The Ladder is a Dynamic Transistor Ladder Filter that is based on Bob Moog’s original ladder filter designs. Don’t be fooled by its small size, The Ladder is a powerful and fantastic sound sculpting tool that allows for creative and unique sound shifting and shaping. By design, The Ladder sports the smoothest all analog Low Pass and High Pass filter section. Simply adjust the Cutoff knob to add vibe, warmth or tonal adjustment. Choose LP to add analog vibe and warmth to a sound or select HP for sweetening and relieving the heft of a sound.
The Envelope section of The Ladder is where things get really cool:
– Variable Attack and Release controls allow you to perfectly dial in the behavior of The Ladder’s envelope section. Use these controls to open and close the envelope as fast as lightning, or slow as molasses.
– Use the Amount control in Positive or Negative mode for mild to extreme sound shaping and manipulation. From slight timbral excitement and voicing to extreme compression-like behavior. Even reversed filter action is achievable!
– The Resonance control used with The Ladder’s other features allows for the creation of sweet, dynamic and even speech like behavior. Use it to tune The Ladder to a sound source… or not. You can excite or accentuate specific frequencies as well as create completely new unique and wild sounds.
NOTE: The Ladder’s Resonance control will push the unit into self-oscillation. This can be used for effect if desired.
The 2Pole/4Pole switch allows you to select how aggressive your filter slope is. 2 pole is equal to 12db per octave which is smooth and sweet, while 4 pole is 24db per octave which is hard and aggressive.
You also have a hard wire Bypass for totally transparent routing and A/B comparison
The Ladder isn’t your average filter. It’s a big step up
Three stages of true analog saturation in a radically affordable 500-series module.
The Palette provides bullet-proof power, sonically transparent i/o, and elegant controls for three Colour modules. The Palette itself is compatible with any 500-series rack and is currently available as a beginner-friendly DIY kit. Colours are sold separately from the Palette kit.
Colour 500-Series Palette Kit mkI (Assembled Only)
Assemblato da Matteo Fioravanti
Roland Analog Echo DC-20
“This is a rare analog delay unit made by Roland. One of the best analog BBD based analog delay made. The repeat rate is very sensitive and subtle and the intensity knob allows for almost endless repeats with the ability to self oscillate. Its a very dark sounding delay with a very smooth sound. Check out the video!”
YouTube Uploaded by AtomicMusicStore on Sep 26, 2011″Roland Analog Echo DC-20 eBay Demo”
TAPE OP vol2 – The Book About Creative Music Recording by Larry Crane http://tapeop.com
This book features interviews and articles from issues 11 to 20 of Tape Op , an independently published magazine founded in 1996. With a fiercely loyal readership, Tape Op covers creative and practical music recording topics from the famous studios to musicians creating masterpieces in their bedrooms. Creativity, technique, equipment, passion and learning collide in this entertaining, value-rich publication. Interviews and articles in this volume include Abbey Road Studio, Butch Vig, Jim Dickinson, Joe Chiccarelli, Ani DiFranco, Fugazi, The Flaming Lips, and Ween.
preview here: http://books.google.ch/books?id=foViXo_JV9YC&printsec=frontcover&hl=it#v=onepage&q&f=false
buy here: http://www.amazon.com/Tape-Op-About-Creative-Recording/dp/0977990303
The JDK Audio R22 dual channel compressor features two channels of API’s patented award winning compressor circuit in a rack mount unit with internal power supply. This is the same compressor circuit originally designed into all ATI Paragon mixing consoles. Each channel includes the patented ‘THRUST’ switch to protect the sensitive high frequency content of the audio signal even under the most vigorous of compression ratios. The perfect companion to your R20 mic-preamp and R24 EQ, the R22 compressor provides comprehensive easy-to-use control of the audio signal with custom VU metering of both output and gain reduction. The two channels can even be linked for use as a stereo compressor with true RMS power summing of the left and right signals.
||Patented THRUST circuit
||Variable Threshold, Ratio, and Make-up Gain controls
||Switchable metering of output level and gain reduction
||Above threshold LED indication
||Switchable Hard or Soft Knee compression
||Linkable for stereo operation with true RMS power summing
Fully balanced XLR and 1/4″ inputs and outputs
SOUND ON SOUND review: http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/jun10/articles/jdkr22.htm
New gear for Argolab_ The VOG analog bass resonance tool is the latest creation from Little Labs, and is Little Labs first entry in the popular API 500-Series module format. The VOG was originally designed to capture the chest resonance of vocalists or voice over artists, enabling them to still have a proximity type effect without havingto be so close to the mic, hence the name, VOG, or Voice of God. However, when I heard it on kick drum and bass, it became clear this would be the go to device to make these instruments sound huge. The VOG lets users sweep a sharp peak resonance from 20 to 300 Hz, while anything below the peak is rolled off at a steep -24dB per octave. This lets users focus on the low end they want, while eliminating low-end mush and unnecessary woofer excursion. A subharmonic can be the focus, or the fundamental, or upper harmonics. On a kick drum, for example, the overall effect of turning VOGs frequency knob sounds like someone is tightening or loosening the drumhead. In a mix, VOG allows users to place the bass spectrum instruments so they do not interfere or get in the way of each other. The i-VOG is identical to the VOG, but it’s a standalone version, no rack required. Oh, but it does add a hi quality hi Z instrument in which adds to its creative capability. This video is for the UA plug in of the VOG, but the hardware is identical, and this was well produced. SOUND ON SOUND review: http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/nov11/articles/littlelabs-vog.htm