverb, analog, none of these things ever really goes out of style. Waiting on price, want one anyway.

https://www.dreadbox-fx.com/

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Ninja Tune are doing their own multi-delay, and it looks wild

Hey, if running a label to release music seems a daft idea these days, there’s always selling hardware. And Ninja Tune’s new hardware effect looks like it’s got some serious potential.

Gear guru and underground weirdo music impresario Ingmar Koch and his Liquid Sky Berlin / gearporn.berlin blog get the scoop here. But already from the hardware we can tell a few things:

  • The hardware sure looks like Erica Synths’ stuff. (Casing and knobs are a dead ringer for the Acidbox. So whether or not they did the engineering, they may have done the manufacturing and enclosure.
  • It seems to have a big tube. (See also Erica’s love for Polivoks-era, ex-USSR tubes and recreations.)
  • There are multiple delay modes: Stereo Delay, Tape Delay, Ping Pong Delay, and BBD Delay (Bucket Brigade – think classic chip delays)
  • Feedback, delay time, and tap tempo
  • A multimode analog filter (lowpass, bandpass, highpass) with overdrive knob
  • MIDI IN, which suggests you also get MIDI sync (good!)
  • CV in for analog control (and one control I’m unsure of, maybe pulse in – who has better eyesight than I do?)

So, it’s apparently some retro-style chip delay with analog filter and … tube for overdrive? That could get nicely nasty.

Plus if Erica was working on this, having tried their Acidbox line, expect all the right kind of mayhem.

I’ll be eager to get hands on this. The involvement of Ninja Tune suggests our friend Matt Black of Coldcut had some input with this, and he does love his tech.

More – photos of the prototype:

pure gearporn: ninja tune zendelay – hardware news leak [gearporn.berlin]

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Moogerfooger Cluster Flux

Continuing the strange naming that started with the Little Phatty Moog has introduced the MF-108M Cluster Flux. While it is a multi-effect pedal the secret sauce which is going to make this pedal sound awesome is its BBD (bucket-brigade device). Pairing the BBD with a lot of syncing technology in a wood framed Moog box is tasty. You can get one soon for about half a grand.

“The MF-108M Cluster Flux is more powerful than traditional chorus/flange effects offering musicians the added modulation of multiple LFO waveforms: Sine, Triangle, Square, Saw, Ramp and Random, to create many kinds of new modulated BBD Delay effects. MIDI IN allows control of Delay Time, Range, Feedback, Output Level, LFO Waveform, LFO Rate, LFO Amount and Mix.” – moogmusic.com

For more info: moogmusic.com


Boss DM-100

In my continual effort to make my music studio into an 80′s time machine I picked up a Boss DM-100 bucket-brigade analog delay and chorus. Similar vintage units have been used on vocals by the Stray Cats and Richard 23 of Front 242. You could spend a lot more on new tape delay pedals such as the Moog 104Z but they aren’t as noisy and sleezy. In fact, a quick forum search on the DM-100 shows this unit is quite coveted. I like that the DM-100 has the input and outputs on the front which will make it quick to get drum machines and iPads through it and back into Ableton. If your not familiar with this type of device watch the video above at 20 seconds in to be impressed. If you want to stay in the box check out Audio Damage’s DubStation or Fabfilter’s Timeless plug-ins.

“The DM-100 uses is together with the compact DM-2 Boss’s first BBD based delay. The DM-100 is also making use of the Roland FCF (Frequency Controlled Filter) to produce its delay sound. The FCF gradually rolls of higher frequencies as the delay time increases. With the mode switch the user can choose whether to use the Delay Machine as a delay or chorus. The intensity of the chorus is adjusted with a control on the back and the effect can be turned on or off with a footswitch (not supplied with the DM-100).” – bossarea.com

For more info: bossarea.com/dm100