12 string emulator...

TheRealDeal

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Looking for a pedal that does just that...solid and tracks well for a 12 string sound. Any thoughts?
 

sstweed

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They never sound right to me. Always just sounds like an up octave sound. I get that that's part of the 12-string sound. But there's also the unison B and E strings, etc and, well, somehow it's just different. Not sure I know why. Some clever engineer should really make a pedal that accurately models a 12-string. That would be pretty cool I think.
 
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corbetta

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^^^this. Also, paired strings (courses) behave in a more way that is difficult to model—you have minute tuning variations, phasing issues, vibrational interferences...it's a really complicated and unpredictable thing!
 
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As far as I know, Mosaic does not give the upper octave for the two high strings. So, apart from the mentioned various unpredictabe aspects of a real 12 string, Mosaic seems to do the job. At least it makes more sense than just regular octave pedals.
 

ERGExplorer

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The Digitech Mosaic is designed to do this.
Yup, Mosaic.
They never sound right to me. Always just sounds like an up octave sound. I get that that's part of the 12-string sound. But there's also the unison B and E strings, etc and, well, somehow it's just different. Not sure I know why. Some clever engineer should really make a pedal that accurately models a 12-string. That would be pretty cool I think.
As far as I know, Mosaic does not give the upper octave for the two high strings. So, apart from the mentioned various unpredictabe aspects of a real 12 string, Mosaic seems to do the job. At least it makes more sense than just regular octave pedals.
Yup.

"Immediately identifiable 12-string tones are now yours with octave low strings and doubled high strings. "

 

sstweed

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Yup.

"Immediately identifiable 12-string tones are now yours with octave low strings and doubled high strings. "

Well that's about as good as I've heard in a pedal. Compared to a real 12 it's still a little meh, but it was a cool effect on its own. I would like to try it. I was not aware of this pedal so thanks for posting that!
 

MattLeFevers

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Yeah I wouldn't necessarily try for this with the Micro POG unless you just happened to already have one. I love mine but the twelve-string type sound only works if it's blended in kind of subtly, if you crank the octave up higher than noon on a clean setting it sounds pretty wonky.
 




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