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Re: Retraction and apology to LD and Vox (Re: Vox Tonelab for looping)
First I want to say that you're totally right and I apologize. In my
haste at getting a new piece of gear ready before a gig, I admit I
didn't go very deep into each effect. I thought I had a patch set up
with the hold delay that did what I was talking about... but it was
*not* the hold delay effect. It was one of the other delay effects
that do sound like the PDS-8000 when you sweep the time. What's more
of a bummer is that for some reason you can only assign a tap tempo to
the hold delay and you can't even control the delay time with one of
On Jun 18, 2004, at 9:12 PM, the toy room wrote:
> I am going to have to disagree with Mark's assessment that the 'hold
> delay' on the Vox Tonelab is similar to the PDS-8000. As for the sheer
> mechanics of getting the hold delay, I am sure I would need to work on
> it a bit more. I didn't have the manual as well. I was able to get it
> into 100% feedback mode, but couldn't figure out how to be playing more
> material over the top without it going into the delay line. Perhaps
> Mark would confirm whether this is possible.
This you can do for sure. I've got a patch set up where one of the
expression pedals controls how much signal you're putting in the delay
line. Toe up, 100%. Heel down 0%.
> As for the 'time' adjustment. This was where I was most disappointed.
> The movement of the time knob during the hold delay was totally
> glitchy and useless sounding...
Actually, though disappointed, I kind of dig that for weird noisy stuff.
> The Maxon AD-999 has piqued my interest,
> as well as the EH Deluxe Memory Man.
So, again I say I'm sorry for the hasty post. While the Tonelab does
have some cool delay models, the 8 sec looper, while still cool,
doesn't behave like a bunch of it's other delays. How about the Hughs
and Kettner Replex? I hear great things about that one.