A Totally New Stutter Effects Pedal for Radiohead Fans
Five years ago, I established The King of Gear to create an encyclopedia of Radiohead’s gear, and to give fans a better understanding of how the band crafted the unique and innovative sounds heard throughout their discography. Since then, I’ve answered hundreds of questions about the band’s gear, ranging from Thom’s vintage guitars to Nigel’s mic'ing techniques, but easily the most asked was “how do I recreate Jonny Greenwood’s random stutter Max/MSP patch with guitar effects pedals?”
For a long time, the answer was always that there were no available pedals which duplicated the effect – particularly its randomness – and the best that one could do would be to use loopers or tremolos. The randomized glitch effect is easy enough to program if you purchased expensive software and learned how to use it, but it subsequently required a computer and audio interface to use. For the average gigging musician without a crew to carry their equipment, this simply wasn’t doable for live performance. I’ve played many gigs where I wished I could use this effect during part of the song, but didn’t have that capacity. The ’Feral Glitch’ was conceptualized to fill this niche. It offers that distinctive random stutter effect which has previously only been feasible via complex computer software. It sounds a bit cheesy, but with this pedal I really built the one that I had dreamed of for years.
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Clawhauser: Oooh, don’t worry Isa and Wavy, Uncle Ben is comin’!!!
Oh, no… ohh… uh… uh… let’s see, uh… *Goes into character as if he’s talking to Nick and Judy* Gee, Nick..Judy… the good news is, we found your daughters. The bad news is, we dropped a cheetah on them. Is… there a problem with that?
Clawhauser: *looking from side to side in the water* Isabelle? Waverlyyyy?
Stu: Judy the sentry!!!? Why don’t you save the foxes the trouble and just kill me now!? Just KILL ME NOW!!
Judy: He has a point…
Bonnie: All you have to do is watch for foxes and yell if you see one. Look at Iron Joe.
Iron Joe: *In the middle of nervous breakdown*
Don’t close your eyes! Don’t look away! Somebody’s gotta guard us! Somebody’s gotta protect us! *Breaks up in sobs as a couple of bunnies orderlies carry him away, raving, from his post*
Feral!Hiccup outfit ideas. Similar ideas to Valka’s outfit in the distortion of the silhouette to a more lumpy dragon shape, though Hiccup’s is focused more on the arch of the back with the thought that he spends most of his time crouching and crawling- more than Valka would do.