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    Default NPD: Looks like a footswitch but it's actually four pedals..

    Being on an eternal quest for an all-in-one quick recording solution (mostly for instant hassle-free loop pedal jamming ) that requires no chaining bunches of pedals together/endless tweaking/mazes of wires, I thought these looked handy & sounded pretty fantastic for $65..so I've just ordered one..a "Sonicake Sonicbar Rock-Stage"

    Seems ideal for direct recording with the onboard cab sim or I could just slip one in my amp's loop and have all the FX I'll ever need (ie..delay & verb )

    If this one hits the spot I'll get the "metal" version as well to cover all my loop jam requirements


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    Default Re: NPD: Looks like a footswitch but it's actually four pedals..

    The NuX Cerberus is more expensive, but has a lot of options, including the ability to load IRs.

    http://www.nuxefx.com/content-72-272-1.html

    The Mooer Red Truck and Black Truck look good too.
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    Default Re: NPD: Looks like a footswitch but it's actually four pedals..

    Yeah, nice but at nearly six times the price & it's a bit fussy/too many options

    This is a pretty cool little unit I've been looking at too..it's still pretty straightforward & very versatile in terms of tones. Does'nt break the bank either. Can always hook it up to my Mooer Radar for some IR variety..

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    Default Re: NPD: Looks like a footswitch but it's actually four pedals..

    THAT works for me! Chprus, Delay, Verb and some dirt? I can play!!!!!

    Of course, my little Mooer board does the same thing and I picked the effects...
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    Default Re: NPD: Looks like a footswitch but it's actually four pedals..

    I have the original Fly Rig 5, and it is a wonderful pedal for this sort of thing. Another option is the Atomic Ampli-fire pedal, which does a similar thing but accomplishes it differently. That is what I am using now.
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    Default Re: NPD: Looks like a footswitch but it's actually four pedals..

    Those are pretty sweet little pedal-board-in-a-box kind of things!

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    Default Re: NPD: Looks like a footswitch but it's actually four pedals..

    The Valeton Dapper Bass effect strip has tempted me many times. If I played bass live I'd probably get one.

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    Default Re: NPD: Looks like a footswitch but it's actually four pedals..

    *BUMP* 'cuz the eagle has landed...

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    Yeah, it came in yesterday & I have to say I'm more than impressed with this gizmo even though I only got to jam with it for a short while this morning. Very versatile, very transparent, very touch sensitive & amp-like. The FX sound great ..all of them.

    ..lots of tones to be had from hairy/raunchy rock & 80's metal to warm, smooth, bluesy, touchy feely gooey sweetness.

    Thought I'd try my hand at the latter

    ..decided to set my exploration of sleazy porn-tone aside for the moment & explore my sensitive side...




    Recording:

    Pedal settings used were the ones in the pic above..

    Guitar: My '94 Ibanez S-540Ltd Saber..

    Direct out from the pedal using it's onboard cab simulator into my DAW..no additional effects or pre/post production. It's just the pedal.
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    Default Re: NPD: Looks like a footswitch but it's actually four pedals..

    Pretty cool, OD sounds great.
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    Default Re: NPD: Looks like a footswitch but it's actually four pedals..

    Thanks

    I think this is something I could use a lot for recording & won't just get relegated to the cupboard where I dump my other dirt pedals after the first couple of days .

    Sweet tones for sure..awesome ones really, but mostly It's super quick/convenient just plugging into one box & pressing 'record' to go..that's my sort of thing

    Pretty sure it'll sound great in my amp's loops as well ....just for the FX which are very transparent & HQ imo...

    Def going to pick up the 'metal' version as well when I can... that should set me up for all my home recording needs
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    Default Re: NPD: Looks like a footswitch but it's actually four pedals..

    And the new mastered version... (Online mastering with LANDR. Don't know if it's an improvement or not...maybe a bit more polished )

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    Default Re: NPD: Looks like a footswitch but it's actually four pedals..

    I'm a simple guy. That many things all at once would make me read it as "foolswitch" and you know, from that point things go downhill for me.

    I mean, nice loot mate

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    Default Re: NPD: Looks like a footswitch but it's actually four pedals..

    haha..same here ..when it comes to playing live I'm simplicity itself (no pedals)...just some 'verb for the solo's from the sound guy sometimes

    I'm not just simple but lazy as **** too ..that's why I had all effects on at once instead of doing separate clips/sections demo's for each effect..

    Having said that they (delay/chorus) were barely on ..and it was a pretty sweet tone for a $65 pedal
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    Default Re: NPD: Looks like a footswitch but it's actually four pedals..

    Just for kicks.. since I had the pedal hooked up to my Bugera 333XL through the loop..I thought I'd see what the difference between pedal and amp sounded like in a (simple/quick/sloppy) recording

    The signal was from the amps speaker output using a DI box & my load-box. The pedal was in the loop & I used it's onboard speaker sim & a touch of slap-back delay for all clips...

    The pedal was set pretty dark (same settings as the video up there) so I turned down the amp's treble to approximately match it... touch of amp reverb too for the last 3 lead clips.


    So... 3 riffs/licks

    Switching between the two amp channels & the Sonicake pedal in the loop.

    Running order:

    1. Bugera Red Channel (Lead 2)
    2. Bugera Yellow Channel (Lead 1)
    3. Sonicake Rockstage

    (....and repeat twice more for the other 2 riffs)

    Speaker out from the Bugera using a DI box, reactive load-box & Sonicake onboard speaker sim (for both pedal & amp clips)

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    Default Re: NPD: Looks like a footswitch but it's actually four pedals..

    That thing looks great for dropping in your gig bag on the go type of gigs/jams. I don't think I could use it live I have to cover too much territory gain-wise, VH- Foghat - Bad Co. - 5FDP.

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    Default Re: NPD: Looks like a footswitch but it's actually four pedals..

    haha...I've been thinking of taking it along to band practice one of these days...that'll save me lugging heads & a bunch of cables around. It'll sound great straight through the PA.

    It's surprisingly versatile for tones...it does some excellent VH tones, bluesy stuff with the gain dialed back & 80's metal (Maiden/Saxon etc) but will even work for old school death metal & doom with the gain cranked up a bit! If you want the lows.. they are DEEP man
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    Default Re: NPD: Looks like a footswitch but it's actually four pedals..

    Curious do you know what the signal path is?

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    Default Re: NPD: Looks like a footswitch but it's actually four pedals..

    Afraid not...
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