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3-000-000-11(1)
Multi-Effect
Processor
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Effect Parameter Guide
Guide des Paramètres d'Effet
Effektparameter-Übersicht
DPS-V55
DPS-V55M
© 1995 by Sony Corporation
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    3-000-000-11(1) Multi-Effect Processor Effect Parameter Guide Guide des Paramètres d’Effet Effektparameter-Übersicht DPS-V55 DPS-V55M © 1995 by Sony Corporation...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    List of Effects / Liste des Effets / Liste der Effekte Type / Type / Type Name / Name / Name Page / Page / Page [Plat1] Plate Reverb 1 [Hall1] Hall Reverb 1 [Room1] Room Reverb 1 [3Dim1] 3 Dimension 1 [DeCHO] Decca Chorus [ENS]...

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    Basic Operations / Démarches de base / Grundlegender Betrieb The following steps are simplified instructions for choosing effects, editing effects, and saving the saving the program containing the effects. For more detailed descriptions, see page 13, 14, and 16 of the “Operating Instructions.”...

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    Basic Operations / Démarches de base / Grundlegender Betrieb Saving a program S a v e : 1 2 8 S u p e r D e l a y 1 Press SAVE to activate the save mode. The save screen appears and the program number starts blinking (Ill.

  • Page 5: Plate Reverb

    4 Channel Effects Plate Reverb 1 (Plat1) This is a reverb for stereo sources. It has a higher density than the other reverbs to produce smooth reverberation. We especially recommend this plate reverb for percussion an vocals. It has become the standard for drums (and drum machines).

  • Page 6: Hall Reverb

    4 Channel Effects Hall Reverb 1 (Hall1) This is a reverb for stereo sources that lets you maintain localization of the original sound. It’s ideal for reproducing the feel of relatively large spaces. Direct Effect Front Effect Reverb Unit Effect Rear Effect Direct...

  • Page 7: Room Reverb

    4 Channel Effects Room Reverb 1 (Room1) This is a reverb for stereo sources that lets you maintain localization of the original sound. It’s ideal for reproducing the feel of relatively small spaces like a studio or room. Direct Effect Front Effect Reverb Unit...

  • Page 8: Dimension

    4 Channel Effects 3 Dimension 1 (3Dim1) This effect lets you adjust the position of the original sound (of each of the 4 channels) within the sound stage. It lets you adjust left to right and front to back positioning simultaneously using only 2 (front) speakers.

  • Page 9: 4ch [decho] Decca Chorus

    4 Channel Effects Deca Chorus (DcCHO) This effect incorporates 5 chorus units for each channel to allow massive expansion, even from monaural sources. Direct Effect PreDelay Front Effect Deca Chorus Effect Rear PreDelay Effect Direct Parameters Name Range Comments – FxA(B) On/Off On, Off Turns the effect on or off.

  • Page 10: Ensemble

    4 Channel Effects Ensemble (ENS) Ensemble lets you produce a more profound effect than chorus. Think of it as a massive conglomeration of chorus units. The Mode parameter determines the type of effect. Mode 1: Expands monaural or stereo sources. (Maintains a sense of localization when used with stereo sources.) Mode 2: Expands monaural or stereo...

  • Page 11: Rotary Speaker

    4 Channel Effects Rotary Speaker (Rotry) This is a simulation of a rotary speaker (invaluable for organ sound). It includes faithful simulations of the delicate differences in coloration produced by the direction of the speaker’s horn. By using TAP (or MIDI) you can change the speed externally.

  • Page 12: Vocoder

    Rch (ch2). Note for DPS-V55 Since microphones have low output levels, be sure to connect it through a preamp (or mixer). Voice Mix...

  • Page 13: [doplr] Doppler

    4 Channel Effects Doppler (Doplr) Imagine an ambulance, sirens ablaze, headed your direction. The change in the way you hear the sirens during the approach and departure of the ambulance is known as the Doppler effect. This effect simulates the Doppler effect (see illustration below).

