In this picture, captured during a 5SOS rehearsal in London, and posted to Zoom Sound Factory's [Instagram](https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/hphotos-xap1/t51.2885-15/e15/11184576_915471238513988_1800319502_n.jpg), Luke Hemmings' pedalboard shows that he is using a ZOOM MS-70CDR pedal.more
it's the only choice if you want to have choruses, delays, reverbs and a few more digital simulations of some boutique pedals in ONE pedal. A/B'ing it with analog pedals showed me that this isnt actually half bad! In fact, it saves a lot of pedal space. But it does get a little bit getting used to as it does a lot of things for its small size. Go through the manual and you'll be set. I am a simple person though and I like every effect separately on separate pedals. It's a bit of a hassle to bend down during a concert, scroll to the effect to switch off. So I end up using it for long shimmery reverbs and crazy tremolo delays etc switching on and off with one tap.
This thing is like 50 FX pedals in one! It has a on of pre-made 'pedals' built in and you add them to a virtual pedalboard in an FX chain on this unit. You can even mute individual pedals on your patch or setup a master bypass. It's so customizable and you can easily get a nice shimmer reverb or tape delay. I don't use too much outboard FX gear but this is at the top of my list and I even use it with my DAW. I primarily run my Novation Bass Station through it and it makes that keyboard sound like keyboards 2-3x more expensive.
This is a surprisingly good-sounding digital multieffects unit offering a range of sounds; not just the 'chorus/reverb/delay' mentioned, but other things too, like pitch-shifting, filtered delays, vinyl crackle, tremolo and triggered machine-gun delays. Effects can be strung together - up to six in theory, but more like 2 or three in practice. Where possible the DSP boffins at Zoom have attempted to recreate and model pedals from other manufacturers, so there's attempts at the BOSS CE-1, the EHX Small Clone, and some of the wackier spatial effects available on the Eventide pedals.
My first impressions are that this is a very useful pedal to have around. Ok - let's be clear. It doesn't sound as good as the dedicated standalone effects boxes it's trying to replicate. But it's not so far off as to be unusable either, and some of the effects - like the amazing 'particle reverb', with its gorgeous swelling atmosphere - are worth the asking price alone. It's a very quiet pedal, and if you pair it up with some more expensive boutique effects (I've been feeding it into pedals by Earthquaker devices and Neunaber), it can help to expand your sound considerably.
A word of warning about the 'shimmer' effect; it's horrid and metallic! Look elsewhere for that.
On the plus side, some of the modulation effects are surprisingly warm for a digital effects box. There's also lots of control parameters within the individual effects; it's great for tweaking stuff.
Once again; don't buy this thinking it's a miracle box that can replace your Strymon Blue Sky. It can't compete with that. But with prices starting at just £75 in some places, this is astonishingly good value for money.
The sounds you can get with this stomp is really great. The effects are really awesome. The shimmer is not as good as the rest of the effects. Now I'm looking for a USB Host device so I'll be able to change programs with my midi controller, otherwise, changing presets in a show is really a pain.
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