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Title: Unique Noise-Leaning Pedals
Post by: PedestrianOrgans on February 02, 2018, 04:48:38 PM
I'm a massive pedal-head, but I like pedals with weird circuitry or kind of oddball effects that you don't see elsewhere. The WMD Geiger Counter or the Red Panda Particle are my favorites right now, but I'm sure there's wackier stuff out there. Anybody know of some crazy pedals that are fun to use for your noise setup? Category doesn't matter; fuzz, flanger, delay, pitch-shifter...throw 'em out there.


Title: Re: Unique Noise-Leaning Pedals
Post by: tiny_tove on February 02, 2018, 06:06:06 PM
enjoy: http://www.raingerfx.com/

I have most of them and they are insane.

Browse around and you will have fun. Currently waiting for their reverb

this is a real monster http://www.raingerfx.com/product/dr-freakenstein-fuzz-drff-3-and-igor/
and this is great as well http://www.raingerfx.com/product/air-traffic-controller-white-noisefilter/

but also smaller are nice (delay!!!)

only thing, sometime they just start doing what they want at extreme volume


Title: Re: Unique Noise-Leaning Pedals
Post by: pentd on February 07, 2018, 08:48:49 PM
the devi ever boxes that have a joystick


Title: Re: Unique Noise-Leaning Pedals
Post by: PedestrianOrgans on February 14, 2018, 01:52:40 PM
Funnily enough I just picked up a Dwarfcraft Reinhart joystick pedal for surprisingly cheap

Thanks for the recommendations


Title: Re: Unique Noise-Leaning Pedals
Post by: Euro Trash Bazooka on February 14, 2018, 04:07:09 PM
Mwfx's Judder pedal.


Title: Re: Unique Noise-Leaning Pedals
Post by: Dyecap on February 14, 2018, 07:51:24 PM
Hi OP :)
If you're not already sub'd, I would recommend -
http://www.effectsdatabase.com/
To keep up with the pedal perv/arms race...

That being said - Graphic EQ  in yr feedback loops can completely transform workflow and ideas.

Most pedal makers/cloners/tweakers get their ideas from "what if ery"...

Have you put yr WMD + Particle and other toys in floop?
Get to it if not.
:;)]




Title: Re: Unique Noise-Leaning Pedals
Post by: monotome on February 15, 2018, 10:39:30 PM
Everything yellow.


Title: Re: Unique Noise-Leaning Pedals
Post by: PedestrianOrgans on February 16, 2018, 01:59:46 AM
Monotome more like monochrome haHA

Good gravy this database though.


Title: Re: Unique Noise-Leaning Pedals
Post by: PedestrianOrgans on February 22, 2018, 02:16:29 AM
I splurged a bit and got this analog triple-octaver from KMA, the Moai Maea? And holy crow I don’t even need an input, it turns self-oscillation buzz into instant HNW.


Title: Re: Unique Noise-Leaning Pedals
Post by: Neanderthal on April 16, 2018, 08:43:15 AM
Trying very hard to acquire a MASF Thornoscillator. Any help is appreciated, thanks.


Title: Re: Unique Noise-Leaning Pedals
Post by: tiny_tove on April 17, 2018, 02:48:28 PM
if anybody sees anything from MASF in Europe please tell me. I have three products and I love them , but it is too expensive to get them from Japan.


Title: Re: Unique Noise-Leaning Pedals
Post by: Euro Trash Bazooka on April 17, 2018, 03:47:55 PM
They're not unknown, and they're expensive, but Moogerfoogers deserve a mention I believe. I saw Zemial live a few nights ago and their bass player used one with an octaver and a delay pedal, and it sounded like a proper (amazing) synth.

I so wish people did some reverse-engineering on those pedals.


Title: Re: Unique Noise-Leaning Pedals
Post by: Soloman Tump on April 19, 2018, 12:06:49 PM
I have a Moodysounds Baby Box 3.2 and it is a very versatile / chaotic pedal.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XV6iAF7caH4

Masses of gain / oscillation / feedback and delay.
A bit of a beast to get used to, but it is now one of my favourite devices.


*edit*
https://moodysounds.com/en/produkt/baby-box-noise-generator/
You can still buy them but on back order at present.


Title: Re: Unique Noise-Leaning Pedals
Post by: DSOL on May 07, 2018, 06:50:57 PM
I have one of the Dwarfcraft joystick pedal's. I don't know exact of name. I've used it a few times when messing around, but I don't really care for it


Title: Re: Unique Noise-Leaning Pedals
Post by: mstkzkv on May 16, 2018, 09:56:22 AM
I'd advise a fuzz called Raygun Youth. You can see some reviews on youtube, however, they're with guitar. I use it with Arturia Microbrute and as a trigger (well, it's also possible to use it with eurorack, such as Roland Torcido)
Also like some tunes on Korg AX5G. As a delay I love Chronos Noisemaker w' od/distortions and tremolo


Title: Re: Unique Noise-Leaning Pedals
Post by: DSOL on May 30, 2018, 04:15:57 PM
just picked up from http://handmadeelectronicinstruments.com/

Maximal Drone
Four Step Sequencer Synthesizer


Title: Re: Unique Noise-Leaning Pedals
Post by: PedestrianOrgans on May 30, 2018, 06:50:32 PM
I got Rucci’s 8-bit synth a long time ago (basically the Minimal Drone but with kinda toy laser sounds) and it’s actually surprisingly fun, but definitely not as usable as the Drone boxes sound. But for quality of build and board, Mike makes some really fantastic boxes.


