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OK, lets try this one again. Are you sitting comfortably? Then I'll begin.
It's about 3 and a half years old, I've had it since new. It's a 1U unit, one input on the front with input volume. Outputs are a left and right, though I've only ever used it in mono. Fully midi controlled, so you'll need a floorboard or other form of midi controller. For those who know anything about midi, it has up to 8 CCs per patch.
As far as sounds go, I'd say you can get nearly anything you want out of it. Has 4 channels, Clean which has a bright switch, Texas which is mild girt, British which is a Marshall type sound, and then Mega which is a gained out American High Gain sound. Mega also has a scoop function to take out selected mid frequencies. So generally anything from sparkly clean to down right gain out OTT distortion. The pre-amp also has a variac function to allow for even more gain! There's 256 usable locations so you shouldn't run out of patches in a hurry.
Also on board are a number of effects. A Compressor, Chorus, Phaser, Flanger, Tremolo, Wah, Pitchshifter, Delay and Reverb. There's also Rocktron's noise reduction system HUSH on the unit.
The compressor has a threshold, attack and release controls.
Wah has frequency and a mix control and generally needs a foot controller with an expression pedal on it.
Phaser has Depth, Rate. Resonance, Stages and mix controls. It's located before the pre-amp section in the chain.
Flanger is a double voiced effect. it has volume, pan, depth and rate for each voice. then a global regeneration control which dictates the severity of the effect.
Tremolo has depth, rate and shape controls. It can also be selected to be position either before or after the reverb block.
Pitchshifter has pan, pitch(from 2 octaves down to 1 octave up), fine(lets you change in 1 cent increments[100 cent is one semi tone for reference]) and speed, the slower it works the better it sounds.
Chorus is like the flanger in that it's a double voiced effect. Again has level, pan, depth and rate controls for each voice. There's also a delay control which changes how soon after you play a note the chorus effect comes in. Lets you get some VERY extreme sounds out of it.
Delay has a Mute function, this is switchable between pre, post and both. Pre means it only starts processing notes when it's turned on. It also means if you switch the delay off then you'll hear your notes decaying so it doesn't just stop the delay effect dead. Post means any notes played before you switched it on will be processed and sounded when you turn it on(so on a long delay like 2 seconds anything you played up to 2 seconds before turning it on would be delayed). Post also cuts the delay off the moment you turn it off, so your last notes won't decay, they'll just stop instantly. Both means having both mutes in action, so delay only takes place when it's turned on. Other controls are level which sets the overall volume, mix which lets you mix between direct from pre-amp signal and signal coming from the previous effect block. So say you're running chorus, you can choose to have the chorused sound delayed or just the dry sound. There's a Delay High Frequency Damping control, which cuts off some of the high frequencies in the delay, lets you have a softer, warmer delay sound. Next up there's the two delay voices themselves(that's right, there's effectively 2 delay effects). Each has output level, pan, delay time which goes up to about 2.1 seconds, and regeneration. Regen is the number of repeats you get..
Last up, Reverb. First control is a mix function between direct signal and delayed signal. So you can have your signal coming straight from the pre-amp section, or straight from the delay section, or anywhere in between the two. Then there's level, decay(which is how 'big' the reverb sound is, so lets you sound like a small room up to a large church) and lastly Reverb High Frequency Damping, which is similar to the damp function on the delay.
As far as which effects you can run together go, you can have Compression, Delay and Reverb all on together, then it's a case of choosing one from the trem, chorus, phaser, flanger, pitch and wah to use on a patch.
The last thing to mention is the speaker simulator. It's a very high quality speaker sim. You can choose between a 15", 12", 10" and 8" speaker, or go for full range speakers. There's mic placement which let you choose between the mic being right in the centre to right at the edge and anywhere in between. Then there's reactance, which is designed to let you get a similar sound as you would from your cab.
I've still got the manual for the unit, thought the better option would be to have me run over the unit with you if you decide you want it. It took me months to figure out all the various features whilst trying to make sense of the manual, where as I should be able to get you up and running in the space of an afternoon.
It cost me 400 quid new, I'd like to get about 200 if possible, which includes delivery and the full tutorial that I mentioned.
PM me if interested
Could you explain it a bit better? I'm still unsure on a few points?!
These are very good units. MUST RESIST, MUST RESIST :lol: :lol:
Go on, give in to temptationOriginally Posted by fastboy