abbey road d enfer

Re: Generating Upper and Lower Harmonics
« Reply #40 on: December 19, 2018, 01:26:25 AM »
The bbe  (rack) also had a  'low' end enhance ... I thought that the 'low contour'  control  was of the 'sub-harmonic generating'    kind  ..  adding harmonics at 1/2   of the 'low end dominant freqs' or something like that.
No; it's a basic shelving filter capable of about 12dB boost.
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alexc

Re: Generating Upper and Lower Harmonics
« Reply #41 on: December 19, 2018, 01:34:13 AM »
thanks Abbey  - you're right of course. Too many units on the brain  :o

But yep .. the BBE was useful as a fairly simple to operate   ..  low, hi  enhancer.
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Re: Generating Upper and Lower Harmonics
« Reply #42 on: December 19, 2018, 05:51:14 AM »
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There are thousands of distortion plug-ins, some of them using ophisticated algorithms (much more than what can be put in a Hammond box) and they all sound like crap to me.
Usually no good on programme material. Some might sound 'better' at first, but close inspection reveals degradation clearly. I refrain from it entirely. That being said, as for FX on individual tracks, there's no limit of course.

pvision

Re: Generating Upper and Lower Harmonics
« Reply #43 on: December 29, 2018, 08:09:43 PM »
The older units like Aphex & BBE were good at the time but there's a whole raft of newer devices that sound much less like an effect and more euphonic

The Fatso & others of it's ilk are amazing. I'd love to know how they achieve what they do

If you haven't played with a Fatso, put your prejudices & assumptions to one side till you have. It is, in many ways, awesome

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