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PostPosted: Mon Feb 07, 2011 3:06 pm    Post subject: Monophonics
Subject description: e.g. Line6 Pod X3
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I was having some fun with my Line6 Pod X3 during the recent 48Live event, and it struck me how expressive and accurate the lead synth patches are. They're not really advertised, and hidden in the back of the presets, but you have a selection of some different kinds of synthesizer sounds.

Now there's an obvious limitation in the monophonic nature of these synths, but there are also benefits, I think. The X3 snaps onto the tone you're playing very quickly, while hardly ever jumping around like I sometimes get with the VG99 (which of course may be down to poor setup of the hex mic etc, but that's also the point - you don't need any setup with the Pod, just plug & play). And sometimes the guitar is good for monophonic melody lines - I get a different playing style then on a keyboard, new ideas etc.

So what experience do you lot have with the simpler monophonic guitar to sound (or MIDI) stuff? Have you done stuff on a monophonic guitar synth that you've had a hard time recreating with a hex mic? Other stories?

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 07, 2011 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I used to have a Roland/Boss GT6 that had a great flute preset in it. I mean it was killer! Tracked great - sounded great and was very expressive. When I got my VG88 V2 I was suprised that it didn't have anything like it. Instead it has a pipe-based patch/emulation that, while it's 'ok', wasn't as nice. Was even more suprised when I checked out the VG99 and it didn't have it either. GT6 brass patches were not too bad either.

I thought about looking for a used GT6 just for that - then looked at my floor and decided I would make due with what I have....really no place to put another pedal like that...

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 1:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Not a personal experience, but I dig what this guy discovered he could do with a clock divider module and a guitar:



In a similar vein, there's the Analogue Solutions RS35 pitch-to-CV module:

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I have one of the RS35 modules, it's a bugger to get tracking properly over the entire fretboard.

Very good for small ranges though.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2011 9:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I made a little tune using nothing but a guitar and the Pod. Smile

http://electro-music.com/forum/post-339115.html#339115

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