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|12/15/1999 11:33 AM|
|Bob Predaina||Re: Chorus , what's your favorite pedal and why?|
roger mayer voodoo-vibe. this thing isn't really a pure chorus - its kind of like a next generation univibe that has tremolo, vibrato and chrorus built into it.
the thing has 7 controls on it, and offers some really ingenious features such as a 3-way knob for coarse adjustment of speed that is coupled with a potentiometer that is used for fine adjustment. it includes sine and triangle wave modulation, and has a sweep control, and external speed control capability.
in addition to the standard "intensity" and "output" type of controls, it also has a unique "symmetry" control that allows you to adjust the ratio of attack:delay in the signal being modulated, providing for some very interesting effects that are really hard to describe.
it also has a "bias" control that is very helpful in the chorus mode - it allows you to center the filter on either the bass or treble frequencies within the chorus sweep.
its very clean - 120dB S/N.
it also splits yoiur signal to provide dual low impedance ooutputs so that you can drive parallel effects loops into a pair of amps for some really intense chorus effects.
perhaps the hardest thing to get used to about this pedal is that it isn't really a pure pedal. conceptually, the pedal uses technology from a number of types of effects and hybridizes them into something unique.
so the RM-voodoo-vibe isn't strictly a chorus pedal, per se, but a multi-effect pedal with some truly wonderful chorus effects built into it.
the only problem with the pedal is that it costs as much as a small amplifier- $370. OUCH!