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The unique sound of the uni-vibe pedal: Part II. Transient behaviour
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Paper Abstract

The Uni-Vibe is an effect pedal mostly used by electric guitar players. It is based on an opto-electronically controlled all-pass chain. In last year’s paper on the subject an idealized system model was derived, which lead to deeper discussion of the musical consequences of the effect in terms of harmonic analysis of single tones and chords in clean and distorted mode. As a direct continuation the present paper deals with the transient behaviour of the device. The transient response is essential for understanding the special sound character, the reaction on picking techniques and the interaction with certain instruments. Therefore the system model is expanded and the pulse response of the idealized time invariant system is derived.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 September 2013
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8842, Novel Optical Systems Design and Optimization XVI, 88420I (30 September 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2021481
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Cornelius F. Hahlweg, bbw Hochschule Berlin (Germany)
Helmut-Schmidt-Univ. (Germany)
Hendrik Rothe, Helmut-Schmidt-Univ. (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8842:
Novel Optical Systems Design and Optimization XVI
G. Groot Gregory; Arthur J. Davis, Editor(s)

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