Multiple effects chains - played at one time

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  1. Hammer-Time

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    hi there, looking to layer sounds. It would be cool to develop two closely related sounds that sound good together. Like, I want some fuzzy muff, but also some clear punch at the same time. I don't want two amps, is that possible?

    I know there's signal splitters, and also that some people put one guitar signal into two amps for this reason... but is there a way to just run two effects chains into the same amp? I don't really want to run/balance two amps, because I would just end up using two of the same amp since I'm not looking to add new amp flavor. Is it possible? If so, does it sound right?
     
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    One ABY box at the beginning and one at the end of the chain?
     
  3. juzo

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    The Boss LS-2 should be perfect for this. You can also set the levels of both signal paths independently.
     
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    This.
     
  5. DaveKS

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    Wounded Paw and One Control also make parallel blenders.

    4 signal paths in this one.
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    Wow, that's intriguing. Can you explain the practical application behind this... like some ideas of how to use it / how it would be useful.
     
  7. Hammer-Time

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    Thanks for the input guys! This got me searching with some different terms, really helpful. Here's something I just found:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0cl-jsgIWA

    I'll still be watching for any other insight though
     
  8. DaveKS

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    It's basically a mixer. A and B are alway parallel mixed, say put a fuzz and OD there. C and D can be in series, reversed series or in parallel blend mode, put a delay and reverb in those. A can also be dry through if you leave that loop empty.

    Once you think about it a bit sure you could finds way to blend something.
     

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