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  • Very Good Swiss Army Knife of effects, still in 2016

    Boss SE-70 Super Effects ProcessorPublished on 10/18/16 at 03:59
    For which specific applications or uses have you chosen this product?
    All studio effects, live PA, reverb, limiting, and mostly synths, guitar fx, and bass.

    In what context do you currently use this product?
    Studio, project studio. Still using the reverb algorithms only.

    What are the pros and cons of this product?
    Pros are: Still analog distortion units inside, no tubes though, but solid state analog. Which is its forte, and best thing, but which also contributes to its cons:

    It can be a bit noisy due to this! The distortions are more or less based on BOSS-OD pedals with EQ filtering and compression. There's a noise gate though. For modern high-gain metal sounds, it falls a bit......
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    For which specific applications or uses have you chosen this product?
    All studio effects, live PA, reverb, limiting, and mostly synths, guitar fx, and bass.

    In what context do you currently use this product?
    Studio, project studio. Still using the reverb algorithms only.

    What are the pros and cons of this product?
    Pros are: Still analog distortion units inside, no tubes though, but solid state analog. Which is its forte, and best thing, but which also contributes to its cons:

    It can be a bit noisy due to this! The distortions are more or less based on BOSS-OD pedals with EQ filtering and compression. There's a noise gate though. For modern high-gain metal sounds, it falls a bit short, but for 70-80s distortion sounds it is great.

    Many people have complained about its reverb, but the reverb is only so-so when used together with Guitar MulitFX algorithms. If you dial up the reverb only algorithm where it automatically jumps up to higher sample rate, and bit rate, the Reverb still holds a candle to these days reverbs that comes in any pedal. You can have sharp spikes, and snare drums into that reverb without any digital artifacts and grainy trails.I e all its processor capacity goes to the reverb calculations only. As fast as one wants more FX added on top, you have to split calculations to these tasks, and the reamining reverb calculations will suffer, with degradation of sound as a result.

    If you use it for synth, or anything else, the VOCODER still got rave reviews, even today. Sure, the Vocoder is a bit too niched but since the prices you can get one for today, the Vocoder is worth the price alone.

    Also, on the multifx of today, there's almost only a "patch" or effects that says MOD where you can choose either phaser, flanger, chorus pitch shift and choose that one only. On this unit, you can use phaser, flanger, chorus, pitch shift at the same time if you like. It's very rare in any fx unit. A hidden secret is the Leslie simulator. Although its an early one, together with its analog dist circuit, you can provide a very convincing rotary speaker, and connect it to an expression pedal to control a myriad of things. Say, you can turn up something as you press the pedal down, but something els is turned down. And all of that at a certain ratio. And you can control everything via MIDI.

    The one minor snag is the bulky and unwieldy power adaptor that you must run with it at all times. But if you can provide 12 V DC at 1500mA with anything else, please go ahead. Another minor snag is the small display and that you have to cycle through menues to edit the smallest things. Those 3rd party vendors on internet that made PC editors for this should be checked out. Also, it holds up very well to its internal CR2032 button battery, which I had to change out after ...15 years. It will run for 15 years more. It's very easy to change this one out, as opposed to the SONY units from the same era.

    By and large, I think it still holds up very well in a few unique sweet spots today 2016, like the 20 Step Phaser, Vocoder, and analog distortions. The distortion and amp/cab sims aren't digitally modelled in any way. The rest of the effects are not modelling either, but DSP made. Digital. I e not modelled after any "famous" brand or gear, but stands clearly on their own. Boss and Roland type. :bravo:
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  • Practical and simple

    Boss SE-70 Super Effects ProcessorPublished on 12/23/13 at 04:39
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    My first purchase was the size criterion: half a rack to associate with the mixer Boss MX-10.
    It may seem trivial, but it is not negligible!
    For my needs, the proposed effects are almost too many ... but I will not complain.
    This is an almost entirely digital module (I understand by reading the docs that the distortion was analog)
    Power is supplied with an external transformer, heavy and bulky, you can not replace it with a modern cutting power, more compact, since it is an alternating current is expected.
    A large part of the current consumed is converted into heat must be taken to place it on top of the plant, so it does not interfere with other equipment.

    UTILIZATION

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    My first purchase was the size criterion: half a rack to associate with the mixer Boss MX-10.
    It may seem trivial, but it is not negligible!
    For my needs, the proposed effects are almost too many ... but I will not complain.
    This is an almost entirely digital module (I understand by reading the docs that the distortion was analog)
    Power is supplied with an external transformer, heavy and bulky, you can not replace it with a modern cutting power, more compact, since it is an alternating current is expected.
    A large part of the current consumed is converted into heat must be taken to place it on top of the plant, so it does not interfere with other equipment.

