Post Number: 2
|Posted on Wednesday, May 12, 2010 - 8:58 am: |
Just looking for a little clarification on the controls for my custom rogue 5 string...I am starting to work with a new sound guy and he asked about the controls. I cannot find any documentation on them...
This is what I have:
Pickups: Alembic MXY56
Controls: volume, pan, filter, Q, bass cut/flat/boost switch, treble cut/flat/boost switch
Obviously the volume and pan are no problem...but what can I print out to give him that explains the rest of the controls and what they directly affect and do?
Thanks in advance...
Post Number: 1179
|Posted on Wednesday, May 12, 2010 - 10:22 am: |
Here is a link for the flat/boost/cut switches: http://alembic.com/club/messages/16271/16370.html?1107721317
Here is a pretty extensive discussion of the filters/Q and how they work: http://alembic.com/club/messages/16271/16376.html?1206759755
Post Number: 3
|Posted on Wednesday, May 12, 2010 - 12:00 pm: |
Post Number: 7
|Posted on Friday, May 14, 2010 - 1:13 pm: |
You really need sometime to get used to the Filter's concept, but it is totaly ingenious. You can even simulate others PUs character with it.
I adjust my Tone mainly balancing between PUs and use Filter just to sculpt how much "growl", "bite" or "air" I need (depending on where I will put its cut off's frequency center).
Post Number: 1393
|Posted on Friday, May 14, 2010 - 11:34 pm: |
It's an intuitive thing once you wrap your head around the filter concept. Of course, another feature unique to ALEMBIC is that with the filter off, you have active electronics without boost/cut as you'd see with virtually anyone else's tone network. Very clean, deceptively so, usually the reason you hear some non-informed two-centers talk about ALEMBICs not sounding very 'bassy'.
And of course with the filters and the blend you can get everything from very lumpy organ-pedals tone, to clavinets on steroids. From just a few knobs and a few switches. Amazing.
Like the man said, there's those who know, and those who think they know !
J o e y