Imitating the Final Frontier preset on Valhalla Supermassive ... using hardware

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BillB wrote: Mon Sep 06, 2021 11:38 pm Vibrato - Pitch modulation
Tremolo - Amplitude modulation

This has never been helped, by guitar people saying "tremolo arm" as it should be called a vibrato arm.

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Arpangel wrote: Wed Sep 08, 2021 8:14 am
BillB wrote: Mon Sep 06, 2021 11:38 pm Vibrato - Pitch modulation
Tremolo - Amplitude modulation

This has never been helped, by guitar people saying "tremolo arm" as it should be called a vibrato arm.

:-|

Yeah, but having taught guitarists one three-syllable word it was always going to be a challenge to get them to learn another one. ;)
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Re: Imitating the Final Frontier preset on Valhalla Supermassive ... using hardware

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blinddrew wrote: Wed Sep 08, 2021 10:11 am
Arpangel wrote: Wed Sep 08, 2021 8:14 am
BillB wrote: Mon Sep 06, 2021 11:38 pm Vibrato - Pitch modulation
Tremolo - Amplitude modulation

This has never been helped, by guitar people saying "tremolo arm" as it should be called a vibrato arm.

:-|

Yeah, but having taught guitarists one three-syllable word it was always going to be a challenge to get them to learn another one. ;)

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Re: Imitating the Final Frontier preset on Valhalla Supermassive ... using hardware

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Update: One of the things I love about challenges like this is finding out where I end up. After a lot of tweaking since my last post I’ve ended up with something that, while nothing like the Supermassive, is amazing in its own right. Having the luxury of playing a sequence over the course of days and make very small adjustments to parameters led me down a deep rabbit hole of exploration.

Where I ended was here: Space Echo: gone. The sound is absolutely amazing, but it’s just too noisy for its own good in this context. RV-500: returned. I lowered the Wobble on the DECO and with the Mother-32 playing a bass patch, the tone is AMAZING with the DECO applying chorus.

Final signal flow is basically the same: RV-500 > MIMIQ > DECO > Blackhole.

The sound is spacious and deep with a lot of modulation, love it!
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Sounds great, Ben, I’m happy that you have got something enjoyable out of it, even if it is not what you were originally going for. Just goes to prove that, as long as the experiment is well-conducted, there is no such thing as a ‘failed experiment’, there are just results that may not be what you expected or hoped for.
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I finally got my Korg NTS-1, second-hand bargain. I am slightly underwhelmed with the factory reverbs. They are good, but not great. But I just downloaded the HammondEggs ‘Cathedral’ etc reverbs and they sound great on the mini-speaker (“This one goes from very long to infinite”). Will hopefully rig up in the studio tonight/tomorrow and will report back via the ‘NTS-1 as hardware FX’ thread.
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Looking forward to hearing it!

Here's the final version of my effects chain in context. Rough mix/unfinished music caveats apply, https://soundcloud.com/asfollowswriting ... art1-rough
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Lovin' it Ben! 8-)

And for those who (like me) are not familiar with these effects, here are some photos of them in all their glory:

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Nice one, Ben, I enjoyed that. Very atmospheric and moody.

Was the RV-500 on a reverb setting?
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BillB wrote: Sat Sep 18, 2021 11:33 pm Nice one, Ben, I enjoyed that. Very atmospheric and moody.

Was the RV-500 on a reverb setting?

I have reverbs within reverbs lol. Here's the setup:

The RV-500 is in Dual Mode. The A algorithm is a room reverb and dotted 8th delay. The B algorithm is a dual reverb of room and plate as well as a quarter note delay.

From there it goes into the MIMIQ and gets doubled.

After the MIMIQ is the DECO for tape saturation and chorus.

Finally is the Blackhole.
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