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Spectre vs Pyramids?

PhuzzphayzZ

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Bueller? anyone?...

I know it's not a strict head-to-head: Pyramids wins on a 'moar' technicality, but, beyond that.... CoreTone?... Functionality?... Usable Features?

ex.: Spectre has 'Ramping', Pyramids does not. Pyramids has 'Step', Spectre does not...

oh ye, what says the council?
 
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Can't say, I only have Pyramids, and I like it fine. It's got all sorts of usable sounds on tap, but it can be a little overwhelming. The Spectree looks good too, probably easier to use.
 

PhuzzphayzZ

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Can't say, I only have Pyramids, and I like it fine. It's got all sorts of usable sounds on tap, but it can be a little overwhelming. The Spectree looks good too, probably easier to use.
wow, that was a quick reply,lol!
huh, you think Spectre would be easier? interesting

that's the kind of interesting thing I'm lookin to hear! thx
 

satherp5

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If you want more traditional flange sounds, than Pyramids. If you want thru-zero flange than Spectre. The TZ sounds/capabilities aren’t even close in my opinion. I had both and ended up selling the Pyramids and buying an Orbit for traditional flange which I like pre-dirt and have my Spectre post.
 

hippieboy

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I've never tried Pyramids, It looks cool though.

I have a spectre and its a lot of fun, easy to use and you can get a lot of usable sounds and some crazy sounds.
 

Gila_Crisis

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The Oblivion looks sick! But having already an HX Stomp and the Zoom MS70, my needs for modulations are already well covered.
 

TaronKeim

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i haven't played the spectre at all but the biggest difference in my head would be the analog vs. digital thing - no matter what + even in clips i can hear how much "chewier" spectre is

that said, i have pyramids + absolutely love its voice - it has some magic happening in the eq/volume department so that it cuts incredibly well in a mix and does not get lost - also, it nails a ton of chorus tones and having 5 presets plus a live mode is awesome - it is true stereo and has a very lucious stereo spread which makes some of the wackier modes really shine on synth [takes line level devices very well, high headroom, makes my matriarch sound godly]

it is capable of side-chain flanging, which again, on synths and for recording purposes is super cool - i often use my dfam to do rhythmic flanging of my guitar + subphatty riffs

i use the trigger modes more often than i thought i would, great for ambient bullsh#t or during full-on noise assaults

the only thing i ever wish for is that the exp pedal could be used for the speed control instead of sweeping the manual control - though that can be cool for textural stuff, especially with a freeze/loop before it

my only critique would be it isn't as thick in the through-zereo mode as my og foxrox tzf was - it is a little glossier and not as throaty, which is great for some stuff but for milkshake thick chugging lines, i'd have liked something a little meatier/darker

this pedal made me fall in love with flanger - it is my chorus sound, my lead thickener, my shifting atmospheric sound for volume swells, my slow phaser, and my weird noise freakout box in tandem w/ my mask audio electronics maybe?

|tjk
 
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