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Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by Tele-beeb, Apr 17, 2017.

  1. Tele-beeb

    Tele-beeb Tele-Afflicted

    Apr 2, 2012
    The Bluegrass
    Considering a Zoom Multistomp and don't have a source nearby (so likely a sight unseen online purchase.)

    Question:
    Will it allow you to "chain" more than one Delay?
    And deeper:
    Can you run two delays in parallel?
    Thanks ahead :)
     
  2. Rich_S

    Rich_S Friend of Leo's

    Dec 29, 2006
    Potsdam, NY
    Two delays, yes. I might even do up to six, depending on how much DSP horsepower they take.

    Parallel, no. The effects string is series only. They have a bypass switch that can be placed anywhere in the chain and used to bypass multiple effects from there to the end, but it can't do A/B switching.
     
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  3. Redvers

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    Parallel yes. In the Timefactor model. And probably a l/r or ping pong or stereo option. I don't know.
     
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  5. Redvers

    Redvers Tele-Meister

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    Oh not sure if the regular multistomp has Timefactor with the recent upgrades or not. The cdr does.
     
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  6. Rich_S

    Rich_S Friend of Leo's

    Dec 29, 2006
    Potsdam, NY
    The latest firmware upgrade added a BUNCH of effects, mostly modern, fancy delays and reverbs similar to what Strymon and the H9 are doing. Not sure what you want from parallel delays, but the MS-50G might get you close. There's probably at least a multi-tap delay in there. My advice is to check out the manual and latest preset sheet on Zoom's website.

    My MS-50G is doing duty as a tuner, tremolo, and slap back delay, one pedal instead of three and I've barely scratched the surface of what it can do. I'd KILL for a USB-connected GUI editor for it, though.
     
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  7. Pepi

    Pepi Tele-Afflicted

    Aug 8, 2004
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    Sure wish I was better at programming because this would not be real hard
     
  8. Redvers

    Redvers Tele-Meister

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    All the sysex commands have been worked out. You can control most of it using midi, I think you can remotely switch on and off the first three effects in the chain, change parameters on the fly etc too. A basic footcontroller and an arduino or raspberry pi could do it. I'm happy editing it on the pedal but the control part needs external switches.
     
  9. AAT65

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    As Rich says, the Zooms are serial only. However there are a lot of pretty sophisticated delays available including multi taps and stereo delays. For instance Dual Digital Delay, Filter Pong mode, Tape Echo (Echoplex). There are some very fancy reverbs too - BlackHole, Shimmer, MangledSpace.... and the last new FX added by Zoom was a Parallel Reverb.

    (I've got the MS-100BT... I wish you could use the Bluetooth to do editing and backing up of configurations but it's strictly for downloading new effects, which is a shame. If anyone hears of any third party tools for it I'd be very interested...)
     
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  10. DaveKS

    DaveKS Friend of Leo's

    Oct 21, 2013
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  11. valvestate

    valvestate Tele-Afflicted

    Jan 12, 2012
    Land of the Merlion
    One of my best purchase... EVER. Super duper lush delays and other modulations. Love mine and using for at least a year now in our live band!
     
  12. Tele-beeb

    Tele-beeb Tele-Afflicted

    Apr 2, 2012
    The Bluegrass
    Well... I ordered one. Just got it and now working through the manual.
    Maybe once I learn if I like it I'll post NPD
    Thanks for replies
     
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