Why didn't I do this years ago (parallel routing)

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Why didn't I do this years ago (parallel routing)

Post by peterherman » Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:35 am

OBNE guy just arrived. Board now runs guitar > Signal Blender [loop A: Slö > MXR reverb > MS 70 CDR/loop B: DOD compressor > DOD phasor > Black Spiral > BMP] > amp.

The loops are processed in parallel to the dry through, which can be boosted or cut with the Clean (green) knob. Reverbs now all run 100% wet. It's like having a mixer on the board.

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Post by marqueemoon » Fri Oct 09, 2020 12:19 pm

I’ve always wanted to try this, but my setup is so simple it doesn’t seem to be worth it.

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Post by peterherman » Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:59 pm

Even just running one of the fuzzes, it's like I've gotten a really good clean blend knob. Running dirt and time/modulation stuff in parallel and adding the clean to the mix starts to sound like 3 well-synced guitars.

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Re: Why didn't I do this years ago (parallel routing)

Post by mackerelmint » Fri Oct 09, 2020 3:11 pm

Damn, that's cool.
This is an excellent rectangle

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Post by peterherman » Fri Oct 09, 2020 4:43 pm

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I need to shuffle things around for ergonomics. I'm not in love with having the input from the guitar all the way in the top left. Maybe put the Signal Blender on the bottom row? I had my eye on a unit from Saturnworks that was pretty much the same functionality but was oriented like a long true bypass loop strip. I went with this one for the phase correction switches (the red and blue pushbuttons) and I'm glad I did, as there are occasional phasey things happening.

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Post by marqueemoon » Fri Oct 09, 2020 5:18 pm

mackerelmint wrote:
Fri Oct 09, 2020 3:11 pm
Damn, that's cool.
It is. I was not familiar with this particular box until now.

I bet a Rat in one loop and a swampy old analog delay in the other would be delightful.

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Post by blunderbuss » Fri Oct 09, 2020 6:42 pm

I love this so much.
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Re: Why didn't I do this years ago (parallel routing)

Post by soggy mittens » Sat Oct 10, 2020 5:06 am

yeah I eyed these up but they were a bit pricey for me, especially considering addition postage cost so far. I like what a LS-2 can do and this is essentially next level. 8)
If OSG has tort me anything...

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Post by Veitchy » Sat Oct 10, 2020 4:58 pm

Looks like a seriously useful bit of kit. Could one use it as an elaborate ABY box, or does it need to have signal coming through the returns/out?

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Post by peterherman » Sat Oct 10, 2020 5:18 pm

Veitchy wrote:
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Looks like a seriously useful bit of kit. Could one use it as an elaborate ABY box, or does it need to have signal coming through the returns/out?
You can use it as a 3-to-1 or a 1-to-3 mixer. You do not need signal at both send and return.

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Post by Veitchy » Sat Oct 10, 2020 5:25 pm

Double-post.
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Post by Veitchy » Sat Oct 10, 2020 5:26 pm

peterherman wrote:
Sat Oct 10, 2020 5:18 pm
Veitchy wrote:
Sat Oct 10, 2020 4:58 pm
Looks like a seriously useful bit of kit. Could one use it as an elaborate ABY box, or does it need to have signal coming through the returns/out?
You can use it as a 3-to-1 or a 1-to-3 mixer. You do not need signal at both send and return.
That's super handy. Great score.

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Re: Why didn't I do this years ago (parallel routing)

Post by Ftoronado » Sun Oct 11, 2020 10:47 am

I had the boss ls-2. Maybe it was me, but I think it added just a very little "noise" to the sound. Just enough to be noticed, and boring.
But putting in parallel a muff-like fuzz (Basic audio tri-ram) and a superfuzz (smallsound-bigsound buzzz) was just fuzz heaven paradise (in bedroom setup, not sure it qualifies for live).

I'd like to try the Electro-Harmonix Switchblade PRO. Can do parallel, series, A/B/A+B, add dry, and more.. But I mainly play acoustics now.

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