#1
Hey guys, I was wondering how to get funky, weird sounds that can be played live.

Here's an example of one of the sounds I'm talking about:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWGG5lwnsNw

Notice the beeps, what would you use to make that sound live? Is it a keyboard, a pedal, some effect? Any suggestions on how to incorporate "weird" sounds into your live music? It's a pretty broad answer, so feel free to interpret the question as you will. Any advice will help. Thanks.
#3
When the Flight of The Conchords have those littles beat live, they usually come from a keyboard or omnichord.
#4
I WAS going to say tune your guitar to C-G-C-F-Bb-A BUT then i watched the video. Synthesisers and a 1983 Casio DG-20 electric guitar
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#5
yup, the Casio DG-20...go what She's so Hot Boom from their live set on youtube, and Bret clearly says "This is a...Casio DG-20...um....we got it from a *blank* shop in the future" (yes, it's in my favorites >_> ). I put "blank" there cuz I have no idea if he says "PORN" or "PAWN" shop, since he happens to mumble it, so Mumble + New Zealand Accent = Hard Time Understanding for my Silly American Brain :p
#6
Effects that can be used as "weird":
Rotary
Reverb (a lot)
Delay (Twisted or Reverse - digital only)
Flanger (Check out muse's "Map of the Problematique")
Fuzz pedals can get some outlandish sounds when combined with flange/wah some other modulation.

Hope this helps.
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#7
Quote by RG_FANMAN
yup, the Casio DG-20...go what She's so Hot Boom from their live set on youtube, and Bret clearly says "This is a...Casio DG-20...um....we got it from a *blank* shop in the future" (yes, it's in my favorites >_> ). I put "blank" there cuz I have no idea if he says "PORN" or "PAWN" shop, since he happens to mumble it, so Mumble + New Zealand Accent = Hard Time Understanding for my Silly American Brain :p


YOU sir, should be my friend! There are not enough FoC fans out there!!! START THE THREADS!!!

"She's so hot she's making me sexist....... bitch...."

And yes... he says Pawn shop lol
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#8
oh man, i used to watch FoC all the time. then they took away my HBO and wont even let me sign up for it

i do know of a way to make beeps with your guitar though. point a tv remote at the pickups and push buttons. makes some beeping noises.

for other wierd noises, most modulation effects turned all the way up can sound wierd. then stuff like octave pedals, whammy pedals and ring modulators are another place to look for wierd sounds.
#9
Quote by SlappyMcLardfat
Effects that can be used as "weird":
Rotary
Reverb (a lot)
Delay (Twisted or Reverse - digital only)
Flanger (Check out muse's "Map of the Problematique")
Fuzz pedals can get some outlandish sounds when combined with flange/wah some other modulation.

Hope this helps.

Actually, MOTP is a MIDI sequencer that goes +/- 2 octaves
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#12
The EHX Micro Synth can make some pretty epic laser sounds, with the filter 'spread' and the rate at it's highest.

Not really usefull in song writing (unless you're Ash...), but still a pretty cool effect!
#13
Quote by RG_FANMAN
yup, the Casio DG-20...go what She's so Hot Boom from their live set on youtube, and Bret clearly says "This is a...Casio DG-20...um....we got it from a *blank* shop in the future" (yes, it's in my favorites >_> ). I put "blank" there cuz I have no idea if he says "PORN" or "PAWN" shop, since he happens to mumble it, so Mumble + New Zealand Accent = Hard Time Understanding for my Silly American Brain :p


More importantly its a "Casio DG-20... Set to.... Mandolin" (He says so on the album version )
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#15
The Moog Ring modulator is the coolest pedal I've ever seen I think. It can pretty much make any sound you could want. I desperately want one, but its about 300 bucks.

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#16
Quote by RG_FANMAN
yup, the Casio DG-20...go what She's so Hot Boom from their live set on youtube, and Bret clearly says "This is a...Casio DG-20...um....we got it from a *blank* shop in the future" (yes, it's in my favorites >_> ). I put "blank" there cuz I have no idea if he says "PORN" or "PAWN" shop, since he happens to mumble it, so Mumble + New Zealand Accent = Hard Time Understanding for my Silly American Brain :p

Not to sound like a dick or anything, but would it really make any sense if he said "porn"?
Obviously they don't sell musical instruments in porn shops, and they do in pawn shops.
A little common sense goes a long way.
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#17
Kicking a reverb tank sounds pretty cool, if your amp has spring reverb, turn it all the way up and push it down, don't drop it, make sure the volume is low, it will be loud. The result is a crazy springy, wet noise.
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#18
Quote by Brendan.Clace
YOU sir, should be my friend! There are not enough FoC fans out there!!! START THE THREADS!!!

"She's so hot she's making me sexist....... bitch...."

And yes... he says Pawn shop lol


Hhaa, I could barely understand that!

"There ain't no party like my nana's tea party."
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Quote by Sleaze Disease
Not to sound like a dick or anything, but would it really make any sense if he said "porn"?
Obviously they don't sell musical instruments in porn shops, and they do in pawn shops.
A little common sense goes a long way.


I wouldn't really take it as a dick comment if it wasn't for the last line.

And it could make sense, since he's basically using the DG-20 in the She's So Hot Boom vid to make this hip-hop/porno sounds so who knows; porn shops could, in the future sell porno musical instruments.
#20
Quote by RG_FANMAN
Hhaa, I could barely understand that!

"There ain't no party like my nana's tea party."


I'm the Hiphopopotamus my lyrics are bottomles................*cough*......
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#21
First of all, conchords =

Binary solo 0000001 00000111 0000001 0000111 0 0 0 1 001... come on sucker lick my battery!


TS, some fuzz pedals make cool noises, especially ones that oscillate.

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#22
Boogie....boogie....robo Boogie
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#23
"They call me the hip-hopapotamus, i got cloves that flows like phosphorus, poppin off the top of this esophagus, i'm not a water dwelling mammal from africa that's moved to the metropolis and be taught how to break dance. where did you get this preposterous hypothesis...did steve tell you that?....what's he got to do with it?...what kind of a rapping name is steve anyway?"

"my rhymes are so potent that in this first section, I made all of the ladies in the first two rows pregnant."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbbxA8a_M_s&feature=related



btw, Brendan.Clace, is that the Fear of a Blank Planet cover as your avatar?

And to answer the general question, just about any pedal set to max will create cool sounds if you're not into getting a Casio DG-20.
#24
Yup.... PT makes me cream my pants... I am going to try very hard to see them live next tour.... I would give anything for that.....
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#25
^It has to be, there aren't any other kids who are that incredibly creepy on album covers.

EDIT: And at the risk of hijacking the thread, PT is awesome. I just got fear of a blank planet a month or two ago and it's grown on me a ton.

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