J. Dan Posted November 10, 2018 Share Posted November 10, 2018 This is keyboard related but I think this is the best place for this. It will be for solo synth that originally I was planning to run through a guitar amp and cabinet for screaming synth solos (progressive metal). So let me back up. I currently use a Korg Kronos for my keyboard which has a ton of great sounds as well as a bunch of insert effects and master effects, but the amp simulations are not good at all. Besides the main L/R outputs, it has 4 auxiliary outputs as well as 2 inputs with very flexible routings through effects chains, etc. I first started experimenting running some lead sounds out one of the Aux outputs into a Line 6 Pod and it was an immediate improvement. Fast Forward. In a couple weeks when I get my bonus check from work, I plan on buying a pretty bad ass analog lead synthesizer (lots of knobs to twist). My initial plan was to just run it through a guitar amp and make that part of "my sound" and just use that for any of those solos. I'm starting to rethink my strategy. I'm thinking some of the Kronos sounds could benefit from the amp, maybe the lead synth might be best for some sounds without the amp, and even with the amp, I could use some of the Kronos chorus, EQ, delays, reverb, etc.....a pedal board built inside with flexible routing options and instant recall from the front panel set list. So now I'm thinking Lead synth to INPUT 1 of the Kronos....from there it could go through some inline effects and either route to L/R out, or out Aux 1. For that matter, I could route an internal Kronos sound to Aux 1. Aux 1 then goes to......and here's my question......OD Pedal? Digital Amp Sim (like POD)? Tube preamp? Actual amp with powersoak/DI? .then back into INPUT 2 on the Kronos so that it can get any additional effects and mixed in with the other sounds out the Main L/R outputs. Keep in mind that MIDI control would be really nice. The Kronos has a setlist mode where you just touch a block on the screen with all the song names and it sets everything up internally as well as sending any necessary MIDI messages to external devices. So from that standpoint, something like the POD seems ideal, but I'm looking for something that sounds as close as possible to a real tube amp. Quote Dan Acoustic/Electric stringed instruments ranging from 4 to 230 strings, hammered, picked, fingered, slapped, and plucked. Analog and Digital Electronic instruments, reeds, and throat/mouth. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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