The No.1 Website for Pro Audio
Pitch - Time - Space
Old 31st August 2016
Pitch - Time - Space

Hi Steve,

David here. In our workshop last July you talked about the integration between Pitch, Time and Space. I immediately visualized a triangle much like photographers view Shutter speed / ISO / Aperture as important interrelationships to take great photographs.

During our workshop together you emphasized these points throughout and demonstrated their relationship in many ways. Could you expand on your thoughts between these important elements of sound and how you approach them in your own work?
Old 5th September 2016
Special Guest
Steve Roach's Avatar

David nice to see you here…
For every piece I have created since the beginning is has one or all 3 of these these essentials for enhancing and animating life into my music.
I just read a new interview with Jean Michel Jarre in Electronic Musician and he says "Delays and reverbs are probably 50 percent of my sound"
I would say the same for me if not more. This sound comes from an infinite combination of pitch processing from subtle detuning to dramatic pitch shifting, Time delays from tight taps, chorus, stereo delays, long slowly receding echos and various looping techniques and then, my main addiction, the magnificent world of Digital Reverb.

I feel synths, no matter how advanced or simple an instrument is on its own
needs this combination, not just the onboard versions of these effects.
As I have said in some of the other answers, I rely on stand alone hardware units. I look at them like the mixing board - as an instrument. I am constantly tweaking these as I am building and performing-recording a piece. I need hands on and discreet control. I have Reverb spaces, that like some of my Xpander patches have been with me for years, evolving and are a vital ingredient to my sound.

Since they were released I have used all the Eventide pedals, especially in my live set up, the Timefactor, Pitch Pactor, Mod factor and the Space. To my ears the Space is a great verb for longer verbs, with lots of controls, great for zone shaping to your hearts content. The quality can be bright and airy to deep and dark, also a perfect companion to the modular as well.
📝 Reply

Similar Threads

Thread / Thread Starter Replies / Views Last Post
replies: 2525 views: 819656
Avatar for easyrider
easyrider 2 weeks ago
replies: 58 views: 70881
Avatar for Langur
Langur 15th March 2018
replies: 5526 views: 216232
Avatar for Derp
Derp 13th October 2017
replies: 0 views: 814
Avatar for The Press Desk
The Press Desk 6 days ago
Post Reply

Welcome to the Gearslutz Pro Audio Community!

Registration benefits include:
  • The ability to reply to and create new discussions
  • Access to members-only giveaways & competitions
  • Interact with VIP industry experts in our guest Q&As
  • Access to members-only sub forum discussions
  • Access to members-only Chat Room
  • Get INSTANT ACCESS to the world's best private pro audio Classifieds for only USD $20/year
  • Promote your eBay auctions and listings for free
  • Remove this message!
You need an account to post a reply. Create a username and password below and an account will be created and your post entered.

Slide to join now Processing…
🖨️ Show Printable Version
✉️ Email this Page
🔍 Search thread
🎙️ View mentioned gear
Forum Jump
Forum Jump