Electro-Harmonix Introduces the Bass Mono Synth
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Posted: 18 January 2019 01:37 PM

EHX unveils the Bass Mono Synth which transforms a bass guitar into 11 different bass synthesizers, from vintage synth emulations, to thick, stacked voices to deep pulsing sounds and more.

Demo Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0-OKJZ2Bzw

The Bass Mono Synth was designed to work on bass guitar without any modifications, special pickups or MIDI implementation. Its intuitive layout makes it easy to use. The pedal’s DRY dial adjusts the dry bass volume at the Synth Output while SYNTH controls the volume of the synthesizer sound at the Synth Output. Used together they provide enhanced level mixing. The SENS control, short for sensitivity, adjusts how playing dynamics trigger the synthesizer and permits fine-tuning the pedal’s response to a player’s bass rig and playing style.

With the CTRL knob the bassist can adjust a key parameter for each of the 11 synth types. It varies depending on the preset and provides extra “tweakability.” There is also an EXP input that lets the player control an entirely different parameter in real-time with an expression pedal.

EHX Founder, Mike Matthews, stated: “From lush, warm sounds to sharp, percussive stabs, the Bass Mono Synth puts a collection of cool bass synths at your fingertips.”

The Bass Mono Synth comes equipped with an EHX 9.6DC-200mA power supply.

Learn more: https://www.ehx.com/products/bass-mono-synth

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Posted: 18 January 2019 05:09 PM | Link to this reply (#1)

Can this pedal be used with guitar ?

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Posted: 01 February 2019 12:28 PM | Link to this reply (#2)
Folkstone57 - 18 January 2019 05:09 PM

Can this pedal be used with guitar ?

The videos say, “sort of.” The Bass Mono Synth will work with guitar, it won’t blow up or hurt anything, but it has been designed to be triggered by bass frequencies, so it might fail to trigger with the higher notes on the guitar. Maybe above the 12th fret on the treble strings? No one has posted the exact cutoff notes for triggering the Bass Mono Synth.

Likewise, the Mono Synth (guitar) will work with bass, but it was designed to be triggered by guitar frequencies and might fail to consistently trigger on the lowest bass notes.

So, the bottom line is that bass and guitar players can make use of both, but they will have to work out the best way to play the one that’s not designed for their instrument. Knowing how these things work, the exact range of consistent triggering probably even depends on things like tunings, pickups, and tone control settings. It will likely be different for everyone.

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