hey i still dont know the reason as why people have an OD808 on gain 0 level 10 and tone as preference...what does it do? and what is a sonic maximiser?
An overdrive at 10 gives a 'clean boost' (or close to it) which pushes the preamp tubes in a valve amp harder, which sounds like it adds gain, and also tightens up bass. Its basically like pushing the gain to 11.
so its just to define the tone? is it worth using one in a valvestate amp?
I havent tried it, but I dont know if it would do any good. I dont think it would.
No, the effects people get by using an OD on a tube amp don't work with transistors.so its just to define the tone? is it worth using one in a valvestate amp?
oh ok thanks boys, just one more ask, what does a sonic maximiser do?
It's kinda like an EQ mixed with a little black magic. They work wonder on some amps, not so much on others. Definitely a 'try-before-you-buy' kinda thing.oh ok thanks boys, just one more ask, what does a sonic maximiser do?
i dont get what you mean.... try and explain it differently haha sorry
The 482i Sonic Maximizer restores an audio signals natural brilliance and clarity by the use of two primary functions. First it adjusts a signal’s phase relationships between it’s low, mid and high frequencies while progressively adding longer delay times to lower frequencies, this creates a kind of “mirror curve created by the speaker neutralizing its phase distortion. Secondly the Sonic Maximizer augments higher and lower frequencies; loudspeakers tend to be less efficient in their extreme treble and bass ranges. The end result is a dynamic program-driven restoration without the ear fatigue that is normally experienced with the use of equalizers or exciters.
Basically it's some kind of compressor.
thanks guys, its alot clearer to me now