Is downsizing a trend?



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Re: Is downsizing a trend?

Postby Chankgeez » Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:09 am

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Re: Is downsizing a trend?

Postby retinal orbita » Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:17 am

It’s not like Sonic Youth use that many effects anyway amirite fellas?
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Re: Is downsizing a trend?

Postby fuzzonaut » Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:11 am

retinal orbita wrote:It’s not like Sonic Youth use that many effects anyway amirite fellas?


Yeah, they are just out of tune and don't know any chords, which is a good thing.

There are enough bands that know the fundamentals and never miss any (boring) note.
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Re: Is downsizing a trend?

Postby Gone Fission » Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:18 am

My version of simplifying is still a "more is more" sort of thing. I am honing in on completing the connective bits of a rack rig with absurd stereo effects power to take care of most of my reverb, delay, pitch, modulation needs and beyond, along with switching, splitting, routing, and mixing that should do just absurd things. Won't be a small rack, but the deeper I get into using it, the more GAS it should kill. Some of my rack effects won't be part of this rig because they are a bit too specialized or specific, or they don't play nice with MIDI, so this will not be some 80s refrigerator rig with one sound per effect unit.

That should leave my 8-ish spot board free for dirt and a few special tricks (Freq Out, Freeze, and DigiDelay glitches come to mind). I'm still going to have to pick what I want and need to set up out of an assortment of pedals I won't part with, but the pedalboard will be a more enforced exercise in deliberately curating the sounds I need for the current musical intention. Compared to the rack, this will be pretty much one-pedal-one-sound apart from stacking.

(If I hit the lottery, the rack would be close to where it's headed, but I might do a MIDI-curated pedalboard, too, with preset-capable pedals, ordering/routing control, and stored "scenes" to suit. But I don't know, the low-tech way might scratch itches that the rack wouldn't--changing things out for novelty, rotating in pedals based on mood, intentionally throwing in a wild card to throw myself off balance.)
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Re: Is downsizing a trend?

Postby spacelordmother » Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:32 pm

I like the cut of your jib.
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Re: Is downsizing a trend?

Postby vidret » Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:17 am

UglyCasanova wrote:He said, randomly hitting pots and pans into a looper and a delay.


Sorry, I let him have the iPad in the afternoons, it calms him down.
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Re: Is downsizing a trend?

Postby comesect2.0 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:09 am

I feel like this thread is chastising the bst thread...or it could be, I'm just gonna blame this thread for lack of sales.
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Re: Is downsizing a trend?

Postby Ugly Nora » Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:41 am

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UglyCasanova wrote:He said, randomly hitting pots and pans into a looper and a delay.


Sorry, I let him have the iPad in the afternoons, it calms him down.


Wait, is your comment directed at me? If so, i dunno why you would be sorry.
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Re: Is downsizing a trend?

Postby spacelordmother » Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:31 am

Pedal game is insane these days. Think people are just getting overloaded/burnt out. It ebbs, it flows.

Maybe now we can start talking about $100 fuzz pedals again?
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Re: Is downsizing a trend?

Postby DRodriguez » Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:40 am

Even though I have massive amounts of pedals, I usually just stick to a few at a time. You really don't need a lot to get a complex sound.

But downsizing is definitely a trend right now. Pedal overload. flipper backlash and just an abundance of choice. Before you had to get a pedal because it was the only thing that could get that sound. These days there are 20 pedals that can do similar things. There's no rush unless you want to be an instastar.
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Re: Is downsizing a trend?

Postby Paul_C » Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:52 am

Lack of spare funds means I've stopped* buying for a while, and I've sold one of my BitQuests and put one (or the other) of my CT5s up for sale.

*I did buy a Pigtronix Quantum with some of the money from the BitQuest sale.

However I do still have 32 pedals hooked up at the moment, and the decision to leave it at that for a while means that I'm:

1) Spending the time I would spend on looking at YouTube demos on playing, recording and making tracks to put online.

2) Exploring what noises different combinations and pedal order makes, which leads to yet more recording and YouTube tracks.

So no downsizing for me :)
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Re: Is downsizing a trend?

Postby vidret » Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:20 pm

Ugly Nora wrote:
vidret wrote:
UglyCasanova wrote:He said, randomly hitting pots and pans into a looper and a delay.


Sorry, I let him have the iPad in the afternoons, it calms him down.


Wait, is your comment directed at me? If so, i dunno why you would be sorry.


No, it wasn’t, but if you keep misbehaving like this the pots and pans are going back to the kitchen! :poke:
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Re: Is downsizing a trend?

Postby Ugly Nora » Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:38 pm

I recently lost 3 forks. This is a big issue since I only had 6 to begin with. Maybe I should check my studio now that you mention it. :thumb:
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Re: Is downsizing a trend?

Postby DRodriguez » Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:48 pm

:cry:

Try the kitchen?
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Re: Is downsizing a trend?

Postby Paul_C » Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:56 pm

If you have teenagers then forks, plates, mugs etc. are usually under the bed, approach with caution though.
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