November 27, 2012

Creating Analog Sounds: Moog Minitaur and Moogerfooger Pedals

While at the Moog Sound Lab during Moogfest 2012 we got an exclusive overview of how to integrate the Moog Minitaur analog bass synthesizer with a series of Moogerfooger pedals. Amos Gaynes walked us through some of the signature sounds on the Minitaur while tweaking his pre-made sequence using the MF-102 Ring Modulator, the MF-103 12 Stage Phaser, and the MF-104M Analog Delay.

Taking advantage of analog sounds is a great way to expand your production or performance. The Moog line of analog synthesizers provide specific tonal and sonic capabilities that could take you hours or days trying to emulate digitally with software. Here are some more specific features of each of these devices:

Moog Minitaur

While on the surface the Moog Minitaur looks limited, it is actually quite expansive with the ability to load and store 100 presets within the Minitaur’s internal memory. This is something new that Moog have …


September 21, 2012

MXR SF01 Slash Octave Fuzz

If you aren’t satisfied with your current collection of guitar effects pedals, here is something new to try out.  The former Guns and Roses guitarist, Slash, has just given the go on a signature guitar pedal designed to give you the octave fuzz that is characteristic of guitarists like Jimmy Hendrix and Dan Auerbach.

The pedal itself features two stomp-able buttons for octave and fuzz with five separate knobs to control tone and volume, among other things.  It might require a bit of learning to get the mix of fuzz and tone just right, but once you find that sweet spot you’ll be sure to produce that classic low-fi sound that you’re looking for.…