3 Leaf Audio Octabvre

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by caesarbass, Dec 20, 2014.

  1. Quick demo of the 3 Leaf Audio Octabvre pedal. Used my 60's P Bass.
  2. aphexafx

    aphexafx A mind is a terrible thing.

    Dec 10, 2013
    Denver, Colorado
    Designer - Big Machine Electronics
    YAY!!! Thanks for posting...I have one in the mail on the waaaaaayyyyyyy... LOVE LOVE that grindy synthiness so much. <3
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  3. willsellout

    willsellout I apologize in advance. Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2002
    Fort Wayne, IN
    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.
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  4. 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.
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  5. cnltb


    May 28, 2005
    I often hear that octave and sub bass thing mentioned ...what#sthe difference? D they both not set an octave below the played notes?
  6. LowEndWooly


    Sep 3, 2013
    Octave, as in octa meaning 8. The eighth note is an octave higher than the first note

    Sub bass, sub meaning below, lower.
  7. cnltb


    May 28, 2005
    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?
  8. LowEndWooly


    Sep 3, 2013
    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
  9. Jason Tubbs

    Jason Tubbs

    Nov 5, 2014
    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.
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  10. Marihino


    Mar 25, 2010
    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.
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  11. 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.
  12. Driven Crane

    Driven Crane

    May 30, 2014
    One of the best octavers i have ever heard!
  13. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS *

    Jan 25, 2002
    The frozen north
    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. :)
  14. aphexafx

    aphexafx A mind is a terrible thing.

    Dec 10, 2013
    Denver, Colorado
    Designer - Big Machine Electronics
    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.
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2014
  15. willsellout

    willsellout I apologize in advance. Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2002
    Fort Wayne, IN
    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!
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  16. 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.
  17. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol

    It looks and sounds like an EHX Multiplexer in a fancy box.
  18. 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.
  19. symbolic_acts


    May 24, 2004
    my favorite pedal at the moment
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  20. Frodolicious


    May 29, 2018
    Tucson, AZ
    I have the Mini, and it was the end game of octave pedals for me. Not a sniff of GAS since
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