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Mixing two octave pedals..

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by johnnyneptune, Feb 19, 2013.

  1. Since i cant find any pedals (in my price range) that do octave up and down at the same time, i was thinking of having two different octave pedals. Like one OC3 or 288 and an EBS Octabass one the high setting. Thing is, will it bug out? Like if i engage the OC3, the the EBS, will i get a bunch of octaved notes stacked on top of each other? Will it just glitch out? Ive searched and couldn't find anything on this.
  2. jmattbassplaya

    jmattbassplaya Supporting Member

    Jan 13, 2008
    Tampa, FL.
    I believe the EHX POG does up and down at the same time.
  3. Jungy


    Jun 9, 2011
    I use an Aguilar octamizer in front of an Akai unibass. It works. Alternatively you can split the signal chain.
  4. Shakin-Slim


    Jul 23, 2009
    Tokyo, Japan
    It sure does. I'm hoping to get one.

    OP: If you can afford two pedals, I'd say the micro POG is within your range. It tracks very well, too.
  5. Yeah the EHX POG will equal the cost of two analog octave pedals anyways. Just do it
  6. Hmm, sounds like a good buy. Does it track as well as the OC3 or 288?
  7. Never mind! Looks the micro POG is up. Sounds great guys, thanks.
  8. Yeah the Micro POG is notable for its impeccable tracking
  9. alec


    Feb 13, 2000
    Perth, Australia
    The POG octave down sounds different to analogue pedals (like OC-2, M288), just be aware of that. It's the trade off for a digital octave. But hey, you might like it even more.
  10. willsellout

    willsellout Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2002
    Key West, FL
    Definitely different. Really clean tracking and tones, not as funky. I have an OC-2 and a POG 2 is my next purchase. They don't come up used very often though, which sucks.
  11. Hmm, that's a tough decision then. I definitely want the dubby/smooth-like tone of the mxr.. I'm guessing there's no compromise between the two?
  12. get whichever octave up pedal you want and get an OC2 for the fat fat analogue octave down, then stick each one in the different loops of something like a Boss LS-2 set to AB MIX, then adjust the levels to taste

    this is what i currently do with my two octave down effects (so i can blend the massive sound of the OC2 with the digital synth sound of the markbass synth)
  13. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Supporting Member

    The Exar Octavium could be for you.
  14. Basehead

    Basehead Now with even more synthy goodness... Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2008
    New York NY
    Hey Will, there are a few available on thegearpage.net. I have both since the octave down sounds different. I prefer the OC-2, but the POG2 is capable of MANY more sounds.
  15. Swift713


    Dec 4, 2006
    Florence, Ma
    I should be receiving a Pollyanna any day now. It does analog octaves, one up and two down. I'll let you know how it sounds. I had a micro POG and indeed tracks exceptionally but the tones were not great without a filter or some kind of distortion after it. My favorite for octaves so far was the BMS.
  16. sillyfabe

    sillyfabe keeping the low-end silly since '06 Supporting Member

    Mar 13, 2009
    San Bernardino,CA
    I love doing this to either glitch it out or to whammy it or to add a synthy tone....

    I use the following in some form together or separate

    Boss OC-2 with synth mod
    Madbean Lowrider

    All have direct blends to blend in each others touch....and it gives me the best of analog and digital worlds.
  17. Also, take a look at the Gojira Octaver. A bit cheaper than Micro POG, and hand made including custom artwork. It has one octave up and 2 octaves down. I have no personal experience with the pedal, but it's definitely on my list. Here's a link:
  18. Shakin-Slim


    Jul 23, 2009
    Tokyo, Japan
    Yeah, the Micro POG is a lot cleaner, perhaps sterile. It's a great sound for some people, though. I dig it. The roughness of analog octave pedals frustrates me. Most other pedals, I'd prefer analog, but the octaver has gotta be digital for me.