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SB1 : Deep Impact

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by AllodoX, Apr 10, 2002.


  1. Ok.. some time ago i got a Boss SYB-3 to try some funky stuff out with bass synth.. but.. it's somewhat limited.. i use it a lot now, but different songs require different settings..

    so i was thinking of getting an other synth.. my eye fell to the Akai SB1 : Deep Impact, coz it can do presets.

    But how does it sound ? gimme some samples !

    Just record a root-note open E with some synth-FX on it..


    pictures of your Deep Impact and other info on the pedal is also very welcome.. also post your favorite presets, so i can try them out when i get the chance to test one of these pedals..

    but above all.. gimme sample recordings ! :D
     
  2. Awwww, I knew you'de become a synth junkie eventually; I'm so proud! (lol) :D

    Try checking out the EH Bass Micro Synth, I think I suggested it to you earlier. It produces some really great <b>classic</b> and very warm synth bass sounds, but sucks if you want modern sounds like with your SYB-3 or the Deep Impact. It's not as squiltchy either, transparent at times but very seemless, but it can be if a different filter is used with it. The tracking is very, very impressive, anolog devices are great for that.

    I do suggest the Deep Impact if you want those funky synth bass/porno movie sounds inside the box. But the EH Bass Micro Synth is the most musical synth I've ever used.
     
  3. Steve Lawson

    Steve Lawson Solo Bass Exploration! Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2000
    Birmingham, UK
    Allodox,

    there are reviews of both the deep impact and the microsynth on my website, in the bassdotcom section... go and have a read, if you like! :oops:)

    cheers

    Steve
    www.steve-lawson.co.uk
     
  4. I tried the microsynth, but i didn't really like it that much..

    thanx for the URL, steve.. will check it out ! :D
     
  5. jerry

    jerry Doesn't know BDO Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    Hawaii
    I don't have any MP3's of my Deep Impact, but I like mine a lot! I recently got the Boss GT-6B and to me the synth sounds suck.......so I'm going to keep my Akai.
     
  6. well.. go make some mp3's then ! show us what you got ! :D
     
  7. pmkelly

    pmkelly

    Nov 28, 2000
    Kansas City, MO
    I should be able to get you something tonight..... let me see if my computer will cooperate.


    P@

    ps... I love my Deep Impact!
     
  8. pmkelly

    pmkelly

    Nov 28, 2000
    Kansas City, MO
    well, I got you an mp3, but it's about 1.2 meg and some change.... I just went through every patch and played something, the silly thing has 9 different patches. So how do you want it? I guess I will have to email it to you, just let me know!


    P@

    BTW, for anyone keeping score at home, I went through the synth strait to the computer with my P-Bass...
     
  9. jerry

    jerry Doesn't know BDO Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    Hawaii
    You might also want to do a Google search of a.g.b.
    there is a really nice guy named Goopy who posted some of his Deep Impact grooves a few weeks back.
     
  10. holy crap, PMkelly !

    That thing sounds nice :D me like !

    i specially like the 3rd ( sub-bass wah ? ) and 6th ( octaver ) ones.

    i'm gettin' one ! woah
     
  11. pmkelly

    pmkelly

    Nov 28, 2000
    Kansas City, MO
    here's a list of the patches, not that it matters much but they sound cool.... They are listed as they are on the mp3 I did....

    1: Dark Bubble
    2: Hardcore
    3: Kitaroh Bass
    4: Bright Synth
    5: Brats
    6: Fat Bottom (Allodox likes the Fat Bottom! :D )
    7: Majesty
    8: Hot Space
    9: Hiccups


    Hope that helps!


    P@
     
  12. Would you mind sending me that mp3? I've been dying to hear the SB-1. I've been looking around for a used one, but I haven't had any luck yet. If it's that good, I may buy a new one.
     
  13. KB

    KB

    Jan 13, 2000
    Chapel Hill, NC
    I'd like to get that mp3 too as I like that effect and want to hear it.

    -KB
     
  14. pmkelly

    pmkelly

    Nov 28, 2000
    Kansas City, MO
    sure, no problemo.... just kick me an email so I have your address, and I can send it to you... I don't think I can attach files to the email through tb.com...


    P@
     
  15. pmkelly

    pmkelly

    Nov 28, 2000
    Kansas City, MO
    alright, a new and better idea! I just threw up (how appropriate) a geocities site, and it looks like I did it correctly... the synth demo is at this page.

    http://www.geocities.com/pmk83/index.html

    you should be able to download it from there! you will have to right click and "save target as" but it should work...



    P@
     
  16. That sounds pretty good, I bet it would be fun to use as a dub tool (yes I used the dub tool phase beat you to it MS, haha) but I like the brighter sounding ones at the front, and the fat bottem was pretty low too.
     
  17. KB

    KB

    Jan 13, 2000
    Chapel Hill, NC
    sight doesn't work
    I sent you email :cool:

    -KB