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joecool85

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EHX Ripped Speaker - Make your rig sound broken!
« on: February 12, 2021, 11:05:53 AM »
EHX has released the "Ripped Speaker" effects pedal.  It claims to emulate that "torn speaker" sound.  While I can't imagine that is a sound someone would emulate on purpose, for $99 USD it can be on your pedal board!

What do you guys think?

https://www.gearnews.com/dont-slash-your-speakers-get-the-new-electro-harmonix-ripped-speaker-pedal-instead/
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Re: EHX Ripped Speaker - Make your rig sound broken!
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2021, 02:55:36 AM »
Ha!  Now I can get on with my St. Anger cover band  :lmao:
Now all I need is a "Trash Can Lid" snare effect, and I'm all set.  8)

EDIT: I listened to the video, and I get it now.  The "Rip" knob sets the bias, which explains the gating effect.  And the tone is a "tilt" tone, which was a bit of a failed experiment in Hi-Fi world, but it works for pedals?  Hmmm...
https://www.edn.com/implement-an-audio-frequency-tilt-equalizer-filter/

I think the effect might sound better if there were also a control to blend in with the clean signal.  After all, that's why folks were slashing speakers; to get a distorted sound out of the clean amps of the time.  But I'm not a big pedal company, so...