Tap Tempo/Stereo Effects/Delays

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Tap Tempo/Stereo Effects/Delays

Post by jbocheltree » Sat Jun 18, 2011 3:11 pm

Hey Voodoo heads,
I just purchased a GCX and a GCP and Im really excited to get it all hooked up but I wanna make sure I get all my ducks in a row before I start.
I have 3 questions...

1. I have 3 pedals with tap tempo buttons on them. Is there a convenient way to make the GCP sync all 3 pedals to the same tap tempo?

2. I'm currently running a stereo rig (2 mono amps). How would I connect the stereo effects to the 2 amps?

3. Last question is, how do I make the delay trails carry over when switching off the loop that its assigned to?

Any help would be greatly appreciated! I know you guys are busy and I really appreciate your time and knowledge!

God Bless!

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Re: Tap Tempo/Stereo Effects/Delays

Post by JohnClark » Tue Jun 21, 2011 3:26 pm

The tap tempo ability would depend on the capabilities of the three devices. If they are in fact MIDI controllable, can they be programmed to all listen for the same Control Change message or is each device hard coded? Do they all require the same switching action... latching or momentary?

A stereo setup with two amps would have one amp running from the Left signal and the other amp running from the Right signal. Are your stereo effects in front of the amps or in the effects loops... or both? Do all your stereo effects have stereo inputs as well as stereo outputs?

Delay and reverb trails would usually require that these devices be run in parallel and the GCX would simply mute the input signal when needed. If these devices are MIDI controllable and have a built-in method of keeping the trails in tact when bypassing then you would likely keep them in series and not use GCX Loops to bypass them.

I hope that helps!
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