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Xotic X-Blender????

akagilligan

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I'd like one on these for my acoustic pedalboard so I can toy with some modulation/delay/dirt in parallel. I have a few questions. My signal chain is clean. I saw some threads pertaining to electric and was curious how it would fit with acoustic?

Is it quiet?

Does it color sound?

It would be right before a buffered volume pedal. Good buffer? Transparent?

Anything I'm missing that might not make this a good fit?

Any reason to place big sky reverb at end of effects loop in this loop?

Thank you
 

Dharmajester

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If you don't need the frills the Mosquito is meticulously put together, tiny footprint and does the job perfectly.
 

shoepedals

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I've had the x blender for years. It does what it says really. I find it works very well also as a signal combiner too.
 

muddy

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the schism xv uses burr browns, has makeup gain, it sonically makes your fx sound better. does WONDERS for strymon's lex (AND my flanger hoax). it has most of a looper's bases that you'd want covered, well, covered...


ml
 

lv

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Love the x-blender - works very well. Also like the wounded paw - the big difference between the two is the x-blender's eq is on the repeats, the wouinded paw's eq is on the dry signal. Wounded Paw is also a lot cheaper.

 

npfrs

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the schism xv uses burr browns, has makeup gain, it sonically makes your fx sound better. does WONDERS for strymon's lex (AND my flanger hoax). it has most of a looper's bases that you'd want covered, well, covered...


ml
But can it do parallel/series (say, by turning the dry completely down and the wet completely up)?
 

akagilligan

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Nice delay:D

Love the x-blender - works very well. Also like the wounded paw - the big difference between the two is the x-blender's eq is on the repeats, the wouinded paw's eq is on the dry signal. Wounded Paw is also a lot cheaper.

 

lefort_1

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Please consider one more entry here:

the Pigtronix Keymaster


I've had one for about a month, along with their (Mission Electronics) dual-expression pedal. An additional little gift from Pigtronix is the ability to blend on the Line-level as well (and it has all the requisite line-transformers inside).

This is one seriously well-built device.
I cannot recommend it highly enough.

http://www.pigtronix.com/products/keymaster/

XLR and ¼” (bal / un-bal) inputs & outputs
Dual True Bypass instrument level FX Loops
Impedance Matching, all Analog Audio Path
Series / Parallel operation
Crossfade function with Expression Pedal option
10db input gain boost / 10db output gain boostXLR and ¼” (bal / un-bal) inputs & outputs
 

muddy

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sure, but you have to return the wet signal minus dry from the fx, & use the vol knobs on ch's 1/2 as returns; ch 3 is the dry ch. that's the only trade-off from the wpaw (which uses bbrowns as well), but you get a MUCH more manageable size for a crowded pedalboard, which was a concern for me. AND, it's built like a tank, & sounds phenomenal sonically. honestly, i don't think you'd regret getting either one (though i can't say for sure), but both are a much better deal for what they provide than the x-blender. there is the stereo x-blender, but it loses the features/configurability that i like in the original, single ch model, AND, for a LOT more $$...


ml

But can it do parallel/series (say, by turning the dry completely down and the wet completely up)?
 






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