Art Made From Guitar Effects Pedals: "Cypher"


16 Responses to “Art Made From Guitar Effects Pedals: "Cypher"”

  1. misterhankscorpio says:

    This dude is a genius. The rest of his show is equally provocative and beautiful. Definitely worth seeing if you’re local to DC.

  2. bugmaker says:

    Yeah, I really wanna hear that set up in action!

  3. Anonymous says:

    For people interested in Robin Rose’s work here is the latest review feom the Washington Post:

    Stepping Back to Move Ahead

    The Story Behind The Artist

  4. Chang says:


  5. toxonix says:

    That thing would start self oscillating and the howl would sound terrible.

  6. eti says:

    It wouldn’t sound like anything because it’s a closed loop. You have to pick a spot in the loop to branch off, and that would sound different depending on which pedal you pick. This reminds me of the tree falling in the forest.

  7. Telecustard says:

    Ah, but you can control the oscillations using any pedal with a “level” knob. Try it with just one pedal first. Use a Y-cable, connect input to output, and the other connection to the amp. As you slowly turn up the volume, a very quiet high pitched whistle begins, progressing ever louder and lower pitched until you get a really phat bass sound. Depending on the pedal, it can sound like the most awesome analog synth. Add in the myriad possibilities for manipulating sound with the other knobs, and add in more pedals, and it’s an untapped goldmine of sonic experimentation. Making music using pedals alone is an art still in its early days, like turntablism was in the late ’70s.

  8. Anonymous says:

    i agree… what would this monster sound like?
    please…please do plug that uber-plug-madness into something!

  9. Anonymous says:

    I want…
    BUT I’d want them facing inwards for easier reach. playing electric cello makes me rather immobile where pedals are concerned…
    Is there a poster?

  10. Anonymous says:

    3.01, eastern standard time, hey!

    (Urban Verbs reference)

  11. Ian70 says:

    What would it sound like?

    It -could- sound like everything, or nothing, depending on how you like your knobs.

  12. Chang says:

    It reminds me fo the guy who was making music using only a mixer. Playing the mixer. WHo was that? Someone from Japan, IIRC.

    I may recreate a version of this on my bed tonight.

  13. bugmaker says:

    I like them wild oscillations.

  14. Anonymous says:

    can i have the swollen pickle and the MOSFET when he’s done with them?

  15. Anonymous says:

    That was Toshimaru Nakamura you’re thinking of.

  16. Anonymous says:

    Need bigger picture so can identify every pedal like a good little nerd.

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