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Stereo Harmonic Tremolo

iaresee

Administrator
Moderator
A thread by @Danny Hayoun and @LeonC talking about the stereo Magnatone amplifer that did both stereo panning and some vibrato effect had me wondering if I could cobble together something similarly dimensional and lush in the Axe-Fx III using a couple of blocks around an AMP and CAB pair.

I sat down tonight to try.

I didn't really get close to the Magnatone sound, but as I was flipping things around looking for the right combination I hit upon this pretty spectacular combo of a harmonic tremolo block followed by a stereo panning block.

With a light touch on the mix and width and using different frequencies for both of the effects it really comes alive and is a blast to play through.


The preset, unfortunately, uses some of @austinbuddy's fine work for the AMP and CAB block setup so I can't share it, but the important block layout was: DRV > AMP > TREM (Harmonic) > CAB > PAN (Stereo).

Harmonic Tremolo block settings were:

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And the Panner block settings were:

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Danny Hayoun

New Member
A thread by @Danny Hayoun and @LeonC talking about the stereo Magnatone amplifer that did both stereo panning and some vibrato effect had me wondering if I could cobble together something similarly dimensional and lush in the Axe-Fx III using a couple of blocks around an AMP and CAB pair.

I sat down tonight to try.

I didn't really get close to the Magnatone sound, but as I was flipping things around looking for the right combination I hit upon this pretty spectacular combo of a harmonic tremolo block followed by a stereo panning block.

With a light touch on the mix and width and using different frequencies for both of the effects it really comes alive and is a blast to play through.


The preset, unfortunately, uses some of @austinbuddy's fine work for the AMP and CAB block setup so I can't share it, but the important block layout was: DRV > AMP > TREM (Harmonic) > CAB > PAN (Stereo).

Harmonic Tremolo block settings were:

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And the Panner block settings were:

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Hey man,

So glad to have awakened the whole magnatone thing and that it inspired you to bust out the tools and chisel away at that sound. If you don’t mind sharing which Austin buddy amp you used, those of us who have the naked amps pack could use that info...
 

iaresee

Administrator
Moderator
Hey man,

So glad to have awakened the whole magnatone thing and that it inspired you to bust out the tools and chisel away at that sound. If you don’t mind sharing which Austin buddy amp you used, those of us who have the naked amps pack could use that info...
It was:

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No changes to the AMP or CAB block. Delay was Mono Tape with light mix.

Edit: DRV block was on too. Tone of Kings. Drive ~7. Tone at 5. Level at ~8.
 
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lqdsnddist

Axe-Master
Sounds very much like a vibe.


I’ve always found harmonic tremolo to do a pretty good vibe effect. Used to jam with a buddy who used a Flint with the harmonic trem setting for a lot of classic univive tracks and it really sounded great.

I don’t know why Fender didn’t continue it on the old brown face amps, guess optical tremolo was cheaper ? Certainly didn’t sound as cool as a swampy bias trem, or the swirly harmonic trem they used to have
 

Burgs

Experienced
I'm revisiting this one because I own a Twilighter Stereo, the one with the magic Stereo Pitch Shifting Vibrato. Ted sent me one on the proviso that I demo his entire range. That didn't eventuate because Covid had its way but I'm looking forward to doing it someday. Anyway, I've got the big daddy amp and it's a jaw-dropping sound. Something special to be in the room with. I've made a few videos featuring it over the last year or so (see link below). The closest I can get with the Axe-FX III (so far) is here in this preset (thank you for the inspiration, Ian!). Use a Tele or something with singles. I'll keep working on it but it's a tough one!
 

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Admin M@

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Fractal Audio Systems
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Is it me or does the rate of hysteresis in the panning on that amp vary inversely to the pan rate?
 

yek

Legend!
I'm revisiting this one because I own a Twilighter Stereo, the one with the magic Stereo Pitch Shifting Vibrato. Ted sent me one on the proviso that I demo his entire range. That didn't eventuate because Covid had it's way but I'm looking forward to doing it someday. Anyway, I've got the big daddy amp and it's a jaw-dropping sound. Something special to be in the room with. I've made a few videos featuring it over the last year or so (see link below). The closest I can get with the Axe-FX III (so far) is here in this preset (thank you for the inspiration, Ian!). Use a Tele or something with singles. I'll keep working on it but it's a tough one!

Whoa, that guitar+amp sound fantastic, with and without the vibrato.
 

Adman103

Experienced
I'm revisiting this one because I own a Twilighter Stereo, the one with the magic Stereo Pitch Shifting Vibrato. Ted sent me one on the proviso that I demo his entire range. That didn't eventuate because Covid had its way but I'm looking forward to doing it someday. Anyway, I've got the big daddy amp and it's a jaw-dropping sound. Something special to be in the room with. I've made a few videos featuring it over the last year or so (see link below). The closest I can get with the Axe-FX III (so far) is here in this preset (thank you for the inspiration, Ian!). Use a Tele or something with singles. I'll keep working on it but it's a tough one!
Man, that sounds so good! Thank you for the effect too!
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Without diving into the whole stereo live thing, I really enjoy playing in stereo around the house. I grabbed one of those little stereo Swarts a little while back so my kids could hear me play and practice- and boy does it sound huge! Wide as a bus.
The TV Jones baritone doesn't hurt either!
 

iaresee

Administrator
Moderator
I'm revisiting this one because I own a Twilighter Stereo, the one with the magic Stereo Pitch Shifting Vibrato. Ted sent me one on the proviso that I demo his entire range. That didn't eventuate because Covid had its way but I'm looking forward to doing it someday. Anyway, I've got the big daddy amp and it's a jaw-dropping sound. Something special to be in the room with. I've made a few videos featuring it over the last year or so (see link below). The closest I can get with the Axe-FX III (so far) is here in this preset (thank you for the inspiration, Ian!). Use a Tele or something with singles. I'll keep working on it but it's a tough one!
Aww man. Now I'm shopping Danelectro baritones. :D
 

Greg Ferguson

Power User
Mark Lettieri just released his second baritone album. He did two live videos talking about the tracks, answering questions and playing and discussing the baritones used.


 
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