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How to introduce these classic effects via your DAW into your own mixes.

Hello and welcome to another Dojo. This time I'll discuss the differences between phasing and flanging and offer some advice on how better to use these effects in your recording and mixes.

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Although he's become a leading figure in both jazz and blues guitar, Robben Ford's first instrument was saxophone. He switched to guitar at 14 and was fronting the Charles Ford Blues Band—named after his father—and supporting blues greats Charlie Musselwhite and Jimmy Witherspoon by age 18.

Photo by Mascha Thompson

The jazz and blues virtuoso changed his tone palette on the new all-instrumental album, Pure, stepping way from his legendary 100-watt Dumble. After 36 years playing the same rig, the transition was not easy.

"I consider it a real blessing having learned the guitar through the blues medium," says Robben Ford. "I then developed a great love for jazz and, in particular, the tenor saxophone. Those guys—or the guys that I like, I should say—are all very vocal players. They're singers. Miles Davis's trumpet as well is the most brilliant example of a trumpet player using his horn as a voice. It's very much related to speech. Sometimes you speak softly. Sometimes you just groove along. Sometimes you yell. You're always trying to say something as opposed to play something."

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Enter here for your chance to WIN a Pedal Pad DEEP III in Black Tooled Leather! Giveaway Ends October 22, 2021.

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A vastly underrated overdrive gets even more rating worthy.

Great capacity for balanced detail across gain range. Sweet growl in low mids. Silky smooth. Useful EQ section.

20 bucks more than the original—but who's countin'?

$79

TC Electronic MojoMojo Paul Gilbert Overdrive
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Were TC Electronic stomps not already abundant in our Killer Pedals Under $100 feature, the original MojoMojo would have been a shoo-in. I've had one for years, used it in recording situations, and watched other artists select it in place of more exotic and expensive overdrive fare. In general, the original MojoMojo's flexibility, liveliness, capacity for detail, balance, and organic amp-ish gain textures made it a hit. All of those qualities live on in the new Paul Gilbert version, but with more available gain, higher headroom, and a robust low-mid bump that impressively adds airiness rather than flab.

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In describing this new version of a company classic, EHX founder Mike Matthews stated: "The new Nano Deluxe Memory Man delivers the lush bucket-brigade delay and modulation of our classic large-format pedal. We simply shrunk it and added some features for modern players including both Rate and Depth knobs for enhanced modulation control. Now, you can have the Memory Man in our time-honored standard chassis, or our new, compact, nano design."

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Rig Rundown: White Reaper

Witness how the self-proclaimed World's Best American Band values pragmatic workhorses over rock 'n' roll excess.

Tired of pretentious music? Are you looking to just have fun and rock out? The good-time, make-you-move-and-groove medicine you're after is what White Reaper dispenses.

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