Should I trade my microsynth for a pog?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by GuzBaas, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. GuzBaas


    Oct 10, 2008
    Hi, I have the EHX Microsynth (big box) and I kinda like it... but I'm curious about the POG...

    Which one is better (favorite)? why? should I have both?

    I don't care about the filter section and I dont play chords...
    I really like the octave up and octave down but dont really like the square wave...

    comparing the two which have better sustain? and which have the best tone (octave up and down)?

    (And yes I've used google and the search)

    I'd really apreciate some input.
  2. Smallequestrian

    Smallequestrian Rock and/or Roll

    Jul 6, 2004
    New Jersey
    I don't have much input for you, but if you don't dig the square wave, you aren't using a lot of the fun out of the Microsynth, so in that case it might not be a bad idea.

    Also, I don't have a POG to offer you, but if you are looking to off your Microsynth, please keep me in mind.
  3. They are two very different sounds.

    The Microsynth is meant to sound exactly like that: a synthesizer, specifically an old-school analog synthesizer from the 70s. The octaves are dirty, nasty and not particularly stable or predictable. And the upper-octave isn't a true upper octave, its more of an octavia fuzz circuit.

    The POG is extremely clean and accurate and sounds more like an organ. The octaves are exact, defined and digital. Tracking is basically perfect, but some people think it's a little to "chirpy" or "digital" or "fake" sounding.

    I think they're both awesome at what they do, it just depends on what you're looking for.
  4. ibassforhim


    Mar 3, 2011
    I love my pog2 - if you want an awesome organ sound its the way to go. the attack function is awesome to.

    If you want to make big ambient sounds this is also the way to go
  5. GuzBaas


    Oct 10, 2008
    will do :bassist:
  6. GuzBaas


    Oct 10, 2008
    Sometimes that's a bad thing other times that's a good thing... but you are 100% right in your description.

    what you are describing here is my biggest fear... don't know if this is the case of the POG or the POG2... maybe is not relevant, but when Jack White plays his POG it doesn't sound bad...

    I really need to A/B both and decide what I want... that's my conclusion
  7. GuzBaas


    Oct 10, 2008
    Any bass clips of the POG/POG2?
  8. Since you're not using the filter section it sounds like a good idea it is easy to add a distortion or OD pedal b4 or after the POG to beef up the sound.
  9. The POG and POG2 both have an LPF slider which is a lowpass filter that can dial out that high-pitched chirpy harmonics. It's a static filter, not a sweeping one like the filter section on the Micro Synth.