Imagined as a mini control station for your pedalboard, the SIC BLEND BOX allows you to gradually mix all kinds of effects with your original sound.
Place the effects you want in the SIC BLEND BOX’s effects loop and use the built-in expression pedal to take advantage of all the sound nuances available to you!
In addition, with the many signal management possibilities it offers, the SIC BLEND BOX will allow you to discover an infinite number of new hybrid sounds. And all while fully utilizing the expressive potential of the effects you already use!
ON: true bypass, when SIC BLEND BOX is in bypass, all the pedals in the effect loop are bypassed
FEEDBACK: sends a portion of the signal at the output of the effect loop (portion defined by the position of the MORE potentiometer) back to the beginning of it, creating a feedback loop that will interact with the active effects in the loop. The footswitch is momentary and the FEEDBACK is only active as long as pressure is exerted.
MODE: 3 different ways of managing the mix between the input signal (dry) and the signal coming from the effect loop (wet):
- B = Blend: 100% dry to 100% wet mix
- V = Volume: the expression pedal becomes a volume pedal in the input or output (see PRE/POST) of the effect loop
- A = Add: dry remains fixed at 100% and wet is added to it
PRE/POST: defines the position of the expression pedal relative to the effect loop. The blend effect reacts completely differently with different types of effects (like the case of a volume pedal that would be put before or after distortion)
PHASE: allows to invert the phase of the signal at the output of the effect loop to adapt to effects that invert the phase (or to create different sounds by playing with the phase shifts)
VOL: Master volume, controls the output volume of the SIC BLEND BOX
BLEED: allows a portion of the effect loop signal to pass through when the expression pedal is in the heel-down position. In volume mode, it sets the minimum starting volume.
MORE: sets the amount of signal sent back into the effect loop by the FEEDBACK footswitch (see FEEDBACK)
S: SEND: to the input of the effect/effects
R: RETURN: from the output of the effect/effects
Note: the effect loops are automatically bypassed (the signal passes unaffected) if no jack is connected to the SEND
2 Effects Loops versions
SERIES: the 2 effect loops are in series, that is to say one after the other. This configuration allows you to maintain the usual order of your effect chain while using the abilities of the SIC BLEND BOX on one, the other or both segments placed in the effect loops.
BLENDED LOOP (L1 / L1+2 / L2): assigns the blend effect to each effect loop separately or to both at the same time. When L1 is selected, L2 is moved to the output of the SIC BLEND BOX and the effects placed in it are always usable in a classic way.
When L2 is selected, L1 is moved to the input of the SIC BLEND BOX and the effects placed in it are always usable in a classic way.
PARALLEL: this configuration allows blending the 2 effect loops together. The 2 loops can be exchanged to choose which one will act as dry (heel-down position) and which one will act as wet (toe-down position). The switches and potentiometers (BLEED, MODE, PHASE, PRE/POST, MORE, FEEDBACK) are always assigned to the effect loop that acts as wet.
LOOPS SWAP (L1—> L2 / L2—> L1): effect loop 1 acts as dry and effect loop 2 acts as wet / effect loop 2 acts as dry and effect loop 1 acts as wet
IN: input (from instrument)
OUT: output (to amplifier)
9V: 9V power supply (center negative). Warning: only use a suitable power supply. No battery power available.
AUTO-ZERO : the addition of a rubber band between the notches on the expression pedal and the screws located underneath allows the pedal to return to the heel-down position as soon as pressure is no longer exerted.
Weight and dimensions
Maximum weight: 750 g
Approximate dimensions: 8x13x16.5 cm
Warning: Be sure to check the summary table on the page of the item you want to purchase before making your order. Direct sale items are unique and may or may not include certain controls.