recommend me some sub-100 bucks multi-fx for my synths

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recommend me some sub-100 bucks multi-fx for my synths

Post by fuzzking » Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:57 pm

tables are getting too crowded with stomp boxes... i wanna pick up a cheapo multi fx unit or two, preferrably with some half decent modulation stereo fx (auto-pan, chorus, etc). patch storage would be nice. digitech? zoom? never used multi-fx in my life, so i have no idea what to get. no rack units, please. :)

btw.: thomann are blowing out the soundcraft fx 16II mixers at half of the listing price (999 > 555 € at thomann UK). 16 true channels, inserts & direct outs on all channels, 2 stereo buses, lexicon fx, 3 auxes., no usb bullshit. insane bang for buck. :w00t:
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Re: recommend me some sub-100 bucks multi-fx for my synths

Post by Zork » Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:41 pm

Still recommending the Line6 M9.

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Re: recommend me some sub-100 bucks multi-fx for my synths

Post by Kent » Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:38 pm

Very difficult to beat the Boss VF-1

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Re: recommend me some sub-100 bucks multi-fx for my synths

Post by rumfoord » Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:06 am

I found a used DOD TEC8 that I use with a Casio MT-400V. I can't speak that much to the modulation (seems fine though), but I so LOVE to use the drum machine with delay and have the expression pedal controlling the bitcrusher blend.

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Re: recommend me some sub-100 bucks multi-fx for my synths

Post by oid » Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:14 am

I always liked the old Alesis Midiverb4 and Quardraverb2/GT, the Korg A2 is also fun. The Midiverb4 has one of the most ridiculous reverbs ever, it is kinda great.

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Re: recommend me some sub-100 bucks multi-fx for my synths

Post by Filipe » Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:26 am

I recommend looking at the Zoom CDR-70. Great pedal!

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Re: recommend me some sub-100 bucks multi-fx for my synths

Post by Axolotl » Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:38 am

Filipe wrote:
Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:26 am
I recommend looking at the Zoom CDR-70. Great pedal!
This. It's absurdly good, it's got a ton of trippy effects and it's small as a regular pedal.

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Re: recommend me some sub-100 bucks multi-fx for my synths

Post by fuzzking » Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:57 pm

aah thanks for the replies, folks! will check out! :)
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Re: recommend me some sub-100 bucks multi-fx for my synths

Post by NoiseNoiseNoise » Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:26 pm

Axolotl wrote:
Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:38 am
Filipe wrote:
Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:26 am
I recommend looking at the Zoom CDR-70. Great pedal!
This. It's absurdly good, it's got a ton of trippy effects and it's small as a regular pedal.
I'll also suggest the MS70-CDR. Best 90 quid I ever spent for a guitar pedal!
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Re: recommend me some sub-100 bucks multi-fx for my synths

Post by spingo » Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:20 am

NoiseNoiseNoise wrote:
Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:26 pm
Axolotl wrote:
Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:38 am
Filipe wrote:
Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:26 am
I recommend looking at the Zoom CDR-70. Great pedal!
This. It's absurdly good, it's got a ton of trippy effects and it's small as a regular pedal.
I'll also suggest the MS70-CDR. Best 90 quid I ever spent for a guitar pedal!
I got an MS50G for $65 used and am pretty thrilled with it. The delays are nuts, and there's a couple of computer editors and a ton of patches on the Multistomp subreddit.
https://www.reddit.com/r/zoommultistomp/

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Re: recommend me some sub-100 bucks multi-fx for my synths

Post by optofonik » Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:07 pm

The cool thing about rack multi-effects is that, starting around the 80s, they were sold in profusion. Budget ones can be picked up used for pennies on the dollar and some of the crown jewels of those early days can also be found for not much more. An SPX90 is a good place to start. Don't be fooled by the specs; it sounded good then and it will sound good today.

These old rack FX are so inexpensive these days that you can buy, sell, trade, and experiment to your heart's content until you find a few that suit you're needs. It's a wonderful rabbit hole you're descending into. Don't forego the opportunity to try some single FX units as well; my Digitech RDS units are my favorite delays in spite of (or perhaps because of) their low-fi 8 bit technology.

Not my recording but a good example of the really far left field possibilities...

https://vimeo.com/60630094

And something a bit more tame...

https://youtu.be/LcKeM60Uemc

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