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re: possible VORTEX problems
1) noise? it's a very quiet pedal, maybe the problem is that it's hard to
the output volume (you'd have to change it for each patch) , especially
presets. Maybe the case is that if you just plug & go you have to turn
volume down to stop the amp overloading (= extra noise).
2) Phase problems. I can't comment from personal experience (yet) but
apparently many mixers have a phase inversion on the FX return, which
or may not be the culprit.
Best to use Vortex as 'in-line' if this is a problem.
3) Boring presets? It's more that many of them are a bit subtle, so yes
mostly come across as being similar. They don't begin to show what the
capable of . Actually I don't often find presets acceptable anyway.
4) Hard Manual? well let's call it challenging.
Vortex 'Good Points'
Excellent sound, it even distorts nice when you overload the I/P. Very
Extreme modulation. Infinite repeats without degradation (on some
The Audio morphing facility lets you set up any 2 sounds and switch or
seamlessly between them. This can either give you the ultimate in pedal
(eg modulation depth & frequency & resonance all at the same time) or
access to the bizarreness half way between 2 totally different patches.
With a bit of effort some the possibilities are pretty astounding, I
when talk of the Vortex first started on LD. People were pretty knocked
it's ability to create sustained textures
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