    UTILIZATION

    Current usage is easy: a switch to turn to select its preset, double knob to adjust the volume and ... simply pressing the switch to bypass the current effect, while keeping the volume control.
    The manual is clear and even redundant: when several presets share the same characteristics, it was nice that they are grouped together rather than repeat the same information several times.
    Editing effects is quite simple, although accompanied by the display, even if the number of pressing a few buttons available on the front can be daunting.
    However, it lacks an editing software that would certainly be more flexible to use.
    And most importantly, I could not find any technical documentation on the MIDI implementation, including on the website of Boss / Roland. So you can not set yourself even just a simple tool for backup / restore.

    SOUND QUALITY

    I use synthesizers controlled by a wind controller noon to emulations of classic instruments.
    I therefore limited to chorus, reverb (and a bit of pitch shift) to give fullness to my sound.
    By varying the depth of the chorus and delays, I can multiply the sounds and forget that my main synth (Yamaha VL70-m) is monaural.
    What I like is that it does not add impetus to the original sound.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it for a few months and I have yet to find fault, if there are too many opportunities for my needs.
    New to the world of synths and effects, I have no point of comparison and myself based on reviews found on forums to make my choice.
    If I had to replace it, I would look probably the same.
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  • Boss SE-70 Super Effects ProcessorPublished on 04/29/03 at 09:44
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    Generator effect with pRSETA trs versatile guitar song for keyboard
    Conventional compression distortion effects delay reverb guitar amp simulator, echo, chorus, flanger, ring modulator, keyboard emulator (guitar) whawha, vocoder, equalization;
    there is also a function mtronome, and a tuner for guitar or bass
    trs connector complte, paramtrable midi in out-through
    MODEL is a demirack the adapter sold by Boss (a bit expensive ....)

    UTILIZATION

    The configuration is very simple, we select a chain ffects, we select in this chain effect that you want to keep, we change each parameter of the effect by one or more knob unless we go to the following para meter etc ... at the end of the......
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    Generator effect with pRSETA trs versatile guitar song for keyboard
    Conventional compression distortion effects delay reverb guitar amp simulator, echo, chorus, flanger, ring modulator, keyboard emulator (guitar) whawha, vocoder, equalization;
    there is also a function mtronome, and a tuner for guitar or bass
    trs connector complte, paramtrable midi in out-through
    MODEL is a demirack the adapter sold by Boss (a bit expensive ....)

    UTILIZATION

    The configuration is very simple, we select a chain ffects, we select in this chain effect that you want to keep, we change each parameter of the effect by one or more knob unless we go to the following para meter etc ... at the end of the chain effect is selected and the volume gnrale assignments noon ... then with the same knob is given a clear name to sound the you want to save ...

    SOUND QUALITY

    The effects are trs correct for my use as a guitarist ... I do not like too much distortion I find a little too numrique ... but good with good prampli arrangements can be made
    Stereo effects are trs is well

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it for 2 years, the presets are very easy to modify and very easy to use as is
    I have not used bcp effect rack before buying pdaliers just not too much experience
    The only default is the lack of versatility for a guitarist, who is to couple a pramp distos that gives good, but it's classic
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  • Boss SE-70 Super Effects ProcessorPublished on 06/17/04 at 02:32
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    All in one.
    You will find all that is needed for voice, guitar, bass, keyboards and other instruments.
    Receive Jack 2 6.35 (L / R)
    Send Jack 2 6.35 (L / R)
    MIDI
    Switch 4 / 20db
    2 control inputs configurable (6.35)
    mini jack output for headphones.

    There was a rack extension to make it at the time of its release but I think it drags more
    too much money to shop.

    WARNING: slight lag of a third of a second when you switch from one program to another before the effect starts running ... sometimes it's boring ...

    UTILIZATION

    No need to spend hours in the manual (as often elsewhere) ... The grip is super simple.
    Once you understand that chaining effects are......
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    All in one.
    You will find all that is needed for voice, guitar, bass, keyboards and other instruments.
    Receive Jack 2 6.35 (L / R)
    Send Jack 2 6.35 (L / R)
    MIDI
    Switch 4 / 20db
    2 control inputs configurable (6.35)
    mini jack output for headphones.

