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Share your favorite OC- 2 Boss Octave settings

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Richard Sabines, May 19, 2011.

  1. Richard Sabines

    Richard Sabines

    Sep 25, 2007
    This pedal seems to be very popular around here and I just got one.

    Share your favorite OC- 2 Boss Octave settings and what style of music do you use that setting for...:bassist:
  2. byronkowalski


    Nov 26, 2010
    Oct 1 full, Oct 2 9:00, Dry 9:00
  3. blastjv


    Jan 8, 2010
    Philly Area
    Oct 2 - 12:00
    Direct Level - 3:00
    Oct 1 - Full

    The way I use it these days is with a lot of "Direct Level" (clean) tone in the sound. I want it to sound like my main tone with a cool octave effect layered on top, rather than turning the whole sound synthy or anything (which is also awesome, but just not how I use it right now...maybe I will some other time...)


    OH, and if it matters, mine's an old MIJ "Octaver" model...
  4. oct 2 off
    direct level 3:00
    oct 1 1:00 or 2:00

    i run mine into a mxr m82 filter for a Bootsy type sound.
  5. I do this but with oct 1 dimed and direct level at noon or sometimes nineish.
  6. JohnDavisNYC


    Jan 11, 2008
    Brooklyn, NY
    Endorsing Artist: Aguilar, D'Addario
    Oct 1 dimed
    Oct 2 off
    Direct off
    Veldar likes this.
  7. I do mine either:
    100% Oct 1 and everthing else 0 or
    100% Oct 1 and 50-60% direct

    I use it mostly to cover modern dance/pop crap ;) that needs that uber low synthy-ness and thickness or to get that glorious low Oct 1 solo tone for super dubby stuff.

    edit: forgot to say... It goes into a Digitech BSW and then an Ibanez PD7 for some dirt after that. Nothing too crazy but it gets the job done for a lot of different stuff.
  8. warwick.hoy


    Aug 20, 2006
    Spokane, WA.
    Beta Tester: Source Audio.

    This is the sound I want out of my OC-2 and nothing else will do.

    You want something else,...get a MXR BOD.
  9. 2 settings i enjoy

    octave 1 full on, everything else off

    octave 1 full on, direct at noon
  10. +1
  11. kevteop


    Feb 12, 2008
    York, UK
    This is not what it was intended for but it is what it's best at. Pure OC-2 tone, disregard your bass guitar. :)
  12. kaputsport


    Nov 14, 2007
    Carlisle, PA
    Atypical, not a typical...
    Agreed. I normally use the first with my double chain so no dry blend needed.
  13. Matt Dean

    Matt Dean Supporting Member

    Jan 2, 2007
    SF (North) Bay Area
    I just got this one and this is the setting that I keep coming back to.

    I think it sounds much better with my IE fuzz and filter than my last octave.

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  14. Rycebag

    Rycebag Supporting Member

    Feb 22, 2008
    my favorite octave pedal! sometimes i get the "that thing's going to blow your speakers" line when i have it out
  15. Done that! Lots of fun.
  16. M Sterling

    M Sterling Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 23, 2010
    Pittsburgh, PA
  17. +1
  18. CyberSnyder

    CyberSnyder Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    I Endorse Alien Audio Basses
    Same here. Occasionally I will put the OCT1 at 75% and Direct at Noon.
  19. Richard Sabines

    Richard Sabines

    Sep 25, 2007
    someone else?
  20. Exactly how many setting can one get out of a pedal with 3 knobs :rolleyes:?

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