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Though I "needed" an analogue octaver...

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by karla684, Feb 10, 2014.

  1. karla684

    karla684

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    This might be obvious for some of you but it was a nice surprise for me, so I thought I'd share.

    I have had the digital T-Rex Octavius for quite a while (octave up and down). Like it a lot, it does really neat clear octaves, tracks really well, and is polyphonic. But as any digital octaver it sounds a bit sterile at times.

    So I reckoned I wanted to add an analogue octaver to my board (had been eyeing the Aguilar Octamizer for quite some time), but by chance I ended up with the Moog MiniFooger MF Drive before. And what do you know, this thick creamy OD/distortion combined with the Octavius makes a beatiful thick octaver sound. Brilliant, just brilliant!

    So now I got a great digital octaver and a thick synthy distortion, and combined they make a heavy analogue octave sound. :bassist:
  2. Jeff Elkins

    Jeff Elkins Previously frebassist Supporting Member

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    I love it when the universe sorts things out that way. :cool:
  3. karla684

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    As do I! :D
  4. adamsmatthewj

    adamsmatthewj Supporting Member

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    Yeah I get that...

    I'm an octaver freak (I keep 3 of them with me wherever I go to play!) and am generally an analog guy, but since owning a digital now (just got one last week), I'm kind of spoiled now and am finding I'm annoyed at monophonic limitations!

    Of course the tone difference is undeniable. I'd be really open to a digital octaver with great tone though

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