Distorted, Pitch-shifted Clarinet? ….anyone? Ableton?

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.

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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.

Eve Monzingo, real time effects on clarinet and dulcimer in the band "Byzantine Time Machine"

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Here’s a short clip of Kangeli, with a bit of distorted and then pitch-shifted clarinet!!!


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