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Re: Thoughts on the Eclipse, Fireworx, G-Force, and PCM81
I've worked with all these effects and I have a Fireworx and an Orville
in my rack.
I can second all what David Coffin has said, I just add one thing:
The Fireworx has great filters, a great compressor and a very nice
I am using the Fwx mainly for loops post processing but I also want to
keep it available for my main guitar input as it has a "sound" which is
very different form the Orville ( and also from the Eclipse, which is
more "thick" compared to the Orville).
The Fwx sound can be described as "sterile" by some, but I think it is
one of the most clean and "percussive" ones I've ever heard from these
kind of processors; so I like it, specially on very clean parts.
Its reverbs are nothing compared to Eventides and Lexicon.
It is a box that is lacking of a deeper evolution and has a few
limitations ( as has already been touched by David and Per) but it is
one of those boxes which has a very distinctive character.
If I could bring up another ( elder), very interesting box, it would be
the Sony Dps V77.
Anyway, if I should choose one between the ones you wrote I would go
with the Eclipse, all in all it is the most complete one and it is the
one which has the best reverbs and delays.
Krispen Hartung wrote:
> I'd like to get your thoughts on the Eventide Eclipse, TC Electronic
> Fireworx, TC Electrronics G-Force, and Lexicon PCM81. If I had to
> invest in only one of these, which would give me the most tone
> mangling / effect goodies for the buck? The Fireworx appears to have
> a lot of different types of effects, more than the other two from what
> I can tell, but I'd like to hear from some of you who own these units.
> I'm looking for a unit, preferrable, that has all the standard delay,
> reverb, pitch, and chorus/modulation effects, but also ring mod,
> hopefully some quasi-synth guitar like effects, Filter, and whatever
> else it can muster. I've heard some really ethereal and rich pad-like
> sounds from the Eventides, which I really like, so that is a must.
> Why you ask? Now that my laptop system is complete and serving me
> well, I'm building a botique, yet simple rack system on the
> side...Looperlative, two VF1s', and whatever I decide from the above
> five units.