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Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by cloudyorchestra, May 19, 2012.
Can someone tell me what a badger schism does exactly? I aren't that smart.
It's basically a blinged-out 2-channel blender.
A blender (like the Boss LS-2) allows you to run two signal chains at the same time. For example, you could mix your clean signal with a distortion pedal (or combination of several effects), or two simultaneous effected signal chains. This will get you a thick sound similar to a bi-amped setup, like the one used by Tim Commerford from RATM.
Some pedals (like the Darkglass B3K) have a clean blend already in them, so you can mix the distorted sound from the pedal with the original sound. This is specially useful when you want to use a drive pedal that cuts lows.
In the case of the Schism, you could have your clean sound (1st sound), a fuzz pedal blended with the clean signal (2nd sound), and a phaser and an overdrive blended with the dry sound (3rd sound).
The Schism is a tool for parallel processing.
When you plug one pedal into another one to create a chain, it is known as running them in series, and the output form the first pedal affects the function of each pedal in the chain. The Schism will allow you to blend the sounds of two pedals (or two series of pedals), without having the output from one affect the other. You can then choose the volume of each signal chain individually. Using parallel processing, opens up a lot of possibilities with the pedals you currently own. Or you can keep one loop empty and use it as a clean blend.