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Re: Retraction and apology to LD and Vox (Re: Vox Tonelab for looping)

On Jun 18, 2004, at 10:33 AM, DJ wrote:

> I'm curious, what kind of looping capabilities does the Tonelab SE 
> have?

Vox doesn't advertise it because nobody cares about looping, silly. ;)  
Here's what it does straight from the manual:

If you assign “HOLD DLY” to the CONTROL pedal, you’ll be able to hold 
the delay
[1] “TIME” 1–8000 [ms] Sets the delay time.
[2] “FEEDBACK” 0.0–10.0 * Adjusts the amount of feedback.
[3] “TONE” 1.0–10.0 * Adjusts the tone of the delay sound.
[6] “MIX” 0.0–10.0 * Adjusts the mix amount of the delay sound.
CONTROL pedal: HOLD DLY: If you select “HOLD DLY” for the CONTROL
pedal, the delay sound will be held from the
moment you turn the pedal on.

What the manual doesn't say is that when you change delay times it 
behaves like the old Digitech PDS8000 and old analog delay pedals where 
you get all sorts of warping during the change.  That makes for some 
fun effects.

> lso, I saw you mention in another post that the Tonelab will let you 
> disable the cabinet simulations so you can use it with an amp w/out 
> double filtering your signal.  I am wondering if it is possible for 
> you to disable all the amp-like parts and use it as a multi-fx unit.

Yes, that's the idea.

> Can you tweak the parameters in real time easily while you playing?

Yeah, totally.  You can also assign any perimeter to one of the 
expression pedals so you don't have to be bending over all the time to 
knob twiddle.  You can do that as well, though.  It's got a really 
simple to navigate interface where you have "soft" knobs that change 
function depending on what your tweaking.

> I would like to get the Tonelab to record with and then I would like 
> to use it with a real guitar amp and use just the FX onstage, but I 
> need to be able to adjust things real-time while on stage.  Can this 
> be done with the Tonelab?  If it also has looping it may have 
> everything I need.  Thanks!

That's the whole idea behind this piece of gear.  Check it out, you may 
hate it's presets but once tweaked you can do a lot with this badboy.