Wednesday, February 21st, 2001 | 8:58 am and filed in Gear.


I received a new aquisition today: a Metasonix TS-21 Hellfire Modulator. This was the thing I ordered through the drum machine museum a few weeks ago. First, let me say this thing is f*cking PHAT. The Vacuum Tube circuitry makes a huge difference in warmth and fidelity, and amazingly this translates to the digital realm quite well! I’ve been running a MC-202 through the Hellfire and tweaking around the 202 filters for some amazing distortion sounds. Here’s a little MP3 sample of this combination being used in a Remix done with Reason: bbhfbass.mp3 (428Kb MP3 file)

I’ve had the opportunity to audition several of the New Metasonix modular devices, and they are equally as impressive as the Hellfire. In all honesty, these devices aren’t for everybody. But if you’re looking for a unique piece to complement your modular collection, then you should seriously consider this stuff. Now if i could only get Peter to write a Hellfire Effect for reason :-)

Did i mention before that Eric Persing at Spectrasonics is a fellow ReBirth user? I guess not. On the Retro Funk Library there is a RB-338 v2 Retro Funk Mod. Unfortunately this file falls under the license agreement and distribution is a no-no. It’s pretty cool though, it has samples from the kits contained in the Library.

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