Showing posts with label MXR. Show all posts
Showing posts with label MXR. Show all posts

Friday, May 10, 2024

Shimmers and Echoes (soundscape) for VCS3, Arp 2600, Clavinet, Mellotron and Gong.

video upload by R. Reger

"All VCS3 patches played through an Empress Echosystem. Arp 2600 patches played through a Boss RE-20 Space Echo. Clavinet played through a Fairfield Circuitry "Randy's Revenge" ring modulator. Mellotron played through an MXR 10-band EQ and Boss RV-5 reverb."

Saturday, March 23, 2024

Mica Sonic Electronic Bongos + Korg Mini-Korg 700 Demo

video upload by Synth Tailor Electronics

"Very rare set of (x2) Mica Sonic electronic drums (woodblock/conga/bongos) and Korg Mini-Korg 700.

Both units were restored by Cole from Synth Tailor Electronics. Outboard gear used:
-MXR Pitch Transposer
-MXR M-113 Digital Delay
-Roland SP404
-Death by Audio Rooms Reverb"

Friday, March 01, 2024

ESK - Soundscape Improvisation

video upload by Metunar

"Soundscape improvisation in the art of an old science-fiction movie with an Erica Synths Bullfrog, Infradeep PVX-800 + GRP V22 Vocoder, Vermona Perfourmer + MXR pitch transposer and a Melbourne Instruments Nina Synthesizer. All recorded live, with soft mastering."

Saturday, February 10, 2024

MXR Pitch Transposer M-129 + MXR Digital Delay M-113 + Roland TR808 Demo

video upload by Synth Tailor Electronics

"Here's a demo of two units I restored at my shop Synth Tailor Electronics. MXR M-113 Digital Delay / MXR Pitch Transposer M-129 !

I'm playing a Din Sync TR808 through both units, to demo how the effects sound while running a drum machine through them!"

Wednesday, September 06, 2023

Solina String effects demo: Filters, phasers, drives and dirt

video upload by Richard DeHove

"The Solina's raw sound is not like your standard synth so it tends to react differently to effects. I tried lots of different effects and picked the most interesting to show here. First up was the Erica Synth AcidBox III which, surprisingly, was an excellent match. Using the AcidBox with full resonance was fun and would sound even better with stereo delay but I wanted to keep things to just one effect at a time here. Perhaps the AcidBox works so well because of the lack of controls on the Solina - suddenly the Solina gets an LFO, filter, resonance, input drive and envelope follower.

The phaser test with the EHX SmallStone, Phaser 95 and PH-1r I also found very interesting. For me the Ph-1r had the richest sound and the SmallStone was identical to the onboard phaser.

In the drive, disortion and dirt department the Glove and B3K had their moments while the Geiger Counter ranged from mild to total destruction and some bit crushing at the end.

I also included a short demo with the Boss Slicer, but that thing requires several hours discussion just by itself. Where I'm playing a chord with one note I'm actually triggering a Cthulu chord player in the DAW. Most chords are taken from a custom import of the main string line from Bruckner's 7th.

0:00 AcidBox III
2:08 Boss Ph-1r phaser
2:35 MXR Phase 95
3:04 EHX SmallStone
3:43 Boss Slicer SL-2
4:14 EHX The Glove
5:20 Darkglass B3K
6:17 WMD Geiger Counter

Lots of downloads for supporters on Patreon:
Many thanks to my kind patrons who keep this channel ad-free
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Wednesday, August 23, 2023

Voltage Controlled (Akai VX90)

video upload by WilliamSalmela

"Some great analog sound from one of the last vintage analogs. It's the Akai VX-90 from year 1986, a synth with true VCOs. All sounds are from the VX-90. Some external effects were also used but mainly on the delay department.

Korg SDD-1200 (delay, chorus)
Roland SDE-2000, delay
Roland RS-505, chorus
MXR Phase 100
TC-Electronic DVR2, VSS3 (Reverb)

For more information, please visit:

Thursday, August 17, 2023

MXR 185 Drum Computer / Korg Minikorg 700fs

video upload by Faustola

"After spending a few good hours renovating this quite nice drum machine, everything finally works. Syncing is a bit tricky, but doable."

Tuesday, August 15, 2023

Synth Bass on Steroids: The Power of EFX Pedals

video upload by Anthony Marinelli Music

"In this video, Anthony reveals one of his personal favorite trade secrets. He shows us how to transform any synth bass sound into a synth bass on steroids by using various combinations of 5 different guitar efx pedals including the Electro Harmonix Big Muff, MXR MX-134 Stereo Chorus, Musitronics Mu-tron Phasor II, MXR MX-118 Analog Delay and A/DA Flanger. He illustrates the difference and importance between the wet sound (efx only), the dry sound (no efx) and mixing the wet and dry sound together. By running both of these sounds into a mixer, you have the option to add as much special personality from the wet sound without losing the energy and definition of the solid dry bass sound. You can then add as much of the wet sound as you prefer, much like adding spice to your food. Think of each pedal as a spice from a different part of the world. When you get the spice balance between wet and dry just right, you’ll create a sound with a unique personality. This is one of the special powers that comes from using EFX pedals with synthesizers and a sure fire way to create synth bass sounds on steroids.