    There was a rack extension to make it at the time of its release but I think it drags more
    too much money to shop.

    WARNING: slight lag of a third of a second when you switch from one program to another before the effect starts running ... sometimes it's boring ...

    UTILIZATION

    No need to spend hours in the manual (as often elsewhere) ... The grip is super simple.
    Once you understand that chaining effects are pre-configured in banks 100 to 127, you take over the head to want to delay your disto after your ...
    Clearly, the SE has a range of effects chained .. you can not change the chaining (just activate or not the effect) ...
    But hey, it's soon 9 years I use this stuff and I have not had to things that were not preconfigured in it.

    For against all effects are customizable. Rather finely and elsewhere. I will not go into details ... But you can finely manage your settings.
    obviously, you can save your settings in 100 possible programs.

    SOUND QUALITY

    Like all multi effects ... the sound is generally satisfactory in terms of super price ... except ...
    I give you a thousand ... the Distos ...
    however, the Boss has Pacquet offering a dozen different disto ... amp simulations with ...
    That said, I do not consider whether a Tarre the SE but Tarre multi effects ... and I find the OS on the same ground as his brothers is doing not too bad.

    There are also some oddities in the coupling of certain effects that are most interesting ...

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it for 9 years.
    early to vote on stage effects (compressor / limiter / de-esser).
    now as multi effect guitar (except the distortion that I took the marshall;)).

    The value for money I think is excellent.
    A yes! clarification, after 9 years of transbahutages moult in concerts, chutte amps and other vile and sneaky moves that are referenced in the Geneva Convention, the beast still works without problems ... I have not tried it yet but as Bass Drum calle it's solid ...

    A small animal that has made me good and loyal service over the life ... and continues to do so
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  • Boss SE-70 Super Effects ProcessorPublished on 02/02/05 at 10:56
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    See above

    UTILIZATION

    Config trs simple: you choose an algorithm for the instrument
    concern and you say your sound for you;
    program very easy: you put or not
    effects of the chosen algorytme THE FIRST page, and you will say
    APRS;

    SOUND QUALITY

    Trs effective in a small rack:
    c'tait the high end of the era:
    Boss today effects are not
    better;
    for the low rock-funk, c nickel (reverb, chorus and small time limit)
    for the fretless bass, c just too much metal but trs
    qan-same;
    for keyboards, c trs good (chorus, phaser, reverb distortion and other effects
    insenss)
    for the vocal mic, c hell, excellent pitch, spciaux effect, or vocoder
    simply clean with a little......
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    See above

    UTILIZATION

    Config trs simple: you choose an algorithm for the instrument
    concern and you say your sound for you;
    program very easy: you put or not
    effects of the chosen algorytme THE FIRST page, and you will say
    APRS;

    SOUND QUALITY

    Trs effective in a small rack:
    c'tait the high end of the era:
    Boss today effects are not
    better;
    for the low rock-funk, c nickel (reverb, chorus and small time limit)
    for the fretless bass, c just too much metal but trs
    qan-same;
    for keyboards, c trs good (chorus, phaser, reverb distortion and other effects
    insenss)
    for the vocal mic, c hell, excellent pitch, spciaux effect, or vocoder
    simply clean with a little reverb to double;

    OVERALL OPINION

    I recently but I wanted to make the pub,
    because frankly, it is very well, very small for
    bring on scne and trs effective
    necessary because for scne, we all
    effects over a tuner for the home
    it is used for all instruments k'on
    possde micro understood the rack is
    trs versatile, in addition to other effects
    in an auxiliary console, it enriches the palette
    sound treatments, and you midi drivers
    with the computer (you change the sounds, Nivose ...)
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  • Boss SE-70 Super Effects ProcessorPublished on 10/01/06 at 04:44
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Almost all effects are available in this half-rack magic

    UTILIZATION

    In dpart trs long ago that I use, I felt of being the head of a factory vritable gas, but with practice it surfs easily rglages all possible and imaginable, the manual is clear

    SOUND QUALITY

    The most impressive with this multi-effect is that it meets the color, its expressiveness can have a guitar lctrique, a fabulous tool for judging the quality of an instrument, for that matter mdiocre same guitar may sound a hell lui.certains blame many things to saturation boss, for me they are my prfres, difficult or impossible not to get the sound Scult is sought with such a thing .... in all styles. The dance hall to......
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    Almost all effects are available in this half-rack magic

    UTILIZATION

    In dpart trs long ago that I use, I felt of being the head of a factory vritable gas, but with practice it surfs easily rglages all possible and imaginable, the manual is clear

