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HX Effects Octave up any good?

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How is the octave up on this?

I currently use the micro pog circuit built into the EHX Epitome but wondering whether I could replace this and my M9 with the HX?

The octave up on the M9 is not contender! 

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Hey JB, it's pretty good.

Although using the same patch set at - 12 rather than +12, I prefer the octave down on the Helix, probably because the small amount of latency is more noticeable on octave up.

It is a little tinny and my Digitech Mosaic is an improvement (it's really very good!), but that's a single effect dedicated box. But if you're after a truly authentic, latency free octave up, then there is only one solution - an 8 string bass! 

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@Jonathan Bee

Managed to get my little Lekato looper set up and running this week which btw is a massive improvement on the Helix (and Zoom) looper! Here's a few promised clips demoing the Helix octave up, and A/B with the Digitech Mosaic, which I think you'll agree is better still. 

Octave up - Helix & Mosaic.zip

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1 hour ago, Al Krow said:

@Jonathan Bee

Managed to get my little Lekato looper set up and running this week which btw is a massive improvement on the Helix (and Zoom) looper! Here's a few promised clips demoing the Helix octave up, and A/B with the Digitech Mosaic, which I think you'll agree is better still. 

Octave up - Helix & Mosaic.zip 10.92 MB · 2 downloads

Thanks so much @Al Krow  🙂 Very generous and thorough of you! I agree the mosaic sounds better on single lines, but on chords I thought it sounded a bit muddy, where as the Helix sounded bright and clear... with a bit of reverb and eq or filtering could sound sweet I reckon. For single lines I prefer the sound of the micropog so far. I don't think I'll be departing from it yet. 

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ps I love the sound of the pog in this at 6.15! 

The whole piece is great, and his bass sound and the joy he puts into his playing is lush 🙂

 

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