  • Page 14: Plate Reverb 2

    2 Channel Effects Plate Reverb 2 (Plat2) This is a reverb for stereo sources. It has a higher density than the other reverbs to produce smooth reverberation. We especially recommend this plate reverb for percussion an vocals. It has become the standard for drums (and drum machines).

  • Page 15: Hall Reverb 2

    2 Channel Effects Hall Reverb 2 (Hall2) This is a reverb for stereo sources that lets you maintain localization of the original sound. It’s ideal for reproducing the feel of relatively large spaces. Direct Effect (CH3) (CH3) Reverb Unit (CH4) Effect (CH4) Direct...

  • Page 16: Room Reverb 2

    2 Channel Effects Room Reverb 2 (Room2) This is a reverb for stereo sources that lets you maintain localization of the original sound. It’s ideal for reproducing the feel of relatively small spaces like a studio or room. Direct Effect (CH3) (CH3) Reverb Unit...

  • Page 17: Dimension

    2 Channel Effects 3 Dimension 2 (3Dim2) This effect lets you adjust the position of the original sound (of each of the 4 channels) within the sound stage. It lets you adjust left to right and front to back positioning simultaneously using only 2 (front) speakers.

  • Page 18: Early Reflection

    2 Channel Effects Early Reflection (E/R) The effect lets you simulate early reflections (the first sound waves to be reflected back when using reverb, etc.). You can also use this effect for a multi- tapped delay type of sound shaping. Direct (CH3) (CH3)

  • Page 19: Stereo Delay

    2 Channel Effects Stereo Delay (StDLY) This is a standard stereo delay effect. Delay adds an echo effect to the original sound. Direct (CH3) (CH3) Effect Delay Feedback Delay Effect (CH4) Direct (CH4) Parameters Name Range Comments – FxA(B) On/Off On, Off Turns the effect on or off.

  • Page 20: Ping Pong Delay

    2 Channel Effects Ping Pong Delay (PpDLY) This effect shifts the sound of the feedback back and forth from left to right. Direct (CH3) (CH3) Normal Effect Delay Cross Feedback Mode Cross Delay Effect Normal (CH4) (CH4) Direct Parameters Name Range Comments –...

  • Page 21: Stereo Pitch Shifter

    2 Channel Effects Stereo Pitch Shifter (StPCH) The pitch shifter changes the pitch of the input sound. The pitch of the input sound is moved parallel and output according to the value set in Pitch. By increasing the Pitch FB L/Pitch FB R (Pitch Feedback Left and Right), you can create step-like undulating effects.

  • Page 22: Reverse Shifter

    2 Channel Effects Reverse Shifter (RvSFT) This stereo pitch shifter creates the effect of playing in reverse. Psychedelic! Direct (CH3) (CH3) Effect Reverse Shifter Feedback Reverse Shifter Effect (CH4) Direct (CH4) Parameters Name Range Comments – FxA(B) On/Off On, Off Turns the effect on or off.

  • Page 23: Stereo Chorus

    2 Channel Effects Stereo Chorus (Chorus) This is a standard chorus effect. Chorus adds a sense of expansion and depth. Generally speaking, you can fatten longer sounds (like strings or a chorus) by combining a large Depth and a slower (small) Rate.

  • Page 24: Stereo Flanger

    2 Channel Effects Stereo Flanger (Flangr) This is a standard flanger for use with stereo sources. The flanger produces undulations similar to jet takeoffs and landings. Increase the Depth for stronger undulations, or increase the Feedback to produce high pitched whining.

  • Page 25: Stereo Phaser

    2 Channel Effects Stereo Phaser (StPHS) This is a standard stereo phaser. The phaser effect adds out of phase sound to the source to create a sort of undulating expansion. Use the Cross Mix to produce a more 3-dimensional effect. Increasing the Resonance value adds bite.

  • Page 26: Stereo Panner

    2 Channel Effects Stereo Panner (StPAN) This effect changes the location of the source sound. It moves input signal cyclically from left to right. Panner (CH3) (CH3) Panner (CH4) (CH4) Parameters Name Range Comments – FxA(B) On/Off On, Off Turns the effect on or off. Rate 0 ~ 100 Sets the panning cycles.

