Sometimes combining pedals can be easy or frustrating since all pedals have their own quirks and issues but I think I found a winning combo and wanted to share it! I have been raving about The Warped Vinyl by Chase Bliss for some time now and while I was on tour, Walrus Audio‘s Descent arrived. I liked how shimmering the Descent’s reverb gets which sparked an idea once I started playing through it.
The cool thing about the Warped Vinyl is the pedal’s ability to actually sound warped and kind of lengthen and bend a note’s structure. I thought to myself, what if this bending and warping of sound was washed in some wild reverb? The result sounds like a warped vinyl string section from an old classical record. I love how stacked up the textures get, giving my fretless bass a sort of string section sound.
After I kept messing with settings, I found something I thought I could put a beat to. So I started with this loop of my bass and took it from there.
A lot of times, I get asked how do I use the sounds I create in a song or musical context. I think this is a fair question since a lot of sounds I do come up with, I have yet to find a spot for them but I decided I would show how I used the above bass line in a context with drums and you all tell me if it sounds cool.