Spent just over 2hrs going through individual pedals to figure out where all the hiss and hum was coming from to find that one of the £20 power banks (the un-isolated one) was powering 10 pedals using two daisy chains… Oops! Sounds so much better now :0)
Busy day recording today, two tracks completed this one being Anchor, the title track to our upcoming double EP
Ran out of connectors, but you get the idea. #cleantone #knowyourtone #guitar #effectpedal #pedalgram #pedalboard
There we go, a top view.
Still loving everything on this board.
Oh molten midi! I’ve been thinking of tracking one of those down.
Awesome board by the way!
http://www.premierguitar.com PG’s Rebecca Dirks is On Location in West Des Moines, IA, where she catches up with Wilco lead guitarist Nels Cline who walks us…
"Degradation is my sound." - Nels Cline
My Hero is Nels Cline!
It’s time to go through the board.
The signal path is as follows,
MXR Dyna Comp
S Cat Auto Wah
Digitech Whammy (One Trick Pony Controller)
EHX Russian Big Muff
Frontline Stereo Chorus (Modded)
Behringer Ultra Vibrato
Schaller Volume Pedal
EHX 1 Echo
EHX Memory Boy (Moog Exp Pedal)
Line 6 Echo Park
(Stereo out 1)
Ibanez Soundtank Digital Delay
Boss RC-3 (Stereo Input 1)
(Stereo out 2)
Belcat Analog Delay
EHX Holy Grail
Boss RC-3 (Stereo Input 2)
(Not Pictured) Homemade Mute
(Not Pictured) Korg Kaoss Pad 2
TC Electronic Ditto
Still got space for more :0)
Korg Kaoss Pad
I tend to just run my guitar though, but sometimes I put it after my mixer and play about with it that way.
Sound on sound says
To be honest the original reason for purchasing this was that Nels Cline uses one in his setup, but it has surprised me with its usability and inspirational effects.
Best bootsale find in a while! £5
For this Akai AX-73
Here’s what vintagesynth.com has to say
The AX73 is a surprisingly good analog synthesizer that is still considered to be widely underrated and deserving of some recognition. It’s a six voice analog synthesizer with an almost identical architecture to Akai’s AX60 keyboard. It also came in a rack-mount form as the VX90. It has one oscillator (VCO) per voice and allows for 3 playing modes: Poly mode uses one VCO per voice for six voice polyphonic pads, chords and strings. Dual-VCO mode stacks 2 VCOs per voice for a thicker three-voice sound. Unison mode stacks all six VCOs onto one monophonic voice for a screamin’ lead!
The AX73 has a simple 24 dB/oct VCF (filter) and it has an interesting feature that allows the cutoff to be modulated by the VCO. It also has a flexible LFO with many variable waveforms, chorus, portamento, and a standard ADSR VCA envelope generator. But unlike many other analog synths, this machine is MIDI equipped for easy integration and use in today’s modern studios. The sounds are quite nice and are adequate for use in any style of music production. It also had special inputs for use with Akai’s S-612, S-900 and S-950 samplers, allowing you to run those samples through the AX73’s analog filters and envelopes.