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Old 10-04-2012, 05:23 PM   #1
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I'm thinking of buying a multi effects unit, and previously ruled the Zoom G3 out because of only being able to have 2 effects at one (if i chose an amp sim (which i would).
And also the processing power limit?

What i'm wondering is, with the new update allowing for 6 effects in 1 chain, is it worth it?
Just how easy is it to reach the processing power limit?
For example, could i have, the Tweed deluxe amp sim, compression, ce-1 chorus, reverb, tubescreamer and a univibe, all being used at the same time, for arguments sake, or would it limit that? if so, what would i be limited to?

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Old 10-04-2012, 05:37 PM   #2
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Just buy one and don't worry bout all that other fiddlefaddle nonsense.
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Old 10-04-2012, 05:39 PM   #3
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so you're suggesting I spend 150, only to find out I hate it because I can only have 2 effects until it reaches it's limits......
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It's a $150 box of awesomeness. You won't hate it.
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Old 10-04-2012, 07:07 PM   #5
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I think you can use all those effects you mentioned at once. But reverb is always the most DSP intensive. There's lots of reverbs though. My main patch has a gate, drive, fender amp sim, memory man delay, intelligent pitch shifter, and bit crusher, so I think you'll be fine.
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Old 10-04-2012, 07:12 PM   #6
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I think you can use all those effects you mentioned at once. But reverb is always the most DSP intensive. There's lots of reverbs though. My main patch has a gate, drive, fender amp sim, memory man delay, intelligent pitch shifter, and bit crusher, so I think you'll be fine.


Thanks man, is it all the reverbs, or just the 'HD' ones?
can you have all 5 effects activated at the same time aswell?
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All reverbs are intensive (in ANY application), and the HD ones even more, but I never had a reason to use the HD ones.

If you can select all 6 effects you can have them on. It's like the Axe Fx where if you run out of DSP space, it won't let you add another effect.
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Old 10-04-2012, 07:35 PM   #8
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oh okay i understand, so i won't encounter any surprises when trying to turn an effect on mid-song. thanks man. I think I'm going to go with this definetly.
Amp sim, 100 Effects, USB Interface, Headphone output. This is a steal for 150.

One question, how is the actual quality of the effects and amp sims for doing hendrix/rhcp stuff.
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oh okay i understand, so i won't encounter any surprises when trying to turn an effect on mid-song. thanks man. I think I'm going to go with this definetly.
Amp sim, 100 Effects, USB Interface, Headphone output. This is a steal for 150.

One question, how is the actual quality of the effects and amp sims for doing hendrix/rhcp stuff.


Low mid gain stuff is pretty good. Pushing the plexi/jcm800 gets a decent hard rock tone too. You can even run some amp sims into another for extra push if you need it.

I like it, it's my backup to my Axe Fx.
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