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Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by caesarbass, Dec 20, 2014.
Quick demo of the 3 Leaf Audio Octabvre pedal. Used my 60's P Bass.
YAY!!! Thanks for posting...I have one in the mail on the waaaaaayyyyyyy... LOVE LOVE that grindy synthiness so much. <3
I really love the octave side of this pedal but I just dont see myself ever using the sub bass side at all. Id love to see a less expensive version without the sub bass.
Totally understand, it's nice to have the option though. I'll definitely be experimenting with all of the settings and see where the Sub octave shines.
I often hear that octave and sub bass thing mentioned ...what#sthe difference? D they both not set an octave below the played notes?
Octave, as in octa meaning 8. The eighth note is an octave higher than the first note
Sub bass, sub meaning below, lower.
Octave is the 8th step. Yes, but that on its own does not suggest up or down...
The 0c2 for example goes down and is called octave...Sub( below) does suggest the note will be lower, so both terms are used to describe the same thing. No?
Sure, but if there is a "sub bass" and "octave" it logically would make sense..
But I don't want to spew false information.. If someone else has more solid understanding, they can chyme in
Watching the short demo video in the first post gives the answer.
The "octave" is, as with most octave pedals, a tone generated one octave below. The "sub bass" switch appears to mute the original signal, isolating the generated tone. Nifty.
Yes, in case of this pedal the Sub switch simply mutes the original signal, so you have access to the "lower-octave-only" setting regardless of the Mix knob position and without bending down to tweak things. Which also means equally easy access to the previous carefully crafted setting of mixed signals.
The switch on the left,"bypass," turns the octave effect on or off, and the switch on the right, "sub," isolates the octave tone by itself. The pedal only creates a note 1 octave below the original note played.
One of the best octavers i have ever heard!
Nice demo ... the pedal looks good and seems to work very well, though for me it seems the sound leans maybe a bit too much towards the synthy type. The sub I have no use for and when the pedal was first announced I hoped it would be Proton sized, which it perhaps could have been if it only had one foot switch. My piggybank thanks me for not being too tempted.
I still just wish this had a separate sub-only output...I've always wished that. If you didn't plug into the sub-out it would function normally and mix them in the pedal...but if you did plug into the sub-out they would stay separate. Then you could take the original signal through the rest of your dirt and bring the sub back in later down your chain, or give the sub signal it's own dirt, etc. I really wish for this so badly on this particular octave.
*cough* HINT *cough* Spence @ 3leaf *cough cough*
Really can't wait to get mine in a few days.
It can lean towards the synthy but it also has an incredibly good straight octave sound. Ive owned the MIJ OC2 and Spencers pedal is far superior IMO For that straight up funky octave tone. Just turn the tone knob counter clockwise and viola!
Glad you guys dig the video. I will definitely be doing a more in depth review soon. I'll have a few gigs with it under my belt too, perhaps giving a bit more info on the live side of the pedal.
It looks and sounds like an EHX Multiplexer in a fancy box.
I am seriously thinking about buying this octave pedal. Would love to hear some current reviews from bass players who own them. They seem to fly off the classifieds.
my favorite pedal at the moment
I have the Mini, and it was the end game of octave pedals for me. Not a sniff of GAS since