Understanding Effects Loops
I am having a hard time finding information about effects loops within pedals. Lots of info about fxloops onboard amps and the pros and cons of that, but I'm not able to translate that knowledge into my inquiry.
I've tried a few combinations and gotten results that I like, but I don't really grasp whats going on.
3leaf wonderlove with a MXR octave dlx in the fxloop makes sense. When the envelope opens it triggers the MXR. Cool.
EHX memory man with the 3leaf in the fxloop, the delay triggers the envelope. Great.
Why is it that when I turn the 3leaf sensitivity knob I get this wild release of delay? There have been times where the delay will settle down to silence, then turn the sensitivity up and and all of a sudden I get a lot more signal. I think that it's because the 3leaf gate is open wider so more signal gets through, right?
Trying to state my question more clearly:
I'm thinking of the delay pedal as a series of pedals, like a chain, each knob acting as an individual unit. Is that accurate? If so, where in that chain of knobs is the fxloop located? It's gotta be somewhere in the middle of it, inserting the pedal of choice somewhere in the midst of the delay controls.
I'm sorry this is so convoluted. I guess rather than a direct answer to my vague questions, I'd love to see some reading material references that might enlighten me to how the signal flow is moving.
Thanks for your time. Good giggin' to y'all
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