Sorry for the length of this. I only seem capable of dumping my thoughts on this pedal here several months at a time.
TLDR: what are you having success with using Ribbons?
I feel like I’ve had the Ribbons for a while now and I’m still working things out. How have people found they use it most/best?
I only just tried it with a bass guitar and it’s so good. Turning basically every knob to half way on compression, all degradation effects, crackle and reverb, then only using a little bit of the mix with an expression pedal. Slow, rattley ambient stuff just sounds so amazing and atmospheric like this.
Most of the time I get distracted with recording endless layers of asynchronous guitar arpeggios just bringing the filters and the reverb up and down, but feel like I need to try out some different techniques.
As I’m fully rambling now I may as well throw this question in. Is there any documentation anywhere of the signal chain within the pedal, meaning order of filter, compression, tape effects etc. It’s fantastic being able to move the reverb but keep catching myself out expecting the filter to be pre-verb. Just curious if you can see it as a diagram anywhere.
I’m looking at adding the OBNE Float filter to my board and can’t quite suss out which side of the Ribbons would be more useful.
I’m still back and forth looking at midi control surfaces. I’m more fluid with the page controls but I’d love to have 16 pots available for the front 4 pages and essentially just leave the unit on the 4 track looper by default.
How have people got on with the Faderfox or Midifighter options? There seem to be a few suitable controllers but some only give USB out, which would need an interface or some sort of adapter, correct?
Endless or finite encoders? The ‘catch-up’ system works well when flipping between pages, but I’d love to have full control of all parameters and in that scenario I think a finite controller would actually be preferable so it always indicates the correct position?
I have a beatstep pro that I should really test this out with before committing, but I feel like the endless encoders might not actually be helpful in this instance? I guess the pads/buttons for things like CC change on comp/sat would be useful too. I also want something smaller that can go on a pedal train nano.
Anybody use an expression controller for the touch effects? It can be slightly unintuitive (to me) to use some of them with a pedal rather than a switch, but an interesting way to mix it up.