madmax1012 wrote:tell me about the Muza. I've wanted one for a while but haven't done anything to change it. also, HOT DAMN THAT TAFM
I like it; you get a lot of variety for $100. Actually there was/might still be one in the b/s/t section here.
None of the 'verbs are particularly lush...my friend played a bit through an Iron Ether Nimbus and it blew me away...the Muza doesn't have that kinda character. The reverbs are more like the 90's digital-rackmount-shoegazin' type. Not an innately bad thing because that general sound is what I wanted, but what I'm saying is that if you're looking for "organic" or "natural" then you should probably keep looking. It is well-suited to space noises. The tone control has a wide range so if you run bass through it, it's easy to correct the sea of mud. Unless that's what you were aiming for. I don't mess with the delay quite as much, but like the reverb it's a cutting sound. Oh, also, none of the delays really oscillate in a crazy way.
Both the verb and delay can go 100% wet, that's really cool. And you can do reverse delay into reverse reverb, also sweet.
Sometimes you get a kind offffff..."fizzy" sound at the very end, when the reverb fades out. This depends on which verb you're using, but I don't think you'd notice it above bedroom level playing.
It has a sound-on-sound looper, but it's not quantized and with normal playing I personally find it difficult to time the start and end just right. It always sounds like you did a sloppy job of splicing a cassette tape. However if you're just looping drones or noise, no problem.
You can store and recall settings, but I never use that.
You can also toggle delay/verb trails on or off. I always have to use the manual to do this.
Some of the delays are stereo/panning, but it seems like the stereo jacks on mine need re-soldering or something. I could never get the stereo ones to work. Some other people here with the Muza have similar issues. Overall I'd say it's worth the money, but be aware that it's a jack-of-all-trades that may have some QC slips. And was probably made in a Chinese factory that recently installed nets to prevent workers from jumping from the roofs when they finally snap. I hope you can live with that while you're staring at your shoes.
Personally I just drown those thoughts out with fuzz.
kbithecrowing wrote:I wanna try that there warble-y delay.
The dude who made the PCB for me threw in two extra boards 'cause they're small, so I'll eventually make two more. NUDGE NUDGE WINK WINK
Actually I just got a vidya camera and it seems to handle sound decently so I might make a really bad demo some time.
Bassus Sanguinis wrote:
That TAFM and the noise ensemble looks hot, DAMN hot!
Thanks! I wrapped it in paper towels (gotta use select-a-size for the best midrange emphasis), soaked it in naphtha and lit it on fire...then clear coated it, layered various materials over that, immolated it again and did a final clear coat. Hot indeed