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Digitech bp355 patch ideas

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Crystalman85, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. Crystalman85

    Crystalman85

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    This thread is dedicated for those who own a digitech bp355. if you own a digitech bp355 and have some patch ideas you would like to share, this thread is for you. I figure since there's a thread on patch ideas on the zoom b2.1u here, why not do the same for the digitech bp355. here are some of my patch ideas.

    Metal bass

    Fretless/wah: off
    Compressor: off
    Distortion: redline---70---70---50---70
    Amplifier(amp a): digcln---ac1x18---45---70
    Amplifier(amp b): dulash---ac1x18---45--70
    EQ: scoop---5---1785---(-)3---4---1
    Noise gate- on---50---0---0---90
    Chorus: chorus---post---25---80---sine---80
    Delay: off
    Reverb: off
    Expression: volume

    Cool chorus

    Fretless/wah: off
    Compressor: off
    Distortion: off
    Amplifier(amp a): ashdwn---ed4x10---40---70
    Amplifier(amp b): dulash---ed4x10---40---70
    EQ: scoop---4---1785---(-)3---3---1
    Noise gate: on---50---0---0--90
    Chorus: chorus---25---80---sine---80
    Delay: off
    Reverb: off
    Expression: volume

    These are my main patches with my bands. I will post some more patch ideas that I've come up with. feel free to share patches that you've created on the digitech bp355.
  2. Crystalman85

    Crystalman85

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    Here's some more patch ideas that I've came up with.

    Rock bass

    Fretless/wah: off
    Compressor: off
    Distortion: spark---70---45---50---70
    Amplifier(amp a): ashdwn---ed4x10---50---80
    Amplifier(amp b): bassmn---ed4x10---50---70
    EQ: warm---4---1984---(-)1---1
    Noise gate: on---40---0---0--80
    Chorus: chorus---25---78---sine---80
    Delay: off
    Reverb: off
    Expression: volume

    Grinding bassman

    Fretless/wah: off
    Compressor: off
    Distortion: spark---70---50---50---70
    Amplifier(amp a): bassmn---bm4x10---50---75
    Amplifier(amp b): bassmn---direct---50---70
    EQ: scoop---5---1987---(-)3---0
    Noise gate: on---50---0---0---87
    Chorus: off
    Delay: off
    Reverb: off
    Expression: volume
  3. Crystalman85

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    Bass rectifier

    Fretless/wah: off
    compressor: off
    distortion: off
    Amplifier(amp a):rectfr---am8x10---50---80
    Amplifier(amp b):rectfr---ed4x10---50---80
    EQ: warm---5---1784---0---2---0
    Chorus: off
    Delay: off
    Reverb: off
    Expression: off

    Note: using this patch through an effects loop or using a blender pedal can add more dimension to your rig.
  4. fclef150

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    I really like this idea. I'll post some when I get a chance. I just got the bp355. Still playing with it to find my tones.
  5. HATe410

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    (reserved) i also just got mine so far so good but 1 thing dislike is the way you navigate through patches, i mean the UP and DOWN style is so antiquated.....im hoping theyre not planning on following the RP line and releasing a BP500 or BP1000 with all the same feature/functions as our BP355s except with the more intuitivre switching system, UP, DOWN, + A,B,C,D....any opinions/input/TIPS on how to arrange patches for easy acces? right now i have to keep a whammy patch every 4th patch so i can get to it quickly, but im finding myself also needing a "grind" tone every few as well to keep 1 close by....

    ill be back with some patches thanks Crystalman85 for starting this thread and updating the community with the earliest sound samples i could find on the net
  6. BrentSimons

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    Have you tried putting your main patch/amp sounds on channel A and then the same patch with the added whammy on channel B? then you could just push one button instead of scrolling. Hope this helps,
    Brent
  7. HATe410

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    thanks bret but unfortunately the A/B only seems to switch between amp modal EQ settings-FX and other parameters are unaffected
  8. BrentSimons

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    Really? That's a bummer. There is a great demo on youtube of the RP355 where the user does just that. One patch has the amp sim and eq then channel B has the same thing except with delay added. Bummer if Digitech didn't do that with the bass version.
    Brent
  9. HATe410

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    just watched the RP355 demo vid again on youtube YouTube - Digitech RP355 Multi Effects Pedal Instructional and he states he is changing the amp models and am# EQ settings with the A/B switch, he doesn add any F/X just gain....the delay you can hear in the A channel is still present on the B channel....too bad though, maybe a patch/update could clean that feature up to do what you described....not holding my breath though...
  10. TimXSweeney

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    That is exactly what I do with my main patch. I run a fat clean compressed signal on A then B is the same setting except with an amp sim on it to create a light grind. I do it this way because the distortion sounds are just trash, I go with the Amp sim and a high gain through the amp eq or the Comp. It has worked for me so far. It is true that you cant do this with effects sounds which it weird but you could program the the expression pedal to do a wet/dry function and just leave it dry until needed.
  11. Crystalman85

