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Mixing two octave pedals..

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by johnnyneptune, Feb 19, 2013.


  1. johnnyneptune

    johnnyneptune

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    Since i cant find any pedals (in my price range) that do octave up and down at the same time, i was thinking of having two different octave pedals. Like one OC3 or 288 and an EBS Octabass one the high setting. Thing is, will it bug out? Like if i engage the OC3, the the EBS, will i get a bunch of octaved notes stacked on top of each other? Will it just glitch out? Ive searched and couldn't find anything on this.
     
  2. jmattbassplaya

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    I believe the EHX POG does up and down at the same time.
     
  3. Jungy

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    I use an Aguilar octamizer in front of an Akai unibass. It works. Alternatively you can split the signal chain.
     
  4. Shakin-Slim

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    It sure does. I'm hoping to get one.

    OP: If you can afford two pedals, I'd say the micro POG is within your range. It tracks very well, too.
     
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  6. insomniac2295

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    Yeah the EHX POG will equal the cost of two analog octave pedals anyways. Just do it
     
  7. johnnyneptune

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    Hmm, sounds like a good buy. Does it track as well as the OC3 or 288?
     
  8. johnnyneptune

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    Never mind! Looks the micro POG is up. Sounds great guys, thanks.
     
  9. insomniac2295

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    Yeah the Micro POG is notable for its impeccable tracking
     
  10. alec

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    The POG octave down sounds different to analogue pedals (like OC-2, M288), just be aware of that. It's the trade off for a digital octave. But hey, you might like it even more.
     
  11. willsellout

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    Definitely different. Really clean tracking and tones, not as funky. I have an OC-2 and a POG 2 is my next purchase. They don't come up used very often though, which sucks.
     
  12. johnnyneptune

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    Hmm, that's a tough decision then. I definitely want the dubby/smooth-like tone of the mxr.. I'm guessing there's no compromise between the two?
     
  13. MADChuudoku

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    get whichever octave up pedal you want and get an OC2 for the fat fat analogue octave down, then stick each one in the different loops of something like a Boss LS-2 set to AB MIX, then adjust the levels to taste

    this is what i currently do with my two octave down effects (so i can blend the massive sound of the OC2 with the digital synth sound of the markbass synth)
     
  14. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Gold Supporting Member

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    The Exar Octavium could be for you.
     
  15. Basehead

    Basehead Now with even more synthy goodness...

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    Hey Will, there are a few available on thegearpage.net. I have both since the octave down sounds different. I prefer the OC-2, but the POG2 is capable of MANY more sounds.
     
  16. Swift713

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    I should be receiving a Pollyanna any day now. It does analog octaves, one up and two down. I'll let you know how it sounds. I had a micro POG and indeed tracks exceptionally but the tones were not great without a filter or some kind of distortion after it. My favorite for octaves so far was the BMS.
     
  17. CHILDISHGAMBINO

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  18. sillyfabe

    sillyfabe keeping the low-end silly since '06 Supporting Member

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    I love doing this to either glitch it out or to whammy it or to add a synthy tone....

    I use the following in some form together or separate

    Boss OC-2 with synth mod
    Madbean Lowrider
    EHX HOG

    All have direct blends to blend in each others touch....and it gives me the best of analog and digital worlds.
     
  19. MightyMiloQuinn

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    Also, take a look at the Gojira Octaver. A bit cheaper than Micro POG, and hand made including custom artwork. It has one octave up and 2 octaves down. I have no personal experience with the pedal, but it's definitely on my list. Here's a link:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/105199793/the-gojira-octaver?
     
  20. MightyMiloQuinn

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  21. Shakin-Slim

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    Yeah, the Micro POG is a lot cleaner, perhaps sterile. It's a great sound for some people, though. I dig it. The roughness of analog octave pedals frustrates me. Most other pedals, I'd prefer analog, but the octaver has gotta be digital for me.
     

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