#1
Just wondering if any of you have one or have used one..?

In a dream world I'd buy an Electro-Harmonix HOG2 because they sound amazing...but they're nearly 400 quid lol.

I'm planning on writing a space rock opera based on Stephen Donaldson's Gap novels during these next five years or so and want a pedal to mess around with that's going to give me sci-fi sounds so was looking at getting a guitar synth pedal of some sort, the cheaper the better.

I've just found something that looks interesting and is as cheap as chips. It's a Behringer BSY600 Bass Synthesizer pedal and is only a ridiculous 35 quid!!! :Oo

Has anyone used one of those before on a guitar..?

Or can anyone suggest an alternative pedal used to produce synth sounds on a guitar, my max budget is a hundred quid.

Many thanks in advance!
Last edited by arv1971 at Jan 27, 2014,
#2
From from what I've seen and heard, the Digitech Synth Wah seems like something to look into, from a quick internet search it seems to be between 35 and 55 quid. I'd personally avoid the Behringer due to personal experience from their pedals, amps (Bugera) and mics. That is just my 2 cents though.
#3
Okay, thanks, will check that out. I've got a Digitech RP255 multi-effects pedal which is great. Was pretty cheap too considering what's packed into it.

I was a bass player 20 years or so ago and always played with a clean sound so now I'm experiencing the wonders of effects first hand for the first time and I'm like a kid in a sweet shop lol. I went 20 years without playing anything and have recently decided to learn the guitar, I used to mess around on an acoustic back then to write stuff but never got any good. Am using Rocksmith 2014 at the moment which is pretty good and have also been working with Scott West's Absolutely Understand Guitar and checking out JustinGuitar every now and then.
#4
Quote by arv1971
Just wondering if any of you have one or have used one..?

In a dream world I'd buy an Electro-Harmonix HOG2 because they sound amazing...but they're nearly 400 quid lol.

I'm planning on writing a space rock opera based on Stephen Donaldson's Gap novels during these next five years or so and want a pedal to mess around with that's going to give me sci-fi sounds so was looking at getting a guitar synth pedal of some sort, the cheaper the better.

I've just found something that looks interesting and is as cheap as chips. It's a Behringer BSY600 Bass Synthesizer pedal and is only a ridiculous 35 quid!!! :Oo

Has anyone used one of those before on a guitar..?

Or can anyone suggest an alternative pedal used to produce synth sounds on a guitar, my max budget is a hundred quid.

Many thanks in advance!


If you're planning a five or so year project, surely your budget can increase with time?

The HOG, POG, and Micro Synth are all excellent boxes that would be well worth your money if those are the kinds of sounds you're looking for. If this project is something you're serious about, don't settle if you're not getting what you really want.
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#5
The problem is that I'm impatient to get started lol. I can always start with the cheaper options and then refine them in the future if/when I have more cash available.
#6
If you're into crazy sci-fi effects you could take a look at the Effectoly section at Electro Harmonix's website (http://www.ehx.com/effectology)
There are some incredible sounds you can make using various pedals. I'm pretty sure you can't afford all of the pedals shown in the videos but you can get inspired what is possible.
#7
Fantastic, thanks for the link...if I go out and rob a bank tomorrow it's all your fault lololol
#8
Quote by arv1971

I'm planning on writing a space rock opera based on Stephen Donaldson's Gap novels during these next five years or so and want a pedal to mess around with that's going to give me sci-fi sounds so was looking at getting a guitar synth pedal of some sort, the cheaper the better.


First of all, put me on your mailing list! Love that series!

Second, get your bank robbing plans together while you consider these pedals:

Boss
RT-20 Rotary
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqquOdHWo-4
RE-20 Space Echo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E97abHsKYgc

Catalinbread
Perseus
http://www.catalinbread.com/Perseus
Echorec
http://www.catalinbread.com/Echorec

EHX
SuperEgo
http://www.ehx.com/products/superego
Epitome
http://www.ehx.com/products/epitome
http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=tcaRDEQH38U&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DtcaRDEQH38U
http://www.ehx.com/products/epitome

Korg
Kaossilator2
http://www.korg.com/Kaossilator2
Mini-Kaoss Pad
http://www.korg.com/minikaosspad2

Pigtronix
Mothership
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faJq4BLI4_8
Envelope Phaser
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OsJXfDKpbpw
Infinity Looper
http://www.pigtronix.com/video/phil-keaggy-plays-pigtronix-infinity-looper-pedal-studio-demo/
Time Modulator
http://www.pigtronix.com/video/pigtronix-quantum-time-modulator-official-studio-demo-by-david-koltai/

Red Witch
Empress
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59StwzME0cc
Moon Phaser
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31ex09CDDzI&feature=relmfu
Titan
http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/TitanDelay

Visual Sound
H2O
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4dA0FuEiyw

And either this device or its mobile app version for processing your stuff:

ReacTable
Mobile
http://www.reactable.com/products/mobile/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFMjuMtHUUY
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Mgy1S8qymx0
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Last edited by dannyalcatraz at Jan 27, 2014,
#9
Blimey, thanks for all that. Will have a look at those tomorrow! Ta!
#10
I have not used that pedal, but I know the pigtronix mother ship gets some crazy sounds that you might be looking for.
#11
Something totally different, but why don't you buy an interface and use plugins.

Unless an actual amplified guitar is a must, using plugins is a no brainer overall.

It's cheaper than a plethora of pedals, and you can do far crazier stuff like oscillators, granular modification of your sound, as well as play melodies on guitar, switch it to midi, and let a synth plugin play it back.

There are pedals that can do a lot of that as well, but like you said those ones go for hundreds of bucks a piece)

The latter midi conversions has come very far as to 90% perfection complete with getting the dynamics (independent note volumes) as well as un-quantized option to get exactly the same timing. It even can recognize chords as well (this included the harder ones like sevenths and altered)

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Last edited by xxdarrenxx at Feb 6, 2014,