Yes we are audio geeks, but really, in Turkey and Greece, the Klarino is more rockstar than the electric guitar, so why not put distortion and pitch-shift on it?
Using Ableton and Max for live, we love transforming the sweet clarinet signal to a more ‘rock’ sounding instrument.
This effects rack is connected to a knob on my MIDI controller which, when turned, it mixes in the M4L transposer with the dry signal. EQ before the transposer eliminates the WAY TOO LOW frequencies. I can also use this on Eve’s dulcimer since both the clarinet and the dulcimer have electronic pickups.
Here’s a short clip of Kangeli, with a bit of distorted and then pitch-shifted clarinet!!!