Author Topic: Great product  (Read 1598 times)

InactiveX

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 20
    • View Profile
Great product
« on: July 18, 2017, 07:56:00 PM »
I've been playing with my Gecho for the last couple of weeks since I got it. I'm so impressed! The sounds are beautiful and there's clearly lots to explore. The wooden box looks splendid. I'm going to get mine finished by a furniture restorer whom I know.

I've been experimenting particularly with different amplifiers. I got a really big sound from my old Fender Twin guitar amp. By varying the volume and positioning, I've come up with some great textures.

Is there any chance we could be able to upload pictures with a bigger size on here? 128K isn't a lot! I've got a snap that I'd like to upload that I think might be useful.

Thanks Mario. Backing the Gecho was well worth it. I'm thrilled!

mario

  • Administrator
  • Jr. Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 73
    • View Profile
Re: Great product
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2017, 12:47:41 AM »
Hi InactiveX, thank you for a great feedback - glad you like it and having fun already! Delighted to hear that you got some good results from playing it loud, connected to this kind of amplifier - as that's something I've never tried.

Also, thanks for heads up re attachments - it was configured to quite limiting default values, so I increased it a lot :)

Hope you will post the photos of the box too, once it's finished - it would be great to make a dedicated page for user's creations - more than half of all KS rewards were DIY kits so maybe we can see some very interesting pieces :)




InactiveX

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 20
    • View Profile
Re: Great product
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2017, 07:41:19 AM »
Cheers Mario. With a typical guitar amp's HF roll-off, I've got some really nice "woody", full-fat sounds. The spring reverb works well with Gecho too.

Thanks for increasing the attachment size. That's great; I asked, and you delivered! First class.

I will of course put up pictures of my finished box (when it's done). Really looking forward to seeing other Gechologists' work too.

insektgod

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 5
    • View Profile
Re: Great product
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2017, 07:02:48 AM »
A great sounding board... once the box is finished, it's going to be hard to leave home without it. Played it through the speakers on my home stereo system, other than a couple of feedback screeches while learning the controls of the various modes... it sounded lush and lovely. The controls really impressed me... those 4 proximity sensors are really nice... especially their dancing LED levels. The delay time setting (button 3 during play modes) nice feature... makes me wish there was a proximity controlled cutoff and resonance in 342 and 344 channels... especially the 344 channel.

I even tried out the Direct IR channel with my smartphone and it made interesting sounds... I can see that feature being entertaining for experimental recording.

With headphones the Gecho is super cool sounding obviously (might be it's best method for listening and playing)... but I like the ambience it generates in a room with some wide channel separation... just watch the controls or use the line in instead of the Mics. Those mics are very sensitive... it's a plus and a minus... good thing there's level settings for them. The Gecho is not a toy but it sure is fun to play with.

mario

  • Administrator
  • Jr. Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 73
    • View Profile
Re: Great product
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2017, 12:36:10 AM »
@InactiveX, never seen spring reverb in action myself, but sounds like a very intriguing thing - an analog (and perhaps more naturally sounding) precursor of something that is now achievable electronically. On similar note, I've heard from another Gecho owner who constructed his own "acoustic spring board" and got some very interesting results. It was actually what motivated me to implement "reversed" mode (hi-pass filters), to not cut off the more interesting part of the spectrum.

No probs, this forum software is a good one - it just works. I'll aim to continue delivering our firmware in the same ways ;)

@insektgod, welcome - and happy to hear you confirm it can be used for loud playing. By the way, outdoor usage is possible too (apart from sensors blocked by too much light). Sometimes I take it for a walk in the forest, keeping the lid closed will trigger all four controls halfway, which increases sensitivity to ambient noises optimally.

Quote
makes me wish there was a proximity controlled cutoff and resonance in 342 and 344 channels... especially the 344 channel.

Do you mean there should be just one filter active, with these two parameters associated with two sensors? That is quite easy to do. Or, to make use of all sensors, have each pair controlling left and right channel respectively (now I see that calling the preset numbers "channels" too, was perhaps not the best idea... :D )

Yes, looking forward to see what can the 321 (listening to IR) and 322 (listening to magnetic sensor) be used for. Perhaps there are some interesting sources of modulated IR radiation or alternating magnetic fields waiting to be discovered.
« Last Edit: July 21, 2017, 10:50:16 AM by mario »