What effect is Jan Hammer using?

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What effect is Jan Hammer using?

Post by EricK » Sat Jan 31, 2009 11:56 am

This guy on youtube send mt a message. I had demoed the ringmod and Freqbox and he assumed I was familliar with Jan Hammer. He asked me if he used a rongmod on his rhodes.

The first song he pointed me to was Vital Transformation. THat sounded like a Phaser on the RHodes.

THen he said he thought the song was on the album version of "noonward race" on the inner mounting flame.

He said that Jan used to bend the notes on the Rhodes.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0c_BxiFsjqo


Do any of you know what effect this is? Im thinking Ringmod or Pitch SHifter or something.

If you can tell me Im interested in heling this guy clear it up.

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Post by Voltor07 » Sat Jan 31, 2009 12:40 pm

Sounds like a ring mod to me. :mrgreen:
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Post by rlainhart » Sat Jan 31, 2009 12:49 pm

It's definitely a ring modulator, probably a Maestro, which is what most of the Rhodes players used back then. It had its own oscillator for the modulation carrier, and a pitch slider you could whip around while playing, which is what Jan's doing here.
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Post by MC » Sat Jan 31, 2009 7:15 pm

In the early days Jan used a frequency shifter to bend pitch on the rhodes.

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Post by EricK » Sat Jan 31, 2009 8:36 pm

I mentioned to that guy that it coudl have possibly have been a bode or something like that...they sound similar ro ring mods.

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Post by orangefunk » Mon Feb 02, 2009 11:37 am

Its an Oberheim... I recall seeing shots of the of it which featured the classic Oberheim logo

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Post by van » Mon Feb 02, 2009 4:41 pm

Hey orangefunk you hit the nail right on the head...Tom Oberheim was a design engineer developing Maestro/early Oberheim products and Hammer was using his ringmod, then moogmusic got the job...http://www.wingspreadrecords.com/maestro_ps1_page.html

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