Moogerfooger Ring Modulator Settings

I hope you had a chance to check out the video I posted a few weeks back live from Japan using a moogerfooger ring modulator

Well this is an in-depth look at the settings I use for mine, and some ideas for using ring modulation in general no matter which model of pedal you happen to have. There are a few much cheaper options if you don’t want to spring for the moogerfooger version of this pedal, and I often use the Electro Harmonix Frequency Analyzer which produces some really cool sounds. Either way, enjoy the funky sounds ring modulation can give you, and thanks for waiting for the follow up video and to more gear videos in general!

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Using a Moogerfooger ring mod in performance

This video was shot live at the Blue Note in Tokyo Japan when I was touring there with Kazumi Watanabe. In the bass solo I’m bringing the Moogerfooger ring modulator in and out of the mix using an expression pedal for an almost distorted effect. It’s subtle (at least I hope i’m not over-using it!) and I think that’s what makes any effect effective – not over using it. Later on this week I’ll release the video tutorial on how I set up my ring mod, and talk about my concepts for why I use it and when I choose to use. This style of documenting shows is something I’ve been doing a lot in the past six months, and something I’m going to release on the site regularly for members. Hopefully it can give you an up close and for the most part great sounding idea of what it’s like being on stage in all kinds of different situations. So enjoy the live footage from Japan, and leave a comment below!

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How does a delay pedal work? Part 1

Well how does a delay pedal work? If you know me at all then you might know that I know very little about gear. I was recently in Denmark at the TC Electronic headquarters and got the chance to sit down with my good friend Uffe and shoot some videos specifically about how certain common pedals work. He’s a master of all this technical, and I got the chance to ask him not just about the TC gear that I play, but about how simple concepts apply to all delay pedals for instance not just the TC one I use.

I learnt a ton while I was there, and I hope you get something out of this series of gear videos. Here’s the first one and it’s all about how a delay pedal works, and how you can set yours up no matter what the brand.

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Juan Alderete trying out a new pedal

I was hanging with Juan a couple of days ago shooting some footage for his new site and thought I’d share this little behind the scenes clip.

When I was in the studio last month cutting my new record, John Davis, the engineer and owner of the Bunker Studios in Brooklyn where we were tracking, gave me a prototype pedal that had been laid on him by this cat in Florida. I’ll of course find out who that is, and try and get some more examples of his stuff, because as you can hear it’s some pretty wild sounding gear! But anyway, I showed it to Juan and this is the video that ensued….

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Pedal Board Part – 2

Part two of the in-depth pedal board set up videos, and in this video I show you the final routing for this particular setup, and how all the pedals work in sequence together. Plus a look at a couple of new pedals that had just arrived from TC Electronics the day before I shot this video.

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