:00 intro
:16 Electro Harmonix Big Muff (silicon fuzz)
1:37 MXR MX-134 Stereo Chorus
2:58 Musitronics Mu-tron Phasor II
4:19 MXR MX-118 Analog Delay
5:32 A/DA Flanger
6: 53 Summary

Anthony's musical touch as both composer and performer is connected with some of the most influential creative minds over the last 40 years. He’s composed and conducted original orchestral scores for over 80 feature films including Young Guns, Internal Affairs, The Man From Elysian Fields, 15 Minutes and Planes, Trains & Automobiles, been commissioned by the Los Angeles Philharmonic for his symphonic work "In the Family Way", written over one thousand TV commercials in a myriad of musical styles, co-founded Levels Audio Post (LA's premiere post production facility) and performed and arranged on big-box-office films and influential hit records such as Michael Jackson's Thriller.

His extensive work as a young arranger, orchestrator and performer for Quincy Jones, Jack Nitzsche, Lamont Dozier, Arthur Rubenstein and Giorgio Moroder was vital in launching his own career. His early years pioneering modular analog synthesizers along with his wide-ranging music scholarship positioned Anthony at the center of the music technology revolution. He attended the University of Southern California School of Music as a piano and composition major."


Thursday, August 03, 2023

That one time that MXR made a Drum Machine

video upload by Alex Ball

"In 1983, effects giants MXR made a drum machine.

Huge thanks to Harry Axten for the loan.

0:00 Intro Jam
1:05 The MXR Drum Computer
1:37 Face Review
2:08 What is it +Harry Axten Midi
3:47 Demo 1: Know what I mean 'arry?
4:46 The tuning problem
6:04 Demo 2: Drum Computer
7:00 A later success
7:47 Sample Pack
8:27 Outro Jam"

Thursday, June 22, 2023

A Unique Vintage FX Box

video upload by

"A look at the unique MXR M-129 Pitch Transposer from 1979.

Thanks to Tom for the loan!

Patreon for the music from my videos, the stems of the music from my videos, sample packs and monthly Q&As:

One thing I neglected to mention was the MXR brand was later aquired by Jim Dunlop who have kept it going since the late 80s.

Tony Gambacurta's perspective on inventing the M-129 Pitch Transposer:

Big Country discuss their use of it:

0:00 Intro Jam
0:48 Quick History
2:22 Demo 1: Foxxy Music
3:17 What is the MXR M-129?
6:11 Demo 2: Large Nation
7:16 What else?
7:55 Demo 3: Syn-Pitch
8:46 Famous Users
10:19 Possessor of a friendless ticker
11:07 What became of MXR?
12:25 Outro"

Monday, December 26, 2022

ESK - MXR Pitch Transposer Drum Demo

video upload by Metunar

"Demo of a MXR Pitch Transposer (Pitch Shifter) with a Yocto 808 Drumcomputer.
The MXR can shift the pitch of a signal +/- 1 octave. There are 4 pitch presets and there is a wonderful feedback parameter. I connected a DIY ribbon controller to the extern control in.
Direct mono recording without mastering."

Monday, October 10, 2022

Brigitta & Solina 10/10/2022

video upload by SynthMania

- Studio-88 "Brigitta"
- ARP Solina
- Roland Space Echo
- MXR phaser
- MXR 01 reverb

Friday, July 29, 2022

DARK SIDE OF THE MOOG - Custom Subsequent 25

video upload by Love Hultén

"DSOM - DARK SIDE OF THE MOOG 🌒 Custom Subsequent 25 setup with Strymon Volante + MXR Phase 100"

Tuesday, July 05, 2022

Ambient in the morning

video upload by Nunomo LLC

"Recent videos are mostly rhythmic loop, so I made something more ambient.

BP triangle, high feedback / short delay are used."

Update: video re-uploaded with "Reverb added by MXR reverb pedal."

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

April 26, 2022

video upload by John L Rice

Manikin Schrittmacher sequencer on the top left. Vermona Perfourmer & Mellotron Micro featured in this one. You can find additional John L Rice Mellotron posts here.

