Started by BROCKSTAR, January 13, 2020, 10:46:26 AM
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Quote from: BROCKSTAR on January 14, 2020, 06:15:44 PMSo I am pretty happy right now. My friend Christopher made a guitar / instrument-to-midi preset on ZOIA. So now I don't need my Sonuus G2M version 3 unit as I can do it with ZOIA now. Just plug guitar into ZOIA and midi out from ZOIA to midi in on any hardware synth I want and it tracks great and you have the option to add things inside the ZOIA patch too etc.. Like the one he built has a sustain / hold feature and a built in looper etc.. or build anything inside there you want along with the converter =) I posted my G2M for sale on my local selling page, but if anyone here wants it, I can ship for $60 anywhere in U.S. Only a few days old, with box / paperwork etc. If this part of the post is still here than it's still available, but if it's gone then it sold.
Quote from: admin on January 14, 2020, 06:20:49 PMPost an example Video?
Quote from: hippietim on January 15, 2020, 09:12:21 AMNice!
Quote from: kevorkian on January 15, 2020, 09:39:59 AMVery nice!I really like Zoia, it's extremely powerful - I realized that I could basically recreate a number of sounds that generally only rack-based effects can accomplish if they would just allow for shorter delay times for the Delay w/Mod module but I couldn't seem to get any real attention around this - even though this appeared to be a relatively simple enhancement. It's possible that one of the more recent firmware updates has addressed this but my threads are still in the voting forum so I doubt it.
Quote from: admin on January 15, 2020, 09:50:34 AMThis will be the third year Ive seen the Empress Effects ZOIA at NAMM My wish is that they can actually reveal to the layman the full power of the Empress Effects ZOIAbecause each time I ask, their "ZOIA guru" is away from the booth, and his co-workers seem clueless or unwilling to show me and the user interface reminds me of this
Quote from: BROCKSTAR on January 15, 2020, 10:01:10 AMHaha yeah they revealed it at winter 2018 NAMM and then it finally came out April 2019, and now they're revealing ZOIA euroburo this year! I like the colorful buttons. I've had a few things on the voting forum make it to ZOIA. Like getting more folders for preset storage / loading etc.. Also new colors coming for ZOIA soon is because I asked for it and people voted etc..
Quote from: kevorkian on January 15, 2020, 11:28:20 AMYou've definitely made some great suggestions around patch management and organization that have improved the product. What surprised me a bit is how open Empress has been to implementing features that seem to only increase the complexity (and inscrutability) of the pedal before fully fleshing out the effect blocks that they offered at launch time. ZOIA is amazingly powerful and flexible, but in my view, things like adding additional colors or lights shouldn't be prioritized over making the effect blocks as powerful and flexible as possible. There are a legion of players who are continuing to use things like the Yamaha MagicStomp because it can run 8 delays+mod in parallel, or who would like to recreate the types of circular delay effects that you used to need an 8-space rack to construct - something as minor as shortened delay times would achieve this (all in ONE pedal) using the provided delay+mod effect block but when I suggested they correct this oversight, I was told that I could use the basic delay line module to construct a delay+mod from scratch even though doing this would have made the number of modules and connections in each patch unreasonably large and difficult to modify - especially if you are imaging this being useful on a gig. I haven't given up yet but I can't say I'm super pleased by the way things have developed.
Quote from: BROCKSTAR on January 27, 2020, 10:06:06 AMShowcasing the instrument-to-midi converter again..Some quick Monday "I wanna be Pat Metheny" noodling guitar synth stuff on my tablet. Running guitar into Christopher H. M. Jacques instrument-to-midi patch in ZOIA then out to my Behringer Model D synthesizer and some delay from my Line 6 Helix. View this post on Instagram
Quote from: Tape on February 17, 2020, 06:38:24 AMSounds pretty damn good! Just got the Zoia myself, and currently half amazed by the capabilities of it and half horrified of the time it will take me to figure the whole thing out