Your Setups

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Your Setups

Post by Soulsick666 » Sun Feb 05, 2006 4:46 am

I am really interested in your setups and how they work (for harsh noise). Would any of you be so kind as to describe what you use (from start to finish) and how it is connected to each other? I'm especially interessed in what kind of amps you use. At the moment 'Im pretty much limited to pc use. But I do want to take it to the stage on day

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Post by ghost trance » Sun Feb 05, 2006 4:42 pm

I am interested in this topic as well and would like to add, if I may, another question. In addition to instrumentation, what speakers does everyone find best for "noise" music performances? I am currently considering a 10 or 12-inch Mackie powered speaker or a 15-inch JBL EON G2.

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Post by aaronzarzutzki » Sun Feb 05, 2006 7:43 pm

i am starting to experiment with parallel set ups but the set up ive been using live is

sovtek muff> onerr octaver> whammy> EB jr volume> boss dsd-2> digidelay> digidelay> pds multiplay> boss ps3
(the volume pedal's tuner out is run into the dsd2's trigger in)

some of my inputs are: wineglass, contact mics, guitars, or a power supply

i have just started running the output into a friends alesis mixer and also running one of the digidelays 2nd outputs in here and i have 2398 feedback loops connect in the mixer but i found a knob to keep them silent


i make sounds that are probably more "drone" or "ambient" then harshnoise and i like this set up alot and the mixer is great for letting the drones disintegrate slowly into a mess of noise

i am not too worried about amps---i just use the house system at whatever venue im in and if its a house show or a place without a system i just borrow somebody elses amp

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Post by sevenarts » Mon Feb 06, 2006 2:15 pm

well, for one thing i never use the same setup twice, everytime i record or play live i hook things up differently. i always like it when i can surprise myself. my inputs are usually a microphone for vocals, a contact mic or multiple contact mics, and a contact-mic-ed harmonica. sometimes i also use an SNB, and other times i keep a roland sampler & mic somewhere in there to do live sampling, triggering loops, and applying some of its crappy digital fx. then run the various inputs into 2-3 pedals each -- delays, distortions, pitch shifter, chorus, etc. and run everything into a peavey mixer. for an amp i use a small roland practice amp.

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Post by T.A.o.S.B.t.S. » Mon Feb 06, 2006 4:20 pm

I've got some half-broken mics into a Arion Digital Delay into a Digitech Hyper Phaser into a Metal Zone Distortion.

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Post by Soulsick666 » Mon Feb 06, 2006 11:19 pm

I'm asking because I have a marshall amp which don't won't to blow up by sticking something in there that shoud be there
what exactly is the difference between a contact mic and a regular one?

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Post by tapesss » Mon Feb 06, 2006 11:41 pm

soulsick666:
don't worry about blowing up your amp. i use a marshall also, never had one problem.

and as far as contact mics vs regular, a contact mic has to be in contact with something to make a noise, whereas a normal mic will pick up things over a distance. both are really useful to have, check thrift stores and pawn shops(just be sure to clean them first, haha)

hope that helps!
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Post by Soulsick666 » Mon Feb 06, 2006 11:46 pm

yeah thanks alot. I'm definately gonna check out a contact mic

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Post by tapesss » Tue Feb 07, 2006 1:29 am

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this is my setup, haha, in no particular order.

not pictured in this:
awesome beat up old floor tom
artley clarinet
random cymbals and pieces of metal
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Post by Soulsick666 » Tue Feb 07, 2006 1:33 am

nice :D
so you use like a preamp or something to amplify the mic signal?

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Post by tapesss » Tue Feb 07, 2006 1:39 am

i generally run the mic into the catalinbread pedal(the blue and white striped one) then run it through the white delay pedal. i run all that into the mixer then from the mixer's headphone/monitor out into my amp head. i usually mix it up though, it's cool how much different stuff you can get from a relatively small setup.
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Post by annihilist » Tue Feb 07, 2006 7:31 am

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Not pictured, or hard to see anyway: yamaha spx-90II multifx, an old vantage electric guitar... plus stuff that doesn't stay after I'm finished, metal scrap, piles of rocks, dead branches/leaves, etc.

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Post by aaronzarzutzki » Tue Feb 07, 2006 8:07 am

^beautiful

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Post by Soulsick666 » Tue Feb 07, 2006 8:20 am

Ritualistic Noise so to speak :D

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Post by ChrisPeeples » Tue Feb 07, 2006 1:00 pm

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To bad you can't see the setup better. But it's an idea.
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