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Friday, February 12, 2010

ToneFreq's Daily Pedal: Snazzy FX Mini Ark

Don't let the name fool you. There is nothing tiny about the sound of this box.
The little brother to THE AUDIO ARK, The MINI-ARK is really in its own class of octave fx,guitar synths and tracking boxes.

With the capability to take your guitar input (although ANY source will produce cool results...try it on monophonic sources like vocals or synth, or for ultimate weirdness, on drum loops or submixes) track it, add an octave of your choosing below or above, an interval of your choosing above (or below) AND The capability to mix the two in any combination with the ORIGINAL signal OR a DIRTY version of the signal, you can create chords (and in chord preset mode, it can respond to chords), or thickened notes in thousands of combinations, all by changing the mix knobs and the position of the Interval and Octave selectors.

But thats just the beginning. Because in addition to the Octave and Interval sections, there is also an INFINITE HOLD section which allows you to stomp on a second switch and let the note go on and on and on and on.

While the sound is droning, there is an ADDITIONAL octave down effect that you can play on top of the continuous sound. Think of it this way, you could be playing a lead, the lead could be mimicked a 3rd above, and 3 octaves below, and get mixed with a distorted version of guitar. Then, you could step on the infinite switch, and start playing the distorted guitar AND an octave below ON TOP OF the holding 3rd above and 2 octaves below. Its really something you have to see in action.


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