MATRIXSYNTH: ARP 2600 plus SwissDaisyDSP Pluck Mode with distortion

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

ARP 2600 plus SwissDaisyDSP Pluck Mode with distortion


video by O.Z. Hall

"The ARP 2600 is providing CV/gate to control the Z506 Swiss Daisy DSP in the new 'Pluck' mode. The Frequency Central MethAmp module provides distortion.

The Swiss Daisy DSP pluck mode uses a Karplus-Strong algorithm to model a plucked string ( think "Rings" ). This plucked string provides a great foundation for driving the MethAmp distortion module.

The Frequency Central MethAmp is a clone of the famous 'Big Muff' distortion pedal used by Hendrix and many others. I could have used the preamp section of the ARP 2600, but the MethAmp also provides tone control, as well as a 'regeneration' control that did not appear on the original Big Muff. The regen can easily cause feedback (frequency controlled by the tone control).

BTW, I love this video on Karplus-Strong synthesis:" [posted here]

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