  • Page 27: Haas Panner

    2 Channel Effects Haas Panner (HsPAN) This is Stereo Panning with the Haas effect. The Haas effect produces a natural pan that doesn‘t seem to “stick to you ear.” Even when listening with headphones. Panner (CH3) (CH3) Panner (CH4) (CH4) Parameters Name Range...

  • Page 28: Driver

    2 Channel Effects Driver (Drive) This is a distortion producing stereo driver. The Color parameter lets you choose from several varieties of overdrive and distortion. Blend Level (CH3) (CH3) Driver Driver (CH4) Blend Level (CH4) Parameters Name Range Comments – FxA(B) On/Off On, Off Turns the effect on or off.

  • Page 29: [eq] 3 Band Equalizer

    2 Channel Effects 3 band Equalizer (EQ) This equalizer incorporates: a shelving equalizer for the low band, a single band parametric equalizer (with gain and Q (width) adjustments) for the mid band, and another shelving equalizer for the high band. Note If the sound becomes distorted when you increase the Gain level(s), try reducing the...

  • Page 30: Amp Simulator

    2 Channel Effects Amp Simulator (Amp) This effect simulates a variety of famous guitar amplifiers. Use Amp Mode to select the type of amp you want to simulate. Use Mic to experiment with the positioning of the virtual mic recording the sound from the amp.

  • Page 31: Limiter

    2 Channel Effects Limiter (Limit) This stereo limiter limits all signals above the Threshold. The Bass and Treble parameters let you emphasize or limit or the frequencies effected by the limiter. Limiter (CH3) (CH3) Bass Treble Detector Control Source Level Detector Detector Bass...

  • Page 32: Compressor

    2 Channel Effects Compressor (Comp) This effect reduces signals with large levels and increases signals with small levels to create even output levels. A particularly effective use of compression is to center low-end compression on the bass drum of a drum machine.

  • Page 33: Exciter

    2 Channel Effects Exciter (Excit) This stereo effect emphasizes the sound outline to produce a fully modulated sound. Parameters Name Range Comments – FxA(B) On/Off On, Off Turns the effect on or off. Excite Gain 0 ~ 100 Adjusts the exciter’s gain. If it seems like the signal is clipping, try lowering the input level using the INPUT LEVEL knobs or lowering the Level parameter.

  • Page 34: Gate

    2 Channel Effects Gate (Gate) Forcibly cuts the input after a given time has elapsed. You can make your own gated reverb by adding this effect to a reverb effect. Pre Delay Gate (CH3) (CH3) Control Unit Pre Delay Gate (CH4) (CH4) Parameters...

  • Page 35: Tremolo

    2 Channel Effects Tremolo (Treml) Tremolo allows you to adjusts the volume cyclically. Parameters Name Range Comments – FxA(B) On/Off On, Off Turns the effect on or off. Rate 0 ~ 100 Sets the tremolo cycles. Depth 0 ~ 100 Sets the tremolo depth.

  • Page 36: Auto Wah

    2 Channel Effects Auto Wah (Wah) The auto wah effect changes according to the level of the input signal (auto wah). The Sens parameter lets you switch the polarity of the wah effect. Parameters Name Range Comments – FxA(B) On/Off On, Off Turns the effect on or off.

  • Page 37: Pitch Roller

    2 Channel Effects Pitch Roller (PtROL) This effect lets you produce sounds similar to stopping, or speeding up, a tape recorder. By setting Trigger to “Tap” you can use the ENTER (TAP) key to control the speed of the tape recorder.

  • Page 38: Vocal Canceler

    2 Channel Effects Vocal Canceler (VoCNL) This effect lets you erase vocals from a CD or other stereo music source. Note Depending on the source, vocals may not be completely erased. Parameters Name Range Comments – FxA(B) On/Off On, Off Turns the effect on or off.

