A more ambient direction on my bands new album has required me to be-gruddgingly give in to the use of live fx pedals on my vocals. As a play guitar aswell, i dont want to have too much going on with my feet & too much to think about as our music is quite challenging aswell! I need a bit of fuzz on one track & on another I need a heavy airplane flange with some ambient delay or something.
So far I have tried connecting a 2nd mic to my Pod using an impedence regulator adapter to convert from xlr to jack & then going from the output of the pod into a d.i. box to the desk. However, Im getting a lot of high hiss that i cant get rid of for love nor money! Apart from that though, the signal works well & the quality of the fx is good (not totally the flange sound I was looking for though). The other thing that happened was - the mic was picking up everything else in the room ,even though I had the pod's noise gate on full, so that option doesnt look like its going to work.
The other consideration I've got is - I'm going to be doing quite a few shows over sea's very soon & will be renting most of my gear over there & want to conserve my packing space for whatever gear I can squeeze in that is more important, rather than using it to transport vox fx that is only used on 2 songs!
SO...I've been wondering if the Pocket Pod would be the way to go as (its very small!) & has a much bigger capacity for sounds than my old Pod2 as you can download them online etc. The problem I'm still going to have though is 1) this blasted hiss & 2) how to stop the drums etc all spilling through the 2nd mic when its not in use.
Whats your thoughts guys? Am I on the track here or am i missing something obvious!?
Any help would be massively appreciated!