Ravish Sitar Dry Signal
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Posted: 14 July 2017 11:02 AM

Hello everyone,

I would like to have the sympathetic strings from my Ravish Sitar and just the dry guitar signal separate. So I have plugged the Main Out into one channel on the mixing board and the Sympathetic into another channel, and also turned the Lead level completely down.

However, when I switch the pedal on, the dry sound of the guitar changes completely (from when it’s off). Also, the dry level drops noticeably, although I have turned it up to max. Am I doing something wrong, or is this just the way the pedal functions?

In the latter case, the only way I see of getting a truly unaffected dry signal and also getting the beautiful drone from the Ravish, would be to split the guitar signal before the pedal… or?

Thanks! grin

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Posted: 14 July 2017 11:39 AM | Link to this reply (#1)

Please check again with a cable plugged in to main out and a cable plugged into Sympathetic
If the dry level is up and the second knob “lead” is at zero you should only hear the dry guitar when the pedal is on.
(Turn the level knobs up and down first)

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Posted: 14 July 2017 03:09 PM | Link to this reply (#2)
EHX STAFF - 14 July 2017 11:39 AM

Please check again with a cable plugged in to main out and a cable plugged into Sympathetic
If the dry level is up and the second knob “lead” is at zero you should only hear the dry guitar when the pedal is on.
(Turn the level knobs up and down first)

Yes, that is exactly the way I set it up. In bypass mode, the dry signal goes through completely unaltered. When I activate the pedal, the soundlevel immediately drops quite noticably (maybe 6 dB?). Also the timbre of the dry sound changes quite a lot.

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Posted: 14 July 2017 04:00 PM | Link to this reply (#3)
EHX STAFF - 14 July 2017 11:39 AM

Please check again with a cable plugged in to main out and a cable plugged into Sympathetic
If the dry level is up and the second knob “lead” is at zero you should only hear the dry guitar when the pedal is on.
(Turn the level knobs up and down first)

I did some experimentation, turning the knobs, switching cables etc., and finally found the problem: Whenever I bypass the pedal, the dry signal goes out of BOTH outputs. That means I hear two dry signals simultaneously, and therefore they sound louder. Also the sound quality will be perceived differently, since the two channels are processed differently. Why on earth did you make the pedal like that? That means I have to pull cable out of the sympathetic output (or mute the channel) every time I wish to bypass the effect. Or is there any other way to avoid this unwanted dry signal in bypass mode?

Basically my idea was to have the lead/dry going through different other effects before going into the mixer, while the sympathetic would go straight into its own channel on the mixer, and just get some of the built in reverb from that. But now, every time I bypass the Ravish, I get the clean signal through the sympathetic output on top of the processed guitar signal (through my other effects). Please help me to solve this. I would like to avoid pulling out cables or going to mixer to mute in the middle of a song… hmmm

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Posted: 14 July 2017 04:14 PM | Link to this reply (#4)

Sorry the only way is to use a passive A/B box leaving the Ravish on and switching the signal off with the A/B box.
Right now that is the only fix.

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Posted: 15 July 2017 03:10 AM | Link to this reply (#5)
EHX STAFF - 14 July 2017 04:14 PM

Sorry the only way is to use a passive A/B box leaving the Ravish on and switching the signal off with the A/B box.
Right now that is the only fix.

OK, that will work, although requiring some extra equipment as well as tap dancing. Thanks for answering.

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Posted: 15 July 2017 12:57 PM | Link to this reply (#6)

No more tap dancing. just leave the Ravish on and turn the drone on and off with the A/B box.
You just use on out of the A/B box so that drone out is on or off.

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Posted: 15 July 2017 03:38 PM | Link to this reply (#7)
EHX STAFF - 15 July 2017 12:57 PM

No more tap dancing. just leave the Ravish on and turn the drone on and off with the A/B box.
You just use on out of the A/B box so that drone out is on or off.

Roger that! Thanks grin

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