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    Wow...I'm amazed that you guys responded to this thread. I would of thought there would be no responses. thanks for the compliments and I will be posting some more patch Ideas sometime soon as well as posting some more sound samples of the digitech bp355. feel free to post some patch ideas if you got'em.
  12. Crystalman85

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    I know what you mean, dude. it took me a while to find my sounds on the digitech bp355. eventually I did created my sounds and everything sounded pretty cool. so take your time to find your sounds on the digitech bp355 and if you have some patch ideas, feel free to share it here.
  13. Crystalman85

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    Here's a mid-rangy overdrive patch that's suitable for hard rock and heavy metal.

    Cutting edge

    Fretless/wah: off
    Compressor: off
    Distortion: scream---50---40---70
    Amplifier(amp a): basic---sw1x15---50---80
    Amplifier(amp b): bombr---swx15---50---80
    EQ: midbst---7---1879---1---5---1
    Chorus: off
    Delay: off
    reverb: off
    Expression: volume
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    Here are some pretty cool fuzz patches that I've come up with.

    Rock fuzz

    Fretless/wah: off
    Compressor: off
    Distortion:8tavia---50---70
    Amplifier(amp a): ashdwn---ac1x18---50---70
    Amplifier(amp b): svt---ac1x18---50---70
    EQ: Midbst---4---1872---1---3---1
    Chorus: off
    Delay: off
    Reverb: off
    Expression: volume

    Note: this patch would sound like if geddy lee uses a fuzz.

    Metal fuzz

    Fretless/wah: off
    Compressor: off
    Distortion: big mp---57---45---50
    Amplifier(amp a): ashdwn---ac1x18---50---70
    Amplifier(amp b): boogie---sux15---50---70
    EQ: warm---4---1785---(-)1---3---1
    Chorus: off
    Delay: off
    Reverb: off
    Expression: volume

    Note: this patch is excellent for heavy metal music. if you play doom metal or sludge metal and want a more heavier sound, simply turn up the sustain level on the big muff distortion model to your liking.
  15. Crystalman85

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    Here's an awesome patch for bass solos.

    Van halen bass

    Fretless/wah: off
    Compressor: off
    Distortion: grunge---70---70---45---50
    Amplifier(amp a): svt---am8x10---50---70
    Amplifier(amp b): bassmn---ed4x10---50---70
    EQ: warm---5---1984---(-)1---3---1
    Chorus: mxflng---post---30---75---80---70
    Delay: off
    Reverb: lexhal---25---40---57---70
    Expression: reverb

    I code name this patch van halen bass because this patch would sound like if eddie van valen played bass.
  16. Crystalman85

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    Feel free to share any patch ideas you have.
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    Here's a patch idea I've recently came up with. this patch duplicates the heavy grind sound of a tech 21 xxl bass edition distortion pedal.

    Heavy grind

    Fretless/wah: off
    Compressor: off
    Distortion: 808---75---45---70
    Amplifier(amp a): 77mstr---am8x10---70---70
    Amplifier(amp b): hiwtag---am8x10---70---70
    EQ: scoop---7---1487---(-)2---3---1
    Chorus: off
    Delay: off
    Reverb: off
    Expression: volume

    Note: Amp a duplicates the xxl sound with the warp control turned down. amp b duplicates the xxl sound with the warp control turned up. you can also use the voodoo lab sparkle drive model(spark) for a more blended sound. this is an excellent patch for hard rock and heavy metal.
  18. Crystalman85

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    Here's a new patch I've came up with recently.

    Metal bassman

    fretless/wah: off
    compressor: off
    distortion: zone---14---57---70---40
    amplifier(amp a):bassmn---am8x10---50---75
    amplifier(amp b):bassmn---bm4x10---50---75
    eq: scoop---2---1875---(-)3---3---0
    chorus: off
    delay: off
    reverb: off
    expression: volume

    This would be an awesome patch for metal players who likes grinding distortions.
  19. BassAsAHobby

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    Disclosures:
    Space...
    Got a real cool sequencer tone. Think 80's synth bands on this one.

    Wah-off
    comp-off
    Dist-gunkalator
    amp-rectifier
    FX25 with blend at 99 sens at 70 range 70

    reverb go amb with all choices up

    Now...go to expdl and switch to LFO1 and link it to postvol

    go to wave and change to square
    The freq of the LFO controls the tempo so experiment with the it. around 6 or 7 gives you the sixteenth note like sound.
    You have to pratice your timing but once you get the hang it is a very cool tone and could easily be used in a song.

    The only drawback is it doesnt work with the looper. Had a cool tune mapped out then went to use the "sequencer" as the bassline and when I changed patches the LFO kicked off.
  20. Crystalman85

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    Thanks for sharing, BassAsAhobby.

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