Title: Re: Unique Noise-Leaning Pedals
Post by: Soloman Tump on May 30, 2018, 07:16:48 PM
I got Rucci’s 8-bit synth a long time ago (basically the Minimal Drone but with kinda toy laser sounds) and it’s actually surprisingly fun, but definitely not as usable as the Drone boxes sound. But for quality of build and board, Mike makes some really fantastic boxes.

I have been eyeing up his cv Sequencer, but with import tax and shipping it starts getting pricey. His kit does indeed look solid.


Title: Re: Unique Noise-Leaning Pedals
Post by: DSOL on May 30, 2018, 08:39:18 PM
I got Rucci’s 8-bit synth a long time ago (basically the Minimal Drone but with kinda toy laser sounds) and it’s actually surprisingly fun, but definitely not as usable as the Drone boxes sound. But for quality of build and board, Mike makes some really fantastic boxes.

that's good to hear, I'm going to play around with them this weekend


Title: Re: Unique Noise-Leaning Pedals
Post by: PedestrianOrgans on May 31, 2018, 02:15:47 AM
As a delay I love Chronos Noisemaker w' od/distortions and tremolo

I can’t find any decent demo videos of this one. What’s it sound like?


Title: Re: Unique Noise-Leaning Pedals
Post by: Euro Trash Bazooka on May 31, 2018, 08:49:45 AM
We use a Rucci drone box in one of my bands. Really nice build quality and very good oscillator sounds. It's a nice device to add extra layers of sounds when you perform.


Title: Re: Unique Noise-Leaning Pedals
Post by: DSOL on May 31, 2018, 02:58:02 PM
I'm glad I picked up the Drone box now since a few of you are into it. I watched the demo on it a couple of times and still a bit reluctant but I fee now I made a good choice 


Title: Re: Unique Noise-Leaning Pedals
Post by: PedestrianOrgans on June 02, 2018, 02:20:39 PM
I'm glad I picked up the Drone box now since a few of you are into it. I watched the demo on it a couple of times and still a bit reluctant but I fee now I made a good choice 

Hahaha, this perfectly describes how I feel. I finally bought a Minimal Drone on Thursday, should be here today already I’m pretty jazzed about it. Kinda feel like a bandwagoner now though...haha.


Title: Re: Unique Noise-Leaning Pedals
Post by: DSOL on June 03, 2018, 01:43:37 AM
I'm glad I picked up the Drone box now since a few of you are into it. I watched the demo on it a couple of times and still a bit reluctant but I fee now I made a good choice 

Hahaha, this perfectly describes how I feel. I finally bought a Minimal Drone on Thursday, should be here today already I’m pretty jazzed about it. Kinda feel like a bandwagoner now though...haha.

I just got done playing around with mine for a few hours and its actually a lot more fun than I initially thought it would be even after the comments in this thread. I just ran mine through a DS-1 and a MXR EQ and it was giving me some nice heavy tones after I got it adjusted to something I liked, I'm really looking forward to see what else I can do with it now 


Title: Re: Unique Noise-Leaning Pedals
Post by: Lysergikon137 on September 22, 2018, 11:18:20 AM
I started out with the Maximal and Minimal Drone synths when I first went down this path, and I found that I quickly outgrew them even with the 8-step sequencer. I passed them on and primarily use a custom semi-modular from Synthrotek but Michael Rucci's new 16-step sequencer is a BEAST.

All of his items are clearly top notch, from the actual construction to their functionality. I love this sequencer because it has various patterns that add even more versatility to the total of 16 steps. I plan on picking up his power supply and passive mixer soon simply because I know they'll be reliable and will significantly clean up my workspace.


Title: Re: Unique Noise-Leaning Pedals
Post by: xdementia on October 22, 2018, 08:54:37 PM
Awesome thread. I'm a crusty old man so I stick with my 4ms Noiseswash and my Boss OD pedals and Sirkut Electronics boxes. Nothing special. But I did happen along a custom noise box made by Electro Lobotomy a few months ago. However I find a lot of noise-targeted gear a bit too random to control for my style.

http://electrolobotomy.blogspot.com/



Title: Re: Unique Noise-Leaning Pedals
Post by: Eigen Bast on May 07, 2021, 06:18:49 PM
A friend I'm collaborating with is letting me run through a Harmonic Percolator - STUNNING shit! Hard to explain the tone exactly, but it sounds like clean, clattering steel when paired with a contact mic and scrap. Very unique, harsh, and controllable.

