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Re: Vibrato pedal for a cello..
oh and one more...this one is worth it -- very very cool pedal: Dunlop TS-1
Tremolo Stereo Pan
----- Original Message -----
From: "David" <email@example.com>
To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>; <Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com>
Sent: Tuesday, September 17, 2002 11:02 PM
Subject: Re: Vibrato pedal for a cello..
> If the idea is to do something unorthodox with a cello -- I cheer "Yeah!
> wonderful thing!"
> Try some of these on:
> Perhaps something that would combine perfectly with your cello concept --
> Z. Vex Tremolo Probe - controllable "a la theremin" so your body
> controls the effect. Look! No wires!
> A nice visual thing too.
> Very flexible, but no midi/
> "The Wiggler" - and guitar-y
> Near the bottom of this page --
> And one more...
> I hope you get wacky with it.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Alex Stahl" <email@example.com>
> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>; <Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, September 17, 2002 1:35 PM
> Subject: Re: Vibrato pedal for a cello..
> > With all due respect, I'd suggest practicing wiggling your wrist.
> > I don't say this from any sort of acoustic chastity, at all. In fact,
> > some of my best friends are bowed strings played through pitch
> > shifters. I built an electric 'cello in 1979 and still play the
> > electric contrabass I made in 1977, through every Harmonizer(tm)-like
> > device I can lay my clumsy hands on. I've programmed triggerable,
> > randomized envelopes for depth and rate, and used weird MIDI pedals
> > that output their rate of change as well as their x-y position to
> > control the best Eventide algorithms.
> > I love the variety of textures and timbres that can be discovered
> > down this instrumentation avenue, but I have never achieved a
> > "realistic" vibrato effect. Maybe I'm a little picky, having spent a
> > few years as sound guy for the Kronos Quartet, but for what it's
> > worth, my advice is use the effects for what they are, not for what
> > they might be like.
> > -Alex S.
> > At 9:27 AM -0500 9/17/02, Gary Phillips wrote:
> > >Hey gang....
> > >I need a vibrato pedal, possibly with
> > >external control, for a unique purpose.
> > >I'm a guitarist, but I recently purchased
> > >an electric cello. It is going to be a while
> > >before I learn decent vibrato technique
> > >and I've had this idea that could get me
> > >utilizing the cello in recording a lot sooner.
> > >
> > >I want to run the cello's output to a vibrato
> > >pedal that I can control with a small lever
> > >attached to the bow. I don't know whether
> > >I can get away with controlling only speed
> > >or whether I'd need to control depth as well.
> > >But I was wondering if there might be a pedal
> > >out there that could do the job. I could even
> > >hack into the rate knob of the pedal and use
> > >a small potentiometer rigged to a lever on
> > >the bow.... or just use the pot/lever as the
> > >pedal for a MIDI controller. Any ideas
> > >would be appreciated. I am looking for a
> > >pedal that will give me the most realistic
> > >vibrato effect.
> > >--
> > >gary
> > >@friendlyspider.com
> > >
> > >PS: Ever heard of Hans Reichel ?
> > >Luthier, musician, animator....
> > >This guy is way cool:
> > >http://www.daxo.de/
> > >http://www.yuxo.de/