    SOUND QUALITY

    The most impressive with this multi-effect is that it meets the color, its expressiveness can have a guitar lctrique, a fabulous tool for judging the quality of an instrument, for that matter mdiocre same guitar may sound a hell lui.certains blame many things to saturation boss, for me they are my prfres, difficult or impossible not to get the sound Scult is sought with such a thing .... in all styles. The dance hall to death.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I have since it came out, that's how long?? I have also never changed the battery that silent sensse take 5 years .... I spent a ton of pedals it really is with the 70 I have the Russian silent sound in my head, I can not RPET do not get to make any sound. all sounds are provided one inside the paufine. is a multi-purpose wonder who knows transcribe your sensitivity, I'm in love you will understand.
    BMOL only coldness, is essential with the Global Warming DD3 or something analog pedals for distortion (the distortion RULES minimum) in between .... Xciter or otherwise.
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  • Boss SE-70 Super Effects ProcessorPublished on 10/21/07 at 11:55
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    This nice little machine is a processor FFECT 1 / 2 rack width 1U. There is in, and classics rverbes delay simulation of guitar (and even with distortion!) Through the sampler, simulated synthtiseur, pitch and so on. It's a Swiss Army knife of vritable multi-effects.

    Although it has only analog input-output, this unit is Fully numrique. Medical Treatments of the signal in 16-bit 48KHz 32 following the effectiveness surchantillonnage 48x.

    Connectors: one pair of jacks (probably assymtriques TS) + 1 pair of output jack (TS probably, too) + + MIDI In MIDI Out / Thru sockets + 2 pedals for ffects + switch -20 or +4 dB level on the pair of audio headphone Jack + 3.5 mm.

    I believe......
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    This nice little machine is a processor FFECT 1 / 2 rack width 1U. There is in, and classics rverbes delay simulation of guitar (and even with distortion!) Through the sampler, simulated synthtiseur, pitch and so on. It's a Swiss Army knife of vritable multi-effects.

    Although it has only analog input-output, this unit is Fully numrique. Medical Treatments of the signal in 16-bit 48KHz 32 following the effectiveness surchantillonnage 48x.

    Connectors: one pair of jacks (probably assymtriques TS) + 1 pair of output jack (TS probably, too) + + MIDI In MIDI Out / Thru sockets + 2 pedals for ffects + switch -20 or +4 dB level on the pair of audio headphone Jack + 3.5 mm.

    I believe there is something optional (I do not know what by now) that can be mounted in a 19-inch rack.

    UTILIZATION

    Well, this multi-effects, it is the first I've ever had. It therefore became necessary for me to bone up well the user manual (in French, thankfully!) Until you have on hand. But then, it is relatively simple and complex time. Same even now, there are still some rglages effects that have not russi make sense to me. But just go to a preset pcher rgl factory to make their own rglages and save them as a user preset. Some factory presets are only the effects (may be with an equalizer, no more) and other chains are real effects "hip" one behind the other and simply activate or disable the pluspart of them (some are effects Submitted by default and indsactivables). It is not possible to rgler about "connection" of such chains of effects but hey, they are all fawn dj set in a logical order (we do not put a "gate" the end of a string, for example) do not worry, the BTE is believed ^_______^ But against all custom settings and are often mani ditables re fine even :-)))

    I also use it more and more about scne in a configuration essentially synths. For a, it must have a little something more from other processors because the musicians synths always wonder about the Boss scne and I'm sure it's not for its small size ^ ^

    SOUND QUALITY

    The sound quality is good, say nothing. Apart rverbes are just a few ... But the multitap delay and pitch shifter are bluffing ^________^ Well, now I have a TC Electronic M-One, although latest issue (and for rverbes is no comparison!), But despite this, the SE-70 has effects that the M-One has not! I keep it so jealously ^ ^

    OVERALL OPINION

    His points:
    <ul>

    It is small and easily transportable

    He has a lot of effects, even bass amp simulators and guitar amp and it ame a mini-sampler Intgr making it extremely universal employment. I even once used as a compressor for scne voice! ^ ^ Well, c'tait bad but this time the I had nothing else :-)

    Quite a few can rglages

    Gnial the concept of "chanage" effects :-))))

    </ul>
    Its points ngatifs:
    <ul>

    I do not see ^ ^

    Except that some effects are treated in 32 KHz ... Anyway, the era, computing power silent onreuse ^ ^

    </ul>
    I have since ... oops, I do not remember. Let's say I bought the new era for my old cassette multitrack Tascam Portastudio 424. Since I changed three times in multitrack (and I'm even about to change a 4th time for Akai DPS16). This means that I must have 10 years at least (we are in July 2004). And for anything I would not change my little Boss (which is easily transportable, and more!). Moreover, it is indestructible: my TC Electronic M-One starts to have a button that when my little dbotent Boss not move, it is still operating in good condition ^ ^ J'ach terai possibly other multi-effects but I will keep the Boss, no matter what. :-)))

    Other versions of this model:
    <ul>

    Boss SE-50: Allgemeine version of SE-70.

