If you follow Electro-Harmonix’s forum (and Facebook page) you’ll occasionally will see a post about Effectology. Basically it’s a YouTube segment where Bill Ruppert creates interesting pieces using EHX products. Sometimes it can be simulations of interesting sound effects (I think of the Halloween segment he did) or it’s about reproducing pieces of music. I really like Effectology because it can really show some of the sonic possibilities out there. Really helps to think outside of the box.
I was super excited to receive an email from Bill Ruppert the other day letting me know about Vol. 25 where he recreates the theme from Blade Runner. I was excited to be contacted by Bill Rupper, because that’s just cool, and I was also excited about the Blade Runner theme. I really liked that movie back in the day and loved the atmosphere/vibe throughout the movie and was really quite curious how he was going to pull off all of those synth pieces.
Below is the video by Bill Ruppert
For a listing of settings, please check out the EHX forum post where he shows what combination of pedals he used to achieve the specific instruments in that piece.
Here is a listing of all the pedals used:
EHX Cathedral Stereo Reverb
FV500H High Impedance Volume Pedal
EHX Big Muff Pi w/Tone Wicker
EHX HOG Synthesizer
EHX Ring Thing Modulator
EHX Memory Man (new version)
EHX Neo Clone Chorus
EHX Tube EQ
EHX Octave Multiplexer
EHX LPB-1 Linear Power Booster
EHX Big Muff Pi (NYC)
EHX Pulsar Tremolo
EHX Small Stone Phaser