How do you use the Freqbox?

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How do you use the Freqbox?

Post by deedussin » Fri Jun 22, 2012 11:26 am

The Freqbox has been sitting in my rack for some time now and I have not really found a use for it yet.
I'm curious how other people use it. I'm thinking about selling it to make room for the MF-104m.
BTW. I have a cluster flux and ring mod and use those frequently.

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Re: How do you use the Freqbox?

Post by shortsleeves » Fri Jun 22, 2012 1:14 pm

I use it mostly as an oscillator, but also as a sophisticated dirtbox for the guitar. Also, I like to set it to sync, and insert CP-251'a S&H in the Freq IN while playing the guitar.

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Re: How do you use the Freqbox?

Post by Just Me » Fri Jun 22, 2012 10:07 pm

The slope of the panel makes it a good wheel chock. I seem to only use mine as an osc for doing noise music with the pedal board.
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Re: How do you use the Freqbox?

Post by vasago » Sat Jun 23, 2012 2:16 am

I think i tend to get a lot of use out of mine, and for various different things.

My favorite so far is to use it as a sound source with an analog sequencer, and run it through the LPF and MurF for awesome sounds/textures, instead of just abrassive grit. Some insane glitchy beats to be had here! Add some LFO manipulating the ENV AMT and FREQ=some gritty heavy waves.

Use it with multiple different 808 sounds. Long decay bass drum with some freQbox is sweet, same with the HiHat. I also LOVE Running the Clap through the FreQbox and then through the mf104z. This example makes me want a vermona so I can lengthen the sustain on the clap at different intervals for sweetness.

OCS OUT> XS/other foogers. Kind of obvious at this point, but meh whatever.

It is def worth keeping. I find it insanely hard to part with foogers, even if I have more than one of a single one.
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Re: How do you use the Freqbox?

Post by BHC303 » Thu Jun 28, 2012 6:13 am

@ vasago...
My favorite so far is to use it as a sound source with an analog sequencer, and run it through the LPF and MurF for awesome sounds/textures, instead of just abrassive grit. Some insane glitchy beats to be had here! Add some LFO manipulating the ENV AMT and FREQ=some gritty heavy waves.
That sounds sick... I want!

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Re: How do you use the Freqbox?

Post by Alien8 » Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:28 am

I use mine as a door stop currently.

Great thread, maybe I will somehow figure out how to incorporate it into what I do... I just tend to leave it out for now. I do like what it does, just not the tone.

One thing I really want to try to do with it is find some really powerful low notes via bass, and octave down via ring mod to see if there is a useable pitch that can be filtered to be more musical.

I haven't had the AHA! Moment with it yet.
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Re: How do you use the Freqbox?

Post by stiiiiiiive » Thu Jun 28, 2012 1:52 pm

I've been playing with mine a couple hours only since I got it. For now, I had slow-motion-body-banging-syndrome when having the OSC OUT plugged into the Phatty -gate permanently opened- and the Phatty audio out back to the 107. I added an expression pedal to the equation, to control the Phatty cut off.

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Re: How do you use the Freqbox?

Post by _DemonDan_ » Thu Jun 28, 2012 2:58 pm

Alien8 wrote:Maybe I will somehow figure out how to incorporate it into what I do...
I do like what it does, just not the tone.
For me, the trick has always been to make the MF-107 FreqBox the
first in my chain of Moogerfoogers.

By going FreqBox, LowPass, Ring Mod, Phaser, and then into various
orderings of the MuRF, ClusterFlux, and the MF-104M Analog Delay,
I can get lots of usable sounds out of the FreqBox. Having the LowPass
right after it is the key. Ring Mod after the LowPass lets me create
new higher-frequency spectrums from it.
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Re: How do you use the Freqbox?

Post by vasago » Thu Jun 28, 2012 7:29 pm

_DemonDan_ wrote:. Having the LowPass right after it is the key
Ding*
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Re: How do you use the Freqbox?

Post by stiiiiiiive » Fri Jun 29, 2012 4:53 am

Yeah... the guy who sold me the 107 was selling a 101 too. I get better now why a Fooger comes with another... and another... and...

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Re: How do you use the Freqbox?

Post by nectarios » Fri Jun 29, 2012 7:46 am

I had one (bought new) for a couple of weeks.
It was too noisy, it did not do linear FM nearly as good as the Doepfer VCOs, and in my opinion a unit like this should definitely come with MIDI instead of only CV and it should track better. Not nearly good enough to justify its price, imo. Good as a mad noise guitar pedal, not good as a precision VCO for studio/synth use with synthesisers.

I ended up trading it for an MF-102 Ring Mod and was really happy I did so.

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Re: How do you use the Freqbox?

Post by Mike » Fri Jun 29, 2012 8:08 am

Does anyone else get a high pitched tone/squeal in the background when the Output Level is past about 12 o'clock?
It's fairly constant and is not affected by adjusting any other settings....

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Re: How do you use the Freqbox?

Post by EricK » Fri Jun 29, 2012 2:17 pm

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Re: How do you use the Freqbox?

Post by tommyecho » Fri Jun 29, 2012 2:23 pm

love it! What kind of sequencer is that? Thanks for sharing!
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Re: How do you use the Freqbox?

Post by Just Me » Fri Jun 29, 2012 4:57 pm

Dotcom Q-119 sequencer
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