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Sneak Preview of the Soundblox Pro Bass Envelope Filter
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
This is a sneak preview of the track that will bookend the Soundblox Pro Bass Envelope Filter demo video when the pedal is released. Every track on this, with the exception of the drum track is done with bass through the Soundblox Pro BEF and occasionally with some help from its brother pedal, the Soundblox Pro Multiwave Bass Distortion. Some details on the parts:
The opening riff takes advantage of the square wave LFO setting through the 4 Pole Low Pass #9 filter with the Q parameter set to the absolute minimum. The speed is tap-tempoed in the area of a brisk 200 bpm.
The slurple gurp represents the classic BEF/Multiwave combination using the BEF Pro Triple Peak #15 filter at maximum Lo-Retain and fastest attack. The Multiwave is set to Singleband Foldback Distortion #18 with the Drive at about 50%.
The slap bass solo is performed using an expression pedal connected to the BEF Pro to function as a standard wah pedal. The selected filter is 2 Pole Low Pass #6 set to maximum Lo-Retain.
The dubstep bridge is done using the wireless Hot Hand Ring connected to the BEF Pro. The extra hair comes from Singleband Foldback Distortion #18 off of the MB Pro with the drive set to only about 25%. The filter used is 2 Pole Low Pass #1 with the Frequency set to about 10 o'clock and with maximum Hot Hand sensitivity and sweep range.
Here's a look at our prototype faceplate:
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