Jul 18 2011

Source Audio Soundblox Tri-Mod Flanger Give Away. And the winner is…

This has been a great give away with a ton of entries. So without further ado, the winner of the Source Audio Soundblox Tri-Mod Flanger Give Away is George DesRoches of Rhode Island! Congrats George, the pedal will ship tomorrow, please let us know what you think.

I would also like to send out a special thank you to Source Audi0 for sponsoring this give away and letting us take it for a test drive! Please check out Source Audi0 for their other products also follow them on Twitter and Facebook too!


Jul 13 2011

Source Audio Soundblox Tri-Mod Flanger Give Away – Reminder

Source Audio Soundblox Tri-Mod Flanger Give Away - ReminderHello Everyone. I just wanted to remind everyone that the Source Audio Soundblox Tri-Mod Flanger give away is still happening. The guys at Source Audio were kind enough to sponsor this give away so a lucky EffectsBay.com reader is going to walk away with this great sounding pedal. The give away officially ends on July 18th at 12PM MST. To enter go here:  “Source Audio Soundblox Tri-Mod Flanger Give Away!

For those of you not familiar with the Source Audio Soundblox Tri-Mod Flanger, you can read our review: “Demo of Source Audio Soundblox Tri-Mod Flanger“. There are two videos and high quality MP3s available for it.

Make sure you get your entry in time, and if you know anyone that might be interested in the pedal, please let them know about it! Make sure you check out Source Audio for their other great pedals. Awesome stuff there!


Jul 5 2011

Source Audio Soundblox Tri-Mod Flanger Give Away!

Source Audio Soundblox Tri-Mod Flange Give Away!

CONTEST IS CLOSED

Well, I hope everyone had a safe and fun 4th of July. All fingers remaining? Minimal hangover this morning? Bowels not too balled up with various forms of tubular and patty form meat products. Okay, if we’re all good, let’s start off the week’s posts with a doozy!

Last week, I posted a review of the Source Audio Soundblox Tri-Mod Flanger. When Will Cady sent that over, he thought it would be fun to put on a give away with that particular unit, and I was super down with that idea! So first, I would like to send out a special thank you to Will Cady and the guys at Source Audio for allowing this give away to happen.

Now, if you’re unfamiliar with the Source Audio Soundblox Tri-Mod Flanger, please give the review a read and listen – “Demo of Source Audio Soundblox Tri-Mod Flanger“. You’ll find breakdown of controls, two demo videos with high quality MP3 clips as well.

I wanted to talk about Source Audio in general. They’ve been a long time friend to EffectsBay.com and have been putting out some quality gear since 2005. They do an excellent job of demonstrating their pedals with some quality videos. Make sure you stay connected to their blog for these videos and related news. I particularly like their series when they go into details about the guts of their pedals, and the logic behind them. Good stuff.

Source Audio is really starting to get great exposure by the artists using their pedals. You’re definitely seeing them more and more on pedalboards and in effect racks. To see who has been using Source Audio gear, please check out their Artists page. It’s impressive. Also, please be sure to check them out on Twitter and Facebook too!

So how do you win this awesome flanger pedal?  I’m going to select one random entry. I will email that random entry asking for the answer to the question listed below. They will have 24 hours to respond with the answer. If the 24 hours passes, I will select a new random entry and repeat the process until I receive confirmation from the winner.  This is open to everyone. Yes, that means international! Also, one entry per person. Please read that last sentence again… “one” “entry” “per” “person”.

The submission form will be open until July 18th 12PM MST.

First, this is not a requirement, but you should ‘like’ EffectsBay on Facebook. It’s good way to keep in touch with new give aways and posts. Also, please consider joining the official EffectsBay.com mailing list.

Okay.. here’s the question. What is your favorite guitarist/bassist out there that uses a flanger?


Jun 30 2011

Demo of Source Audio Soundblox Tri-Mod Flanger

Demo of Source Audio Soundblox Tri-Mod FlangerA while back Will Cady of Source Audio sent me a Soundblox Tri-Mod Flanger to check out and demo for EffectsBay.com. Source Audio is really starting to get their name out in the guitar/bass effects world. Their Soundblox and Soundblox pro pedals are starting to find themselves on various boards and backline rigs. Artists such as Billy Sheehan, Adrian Belew, Billy Corgan, Bela Fleck just to name a few. Please check out their artist page for more info! Some serious talent there.

Okay, let’s talk about the Soundblox Tri-Mod Flanger. The Tri-Mod Flanger came from the original Hot Hand Phaser/Flanger system in a smaller system. The tri-mod flanger has 11 preset ‘effects’. The presets include:

1. Classic flanger with resonance
2. Delayed subtracted from input, producing a hollow sound
3. Multiple individually varying delay lines summed
4. High resonance, peaks only, no notches
5. Multiple delays, no resonance
6. Multiple delays, with resonance
7. Classic flanger with resonance, but with extra delay network inserted into feedback path
8. A lot of individual delays with resonance and extra delay network in feedback
9. A lot of individual delays with resonance and extra delay network in feedback
10. Classic flanger, hollow sound
11. Delayed signal only, no flanging effect. Meant for pitch modulation, such as vibrato.
– There is also a calibration setting.

My first reaction with this pedal and these pre-sets, you can achieve just about ANY flanger effect you’re looking for. The options were plentiful, and these starting points for initial effect covers just about everything a flanger is known to do. Subtle flange to crazy jet flange with huge sweeps is possible with this pedal!

There are three controls available. These control delay, depth and speed to the preset effect selected.

Delay - Adjusts the amount of time delay used to create the flange
Depth - This is actually a multi-purpose control. Primary function is to control the depth of the flange effect and controls the type of modulation used. Options include Envelope or LFO.
Speed - In envelope mode (see Depth control) it will control the attak of the envelope. In LFO it will control the oscillation.

Optionally this pedal can be used with a HotHand attachment. The HotHand is a like a tethered ring with a accelerometer in the ring. By triggering the accelerometer you will be able alter the effect from your playing hand. The Depth and Speed knobs have ‘HH’ values there. You can control the depth response via the HH and Flail/Pick controls which are part of Speed. The HotHand is sold separately.

For this demo, I again enlisted the help of Jimmy Rolle. Immediately we were both impressed with the insane amount of flange tone/control/effects that are available, and to present them all within a demo video or two is impossible. It would be easy to devote a 5 minute video of each preset effect! For this demo, we broke it down to two videos. One for ‘clean’ and one for ‘gain’ amp settings. All played with a Les Paul Elegant Custom Shop guitar into a Rivera Knucklehead 100w head through a Marshall 4×12 cabinet. Cabinet was mic’d with Shure SM57 and Fathead Ribbon Mic. Nothing else in the signal path between the guitar and the amp.

Below Jimmy is playing on Channel 2 of the Rivera Knucklehead (clean channel)

You can listen to the high quality MP3 clip via SoundCloud

Next up is the Tri-Mod Flanger on the gain side of the amp.

You can listen to the high quality MP3 clip via SoundCloud

As you can see there is a big variety of flanger/vibrato sounds that can be acquired with this pedal, and we just scratched the surface. If you’re looking for a flanger with variety and quality, then you may need to look closely at the Source Audio Soundblox Tri-Mod Flanger.

The Tri-Mod Flanger is currently available for $99 at Amazon.com, or you can find a dealer from Source Audio’s website!

If you want to learn more about what Source Audio offers, please visit them on the web, like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter!

 


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