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is it possible for 2 players to actually plug in 1 effect pedal or not?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by bushy, May 31, 2018.


  1. bushy

    bushy

    Mar 8, 2018
    Is there an accessory that I can buy so that 2 players can plug in 1 effect pedal or that's not possible?

    This is just in general whether a bass or guitar effect pedal.
     
  2. Adamixoye

    Adamixoye A PT Pro is cool for worship, right?

    Apr 9, 2012
    Occasional Beta Tester for Confusion Studios, Singular Sound, and Source Audio
  3. bushy

    bushy

    Mar 8, 2018
    Does the sound end up sucking then?
     
  4. BioDriver

    BioDriver A Cinderella story

    Aug 29, 2008
    Austin, TX
  5. Adamixoye

    Adamixoye A PT Pro is cool for worship, right?

    Apr 9, 2012
    Occasional Beta Tester for Confusion Studios, Singular Sound, and Source Audio
    I don't know your intended application, but I wouldn't think it would be all that great.
     
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  6. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    Technically possible, but the odds of it sounding like garbage are pretty high.
     
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  7. BassAndReeds

    BassAndReeds

    Oct 7, 2016
    It’s possible. Nobody I’ve heard has done it, which says something right there. And for the cost of a device that will combine the two signals, you could just buy the second pedal.

    My opinion, get a second pedal. Enjoy your musical freedom.
     
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  8. Swimming Bird

    Swimming Bird

    Apr 18, 2006
    Wheaton MD
    You might be able to do this well with some true stereo pedals - SA Aftershock, Eventide boxes, etc.
     
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  9. Nev375

    Nev375

    Nov 2, 2010
    Missouri
    What effect are you wanting to share?
     
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  10. derrico1

    derrico1 Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2005
    Charlottesville, VA
    Can the effect run at line level?

    Then yes: a mixer
     
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  11. BigBear77

    BigBear77 Supporting Member

    Aug 30, 2017
    The Source Audio has two inputs/two output. You can pass your two signals through separately: IE input A using a little OD/Distortion, Input B using a Fuzz tone; or you can cascade them. Through the editing software you can change the voicing of each channel.
     
  12. Yes, provided both instrument signals were mono.

    But why OP? Why not just buy another copy of your desired pedal?
     
  13. ThinCrappyTone

    ThinCrappyTone Mostly harmless Supporting Member

    Oct 1, 2011
    Massachusetts, USA
    i use a ditto stereo looper with guitar in one side, and bass in the other, fwiw. Each output goes to a different amp and/or recording input. Works great!
     
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  14. soundsupport1

    soundsupport1

    Aug 17, 2017
    On Roger Waters' The Wall tour, for Run Like Hell, all the instruments are running into a single delay effects unit, so that they (obviously) are all in sync. Don't know what they use, except that it's a rackmount, not a floor pedal.
    That's the only real useful application I can think of for running multiple instruments into one effect though - trying to get the timing right on multiple delays is a beast.
     
  15. RickenCliff

    RickenCliff

    Aug 6, 2012
    St. Louis
    I know a couple of Mr. Black's newest pedals are true stereo, Supermoon Eclipse, Tapex 2, maybe a couple others. But each side is independent from the other, meaning you could run two separate instruments on each side and not have them overlapping one another.
     
  16. guitarflinger

    guitarflinger Not all who wander are lost Supporting Member

    Oct 19, 2013
    Front Range, Colorado
    How many bass players does it take to plug in a pedal?
    :)
     
  17. WardEarth

    WardEarth Supporting Member

    Feb 18, 2010
    Anchormanville, CA
    Ya odds are high it'll not sound that great. Especially if you're talking a guitar and bass.
     
  18. Why?
     
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  19. Two bassists, one cup, er.. pedal.
     

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