Hi Everyone. Fairfield Circuitry is announcing two new pedals today:
“Long Life”: Which is a channel strip style EQ/Filter/Oscillator
“Hors D’oeuvres?”: Which is a feedback looper/Eater Of Worlds
I’ve been testing the pedals for a few weeks now, and have made a few videos that explore each pedal. These videos are less “tech demo” and more focused on making some noises and letting you come to your own conclusions. I’ll link to them here. Anyway, these seemed like pedals that this community might enjoy, so I figured I’d post this stuff here. I don’t work for Fairfield, so I may not have all the answers, but am happy to answer questions to the best of my ability or kick around ideas (or try something that you’re curious about with the pedals).
@fever606 indeed! I felt the same way at first, but I’ve come to really enjoy it. Especially pairing it with, say, the Lyra-8 to add some control. But I also love its sound as an oscillator. For whatever reason, it sounds like a sine wave when triggered from my Keystep, but like a Saxophone when triggered from Crow
Really digging the sounds and interface of Long Life, I’ve used other EQ pedals in the past (Boss GE-7), but this seems a lot more fun and interactive. Also works for “tone chasing” which is something I’ve moved away from with my guitar playing but still indulge periodically.
So, I’ve been working on slimming down my setup lately, with some success, I might add. However, feedback is something that I’ve considered exploring recently, as I venture down paths less traveled. One question I have about the HD is – given the additional send/return jacks, is it possible to input a stereo signal using the main in and the return in? Does that even make sense? Is there a schematic or signal flow document available? Even if that’s not possible, I’m still enjoying the functionality and very tempted to go for it. Fairfield makes really well thought out gear.
It may very well be possible, but I’ll tell you- the feedback circuit definitely imparts its own character on the signal. So even if it worked, one channel would sound a little different. Not sure if that matters or not, but figured I’d throw it out there
Yeah, I totally get what you’re saying. Given that it’s feedback, I figured the results are going to be wild and crazy by design. Preserving stereo would be a nice to have, but not critical, depending on the result. I’m just trying to imagine ways to interface it with my various pieces (i.e. most having stereo outputs). Naturally, I could simply take just the left signal out, but trying to think outside the box here.
New Questions: do you have any examples of hors d’oeurve? being used in a “no input” situation? When nothing is plugged into the S/R jacks, I assume the signal flows through the internal feedback path, right? Cheers.
Well, I ordered an Hors D’oueve? the other day. Looking forward to trying it out in a bunch of scenarios. I hope to see more examples on here too. I promise to post up if I come across something interesting.
ordered the hors d’oeuvre almost immediately - have had a bit of time to mess with it and it’s really great, instantly adds some extra depth and possibility to any other effect, subtle depth or extreme alteration