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Sorry for posting this again... Ballerina 12/24 effects

Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2008 8:13 pm
by guitarmattms
Hi,

I really enjoy playing the song Ballerina. However, I'm not quit sure how to get an effect similiar to what he uses. I understand that Mr. Vai uses an Eventide Harmonizer. Are there more affordable pedals out there that can give me a similiar sound?

Thanks and sorry for a repeated post.

Posted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 12:53 am
by NOT!!!
i´ve never tried an eventide, but all the other harmonizers sound like crap when playing chords. so a g-major wouldn´t be a suggestion...

Re: Sorry for posting this again... Ballerina 12/24 effects

Posted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 1:10 am
by Jeroen
guitarmattms wrote:Hi,

I really enjoy playing the song Ballerina. However, I'm not quit sure how to get an effect similiar to what he uses. I understand that Mr. Vai uses an Eventide Harmonizer. Are there more affordable pedals out there that can give me a similiar sound?

Thanks and sorry for a repeated post.
I had the perfect patch for Ballerina on a TC Electronic G-Major. I'm sure the Major, G-Force and G-system are all able to get that sound.
J

Posted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 1:47 am
by justcartilage
There is a preset for Ballerina on Guitar Rig. A few of the 'fx units' it uses are a bit weird and not sure what would match them by way of real fx units.

The sound quality isn't brilliant, but the actual effect is spot on. It's pretty freakin cool to play.

Re: Sorry for posting this again... Ballerina 12/24 effects

Posted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 3:17 am
by NOT!!!
Jeroen wrote:
guitarmattms wrote:Hi,

I really enjoy playing the song Ballerina. However, I'm not quit sure how to get an effect similiar to what he uses. I understand that Mr. Vai uses an Eventide Harmonizer. Are there more affordable pedals out there that can give me a similiar sound?

Thanks and sorry for a repeated post.
I had the perfect patch for Ballerina on a TC Electronic G-Major. I'm sure the Major, G-Force and G-system are all able to get that sound.
J
My G-Major and my Whammy WH-1 are both not able to create a clean chord sound. You hear the sound washing around. What do you mean by "patch"???? Some update from the I-Net or just something you created in the pitch shifting section of the G-Major?

Re: Sorry for posting this again... Ballerina 12/24 effects

Posted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 3:31 am
by brentm
Jeroen wrote:
guitarmattms wrote:Hi,

I really enjoy playing the song Ballerina. However, I'm not quit sure how to get an effect similiar to what he uses. I understand that Mr. Vai uses an Eventide Harmonizer. Are there more affordable pedals out there that can give me a similiar sound?

Thanks and sorry for a repeated post.
I had the perfect patch for Ballerina on a TC Electronic G-Major. I'm sure the Major, G-Force and G-system are all able to get that sound.
J
Jeroen - would you mind posting your settings? I have a G-Major also and would love to give it a try.

Re: Sorry for posting this again... Ballerina 12/24 effects

Posted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 3:50 am
by Jeroen
brentm wrote:
Jeroen wrote:
guitarmattms wrote:Hi,

I really enjoy playing the song Ballerina. However, I'm not quit sure how to get an effect similiar to what he uses. I understand that Mr. Vai uses an Eventide Harmonizer. Are there more affordable pedals out there that can give me a similiar sound?

Thanks and sorry for a repeated post.
I had the perfect patch for Ballerina on a TC Electronic G-Major. I'm sure the Major, G-Force and G-system are all able to get that sound.
J
Jeroen - would you mind posting your settings? I have a G-Major also and would love to give it a try.
I'd love to, but my G-Major died a while ago. However, this thread may get you started:

http://www.vai.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=15190

Posted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 10:25 pm
by Petie
You can also do it on the Boss GT-8. You can set the stereo harmonizer effect itself to delay the harmonies by up to about half a second or so, so you don't need to turn on a separate delay effect, just set 2 different delayed harmony times.

It sounds best when you use the acoustic simulator as well, for that ultra-clear tone.

Tonelab

Posted: Fri Oct 03, 2008 1:47 pm
by guitarmattms
Hey, everyone.

Thanks for all the tips. What about Vox's Tonelab? Has anyone know if you can do it with this?

Thanks.