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Intellifex, Multi-Effects for Electric Guitar from Rocktron.


4 user reviews

Rocktron Intellifex tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer:Rocktron
  • Model:Intellifex
  • Category:Multi-Effects for Electric Guitar
  • Added in our database on: 04/03/2004

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Rocktron Intellifex user reviews

Average Score:4.5( 4.5/5 based on 4 reviews )
 3 reviews75 %
 1 user review25 %
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Hatsubai03/15/2011

Hatsubai's review"Quality and reliable piece of gear."

Rocktron Intellifex
The Rocktron Intellifex doesn't have many effects and features compared to today's rack units. However, the effects it does have, it absolutely excels at. Housed in a compact 1U rackmounted chassis, the original Intellifex has 8 voice chorus, delay, reverb, pitch and a noise gate. The unit also has full MIDI integration compete with IN, OUT/THRU inputs. A phantom power jack is conveniently located on the unit to power whatever MIDI board you'd like. One feature not usually mentioned about the original Intellifex is that it actually has a jack for bypassing the unit via a footswitch. The Intellifex Online does not have this feature.

UTILIZATION

The ease of use of the Intellifex is one of its high points. Not only is every menu clearly laid out with logical menu scrolling, but you have physical knobs you can turn for various values. You don't need to be fiddling with one scroll wheel the entire time, nor do you have to go through an elaborate process to edit presets. The original Intellifex manual is actually not available for download. However, the Intellifex Online's manual is. Besides the 1/4'' footswitch bypass jacks in the back, there is no difference between the two in terms of functionality. The manual is clearly written so that anybody who skims it would be able to delve into the unit with no problems at all. In fact, even without reading the menu, the unit is so easy to use that anybody should be able to master it within about 15 minutes of usage. Although it uses set algorithms for presets, the algorithms are clearly laid out and easy to see at the touch of a button.

SOUND QUALITY

The Intellifex was mainly meant for guitar effects. What's amazing is that the AD/DA converters are extremely transparent. Set to Pre-HUSH, you'll have almost no coloration of your tone. Keep in mind that the Intellifex was meant to be used in a serial loop. In a parallel loop, you might experience some phasing issues due to no kill-dry function, but it'll still be more than usable. If I had to find some real faults with the unit, it would be that the pitch is not intelligent and the noise gate is a bit dated. In the day, the HUSH noise gate was famous for its quality. However, compared to today's gates, when it's activated, the tone degrades a little bit. You can test this yourself by simply pressing the "Bypass" button on front of the unit. Given the price point, the unit does a stellar job.

OVERALL OPINION

The Rocktron Intellifex is one of the oldschool rack effects units that has withstood the test of time in terms of reliability, ease of use and quality of sound effects. Not only do they go for a great price on the used market (which, unfortunately is the only way you can buy them at the moment), but they effects are of high quality. The 8 voice chorus and reverb are pure 80s goodness. The ducked delays, while not 2290 delays, are superb. Pitch is a bit lack luster, but it delivers that awesome old school unintelligent pitch for those Jason Becker style riffs. The biggest issue would be the tone suckage when the gate is active, but if you set the unit to Pre-HUSH, everything will sound great. I highly recommend this unit to anybody who is looking for a reliable, tour worthy effects unit.
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SlapKid11/21/2008

SlapKid's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Rocktron Intellifex
Rocktron.com go to and download the user guide is great, with graphics much clearer than words.
Basically I use delay and reverb, with a switch to switch from one preset to another. Two sounds are enough for me actually.
It's so complicated to program as a whole it's better like that ...
Of course the total twelve o'clock blah blah, something to do for years.
The levels are adjustable with real knobs, very good point.

UTILIZATION

Have. No it's not easy, and they have their own terms for functions, such a catastrophe "over your bike is slower and less fat you risk more than not end badly." English siouplait ...

Manuel super and setting options sidereal and very useful as the duck duck delay or reverb (the reverb and / or delay are very discreet when we play but returned to the fore as soon as you stop playing, it is absolutely great and top pro).

SOUND QUALITY

So there I stop bitching sec: despite his age this machine is really top level, especially for the guitar (the frequency range does not rise much above).
The thing to understand is that 1200 euros previously required for Intellifex were justified by the internal architecture of the beast: the analog signal is never cut! Unless desired. So there is an analog mixer in stereo, and your guitar input signal remains intact (the conversion point is after the entry, nothing to do with all our widgets today).
Result: the sound quality is to die, because what enters spring as is, complete with mixed effects in analog.
There is a hush, and there is more complicated since it is digital, either it cleans the signal guitar effects only (the analog mixer is possible) or it cleans the entire signal (analog mixer logically available).

OVERALL OPINION

Ultra reliable, if you do not take it to the pool.
I love the sound quality, the ducking, but I can not program it like I want, not the patience nor the memory.
The latest utopia g100 is even worse is unbelievable to persist in the error so long.
So mixed results, and my thoughts: why the most powerful machines if you can not even find the lock to enter ...
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jimbojet08/18/2009

jimbojet's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Rocktron Intellifex
This is a multi-effects:
reverbs, delays ...
1U
MIDI

the rest see internet


UTILIZATION

Manual unclear ... English
edition but the sound is easily integrated ... the screen tells you what to do ... then you select the sound 'recall' to enable


SOUND QUALITY

and right there I find very very good
I use it on a head in the effects loop, like 60% ​​dry ...
it does not degrade the sound at all, I tested on or off ... no worries ... the effects are very 'discreet' ... in the signal ...
that's what I want ... just a touch of revrb or delay, that's how I use it so I'm happy!
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OVERALL OPINION

I recently, bought used ...
I have other multi effects, I like tc electronic;
but no worries with this one .... abused enough: it tough
the sounds are very friendly and they flesh out your "sound", this is not the multi-effect that makes the sound as in some cases or it can arrange a starting config quite limited ...
there either, you need a good sound, and the Intellifex puts a twist ...
and above all it is not expensive at all occas ... This was not the case years ago ... qq it was never the low end even if it is affordable today ... but the technology advances, so there is a great choice on the market ...
what was good yesterday is still ... But tastes change it!

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Spearhead04/19/2011

Spearhead's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" excellent multi purpose!"

Rocktron Intellifex
Reverb, Delay, hush ...
controllable by MIDI Foot Controller
1U Rack

UTILIZATION

Some say it is not easy to set, personally I did not have too much difficulty.
Presets 1 to 80 editable and savable
Presets 81 to 160 are the same, but factory presets so no changes are allowed.
I owned the Vox Tonelab LE before switching to this multi-effects, and I find it much easier to use.

SOUND QUALITY

WONDERFUL!! it is a device to true bypass, it poses little touch just affect your sound. The reverbs are excellent, I love it!
The hush is also its effect, nickel and cleans your sound, essential for achieving the very large distos Larcen without going on-line.
I placed in the effects loop of my amp head (the 5150 II) coupled to the BBE 482i Sonic Maximiser, and the sound is terrible! No noise, no breath. What happiness!

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for almost three months, after having sold my ToneLab LE too complex to manage in my opinion.
I much prefer its ease of use (compared with the ToneLab), as a knob = one function in general. The quality of the effects is much higher, while being more transparent, it does not change the sound of the amp!
The duck (blocking tool is the delay or reverb for your game, and that frees him once we let it ring) is super helpful is super realistic. Pro!
It is not a multi-purpose quite young, but has lost none of its prestige. The best value for money given its age and quality. I would do this choice without hesitation.
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