External Multi Effects Suggestions?

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External Multi Effects Suggestions?

Post by username » Thu Nov 29, 2007 10:54 pm

Hi all,

I'm looking for a really rich sounding multi efx processor with a ton of versatility and an overall awesome array of effects capabilities. I know there's a few out there, but I was hoping a few of you experienced ears here could help me make the right decision. ;)

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Post by Soundwave » Thu Nov 29, 2007 11:01 pm

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The Boss is a good bang for the buck tho the reverbs are a bit naff.

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(Hang on shouldn't this be in sound production?)

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Post by route_electrique » Fri Nov 30, 2007 5:15 am

Eventide Eclipse
TC Electronic Fireworx
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Post by Altitude » Fri Nov 30, 2007 2:14 pm

+1 Fireworx

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Post by zielvis » Fri Nov 30, 2007 3:44 pm

As always when it's about FX, I recommend Roger Linn's AdrenaLinn. It's ideally between guitar and synth worlds and I'm sure its features related to the latter will satisfy many of synth-heads.

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MIDI-synced filter, tremolo, delay effects, built in drum machine, quite a few special FX (in version III) and traditional reverb, echo, wah wah, compresor etc. Reverb may not be the best around, but apart from that it's brilliant IMHO.

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Post by bigbadbarns » Sat Dec 15, 2007 1:49 am

This is kind of not along the line of whats been suggested, but I love using my Zoom G7. It just makes my synths scream. its a lot of fun. unpredictable at times, since its obviously designed for use with guitars, and not complex and dynamic synth signals, but thats why its awesome.

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Post by Stab Frenzy » Sat Dec 15, 2007 2:46 am

What kind of budget are you looking at? It makes a huge difference with effects, stuff goes from $100 to $5000 or more.

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Post by teknosmoker » Sun Dec 16, 2007 3:59 pm

Ensoniq DP/4+ - Great bang for the buck. Sounds very nice on synths.

T.C. FireworX - Has come down in price on the second-hand market. A bit clinical sounding, but highly flexible and despite the small screen, I find the interface to be very easy to work with.

Eventide UltraHarmonizers (DSPxxx series, H3000-D/SE, Orville, H8000 series) - The Rolls Royce of effects processors for synths (and other sources as well of course). Words cannot describe how great they sound. To me, Eventides are an extension of synths themselves - true creative tools. Plus, the sky is the limit with programming on the newer models. If it's in your budget, pick up an H8000FW or DSP7000. 8)

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Post by Tyler2000 » Sun Dec 16, 2007 9:25 pm

bigbadbarns wrote:This is kind of not along the line of whats been suggested, but I love using my Zoom G7. It just makes my synths scream. its a lot of fun. unpredictable at times, since its obviously designed for use with guitars, and not complex and dynamic synth signals, but thats why its awesome.
I was going to say the same thing. I mean, a guitar with a s/h filter!? Lots of fun pitch too. I like to set up the delay with the pitch and set the expression pedal to control pitch. I have the GFX-707. Two to be exact. Zoom gear is cheap and fun.

Probably not what you're looking for though.
so what do I put down here now?

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Post by mirt » Thu Dec 20, 2007 12:25 pm

+1 for the eventide ultraharmonizers h3000, great reverbs, pichshifting, delays, choruses, very versatile and great stutter effect, with stutter youcan do some s&h delays etc. some algoritms ar realy modular like.

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Post by hageir » Thu Dec 20, 2007 6:07 pm

one question:
for what instrument, and for what kind of music?
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Post by Stab Frenzy » Fri Dec 21, 2007 2:11 am

hageir wrote:one question:
for what instrument, and for what kind of music?
Hooray, another person who isn't just spewing out names of fx units with no regard whatsoever for what they'll be used for! :roll:

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