Hi - I use the metavox in my "modfx-matrix"
(http://www.wilbertmusic.de/IMG_6916_r1.JPG). I don't own a synthesizer
with a lot of knobs, so I use four modfx-boxes to get a synth-like sound
out of my e-piano (and to have the ability to play with a lot of
hardware knobs ;-).
I like the - it doesn't sound very "warm" but does its job well. It's
easy to use but you have to take care of feedback over the microphone if
you're playing loud - think that's an issue with all vocoders (but
haven't used other vocoders until now - so I can't compare it with others).
Most of the time I use my mic to trigger a string sound by doing some
"manual drumming" on the mic - sounds nice.
As an oscillator is included (saw, rectified saw, square and noise) you
don't necessarily need a carrier signal fed into it - just plug your
signal source and start playing to get some strange sounds out of the
box. I do this quite often and get a nice "pitched-percussion" by
drumming on the mic and turning the knobs of the metavox.
Joshua Carroll schrieb:
> When you do, please let us know what you think of the vocoder. I've
> been watching that one come and go on eBay...
> Tony K wrote:
>>> I love those Alesis ModFX boxes!
>>> Does the digital row of !four! work without digital pops or crackling -
>>> I stopped using their digital interfaces because of that...
>> I don't get any digital pops with them (and there are 5 in a row by the
>> way.) Though they can be a bit sensitive to being bumped. Fortunately, I
>> don't move them. I can imagine that they might crackle if you were using
>> your foot to turn them on and off since the switch is pretty small. I also
>> have the compressor and the vocoder, but haven't gotten into using them yet.
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Dirk Wilbert [mailto:email@example.com]
>> Sent: Monday, February 19, 2007 6:37 PM
>> To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
>> Subject: Re: [LOOP] show me yours and i'll show you mine...
>> I love those Alesis ModFX boxes!
>> Does the digital row of !four! work without digital pops or crackling -
>> I stopped using their digital interfaces because of that...
>> Got to take some pictures...
>> Tony K schrieb:
>>>> Hi folks, what about posting pictures of your rig? there is probably
>>> not one alike out there. Im >interested in what experiences people
>>> have, specially in operating in strereo /mono use of fx >before/after
>>> looper, regarding monitoring, use of microphones in a loop setup etc
>>> etc... use of >laptop/ software in this context
>>> Mine can be seen here...
>>> There's no pic of my latest addition - a VG-8. There are also some
>>> 'before the reorganization' pics in there too.
>>> I have issues with the sends not being in stereo since that's how I
>>> route my signal to the loopers, but I'm living with it. I might be
>>> able to reroute stuff so I can get the stereo signal that I want, but
>>> I haven't worked it all out yet.
>>> I don't use software loopers most of the time. I like physically
>>> clicking and twisting. All my effects are at desktop level, I don't
>>> have any loopers on the floor. I do have the VG and an RP2000 on the
>>> floor, but that's it.