New Chase Bliss / Meris CXM 1978

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  1. mamsk

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    i'll wait for the non-automatone version pls
     
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    I’ll try one either way but already found myself wanting the same.
     
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    Wow... just wow....

    This would be huge for me if I was still doing electronic production. Not sure yet if I'll bite for guitar (the preamp mkII was a no brainer for me), but this is huge for synths.

    Joel is poised to become THE leader in the effects industry. He didn't just break the mold and create a new innovative interface once... but now he's done it twice.

    This is why I've been a huge fan from day one. Call me fanboy. I don't even care.
     
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  7. CreoleDave

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    It looks cool. And has a cool history/model story. But does it sound good? My guess is a resounding “yes.”
     
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    yeah absolutely zero need for that as a primary keyboard/synth player and it adds 50%+ to the cost, i'll hit 'em up on the 2nd run. two great companies either way
     
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    Well, it’s a good thing I am still at home, cuz’ I need a change of pants now...
     
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    I know people are being critical of the automated faders, but...

    If I had a dollar for every time I wished the preset on a Chase Bliss would recall the knob setting/location, so that I could see what I saved... I could probably buy BOTH the Preamp mkII and the CXM 1978.

    While obviously not necessary, this is a huge convenience.
     
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    I don't know about zero need. There is definitely some value in being able to visually recall your preset settings.

    Are you saying the faders add 50%+ to the cost? Where are you getting this figure? There are a bunch of other upgrades in the automatone that also account for the increased cost.
     
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    If you don't want the motorized sliders shouldn't you just buy the Mercury 7? Is this not identical other than form factor?
     
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    Not only chase bliss and meris pedals, I think almost all pedals don't have a way to know exactly where the knobs are set in a preset. I can only think of a few and most (if not all) are cumbersome when trying to provide that info.
     
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    I want it to keep my CBA collection going, but I'd like to know the price, and I'd really like to try out one pedal with autofaders before buying another and...and...oh, who the hell am I kidding! SHOW ME WHERE TO PREORDER ;)
     
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    software and preset managers exist, my dude, i get why this is useful for guitarists but i'll wait for the bare bones enclosure with OS control
     
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    Very cool from a design perspective, and I'm sure it'll sound killer. From a practical standpoint, though, I can't imagine needing more than my Big Sky for live stuff. And for home recording, I feel like I'd be more apt to use a plugin. Looking forward to hearing people run it though its paces, though.
     
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    They are not identical. Mercury7 was inspired by the Blade Runner soundtrack while this pedal seems to be a recreation of the Lexicon 224 (as @aaronjcurtis mentioned above, as well as what chase bliss and Meris alluded to in their posts.)

    Did the Lexicon 224 get used on the Blade Runner soundtrack? No idea. But the CxM 1978 does offer more EQ controls and an additional algorithm. And Cross (not sure what that is) and has a Lofi, midfi, and Hifi option while the Mercury7 has pitch shifting and a built-in swell, and a vibrato.
     
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  20. mamsk

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    yes, the lexicon 224 and the bladerunner soundtrack go hand in hand
     

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