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Re: VF-1 Re: Multi-Tap Delay: any smart idea ?

Pressing in the left knob puts the unit in bypass when
you're in the top level of the menu.  Pusing it while
in edit mode will bypass what ever effect you've got


--- mungenast@earthlink.net wrote:

Re: Multi-Tap Delay: any smart idea ?Because I'm
relatively old-school, there's one thing that makes me
nuts about my feature-packed VF-1, which I am only
recently coming to know and love: I cannot find any
button for effect in/out. 
I have another Boss half-rack (the much older RPS-10),
and this worthy device has a handy front-panel bypass
pushbutton. (say that four times real fast,
Maybe I'm dense, but I cannot find anything like that
on the VF-1. I did buy a nice cheap Rolls MidiBuddy to
control the VF-1, and maybe someday I will have time
to figure it out, but I feel I should have the option
of just bypassing the lil' red box with the press of
an easily-accessed button. Guess it's my stompbox
background ;-)

-----Original Message----- 
From: jeremy 

Sent: May 6, 2005 4:38 AM 
To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com 
Subject: Re: Multi-Tap Delay: any smart idea ? 

Hi Giorgio, 

Yes the Boss VF-1 which is at the end of itís
production run. I bought my last one just about a year
ago for GBP 189 (about 300 Euro) from Turnkey 
<http://www.turnkey.co.uk> There may be other pan
Euopean sellers such as Thomann in Germany. If there
are any still around youíd get a bargain now. 

Yes Roland Boss can sound characterless with all the
risk and rough edges removed. The operating systems
seem to have certain decisions taken for you, like
having a Nanny in the box! 

The VF-1 were an agreeable surprise. I have found the
the little VF-1s useful toolboxes and an affordable
successor to the old SE70 that everyone was asking
such silly money for a while back. Perhaps Iíll get an
Eventide one day.

Strong points are: that you can control four
parameters per patch over midi, sync to midi clock and
program everything in a lot of detail so these things
sound very personal. These sound like me me me !

Iím not using it for the amp simulations that much Ė
Iíve got good channel strips for that. Youíd need to
canvas opinion from other users on the list if this
was important. 

Anyway best of luck in your search. 



Hi Jeremy,
do you mean the Boss VF-1 ?
I thank you but first  of all I think this is
out-of-production ... so why not the beloved GP-100.
Obviously I'm askiing for something in production that
I cun found in Italy.
second point, I decided to not buy no mroe nothing
from Boss - Roland because an ideological personal
point: they apply a awful marketing policy with price
very high and .. in my opinion ... device without
personality :)
sorry, I don't wnat to dispute to you ... but I hate
the fact that Boss make so terrible devices (In
application sw for umiscians I mean), also with the
having the COSM technology that I think is good ....
marketing startegy ... 
all for the massess 
stomb-box for rockers :)
thank you

----- Original Message ----- 
From:  jeremy <mailto:listing.to.port@masse.org.uk>  
To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com  
Sent: Thursday, 05 May, 2005 15:41
Subject: Re: Multi-Tap Delay: any smart  idea ?

VF-1 has a 20 tap delay setting. Each delay with  itís
own delay and pan setting. Iím not sure if the manual
is available on  line. Do loads of other stuff too -
very reasonable price if you can still  get them. 


Hi all, Im'looking for Multi-tap delay  devices

1. possibly software solution
I would prefere a software  program for PC Windows,
because for cost saving 
(my budget is  low).

I'm looking for something for create complex MultiTap
delays  in real-time 
possibly as *standalone* program;
I hate VST plug-ins  because thet require a VST host
that I do not have/know.

In case  your proposal is just a plug-in, please
suggest me a  freeware VST  
host tool,
but plese do not trasform this thread in a VST 
I don't love to talk about VST; I like standalone 

2. hardware solution
Someone may suggest any hardware  device for mutitap ?
please do not suggest me usual tools used for 
I do not believe tha t they are suitable for complex
delay  fractalization I 
have in mind.

many thanks / giorgio