Vanilla Electronics Scrambler VE Series 100

Vanilla Electronics Scrambler VE Series 100

This is the effector which can put in high frequency in place of low frequency at certain frequencies. You can control it with dial. VE Model 101 (10,800yen) Container : made of plastic / black Size : W70 H40 D125 (in Centimeters) 9 volts drive (006P) AC adapter power input (BOSS adapter usable) LED indicated VE Model 102 (9,800yen) The same as VE Model 101, but with no LED or AC adaptor jack. Container : made of plastic / black Size : W65 D63 (in Centimeters) 9 volts drive (006P) No AC adapter power input No LED indicated VE Model 103 (8,800yen) Same as VE Model 102 but without container. It can matching to impedance with headphone output of DAT, CD, TV, or cassette player on input side of VE Model100 series. If you want to use contact microphone or instruments, you should connent the effector which has electric switching or VE Model 200 series before microphone or instruments.

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User Reviews of the Vanilla Electronics Scrambler VE Series 100

  • Submitted by giddy from Azerbaijan (14 points) on Oct 30, 2009
  • According to the instructions, this takes your signal and "scrambles" the frequencies around a certain set frequency which you control with the device's only knob. So... like a ring modulator, but not quite. Plugging a fuzz pedal or a loud distortion directly in front of the Scrambler is ideal to get the most of it. Switching it on, you will notice how drastically the sound is affected - basses become sub-basses, mids start buzzing, and highs come soaring. The richer in frequencies your input, the better. Perhaps it's an illusion on my part, but the scrambling modulation often seems to warble up and down uncontrollably, which adds a neat frantic aspect to the sound. Yelling into a contact microphone never fails to produce this effect. The Scrambler is turned on and off with a toggle switch, which is perfect for rapid action. A nice clanging effect can sometimes be heard when switching it on. You will notice a squeaky "iiiiiii" sound - the carrier - when not too much is happening with what you are feeding it. This is normal, but it's also a slightly annoying aspect of the Scrambler. (Mind you, I have noticed this very sound on material from everyone's favorite noise duo.)
  • Good Points: Unique sounding. Toggle switching.
  • Bad Points: Plastic case. Requires constantly loud input, or oscillator becomes audible.
  • Price Paid: US$110.00
  • Purchased At: Vanilla
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  • Submitted by Mason from San Francisco, CA (34 points) on Oct 16, 2001
  • Whoa, this is wacked out. I saw a Masonna show and Yamazaki was using one of these, and the idea sounded really interesting. Teshima from Vanilla knows his noise, so I figured it would be fun, and sure enough it is. This can make any sound turn into a robotic scary thing. The frequency sweep knob can make the noises fade in, become ultra-high-frequency pain, or just buzz like an electronic bumblebee. Weird thing. A little bit like a ring modulator, but not quite the same.
  • Good Points: Some cool noises unlike anything else.
  • Bad Points: Plastic box makes me a little nervous. The on-off switch is a toggle, not a footswitch, so I can't just stomp on it. And the bypass isn't true bypass, so it'll suck a lot of your sound out. A bit expensive to order from Japan, too.
  • Price Paid: US$200.00
  • Purchased At: direct from Vanilla
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