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Good inexpensive rack effects unit for PA?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by sizz, Oct 13, 2002.


  1. sizz

    sizz

    Sep 23, 2002
    Bella Vista, AR
    Howdy all,

    I hope this is the right forum for asking this question...

    What would you recommend as a good reverb/effects rackmount unit for an entire PA system? In the past, my band had been running through a powered 8-channel Mackie mixer w/built in reverb for most gigs (with two Crown amps behind it) but we have now acquired a nice 16-channel mixer but it does not have any effects whatsoever. Sooo, we were looking for something that could provide simple effects mainly for vocals. Something with a good selection of reverbs (user-programmable would be nice) & maybe some delay also. Also, it would be nice (but not necessary) to be able to run two different effects at once. Any ideas? Thanks
     
  2. behringer !
     
  3. sizz

    sizz

    Sep 23, 2002
    Bella Vista, AR
    AllodoX,

    I didn't even think about the Behringer stuff... good suggestion. I know that they make at least a couple of different multi effects units (Virtualizer Pro, Modulizer Pro), but would you recommend a particular model for really good reverbs? We would mainly be using this unit for reverb on vocals & maybe drums occasionally... the other effects would be used sparingly if at all. User-programmable settings would be nice as well as being able to run two different effects signals on two different channels (ex. one reverb setting on vocals & a different one for drums/other instruments). Your opinions are greatly appreciated!:)
     
  4. well.. as far as i know, the new virtualiser pro DSP2024P, has the modulizer embeddded in it..
     
  5. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS *

    Jan 25, 2002
    The frozen north
    The lower priced Lexicons... (like MPX-110 or MPX-200) [​IMG]
     
  6. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    It does. We have the OLD virtualizer in our PA rack. Works great, it's reverbs have even even gotten compliments from people who were very skeptical about Behringer gear.
     
  7. sizz

    sizz

    Sep 23, 2002
    Bella Vista, AR
    Thanks to all that have replied thus far... these are good suggestions. I have always regarded Behringer gear very highly (especially for the $$) and I KNOW that Lexicon makes some of the best products on the market. These will definitely be considered... thanks again!
     
  8. A Leslie effect would be very nice. Especially for backup singers.
     
  9. Touch

    Touch

    Aug 7, 2002
    Boulder, CO
    Alesis Midiverb. Lots of effects (reverbs, delays, choruses, doubling, etc...)
    Plenty of them used on E-bay.
     
  10. ga_edwards

    ga_edwards

    Sep 8, 2000
    UK, Essex
    My band uses a Virtualiser and it sounds darn good. I myself also have a (dare I mention it) Zoom RFX2000, which ain't half bad. Huge choice of reverbs, and some nice mastering fx too.
     
  11. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Any price Lexicon will be better than any price Behringer.