RUNNING PARALLEL EFFECTS
hello there, i´m new to this and i´m asking for advice on the following situation.
my bass setup contains a pedalboard on which each effect runs through a bypass looper. happy with that so far.
i want to be able to have a dry/wet blend on all effected signals. i used the following chain, just for trying and it worked really well:
bass goes into boss ls2 using it in a+b mode -> output goes straight into amp -> input and output of channel A on the ls2 are connected with a patch cable (dry channel) -> channel B runs through the effects with a volume pedal on the end of the chain.
this allows me to play uneffeted bass sounds and fade in the effected sounds while playing with the volume pedal.
this is exactly what i want to be going on right there.
the problem is: i really can´t accept the sound changes a boss pedal with volume control aka the ls2 does to my basic sound.
does anyone of you guys have any experience with the following option:
building a small box, which contains simply the needed routing setting on the ls2, being: uneffected bass goes straight through, parallel channel for using effects, volume mix thingy. like a true bypass feedback looper which permanently runs both channels switched on ...
my question is: technically, is this possible and will it change phases / the sound ???
thanks for you interest and help
Look at the Badger Schism.
Mixing clean and effect channels will ALWAYS have tone changes from phase issues. There will always be some overlap of waves, either boosting or cutting each other depending on the overlap. Changing the volume of one of them changes the intensity of the cut/boost.
There are tools for addressing phase problems: FEA's mixer pedal offers full adjustment between 0 and 180 degrees, and some blenders (e.g. by Xotic or Badger) have a simple 180 degree phase switch. Of course how well these work depends entirely on the specific effects being mixed, and their settings.
Also, in your system the sound will always change because your clean channel is at 100% volume at all times, while the effect channel goes up and down in volume. So the more effect channel you fade in, the louder you will always be.
Yes it is possible to make a box that works better or sounds better than the Boss. You could talk to [sfx] www.sfxsound.co.uk about a custom project like that, as he specializes in super high-fidelity utility pedals.
But I'm not sure how much of the "sound changes" you are unhappy with are due to the Boss, and how much are due to the nature of what you're trying to do.
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