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Old 05-01-2012, 06:59 AM   #1
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Noise pause pedal?? What??

I've been playing for a while now but I've not yet used a pedal other than the wah wah and the "pedal" features in my amp.

A friend of mine has told me of a pedal which "pauses" the note you are and you keep hearing it until you press the button again then it releases and everything goes back to normal.

Do any of you know which pedal this might be? Sounds fun to play with, but all in all I find the feature to be a bit useless
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Old 05-01-2012, 07:02 AM   #2
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sounds like a looper pedal...
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Old 05-01-2012, 07:03 AM   #3
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sounds like a looper pedal...


but doesn't a loop pedal repeart a sequence? Or does it hold a single note too?
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Old 05-01-2012, 07:03 AM   #4
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That's the Electro Harmonix Freeze.
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Old 05-01-2012, 07:04 AM   #5
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I've think you mean http://www.ehx.com/products/freeze, it looks like a nifty pedal, if a little out of the ordinary.
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Old 05-01-2012, 07:04 AM   #6
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Old 05-01-2012, 07:05 AM   #7
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That's the Electro Harmonix Freeze.



That's the one just googled it..

Thanks to all of you

Do either of you own this pedal?
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Old 05-01-2012, 07:08 AM   #8
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Yeah, I have it. It's pretty nifty, you can set it to different modes and different 'reaction' times.
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Old 05-01-2012, 07:10 AM   #9
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Yeah, I have it. It's pretty nifty, you can set it to different modes and different 'reaction' times.



Wicked! I'm thinking about getting one, I'll have to check where I can buy it.
And what do you use it for? Just to fool around, or do you create your own solos or something with it too?
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Old 05-01-2012, 07:12 AM   #10
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To my knowledge, I have not heard of any pedal made with the sole purpose of sustaining a note. In terms of circuit and signal design it would be near impossible to simulate what you're talking about, analog or digital.

However, delay pedals, and more so looping pedals/stations can do exactly that. Most musicians don't use loopers for just one note unless they are using it for background sounds/making a ton of noise. But neither delay pedals nor loopers "pause" the note. The delay pedal stores part of the signal and plays a certain amount of repeats again after a certain time, and the looper records the signal and plays it back.


TL;DR Your friend was probably talking about a loop pedal.
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You probably took a long time to write that post, then, ConeShred. 'Cause the Freeze does just that.

To TS, I use it in various occasions. Sometimes I just run a really deep, low, droning note into it and noodle on top of that using copious amounts of delay/reverb and a slide. Or I use it together with my looper to create a one-man jam, where the looper plays a melody or bass and I use the Freeze and the POG2 together to get a church organ-y thing going.

Also great for improvisation (lay down one chord and noodle on top of that) or songwriting.

As I said, it's a really nifty pedal, and even though it does just one thing (sustain one note or chord), there's a plethora of uses for it, you're only limited by your own creativity/inventivity (it's a word now) and where you place it in your signal path.
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Old 05-01-2012, 07:27 AM   #12
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To my knowledge, I have not heard of any pedal made with the sole purpose of sustaining a note. In terms of circuit and signal design it would be near impossible to simulate what you're talking about, analog or digital.




Yeah, a Freeze.
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Thanks! Sounds great, I'm gonna check it out maybe on the weekend then.

Thanks to everyone else too!

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To TS, I use it in various occasions. Sometimes I just run a really deep, low, droning note into it and noodle on top of that using copious amounts of delay/reverb and a slide. Or I use it together with my looper to create a one-man jam, where the looper plays a melody or bass and I use the Freeze and the POG2 together to get a church organ-y thing going.

Also great for improvisation (lay down one chord and noodle on top of that) or songwriting.

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Old 05-01-2012, 02:10 PM   #14
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To my knowledge, I have not heard of any pedal made with the sole purpose of sustaining a note. In terms of circuit and signal design it would be near impossible to simulate what you're talking about, analog or digital.

However, delay pedals, and more so looping pedals/stations can do exactly that. Most musicians don't use loopers for just one note unless they are using it for background sounds/making a ton of noise. But neither delay pedals nor loopers "pause" the note. The delay pedal stores part of the signal and plays a certain amount of repeats again after a certain time, and the looper records the signal and plays it back.


TL;DR Your friend was probably talking about a loop pedal.


you say this after people have posted links to the pedal?



gotta admit it is a bit of a strange of effect, but it is out there. it is built into my HOG, like 2 versions of it. i never use it, but it can get a real cool organ effect going. i think it just freezes the synced oscillators in the HOG. i don't know how the stand along pedal works.

i am interested to know, why did you think it is so impossible to make?
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you say this after people have posted links to the pedal?



gotta admit it is a bit of a strange of effect, but it is out there. it is built into my HOG, like 2 versions of it. i never use it, but it can get a real cool organ effect going. i think it just freezes the synced oscillators in the HOG. i don't know how the stand along pedal works.

i am interested to know, why did you think it is so impossible to make?


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The fact that I'm planning on doing a drone project made this thread a fantastic discovery. Thanks, guys.
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The fact that I'm planning on doing a drone project made this thread a fantastic discovery. Thanks, guys.



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