burrsettles's picture



Liner Notes: 

After a long "delay" (haha), I'm back with some Eurorack experiments, this time incorporating guitar.

I picked up a Chase Bliss Tonal Recall delay pedal, which is a digitally-controlled analog bucket brigade delay fashioned after the EHX Deluxe Memory Man, except you can use control voltages from a modular synth, for example, to set the tempo or mess with other parameters.

So I whipped up some sort of percussive patch on my "music weasel" modular (see http://fiftyninety.fawmers.org/song/48313 or http://fiftyninety.fawmers.org/song/47644), synced it with the delay time as well as my Korg Volca Beats drum machine, and recorded this as a live one-take through a mixer that I use to bring stuff in and out. The guitar is going through a homemade modded Tube Screamer clone before the Tonal Recall pedal.

Not musically amazing, but some playful sound design.

Please keep your comments respectful, honest, and constructive. Please focus on the song and not the demo.


dzd's picture

All the modular rack stuff is such a cool rabbit hole to explore. I've mostly stayed away from it, some due to its expense, but also just because I also know how deep it would take me Biggrin

This is a really cool groove, with a ton of great stuff goin on. The type of stuff I could listen to for quite a while. Structure/schmucture the "drums" keep it grounded if one needs that type of thing. Some cool stuff goin on in here! Was just really getting into it when it ended.

headfirstonly's picture

That light industrial drum beat pairs really well with the guitar in this. This rockets along nicely, and the way the delay is completely locked in is *so* satifying. "Playful" is a great word to describe the results. I like.

And wow - being able to accurately set the delay time on my old analog echo machines would have been a game-changer for me—about thirty-five years ago, that is. Back then it was a case of repeatedly playing a note on the guitar with one hand and moving rotary dials in painstakingly small increments with the other until you were more or less in time. Kids these days don't know the struggle.

Fuzzy's picture

I'm a big fan of experimental music, so of course I love this.
The evolution from free-form to more structured is appealing.
That furry glitchy percussion is a great compliment to the guitar workout.
Excellent ending.
Great work here for sure.

Russ Keys's picture

The guitar sounds with the groove are magical. It's great to let the sounds dictate the "structure".