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FX unit for Nord Lead 3

Posted: Wed Dec 19, 2007 4:06 am
by derma_tek
heya guys,

i'm looking to get a decent FX unit for my nord. i want it mainly for reverbs, but it would be nice to have some chorus and phasers, etc, and i'd prefer it to be rackmount. i'm thinking of maybe getting a kurzweil rumour, but i figured i'd ask you guys for suggestions first.

so what do you guys think?

Posted: Wed Dec 19, 2007 7:06 am
by maindeglorie
My recommendations are analog delays and chorus to warm up the Nord. But my #1 on my NL3 is.... the Boss Space Echo pedal. It sounds SO good on the Nord, and yes... it's a digital pedal that (I swear) warms up the Nprd dramatically. Oh yeah, you'll need a noise gate for the goddamn bleed through on certain patches you'll create. If you haven't noticed, make a patch with long envelope release times, play a chord or key and as it's fading turn the volume all the way up. You'll then hear the most annoying drawback of the NL3.

Posted: Wed Dec 19, 2007 9:37 am
by Stab Frenzy
I've got a TC Electronic M-One that I bought fairly cheaply second-hand and it's great for all those kinds of effects. I use it on synths quite a lot, it's really quite nice.

Posted: Wed Dec 19, 2007 11:50 am
by electro funker
My boss me-50 board does a pretty good job with almost any synth! It got almost any effect, I would go for a board instead of a single pedal...

Posted: Thu Dec 20, 2007 8:15 am
by Andy_X69
TC Electronic M350.

Inexpensive, great quality, delay/verb/chorus/phaser, 2 independent fx engines with your choice of routing.

The only con is that it will only perform 2 fx at a time, and the sample rate is only 44.1 or 48khz. But its bang for the buck. You could even buy two if you had to have an effect on every output and still have money to spare.

Posted: Thu Dec 20, 2007 9:58 am
by evening
I picked up a Behringer V-VERB PRO REV2496 for 99 last month from MF.
Not a lexicon of course, but really quite good for the money.

Posted: Thu Dec 20, 2007 3:50 pm
by derma_tek
Andy_X69 wrote:TC Electronic M350.

Inexpensive, great quality, delay/verb/chorus/phaser, 2 independent fx engines with your choice of routing.

The only con is that it will only perform 2 fx at a time, and the sample rate is only 44.1 or 48khz. But its bang for the buck. You could even buy two if you had to have an effect on every output and still have money to spare.
i think this may work for me, thanks for the help :)