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I am venturing into adding effects to my keyboard setup. What effects pedals do you use? I ordered a Ventris Dual Reverb for reverb effects. Now I want to add a delay pedal. Any recommendation? I play more nontraditional music and non of EDM stuff.

 

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My first go-to is always a Wah. But I haven't really encountered any hardware wahs that sound right for a synth's freq response. Obviously great for Rhodes and Wurli, but not synth leads. So I usually use software Wahs with a controller pedal, tuned specifically to the frequency response of that patch. Other than that and maybe a Vent (Leslie sim), I really don't see any reason to go hardware for effects. The way I see it, each effect needs to be tailored to the patch you're playing. I'm usually playing 3-4 patches per song on the same board, I don't want them all running through the same effects.

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Does anybody use a Zoom MS-70 pedal on keys? I have been eyeing this one- looks like fun. I recall seeing somewhere that these work very well on keys.

 

FWIW- I have a pair of Digitech Looper pedals. They work very well with line level signals and are loads of fun.

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I am venturing into adding effects to my keyboard setup. What effects pedals do you use? I ordered a Ventris Dual Reverb for reverb effects. Now I want to add a delay pedal. Any recommendation? I play more nontraditional music and non of EDM stuff.

 

Thanks.

 

The Nemesis plays very well with the Ventris. From the same company, but a lot cheaper!

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Does anybody use a Zoom MS-70 pedal on keys? I have been eyeing this one- looks like fun. I recall seeing somewhere that these work very well on keys.

 

FWIW- I have a pair of Digitech Looper pedals. They work very well with line level signals and are loads of fun.

 

I have a Zoom MS-70. I got it mainly to pair with a Minibrute which has no onboard effects, but I've also use it for vocoder signals. The interface takes a bit of getting used to, but it has a sh*tload of great presets on board. I've mainly used it for reverb, but it has amp sims, choruses, delays, compressors, all kinds of stuff. And it's stereo. For a cheap all in one pedal solution it's pretty good.

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Does anybody use a Zoom MS-70 pedal on keys? I have been eyeing this one- looks like fun. I recall seeing somewhere that these work very well on keys.

 

FWIW- I have a pair of Digitech Looper pedals. They work very well with line level signals and are loads of fun.

 

I have a Zoom MS-70. I got it mainly to pair with a Minibrute which has no onboard effects, but I've also use it for vocoder signals. The interface takes a bit of getting used to, but it has a sh*tload of great presets on board. I've mainly used it for reverb, but it has amp sims, choruses, delays, compressors, all kinds of stuff. And it's stereo. For a cheap all in one pedal solution it's pretty good.

 

Thanks CountFosco. I would be doing a similar thing. I have a Yamaha Motif XF which doesn't need any outboard FX. But I also have three analog synths in my studio now. FX sounds great on them. Probably will treat myself to the Zoom pedal soon.

 

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