Absolutely, as is almost always the case when it comes to choosing musical tools.cheers guys for the input
by the souns of it, it is all down to preference and use really
The MAIN reason I just purchased an M13 is so that I could switch from a clean tone with compression to a dirty rhythm or lead and no compression with ONE tap.Absolutely, as is almost always the case when it comes to choosing musical tools.
I personally prefer individual pedals for a host of reasons. That said, if I was playing in, say, a live cover band, a multi would become much more appealing. The need to radically alter which effects you are using in one step could be much higher in those circumstances. For originals, that's never been a need I've run into.
I use a Yamaha MagicStomp for 90% of my modulation. It does very good reverb, digital delay, chorus, flange, trem, and a bunch of Holdsworth volume swell stuff. I find that multi effects are great for when you need a specific sound for one tune, or variations of one sound - a Van halen style flange on one tune, an Andy Summers style on the next, because then you can use presets - no need to bend down and tweak knobs between tunes. Also, multi-effects often have cool combination presets that you can tweak - chorus delay reverb patches - that can be turned on and off more easily than tap dancing over multiple boxes. FWIW, I keep the MS in a true bypass loop, so it's easy to have the right patch up and running, and pop it in and out as needed.I'm definitely a single pedals guy. However, I did just come into possession of a Damage Control Glass Nexus, and that one did really surprise me for a multi-effects pedal. Also, some friends play the M13, and I hate to admite it, but the modulations on that thing sound really good. Still, I tend to find that single pedals sound best in my rig.