Studio Effects Processor
The Boss SX-700 is a 1-U rack multi-effect processor, capable of professional-grade effects. If you like Boss' series of pedals, and Roland's RSS surround technology, you are going to like this product.
The "effectors" can be assigned to various algorithms, allowing the user to patch effects in any order - this module is definitely a tweaker's toy.
There's a harmonizer on-board, capable of adding up to four-part harmony to the incoming signal.
RSS (Roland Sound Space) is an
effect taken from earlier Roland processors, that creates
stereophonic sonic images in three-dimensional spaces. It
truly is a unique and great-sounding effect.
The SX-700 sounds good. High quality effects in a compact 1-unit rack mount.
There is a fairly large backlit display, and dedicated EQ, MOD, DELAY, REVERB and RSS buttons, that you can easily turn on and off. Full MIDI specification (in, out, thru) make this module easy to integrate in any setup.
Here below are some of the SX-700's factory presets.
I used a Generalmusic Equinox 61 with its internal effects turned off for the examples. The signal is first heard dry, then thru the SX-700 at 50% fx.
Stream all mp3 examples below
|Patch name with audio demo||My comments|
|002 BELL REVERB||A beautiful, spacey reverb|
|005 3D PHASE REV||Superb phaser|
|009 LARGE HALL 2||Very realistic hall ambient!|
|010 PHASE CHORUS||Sounds very '80s and great|
|014 ENSEMBLE REVERB||Great, spacious and chorused reverb|
|017 FALLIN DOWN||Yep :-)|
|021 SPIRAL||Superb for movie soundtracks|
|026 HOPPING DELAY||High-quality delays|
|028 PANNING DLY+REV||Epic delays|
|033 CONCERT HALL||Hyper realistic concert hall!|
|041 FAST CHURCH||Incredible preset showcasing the Leslie effect|
|043 FAST CHURCHEESE||Another outstanding fast Leslie effect|
|046 NLR PHASER||Dreamy and beautiful|
|052 BLIZZARD||Powerful and dramatic reverb across the stereo field|
|056 REBOUND DELAY||Happy echoes|
|076 NIAGARA||Deep in a cave...|
|077 MURMUR DELAY||Fast delays|
|090 TRI LFO||Symphonic, reminds of certain Yamaha effects of the 1980s.|
|092 OCT UP & DOWN||Boing, boing, boing...|
|097 WATER||dripping down|
|101 SHORT WAVE||Fantastic, sensational echoed reverbs|
|102 QUAD DELAY||Intersecting delays|
|114 WARM CORRIDOR||Very realistic.|
|122 SORROW||Makes you cry...|
|123 PANNER DELAY||Excellent reverb trail|
|128 ROTARY & RSS||Fantastic.|
|Year of release:||1995|
|Sound generation method:||pcm|
|Preset memories||256 (128 user + 128 preset)|
|MIDI:||in, out, thru|
|Sound expansion capabilities:||no|
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Boss SX-700 review with audio demo