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Rotovibe/ Univibe sounds

Ant Music

Power User
Hey guys. I love Univibe and rotovibe tones but I’ve struggled to really get that squishy pulsating tone happening on the Axe Fx 2. I’d love to hear any tips and suggestions.

Here’s a shoot out between a couple of pedals that really nail the sound I’m after. Enjoy....

 

Jupiter

Inspired
I've been using these settings since 2011 (based on several boutique Univibe clones I used to have back then), it didn't take much adjusting:

Vibe mode:
VIBE.jpg

Vibrato mode:
VIBRATO.jpg

Adjust the Level and Tone to your taste (depending on the guitar, the rest of your preset etc) and fine tune the Depth for your needs. Ignore my Rate values, I have a modifier so I can control it via exp pedal.

See if those do the job and take it from there.
 

Ant Music

Power User
Legend. Thanks mate. I’ll give this a shot and see what I think. I’m really trying to get that colourful, squishy, rich throbbing thing happening. It’s such a mesmerising sound and I hope like crazy I can nail it.
 

Jupiter

Inspired
Legend. Thanks mate. I’ll give this a shot and see what I think. I’m really trying to get that colourful, squishy, rich throbbing thing happening. It’s such a mesmerising sound and I hope like crazy I can nail it.
No worries, I hope you nail the sound you're after! If those settings don't do it for you just experiment whith one setting at a time so you know how it affects the sound or/and the behaviour.

And I like the idea of having expression control of the rate like an original Univibe unit. I’ll go for that too.
Yeah, most of my vibes had exp pedals so I couldn't do otherwise. In fact since I was so used of using several analog ones I even assign an X/Y switch where X will be the Vibe mode and Y the Vibrato mode, again just like my fav analog vibes.

So, it felt (and still feels) like home. A switch to engage/disengage the effect, a switch to set the mode and an exp pedal for the for the speed (rate). ;)
 

Jupiter

Inspired
Eeeek! The problem is my Axe is with the G66 service guys and gals right now so I really can't verify anything but yeah, I see your point. I'll have to get back to you on that, meanwhile lets hope someone else will chime in.

EDIT: I found several of even older screen captures, it's always "Normal" for me in the Vibe mode. I guess that what sounded better or closer to me (I wish I had my Axe2 here with me so I could check and remember what the difference between Normal and Vibe is). YMMV so try different settings until the sound and behaviour is right to you.
 
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