  • Page 39: Freeze

    2 Channel Effects Freeze (Freez) This effect records and plays back the input sound. Use it as a simple sampler. Operating the Effect Recording This effect is automatically set to the record standby mode when it is selected (via an effect type or program change operation) .

  • Page 40: M-p [rv/dl] Reverb + Delay

    Mono-Pair Effects Reverb / Delay (RV/DL) In this combination effect, the Lch (ch1 or ch3) is a reverb, and the Rch (ch2 or ch4) is a delay. The output of each effect is sent to both the L and R channels.

  • Page 41: M-p [rv/ch] Reverb + Chorus

    Mono-Pair Effects Reverb / Chorus (RV/CH) In this combination effect, the Lch (ch1 or ch3) is a reverb, and the Rch (ch2 or ch4) is a chorus. The output of each effect is sent to both the L and R channels.

  • Page 42: [ch/dl] Chorus + Delay

    Mono-Pair Effects Chorus / Delay (CH/DL) In this combination effect, the Lch (ch1 or ch3) is a monaural chorus , and the Rch (ch2 or ch4) is a monaural delay. Chorus Balance (CH3) (CH3) Chorus Delay (CH4) (CH4) Delay Balance Parameters Name Range...

  • Page 43: Chorus + Chorus

    Mono-Pair Effects Chorus / Chorus (CH/CH) In this combination effect, each channel is provided with a monaural chorus. Chorus Balance Lch (CH3) (CH3) Chorus Chorus (CH4) (CH4) Chorus Balance Rch Parameters Name Range Comments – FxA(B) On/Off On, Off Turns the effect on or off. Rate L 0 ~ 100 Sets the rate (frequency or modulation speed) of the chorus low frequency oscillator...

  • Page 44: M-p [ch/pt] Chorus + Pitch

    Mono-Pair Effects Chorus / Pitch (CH/PT) In this combination effect, the Lch (ch1 or ch3) is a monaural chorus, and the Rch (ch2 or ch4) is a monaural pitch shifter. Chorus Balance (CH3) (CH3) Chorus Pitch (CH4) (CH4) Pitch Balance Parameters Name Range...

  • Page 45: Pitch + Pitch

    Mono-Pair Effects Pitch / Pitch (PT/PT) In this combination effect, each channel is provided with a monaural pitch shifter. Pitch Balance Lch (CH3) (CH3) Pitch Pitch (CH4) (CH4) Pitch Balance Rch Parameters Name Range Comments – FxA(B) On/Off On, Off Turns the effect on or off.

  • Page 46: M-p [pt/dl] Pitch + Delay

    Mono-Pair Effects Pitch / Delay (PT/DL) In this combination effect, the Lch (ch1 or ch3) is a monaural pitch shifter, and the Rch (ch2 or ch4) is a monaural delay. Pitch Balance (CH3) (CH3) Pitch Delay (CH4) (CH4) Delay Balance Parameters Name Range...

  • Page 47: Eq/eq] Eq + Eq

    Mono-Pair Effects EQ / EQ (EQ/EQ) In this combination effect, each channel is provided with a separate equalizer. High (CH3) (CH3) (CH4) (CH4) High Parameters Name Range Comments – FxA(B) On/Off On, Off Turns the effect on or off. LwGain L –24.0 dB ~ +12.0 dB Determines how much to increase or decrease the level of the low frequencies in the (Lch).

  • Page 48: M-p [cp/cp] Compressor + Compressor

    Mono-Pair Effects Compressor / Compressor (CP/CP) In this combination effect, each channel is provided with a monaural compressor. Level Lch Compressor (CH3) (CH3) Control Detector Detector Control Compressor (CH4) (CH4) Level Rch Parameters Name Range Comments – FxA(B) On/Off On, Off Turns the effect on or off.

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    1 ..........–40 25 ........... –12 0.8 .......... –42 22 ........... –13 0.6 .......... –44 20 ........... –14 0.5 .......... –46 18 ........... –15 0.4 .......... –48 16 ........... –16 0 ........... –INF 14 ........... –17 Sony Corporation Printed in Japan...

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