I saw a Facebook post from Jackson Kincheloe where he demo’d the Electro Harmonix Synth9 pedal. I liked that demo, and I bought the pedal. I tried it with my…

I saw a Facebook post from Jackson Kincheloe where he demo’d the Electro Harmonix Synth9 pedal. I liked that demo, and I bought the pedal.

The looper setup. Digitech RP500 for harp, RP360XP for vocals, Synth9 on vocal mic, 3 synced Digitech loopers on lower right

I tried it with my RP500 and Joyo American Sound FX chains, with the Fireball V and Bulletini mics, and it didn’t sound good with any of those setups. Eventually I tried it at the end of my current vocal chain: an SM58 mic into a Digitech RP30XP running a compressor, delay, and reverb, with a low octave double under expression pedal control.

That worked. You can hear that chain on this loop recording. The beatbox rhythm is through the SM58 into the RP360XP; the bass and rhythm harmonica parts are courtesy of the RP500; the lead is through the SM58 and RP360XP into the Sunth9.

Enjoy. The audio was recorded live into my Zoom H4. I normalized the level afterwards; otherwise there is no post-recording audio processing.

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