    </ul>
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  • Boss SE-70 Super Effects ProcessorPublished on 02/22/09 at 14:10
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    Multi purpose digital very complete (see previous reviews), simultaneous massive cascade of effects. In this little box, hides one of the big success produced by Roland.

    UTILIZATION

    Using ultra simple, easy programming, manual almost useless.

    SOUND QUALITY

    Use with keyboards, guitars, each time I found what I needed, excellent! A finely adjustable noise gate is present in virtually all channels of effects available, which makes possible all sorts of extreme settings without it drool all over the place. Bravo!

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it for 3 years, not a reproach him, that's good. I also have a SE50, and here the possibilities are broader definition. In addition, price or sell......
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    Multi purpose digital very complete (see previous reviews), simultaneous massive cascade of effects. In this little box, hides one of the big success produced by Roland.

    UTILIZATION

    Using ultra simple, easy programming, manual almost useless.

    SOUND QUALITY

    Use with keyboards, guitars, each time I found what I needed, excellent! A finely adjustable noise gate is present in virtually all channels of effects available, which makes possible all sorts of extreme settings without it drool all over the place. Bravo!

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it for 3 years, not a reproach him, that's good. I also have a SE50, and here the possibilities are broader definition. In addition, price or sell it on the second hand market, hard to beat.
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    Boss SE-70 Super Effects ProcessorPublished on 05/28/09 at 14:17
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Rem: I complete the reviews by previous avoiding duplicate information.
    - What are the effects, types of effects available?
    almost everyone.
    - What technology is used?
    Distortion is purely analog (op amp CMS). the rest is digital.

    UTILIZATION

    - The general configuration is simple?
    - Editing of sounds and effects is easy?
    the patch effects are pre-routed. simply activate or not a particular effect in the chain.
    100 presets and 45 users in ROM. ability to reset the config for 100 users "general" or config more guitar oriented.

    SOUND QUALITY

    - Effects are they effective, responsive and realistic enough?
    The two-stage phaser (jusqu'20 floors) and the vocoder 21 bands......
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    Rem: I complete the reviews by previous avoiding duplicate information.
    - What are the effects, types of effects available?
    almost everyone.
    - What technology is used?
    Distortion is purely analog (op amp CMS). the rest is digital.

    UTILIZATION

    - The general configuration is simple?
    - Editing of sounds and effects is easy?
    the patch effects are pre-routed. simply activate or not a particular effect in the chain.
    100 presets and 45 users in ROM. ability to reset the config for 100 users "general" or config more guitar oriented.

    SOUND QUALITY

    - Effects are they effective, responsive and realistic enough?
    The two-stage phaser (jusqu'20 floors) and the vocoder 21 bands are all just real killings. In my opinion, they alone are worth it buying a used SE-70.
    The vocoder 21 bands is really good, provided we take a little time to adjust. It is much higher than the SE-50, nothing to see here.
    - Which ones do you prefer?
    the vocoder, the vocoder! The reverbs are not good on the other hand. the amp simulations are pretty average (we must remember that the SE dated early 90's).

    OVERALL OPINION

    - For how long have you been using it?
    bought in 94.
    - What thing do you like most/least about it?
    it still pretty hot. In fact, at the power supply, the AC / DC converter and controller inside the box, which explains this. However, in 15 years, never had any problems.
    The MIDI implementation is pretty ridiculous. We would have liked to control all parameters via MIDI, but it boils down in practice to 2 / 3 settings effects only.
    - Did you try many other models before getting this one?
    0 the time my reference was a fuzz pedal DIY home and a Marshall 75 reverb reverb.
    - What is your opinion about the value for the price?
    In the mean time (from memory, about 4000FF). Today, I find the coast very good opportunity for this vocoder madness.
    - Knowing what you know now, would you make the same choice? ...
    Should he fail, I would buy a live only for the two-phase and the vocoder.
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