Ladyland TonePrint by Steve Stevens
Steve's 'Ladyland' through zero flanging Toneprint replicates the classic old flanger sounds, originally created using two tape delays and manually changing their speed.
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TC: Hi Steve. What’s your normal setup, pedalboard or rack?
Steve: A little bit of both, it’s a Dave Friedman system. All pedals are mounted in a rack on shelves and the pedals are selected for each patch with a switching system.
TC: What are your basic pedals?
Steve: Some Fulltone stuff, e.g. an OCD - but not many distortion pedals. As for amps, I use Dave Friedmans Marshall amp for my main lead sound and for heavier sounds I use a modified Suhr OD100. The amps can also be switched in and out in my system.
TC: Do you like to tweak pedal knobs a lot or do you just want to “set-and-forget”.
Steve: As long as it sounds good I don’t care how many knobs are on the pedal. I was always into gear and pedals when I was a geeky kid. I actually built some stuff myself, so the technology side of it doesn’t scare me at all.
TC: What excites you the most about being able to tweak sounds?
Steve: The build in lack of obsolescence is great. You know, you get a pedal, it’s your favorite for a while, but 6 months down the line there is something else and that pedal ends on the shelve. The Toneprint feature is cool, because you are basically your own designer. I like the fact that people can go buy something in the store, and then download a sound that you’ve put your stamp-of-approval on.
TC: What was your musical influences while growing up?
Steve: I didn’t get an electric guitar before I was 13, so believe it or not, I started with all the acoustic stuff – James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, John Fahey.
The acoustic background for me has really served me well, when you think of songs in the style of ‘Eyes without a face’ – you’ll hear they are acoustic based songs.
Then the early progressive rock stuff hit – british progressive bands like early Genesis and Yes. All the stuff that wasn’t just blues based. It was all that stuff I was learning as a guitar player, but couldn’t figure out to put in a rock band context. Then I heard Steve Howe (Yes) And Robert Fripp (King Crimson) and I was hooked.
TC: Now that you have done Toneprints for the TC Electronic pedals, can you see this technology is taking us into the future?
Steve: Absolutely. I’ve had the luxury of making these Toneprints, and the idea of another guy buying the pedals, then download signature sounds from me and other players they admire, is awesome.
TC: Do you think you would download any Toneprints. Steve: Absolutely! I want to hear what other people can do with it.続きを読む Steve Stevens