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Looking at the schematic (which can be found here or here) it appears your first assumption is correct. The OS-2 works by splitting the signal into two diffent paths, each with its own way of "clipping". These paths are then combined in a simple mixer and put through an active filter (tone control).
By all accounts the OS-2 incorporates two different distortion circuits, and the 'color' knob allows you to adjust the mix between them. If you need more information on circuits, freestompboxes and diystompboxes are good places to look - e.g. http://www.diystompboxes.com/smfforum/index.php?topic=92158.0 talks about the blend in the OS-2.
I have a hard time assigning any meaning to your question. A stompbox gets an electronic signal in, manipulates it using electronic circuits, and puts an electronic signal out. In that context, what does it even mean to "just emulate" an effect? My guess is that the control knob manipulates the behavior/parameters of a single signal path rather than have ...
All answers here forgot about one quite important thing. Power consumption. The analog effect takes from 10mA to 50mA on the other hand digital ones take from 50mA and highter (most TC Electronic requires above 100mA, Joyo Delay is 70mA). This kills battery quite fast (if you are John5) or requires stronger power supplies.
The answer will really depend on what you think a crappy guitar sound is. I've never used your particular effects unit but I have used plenty of others like it, so perhaps the following will help... Usually what I do in any given situation is to remove as much as possible from the signal chain to make sure that the clean and un-effected sound of any ...
Putting FX after the looper helps prevent it sound like its "jumping/skipping" each time a loop resets because a drier signal is going to the FX, putting FX before helps you to build up loops with different effects on each.
Distortion effects will have a distinctly different result when used on multiple elements mixed together, as you get frequencies generated that are the sum and difference of those present in the two individual unmixed signals. So distortion effects are probably not 'polyphonic safe'. Most other effects, such as filters, ambience effects, and ...
Multi effect processor is great for fast cycling settings of the same pedals. For example slapback delay for rhythm and long delay for solo. For live it is not comfortable to crouch and change settings between songs (alternatively you can buy copies of same pedal). It is easy to plan effects and their settings that will be used on gig for every song For ...
There is Ditto x4 looper http://www.tcelectronic.com/ditto-x4-looper/ I think it does everything you asked for
I was worried about this same problem. i had a small 10 watt Marshall Mg that I played with a les paul. It was good for quiet practice in my basement but i wanted bigger sound. However i didn't have big money to go spend on a tube amp or anything. What i did have was a Fender Acoustasonic 30watt amp. Even with an electric guitar plugged in it have a great ...
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