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Username: marc

Post Number: 4
Registered: 3-2006
Posted on Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 12:36 am:   Edit Post


Haven't used my F1X-SF2 rig for a while.
So now I'll have to start from zero to find the right setting on the sf2. What I like to do is to start with a flat setting, so that I only hear the sound from the F1X and then start tweaking.
Which setting on the SF2 will give me that "flat" setting.

Thanks in advance,
Username: willgunn

Post Number: 56
Registered: 2-2007
Posted on Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 2:23 am:   Edit Post

First off - just to keep things "relatively" simple & less confusing - I'd recommend putting the SF-2 in "Stereo" mode (via the back panel switch), and have the "Filter Type" switch (front panel) in "Low-Pass" mode on Channel "A". Then, plug your instrument into the SF-2's front-panel input jack (providing a nice 10dB gain) and send the output from Channel "A" into the "Effects Return" jack of the F-1X. As such, this will by-pass Channel "B" entirely (one thing at a time!), and keep the patch cord mess to a minimum. Just so you'll know, the front-panel controls of the F-1X will operate exactly the same as they would if it's front-panel input jacks were utilized.

Now, for an initial "flat" setting on the SF-2, have Channel "A"'s "Direct Gain" control set at "0", the "Filter Gain" control set at "6" (and a good place to leave it, unless you need additional gain), the "Frequency" control set to "6.0 KHz", and the "Damping Ratio" control set at "1.25" - now you're ready to experiment.

To roll off the "highs", simply rotate the "Frequency" control counter-clock-wise to the desired point, and to boost the resonant frequency (or "Q"), rotate the "Damping Ratio" control clock-wise to the desired point - that's it!

If at any time you wish to compare your new setting to a "flat" (i.e un-filtered) tone without "losing" your setting, re-set the "Filter Gain" control to "0", and re-set the "Direct Gain" control to "10" - to bounce back to the "filtered" setting, simply return those two controls to the way they previously were - that's it!

One VERY important suggestion: to additionally minimize the "confusion factor" even further, start off with your INSTRUMENT'S on-board tone/filter controls set to THEIR "flat" settings.
Additionally, set the F-1X's controls as such: "Bright" switch "down", "Bass" set at "2", "Middle" set at "10", "Treble" set at "2", and "Deep" switch "down" (the closest thing to a "flat" setting as can be found on the F-1X).
This way, you'll be able to hear the effect the SF-2 is providing without anything else additionally coloring the sound.

Happy hunting!
Username: marc

Post Number: 5
Registered: 3-2006
Posted on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 3:59 am:   Edit Post

Thanks for your help.
In the meantime I also found my original manual with usefull settings.
I think the sound I have now is ok. I will try this evening at rehearsal how it sounds with the band.

Kind regards,


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