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Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by dwc3690, Aug 22, 2007.
Which one is better?
I don't know which one is the best.
Other than producing a lower octave, they hardly have the same functions.
They're both supposed to be 'warmer', more 'natural' octaves, as opposed to the 'digital' octaves that the OC-3 and other octave pedals are said to create.
That said, I am going to buy an XO Octave Multiplexer when money allows.
I voted for the Multiplexer
I've used both, and I prefer the flexibility and sounds of the new (XO Series) Octave Multiplexer to the OC-2.
It's important to know how the controls differ in terms of wet/dry balance, though; the Multiplexer uses a Blend knob and three different controls for tweaking the octave voicing, while the OC-2 uses two volume knobs and has only one octave voicing. I think you can boost your clean signal with the OC-2, but the Multiplexer can't. Otherwise, it's no big deal at all.
Otherwise, the Multiplexer is a much better analog octave pedal, IMO. I love mine, and I'm going to hate letting it go!
I also like the EHX over the Boss. However, I'm holding out for the mini-POG!
Im holding out for a mini-pog also...
See, here's the thing about the POG, though - it's digital... clean, pristine, precise, polyphonic. Like a freshly renovated living room with marble floors.
The OC-2 and Multiplexer are the opposite - they're classics for dirt, growl, imperfection. Like a greasy hamburger on an old grill... delicious and dirty.
+1 - i really like the OC2 because of its dirty synthy character. I haven't tried the Multiplexer but its a cool looking pedal and gets good reviews.
I like how on the OC2 you can turn your dry signal down and just have 1 octave down. Synthy square wave kinda sound...
Yep... same with the Multiplexer when you dial up the Blend knob to maximum.
I'm really glad they shrunk that pedal down - it was way too big in its original verisons!
Sweet, didn't know you could do that with the Multiplexer... i'll have to check it out. The XO size is certainly much more practical!
Reviving a 6-year old thread. I have been researching and watching Youtube videos like crazy the last three days, looking for a great octave pedal. I was originally hell-bent on either the MXR M288 or EBS Octabass. But after listening to many demos on the EHX Multiplexer, it's the one I want. I'll be getting one soon.