Effect box for the OT

What are people using for extra effect out of the OT? I imagine something stereo with midi capabilities? I assume I could control the effect pedal from the OT lfo and such in Midi? I definitely feels a bit limited with the effect on the OT and looking for an external box to help with creativity.

I am currently using Meris Mercury 7 Reverb pedal and enjoying that on the Cue outs. I am however seriously considering the Source Audio Collider. It has actual DIN MIDI jacks - which the Meris does not. It also is a dual effects pedal - reverb and delay algorithms that can be used simultaneously. You may also run it as a dual delay or dual reverb engine. 128 presets etc…The flexibility of the pedal seems to match the flexibility of the Octatrack! Those are my 2 cents.

Yeah I know this pedal seems to be doing a lot, but as lame as it sound, I don’t like the look of it! But thanks, this is exactly what I am after, stereo, midi multi effect pedal (with no screen!)

128 presets accessible from the pedal itself or you have to use that damn computer app?

poly effects Beebo and a eventide space

The Source Audio website states that 128 presets are recallable via external midi control. Personally that is why I am interested. The OT internal FX have their place - but for me having more reverb and delay options would be great.

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+1 for Eventide Space. Lots of MIDI CC control if you have a spare OT channel, plus 5pin MIDI in/thru. Also have a Red Panda Particle 2 (also lots of CC on micro USB), and of course lusting over microcosm, like everybody else.
I use outboard FX for drones, ambient, noise etc and stick to the onboard effects for techno/electro and DnB/jungle projects. Sometimes use cue outs as well as mains, so running 2 stereo channels from OT to mixer (the fx are on aux there) in that scenario.

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…i run an analog heat hardwired with the cue outs…

but that’s about it…the only additional pedal involved is some ehx harazai device that is exclusively spending fx make up to a mam03…that’s hardwired to ab inputs and gets triggered by ot’s midi engine…

anything beyond that get’s too much to handle for me…
and i hardly recommend to give ot’s internal fx options anytime another thought and another try for a new sonic perspective, cause THESE on first and static sight a bit outdated fx are anything else but that, end of the day…think out of the box within that box…it will surprise u many more times as u might think now…

Nothing yet but thinking about a Zoom ms-70cdr for the multifx chaining capabilities.
USB powerable, planning the combo OTmk1+Typhon+Norns/Minitaur+MS70CDR.

Sounds good! Add some distortion and you’re set for anything.

it changes but have used and experimented with: Jomox T-Resonator II, Eventide PitchFactor, Meris Mercury7, EHX Platform, Chase Bliss Audio Mood and the master effects of the Digitone.

I‘m GASing for an Audiothingies Doctor A as a companion for my octa. The reviews look really promising an full CC control via MIDI is a big plus. The price is right too if you live in Europe in my case Germany

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Came here to recommend the Doctor A. I’m really happy with mine.

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I mostly use OT fx, sometimes I use external analog distortions (Analog Drive), WMD Geiger Counter. A cheap and really good ambiant reverb : Hardwire/Digitech Supernatural.

I have an HX Stomp with tons of FX but I think I’ll use it for guitars mainly.

I’m really interested in ZOIA.

As said @reeloy, I encourage you to experiment more with OT fx with plocks, crossfader, lfos…

And make your own fx with resampling!
Record Cue, playing with a Flex, Pitch +12 (TSTR) add little Cue send for feedback = Shimmer reverb.

So when do we meet, so that I can test it? :wink:

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multi FX there’s the Zoom MS70CDR pedal, cheap and very useful.

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Soon! Really we should. It will revive my GAS for an OT but I’m willing to take the risk :smiley:

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Just no midi clock input to the zoom :frowning:

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Everyone should have one. Sure, it’s a lot less hi-fi than pedals 3-4 times it’s price, but you can’t get anything even close sub 100€. It’s great for adding small touches here and there, much like the OT internal effects.

And yes, fx Midi control ability is a game changer with OT midi tracks CC control.

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Exactly. At least if you want to use the delay effects

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