I am about to sell off my Great Destroyer pedal; it's just kind of stupidly hard to tune in to anything remotely usable. Doubly annoying that none of the controls actually correspond to what they're labeled at; e.g. volume doesn't affect volume, gain doesn't affect gain...there might be good tones in there but 90% of the time it's just a kind of lame clipped tone. Sounds like a busted input in a bad way. It does slightly better with a synth but I'm just not seeing what others see in it.

What's been catching you eyes lately?


Title: Re: Unique Noise-Leaning Pedals
Post by: Abraxxum on May 13, 2021, 11:30:00 PM
Alesis Bitrman - if you can find one.  here's a good description of its abilities.

https://catalinbread.com/blogs/kulas-cabinet/alesis-bitrman


Title: Re: Unique Noise-Leaning Pedals
Post by: Lysergikon137 on August 29, 2021, 01:30:15 AM
I just got a Montreal Assembly PurPLL and jesus fucking christ I wish I would have found this thing sooner. I started off with a Rucci Minimal Drone, sized up to the Maximal Drone, spent like $400 on a custom semi-modular drone/noise synth, bought a bunch of Electrolobotomy pieces, and sold them all off only to discover that this $200 pedal is what I've been looking for all this time. It's seriously a mystery that the PurPLL never hit my radar because it's the best bang for the buck in this department and I have NO idea how I missed it. Apparently these have been out for years. It's a phase-locked loop pedal with a fuzz at its core and a square wave oscillator built in. The division/multiplication functions with the LFO provide a ridiculous amount of rhythm and bizarre distortion artifacts and the resonance is SO USABLE. It interacts extremely well with other modulation pedals. I don't understand how this thing costs as little as it does, it's a full-fledged effects pedal that I use with my bass but it is worth the price tag for the drone synth alone. It is only one oscillator but it goes further than other dual-oscillator synths I've used for the same purposes. Scalping is ridiculous on Reverb but they're still in stock at mtl.asm.

https://mtlasm.com/product/test/ (https://mtlasm.com/product/test/)


Title: Re: Unique Noise-Leaning Pedals
Post by: Eigen Bast on November 03, 2021, 07:33:38 PM
New ProCo RAT that combines...9 generations of circuitry. Awesome stuff.

https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/PackRat--jhs-packrat-9-way-rodent-style-distortion-pedal


Title: Re: Unique Noise-Leaning Pedals
Post by: feedbacker on November 12, 2021, 06:35:06 PM
Sorry if this is offtopic but... I always enjoyed using metal pedals for noise

So... Anybody got any feedback or something to say about the Boss HM-3? The hyper metal pedal
Found one cheap online but I can't really find stuff online to get the idea of how it sounds applied to noise

Some people say it's shit for metal but I wanted a second opinion...


Title: Re: Unique Noise-Leaning Pedals
Post by: host body on November 15, 2021, 02:57:26 PM
Sorry if this is offtopic but... I always enjoyed using metal pedals for noise

So... Anybody got any feedback or something to say about the Boss HM-3? The hyper metal pedal
Found one cheap online but I can't really find stuff online to get the idea of how it sounds applied to noise

Some people say it's shit for metal but I wanted a second opinion...

It's not good. Sold mine, got it very cheap from a friend. Not high gain enough, and there's better pedals for low gain feedback.


Title: Re: Unique Noise-Leaning Pedals
Post by: tiny_tove on December 06, 2021, 02:14:20 PM
Got my Crustacean, needs lots of power to be uses as an effect with input, but does what it says


Title: Re: Unique Noise-Leaning Pedals
Post by: feedbacker on December 06, 2021, 09:23:20 PM
Sorry if this is offtopic but... I always enjoyed using metal pedals for noise

So... Anybody got any feedback or something to say about the Boss HM-3? The hyper metal pedal
Found one cheap online but I can't really find stuff online to get the idea of how it sounds applied to noise

Some people say it's shit for metal but I wanted a second opinion...

It's not good. Sold mine, got it very cheap from a friend. Not high gain enough, and there's better pedals for low gain feedback.

Which ones you'd recommend? I've used a big muff and a rat and loved them both, but I only applied them on a guitar. I was thinking of adding pedals to a no limit input mixer


Title: Re: Unique Noise-Leaning Pedals
Post by: Soloman Tump on December 07, 2021, 12:09:14 PM
Got my Crustacean, needs lots of power to be uses as an effect with input, but does what it says

Cool.  A rochambeau is still on my wishlist - one day!


Title: Re: Unique Noise-Leaning Pedals
Post by: FLORIDA MAN on December 07, 2021, 07:38:35 PM

If you're in the states.. Sweetwater has a sale on Behringer SF300 Super fuzzes for $19


Title: Re: Unique Noise-Leaning Pedals
Post by: Soloman Tump on December 07, 2021, 10:50:16 PM
I like the look of TIDES, a reverb with post-gain stages, swell and external feedback loop
https://holyislandaudio.bigcartel.com/product/tides

The makers are also working on a new pedal called BLANKETS which from what I can tell is a multi-time step delay with LFO.

Holy Island are fully DIY, they screen print the enclosures and solder everything in-house too. 

Lovely stuff, I have their SuperFreq pedal which is a proper noisy filter / gain / fuzz.