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Old 12-19-2012, 11:09 PM   #61
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I like all the pretty colors.

Also, until I can afford something like an AxeFX, It's unlikely I'll buy any MFX (Unless I see something dirt cheap in a pawn shop to buy for shits and giggles).
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Old 12-19-2012, 11:29 PM   #62
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Cath im not familiar with rack set ups but im assuming it still has a footswitch so you can switch from clean to od and what have you?
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Old 12-19-2012, 11:32 PM   #63
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most of the gigging guys i know use a MFX.


I've said it before and I'll say it again. If Fractal comes out with a floorboard unit with latching and MIDI outs, I'd buy it in a heartbeat and replace all of the pedals on my board except for my fuzz.
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Old 12-19-2012, 11:50 PM   #64
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I've said it before and I'll say it again. If Fractal comes out with a floorboard unit with latching and MIDI outs, I'd buy it in a heartbeat and replace all of the pedals on my board except for my fuzz.


+1 That would be amazing. I really dislike rack gear on an aesthetic level, and I hate the fact that it's like 2x as much gear for no good reason (rack + foot controller).
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Old 12-19-2012, 11:59 PM   #65
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+1 That would be amazing. I really dislike rack gear on an aesthetic level, and I hate the fact that it's like 2x as much gear for no good reason (rack + foot controller).



well, that answers my previous question.
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:16 AM   #66
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Cath im not familiar with rack set ups but im assuming it still has a footswitch so you can switch from clean to od and what have you?

Two possibilities;
1. You use a MIDI controller that does nothing but MIDI. Like this
2. One of the rack units has it's own footcontroller and effectively becomes the MIDI controller for the rest of the rack. Like this

I use method 2. My GP-8 has it's own footcontroller which in turn is linked via MIDI to my Quadraverb. I run the GP-8 out front and the Quaddy in the loop.
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Old 12-20-2012, 06:15 AM   #67
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For me personally, I like the feel of a chain of pedals better than an MFX. I also only use wah, delay, and a distortion pedal. ( i want a whammy but haven't gotten the cash). I can see how a multi-FX unit would be useful if you wanted a lot of effects, but I don't personally need em. (Also, analog delay lets you get crazy feedback and that's cool as hell)
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Old 12-20-2012, 06:39 AM   #68
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+1 That would be amazing. I really dislike rack gear on an aesthetic level, and I hate the fact that it's like 2x as much gear for no good reason (rack + foot controller).

What's the difference between using a separate MIDI controller to one that would come with the unit? It's not twice as many things, it's the same amount of things. They just have different words written on them.
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Old 12-20-2012, 06:42 AM   #69
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I have to change the EQ on my amp as the song changes, and I have to bend down and change the delay, Reverb or chorus quickly. I have the settings written down on the set list and it takes me like 5 seconds to do it.

I don't know what the big deal is, but if anything can make it easier for you, that's fine by me.
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Old 12-20-2012, 06:57 AM   #70
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I like all the pretty colors.

Also, until I can afford something like an AxeFX, It's unlikely I'll buy any MFX (Unless I see something dirt cheap in a pawn shop to buy for shits and giggles).


+1

the new axefx is DIRTY.

i think deftones used it exclusively one their new album (axe2, that is)
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Old 12-20-2012, 07:17 AM   #71
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What's the difference between using a separate MIDI controller to one that would come with the unit? It's not twice as many things, it's the same amount of things. They just have different words written on them.


The footcontroller just controls the processing inside the rack unit. On a floor unit, the processing is built into the footcontroller. It is twice as many things. I don't need to put a rack to put my GT-10 into - it's already there, on the ground.
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:59 AM   #72
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Oh, I thought you were talking about a foot controller for an AxeFX. That's the way it read.
Racks are good man. Go rack and you'll never go back.
I particularly like full rack tuners too. Nice big display, easy to see from just about anywhere on stage. Good shit.
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:59 AM   #73
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The footcontroller just controls the processing inside the rack unit. On a floor unit, the processing is built into the footcontroller. It is twice as many things. I don't need to put a rack to put my GT-10 into - it's already there, on the ground.

Yes, but many times you have your amp and FX processor in the same rack so it's really not twice as much gear.
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Old 12-20-2012, 06:19 PM   #74
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The only multi effect i'd ever use is a Line 6 M9, but even then I will only ever really use the delay and maybe some echo/reverb or chorus.
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Old 12-20-2012, 08:40 PM   #75
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But have you thought that this "shortcoming" could be an advantage? Every room is different and will take your tone differently, and the ability to tweak your pedals on stage means that you can sound your best in any situation.
What if you decide on the night that you want a bit more dirt on that big solo, but instead of just cranking up the pedal, you have to go and get your manual out and start patching in a new channel during your sound check? Plus, no obnoxious noise that absolutley no one in the audience thinks is cool


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Plus, it's pretty much the same as with a normal pedal, you just have to save the preset afterwards..
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Old 12-20-2012, 08:43 PM   #76
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The only multi effect i'd ever use is a Line 6 M9, but even then I will only ever really use the delay and maybe some echo/reverb or chorus.

Quadraverb, man. Cheap as chips and does all those things extremely well. They like to be run in the loop. They will work at guitar levels but you have to crank up the input level too far which introduces some noise, they prefer line level.
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Old 12-20-2012, 09:15 PM   #78
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Oh, I thought you were talking about a foot controller for an AxeFX. That's the way it read.
Racks are good man. Go rack and you'll never go back.
I particularly like full rack tuners too. Nice big display, easy to see from just about anywhere on stage. Good shit.


It still applies to the Axe though.

I dunno. It's just way too much stuff. I need controls on the ground regardless - it just doesn't make any sense to have it on the ground and in a rack at the same time.

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Yes, but many times you have your amp and FX processor in the same rack so it's really not twice as much gear.


Yes it is. It may be in one physical unit, but that unit is 2x as big now. And a lot heavier.
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Old 12-21-2012, 01:54 AM   #79
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The AxeFX ROCKS.

Seriously.
But it's kind of complicated to use, and expensive. So people don't use it, but it's the effects unit guitarists deserve, but not the one it needs right now. So we ignore it, because it can take it. Because it's not our effects unit. It's a tone machine. A dark amp.
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The AxeFX ROCKS.

Seriously.
But it's kind of complicated to use, and expensive. So people don't use it, but it's the effects unit guitarists deserve, but not the one it needs right now. So we ignore it, because it can take it. Because it's not our effects unit. It's a tone machine. A dark amp.


Lol my friend is a huge Batman fan and hes always looking for way to make that quote work in multiple conversations.

Back on topic, i have standard pedal board and have a POD HD500. I gotta say the more ive had the POD the more i prefer to use since i dont really use many fx as is. The only pedals i cant replace are my micro POG and my fuzz, everything else i hardly use so the POD is more than enough.
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