Rockman Guitar Compressor

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Re: Rockman Guitar Compressor

Post by RockmanCentralBob » Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:45 pm

The Kemper has a feature called "morphing" where you can assign any parameter, and as many parameters as you want, to an expression pedal. I assigned the gain level and several of the tone controls to mimic the auto clean feature. I think my expression pedal is just a generic M Audio one.

The Hyperspace Pedal is the real deal, not the Kemper.

No line leveler after the Kemper... just adjusted the volume to not oveedrive the Chorus.

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Re: Rockman Guitar Compressor

Post by Braetcmmc » Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:28 am

Sorry I have been away researching line level mismatch and thought I would come back with an update WRT my earlier dilemma.
With the current line mismatch between the GC and the Vox satchurator, I have researched buying an EB Tech Line leveler and/or building my own.
There are lots or videos and tutorials on how to wire a line leveler or even make a L-pad or H-pad cable. Some have suggested that using a Potentiometer will work as well, essentially create a voltage divider, that's bascially what the EB tech is.

But I'm a bit of a dumb-a-lum myself as the Vox Satchurator comes with a "PAD" switch that Joe specifically had Vox install. At this link Joe discusses with Larry DIMarzo what the Pad does. Basically Joe is a big Wah user and from research I found that the Big Bad Wah and the Dunlop Cry Baby have an approx. 10dbv boost. The video explains it better. Look around 7:20 on...

So I engage the pad switch now and it cleaned up real nice. Like Joe says in the video, I tried the pad switch before and I didn't notice any difference.
Now I understand because there was nothing to pad, or reduce. Anyways the pad only rectifies 10db and I was looking for a bit more, so I took an old Pot. and made a voltage divider with it and I have it set around 600ohms. I have tweeked it here and there but it final sounds good coming out of my Marshall AVT 275.

Thanks for all your input.
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Re: Rockman Guitar Compressor

Post by RockmanCentralBob » Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:46 am

Glad you worked it out!