I really like my Digitech IPS 33B Super Smart Shift, OK its old and not that smart but it does some wonderful mangling! And I know you have heard of the Lexicon Vortex., amazing. Anyway don't lose the faith. I have your stuff in regular rotation for inspiration. jd "earthblind, starbound" wrote: > OK, I'm stuck. I've got experimental musicians' block. > > I was able to make a decent amount of synth-type sounds out of flute to > loop--using mostly reverb, echo, and various delay effects. I still have > the song I used them for up on the web because I've been too unenergetic > to update my page with the new one, which I should have uploaded half > a month ago. Anyway, that's neither here nor there. > > Here's the crux of the biscuit. Though my past experiment was successful, > I could not develop enough sounds to continually use for a whole album >(or > half an album, which is what I have to fill). I did some attempts at > vocoding, but all the software based vocoders are essentially pure crap. > So that's out. > > And now I'm out of ideas. > > What ways are there to completely mangle a sound, to make them sound > completely different (without ruining them to the point that the pitch > or timing is ruined), by unfairly abusing fairly run of the mill > effects? I throw this out to the list, all you people who make wacky > sounds. What are your favorite experiments, not in sound sources to > loop this time, but in modifying sound sources? > -- > Listen to Grendel (ambient/signal music) at http://listen.to/grendel > Note, my return address may be munged. You make the call. Though > if you send mail from a spam friendly ISP, such as Earthlink or cw.net, > your mail may be blacklisted.