The Marani DEF-220P Digital Effects Processor comes with a 19" rack mount 1U housing. The interface features a user-friendly design and consists of a central rotary encoder for navigational purposes, a potentiometer for parameter settings, along with 3 other potentiometers to control input, output, and mix levels. The processor has a two 20-LCD alphanumeric display for easy access and set up, as well as an LED indication on clip, mute, and a tap time LED. The FXPR can be connected via MIDI as well as USB for external control and enables two-way data movements. There are also rear jack connections for foot pedal control of effects bypass and the setting of tap delay externally. Additionally, the tap delay can also be changed via a front panel switch.
16 Classic Professional Effects (Fully Editable by the User)
Classic Reverb effects reproduce the characteristics of natural spaces and a classic artificial reverb as the plate.
Hall simulates the reverberation that you can hear in big hall. This effect is characterized by a long reverb and a considerable amount of pre-delay and is suitable for solo instruments and vocals.
Room simulates the reverberation in a mid-size room. The effect can be used for natural instruments such as piano.
Plate simulates the sound of a reverb plate as used in the past in a studio as a reverb unit. This effect is a sort of modulated reverb and is particularly suited for drums and vocals.
Particular reverbs do not comprise natural reverb algorithms.
Vocal Rev simulates the reverberation that you can hear in a big hall, but with the addition of small echoes suitable for better characterization of voice.
Gated Rev simulates the reverb type cut off by a gate and can be used with snare or kick drums.
Delays are provided in 2 different shapes with one dedicated expressly to the vocal use and the other one to the classic delay use.
Vocal echo produces different echoes on the 2 output channels, without equal delay times, so as to simulate casual echoes spreading and sustaining the voice differently on the 2 output channels. The effects are similar to a reverb, where the voice body is maintained dense and well defined.
Delay produces several echoes of the input signal, reducing their amplitude, and giving a good original signal.
The FX load / par / tap button can be used to set the delay. Delay time and the LED on top of the FX load / par / tap button will blink in the same time interval used for tapping the FX load / par / tap button, thereby matching the set tapped delay time. The button is used for toggling the rotary speaker's speed.
Modulations is the most classic one used for moving sound shifting up and down harmonics components.
Chorus gives a signal more body and width, moving it in frequency, to create a nice moving sound, thereby making the sound itself richer.
Flanger is a sort of extension of the chorus and adds a retro touch, thereby making a sound movement more perceivable than the chorus, and adding a more metallic / bright color.
Phaser adds a phase-shifted copy of the input signal to the input signal itself. It is a traditional guitar, electric piano, and keyboard effect.
Tremelo modulates the input signal amplitude, changing its volume by increasing and decreasing it cyclically. It is particularly suitable for electric pianos or electric organs.
Rotary simulates the rotating movements of a Leslie loudspeaker system. The fast rotation produces the characteristic shifting of frequencies. Traditionally, this is an effect for electronic organs. With the rotary effect, the bypass / enter button is used for the stop and go function of the rotary, emulating the start and stop of the loudspeakers.
Combined effects are 3 effects combining reverb, modulation, and delay in different shapes. The combined effects are set in parallel configuration.
CHR / FLG + reverb is a combination of the chorus / flanger, and room effects.
Delay and reverb is a combination of the delay and hall effects.
CHR / FLG + delay is a combination of the chorus / flanger, and delay effects.
Pitch shifter adds another signal to the original signal, below or above the original pitch.