Effects Pedals Videos

The Woodwind and the Brasswind has some lightly educational videos about playing saxophone with effects pedals. They seems a little more geared towards them selling stuff. Not the greatest videos or examples, but it is a thing that saxophone players are using in performance. One of the best examples of someone who uses pedals is Dean Mongerio.

I think the one they did not show is an envelope follower, like a Q-Tron. If you are into the Brecker sound from the 70s, you want a Q-Tron type pedal. I’m planning on doing an article about pedals soon. I have been doing playing with pedals off and on for a while, starting with a Digitech Vocalist Live. I’ve now gone more “traditional”. What I would say is that I’m not a huge fan of using an all in one box to do effects for various reasons.

Anyhow, if anyone has any good videos with effects pedals, submit them in the comments!

SABre

I heard about this a while ago. A way to “augment” one’s bass clarinet. Though the original looked like it would completely wreck one’s bass clarinet.

I mean, look at all the stuff bolted on it. No way. Plus those demos? I dunno about that contemporary music stuff…..very strange.

Now though, they have the sensor down to a little box that straps on your clarinet or saxophone. Gives you all sorts of possibilities. No idea how much it costs.