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Guitar pedal hunt

Discussion in 'Guitars' started by My_Broken_Jenna_Tuls, Jul 17, 2007.

  1. Hey guys,
    I am in search of a guitar pedal that can emulate a synth sound. I have seen the roland unit with the midi pickup you have to add.... but am not really fond of the idea of ruining my Les Paul. I am looking to get sort of an electronic/techno sound from my guitar maybe with some filters,arpeggiators,and tremelos...... Does any one know of anything that could possibly be of interest?



    thank you,
    Matt
     
  2. moonbaby

    moonbaby Mmmmmm Well-Known Member

    AdrenalinnAdrenalinnAdrenalinn. Awesome, and the M-Audio Blackbox designed by Linn ain't too bad, but it's no...AdrenalinnAdrenalinnAdrenalinn.
     
  3. pr0gr4m

    pr0gr4m Well-Known Member

    If you are looking for real techno/electronic type sounds, you are gonna need some sort of MIDI rig so that you can play synths with the guitar.

    The alternative to that is to use some sort of audio-MIDI converter and then let the MIDI control the synth, but that's not something you can really do in real time.

    If you are worried about trashing your ax (axe?) go out and buy some pos guitar to mount the MIDI pick-up to.

    This ain't exactly what you are looking for...but it's cool:
    http://www.ehx.com/ehx2/Default.asp?q=f&f=/Catalog/24_Synthesis
     
  4. moonbaby

    moonbaby Mmmmmm Well-Known Member

    I have a GK-2-equipped Carvin Bolt kit guitar I built for just that application. I have tons of synths, ranging from Waldorfs (MicroWave & Q), Nords (Lead & Modular), a Motif, a Z, all sorts of Rolands, and even some pre-MIDI (Chroma and an EML 101). While the pitch-tracking has gotten mucho better over the years, there's still a latency issue with MIDI that drives me CRAZY!! This is why I go to the AdrenaLinn. And If I want "arppegiators", I let the built-in beat-box drive the filters set for self-oscillation. Totally plug-and-play, designed for guitar. And better build quality than the other pedal-type stuff out there. You owe it to yourself to give it a try...
     
  5. Thanks alot guys i really appreciate the feedback. I have actually seen the adrenelinn and it looks like an awesome pedal, my only concern was whether the beat synched effects such as the arpeggiators would work without the cheesy drumbeats playing in the background. Does anyone know? I love the sounds coming out of it, but i just dont need their drummer as i have a real life drummer...... i havent had the opportunity to check it out in person, so if anyone knows lemme know please.


    Thanks again
     
  6. moonbaby

    moonbaby Mmmmmm Well-Known Member

    No, the drumbeats are controllable in level, you can kill them. And they are not cheesey. You can download sound bytes from the website, check it out.
     
  7. Tommy P.

    Tommy P. Well-Known Member

    EHX stuff is friggin great. Listen to the sound samples of the HOG and the POG. Polyphonic synth goodness in simple expressive pedals, no midi. Midi is not for guitar players, probably never will be.
     
  8. djrr3k

    djrr3k Guest

    For my synth sounding stuff I use the Dr. Scientist Frazz Dazzler. Fuzz pedal, but with a low gain setting you can get some cool synth sounds out of gEEtar.
     
  9. SonOfSmawg

    SonOfSmawg Well-Known Member

    Check-out the Korg Toneworks AX3000G. It's an amazing pedal, especially for the price.
     

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