TWA Little Dipper Stomp Box Albany NY

The TWA Little Dipper LD-01 blurs the line between envelope filter, talk box, and just plain whackedout effect. Sporting Ascension, Diffraction, and Inclination controls, as well as two internal trimpots that adjust the wet/dry signal and the onboard noise gate’s threshold, the Little Dipper gets freaky the minute you plug it in.

John Keal Music
(518) 482-4405
819 Livingston Ave
Albany, NY
Types of Instruments Sold
Band & Orchestral

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Accordion Cntr Of Albany
(518) 465-0872
85 Harris Ave
Albany, NY
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Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs

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Guitar Center
(518) 446-1500
145 Wolf Rd.
Colonie, NY
 
Calliope Music
(518) 479-4118
Po Box 707
Rensselaer, NY
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Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Band & Orchestral, Print Music

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Artist Pianos Ltd
(518) 783-1695
603 Watervliet Shaker Rd
Latham, NY
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Acoustic Piano, Digital Piano

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New Music
(518) 459-8298
40 N Russell Rd
Albany, NY
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Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Daddys Junky Music Stores Inc
(518) 452-9431
1770 Central Ave
Albany, NY
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Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Adirondack Strings
(518) 458-7717
1316 Central Ave
Albany, NY
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Digital Piano, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Hiltons Music Ctr Inc
(518) 783-9400
9 Mcdonald Ln
Rensselaer, NY
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Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Northeast Music
(518) 783-1658
885 New Loudon Rd
Latham, NY
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Digital Piano, Band & Orchestral, Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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TWA Little Dipper Stomp Box

gp0410_gear8463With blindingly bright LEDs in the shape of a popular constellation, as well as one of the most hilarious Japan-centric user manuals I’ve ever seen, the TWA Little Dipper LD-01 ($300 retail/street price N/A) blurs the line between envelope filter, talk box, and just plain whackedout effect. Sporting Ascension, Diffraction, and Inclination controls, as well as two internal trimpots that adjust the wet/dry signal and the onboard noise gate’s threshold, the Little Dipper gets freaky the minute you plug it in. The Ascension knob controls the depth and threshold of the filter, while the Diffraction control brings on a tiny, in-the-background fuzz—this adds a bit of synth-like character, especially to lowstring riffs. The nut of the LD-01 is the four-way rotary Inclination control, which is sort of a “mode” switch that decides the overall tonality of the filter: from warm and throaty to sinewy and piercing. It’s safe to say that between these four modes and the Ascension and Diffraction controls there are hundreds of freaky, farty, funky, and squirty, tones at your fingertips. Some of the vowel-like textures can get pretty hilarious, and I challenge you to not move your mouth when you’re playing—trust me, it’s hard not to do! The Little Dipper also does a great job at delivering more subtle textures. I particularly dug the tweezed, notched midrange tones and the standard envelope filter squawks, which yielded some neat Zappa-type flavors. The Little Dipper is an excellent choice for interesting tones in the studio, and although it can be used live, its beauty is in all the knobturning sonic discoveries it offers.

—Darrin Fox

KUDOS Limitless funky filter sounds, from the sublime to the obscene.
CONCERNS None.
CONTACT Dist. by Godlyke; godlyke.com

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