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Gear Spotting--ID FX Box atop Korg CX3


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In this video, Mitchell Froom is playing a vintage Korg CX3:

 

 

At the 2:09 mark, wondering if anyone can ID what looks like an effects processor taped to the left side of the CX3. 😎

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The size of the box resembles my JV-1010 module, but the upward tilted connectors don’t jive.

 

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Roland used to make a half-rack FX device (something-50, and later something-70).  I wonder if it is one of those.  Looks to me like there are direct cable connections from the keyboard to the box, which makes sense if the box is an FX device, and suggests the box is not a midi instrument playback (rompler) device. 

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Looks like vintage Electro Harmonix, the steel case, the angles, knob placement etc. 

Electric Mistress probably or something similar. 

It took a chunk of my life to get here and I am still not sure where "here" is.
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38 minutes ago, JamPro said:

Roland used to make a half-rack FX device (something-50, and later something-70) 

Boss SE-50 and SE-70. Looks like it could be one of them. 😎

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The video with Mitchell Froom is from 1999 and his analog Korg CX-3 is feeding some type of device where the sound can resemble a ring modulator. It happens again at 3:15. Other than that, he is playing some type of distorted snare drum sound that is syncopated in other parts of the tune if you watch and listen carefully. Note that the drummer has no visible snare drum.

 

It does look like an Electro-Harmonix device and if so,  it was/is now called the Frequency Analyzer Pedal. The latest EHX version appears to look different from the one below which resembles the one in the video more closely.

 

See supporting video from 2008 for more info.

 

51 years ago, when playing in The Mahavishnu Orchestra, Jan Hammer made successful and creative use of a Maestro Ring Modulator made by Tom Oberheim on his Fender Rhodes Suitcase EP before getting a Moog Mini Moog.

 

 

 

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