Update: YT description added:

"Realtime test after recently reconfiguring my custom pedalboard patch bay. Recorded on my iPad with no edits. Besides the Mellotron Micro Keyboard, the case is a modified MXC-008-10 mixer case from and contains the following:

Left side:
Manikin Electronic Schrittmacher sequencer
Vermona PERfourMER MKII quad synth

Right side:
Mackie 802-VLZ3 mixer and power supply
Keeley Electronics Fuzz Master pedal
Electro Harmonix Mel9 pedal (mellotron emulator)
Dunlop/MXR Octave Fuzz pedal
Mooer Ocean Machine pedal (reverb, delays, looper)
TC Electronic T3 pedal (modulated reverbs)
Strymon Engineering Zuma R300 power supply (for pedals)
Custom patch bay for pedals and mixer

The patch bay has Canare GS-4 cables soldered directly to the jacks with the other ends terminated with Squareplug SP400 Low Profile Flat TS plugs that connect to the pedals. The patch bay jacks are all normal'd together right to left, and by using patch cables I can easily reconfigure how the pedals are interconnected. The normal connections are:
Mixer EFX send - Fuzz Master - Mel9 - Octave Fuzz - Ocean Machine - T3 - mixer EFX returns*
but in this video I used the mixer insert for the channel the Mellotron is plugged into to connect to the Fuzz Master - T3 and then the rest is configured as:
Mixer EFX send - Mel9 - Octave Fuzz - Ocean Machine - mixer EFX returns*
*the jacks connected to the stereo mixer returns have a second set of cables that go to mixer input 7/8 and by turning up the Aux send for the channel I can create feedback."

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Phasers We Love : Strymon Zelzah, Mu-Tron Phasor III, MXR Deep Phase (feat Dreadbox Nymphes)

video upload by Perfect Circuit

"Join our pal Brian as he sets his phasers to funk and dives into three of our favorite far-out effects!

We grabbed three of our all-time-favorite phasers and gave them a side by side play through. Joining us also is the new polyphonic desktop synthesizer NYMPHES from Dreadbox!


Tuesday, September 07, 2021

Hors d'Oeuvre serves up the dirtiest DB-01 (no talking)

video upload by Richard DeHove

"The Fairfield Circuitry Hors d'Oeuvre pedal is a feedback device. It will act as a sort of distortion by itself but where it shines is with another pedal in its send and return loop. Here I have an MXR Phase-95 followed by a Vahlbruch delay in the loop. The DB-01 is initially running through the Boss GEB-7 EQ pedal, then into the Hors d'Oeuvre.

There are no other effects or processing other than a limiter on the output and a little volume balancing to avoid anyone having to ride the volume knob. The Hors d'Oeuvre is quite sensitive and small adjustments in feedback or phase position can make a big difference to the sound.

I teamed the Hors d'Oeuvre with a couple of other pedals but it definitely seemed to work better with analog devices. For example, a cheap digital reverb I tried gave nothing but painful squeals.

0:00 Dry
0:05 Engaged
0:37 Noodlings
2:00 Squeals
2:18 Delay
4:00 Drone
4:32 Pattern 2
4:55 Keyboard mode

All the devices shown were bought by me at full price.
My site:
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Saturday, June 12, 2021

Sequential Pro 3 & MXR Distortion+ CSP104

video by 3rdStoreyChemist

Saturday, April 17, 2021

Rare MXR 185 // 80s vintage drum machine SN 000976

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via this auction

"Very rare MXR 185 drum machine. You probably know what you're looking at.
The unit for sale is even rarer because it is one of the latest produce (SN 85-XXXXX) and it includes all the hardware and firmware revision ever made. Early model did not have the remote jacks for accent and start stop, later had these added in factory but only the latest have the lettering added on top. It has many upgrade that make it fully reliable: battery is on socket and can easily be changed, some components were changed(IC, resistors, caps), sounds Eprom were revised as long as firmware (latest one is "control 11" and installed in this unit). All these upgrade were factory made, these are not mods and they are listed in the service manual. You'll get a copy of it as long as a copy of the owner's manual.
To sum it: this is probably one of the best and most reliable unit you will ever find.

The unit is perfectly working. The only small issue is TOM1 fader has a bit of play and can cause some volume dropouts on that instrument when moved. Apart from that it sounds and runs as new.
Seperate outputs give a much better sound than the main mix but even on stereo outputs the sound is very beefy.

Overall condition is very good. Wood cheeks have some dents but they were sanded and varnished and looks very nice.
Unit is a 230v."

Wednesday, March 03, 2021

TB-303 Into Beads | Acid Eurorack Modular Synthesizer | Happy 303 Day!

video by sworn64

"In celebration of 303 Day I did a little experimenting running the TB-303 into Mutable Instruments Beads.

Roland TB-303 into MXR Distortion + into Mutable Instruments Beads
Sending a clock signal to the Seed input and a clocked sine wave LFO to the Size input on Beads.

Mixed through an Cockpit 2 using the side chain ducking.

I’m using the Polyend Preset as a simple yet effective way to mute and unmute the kick drum. It is controlling a switch on the WMD SL3KT that has a gate signal passing through it being sent to the kick drum on the Queen of Pentacles.

909 Kick & Clap: Queen of Pentacles
Hi Hat: Pico Drum2
Noise Perc: Cwejman BLD"

Patch n Tweak
Switched On Make Synthesizer Evolution Vintage Synthesizers Creating Sound Fundlementals of Synthesizer Programming Kraftwerk

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