Joyo PXL8 - Eight Multiple EFX Loop Pedal System
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About this Joyo PXL8 - Eight Multiple EFX Loop pedal system
This device allows the gigging musician or session guitarist complete flexibility over the pedal chain.
Flanger and delay, to use a very common example, sounds very different from either one all by itself. The only real drawback, posing a significant challenge to overcome (especially when playing live), is the inability to switch pedals ON at the same time. You may have been there, missing/wishing you nailed your distortion punch in, at that exact moment between verse and chorus... because you were clicking off your wah! Sound familiar??
The PXL8 allows you to create preset banks of multiple pedal combinations. This allows you to seamlessly switch your desired pedals on or off together.
Benefit from this nifty design, basic interface, and wield the perfect combination of tones for expression of your creative ideas through evolving, masterful soundscapes! Available in both 4 and 8 pedal options, the PXL series of pedal controllers gives tech-driven guitarists an edge and professionalism never before seen from a routing device in this price range!
These Joyo PXL pedals do NOT come with a power supply
They work with just standard supply with at least 300mA, so you could add to your order either Xvive 9V2A 2 Amp 9V Power Supply, Joyo JP01 orJP03. Any questions please let us know.
The Tech Features
Model: Joyo PXL8
- PXL8 is 8 Group FX LoopFX LOOP
- Programmable grouping system can save 32 effects combinations
- True Bypass Design--no colouration
- TAKAMISAWA miniature signal relay
- Power input protection
- Working voltage: 8-15V DC
- Full-loaded working current: 200mA
- Dimensions: 44cm Length 6.7cm Width 5.5cm Depth
Switchy McSwitchfaceBy: Alan Jackson on 9 October 2019Only just played with it for a while but does exactly what it is supposed to do. Easy to program and saves the tap dancing.
Some more useful(?) infoBy: Alan on 4 December 2018This is not another review for the PXL8 per se, since I already wrote a long-winded one back in February 2017. However, I thought it may be useful to add some additional comments that may be of interest to other users, or those contemplating purchasing this box. ………. In the almost-two years since I bought mine, my PXL8 from AG has continued to be a real workhorse, and super-reliable. There was only one slight negative for me — as I play both acoustic and solid body, routing out to different amps for each, I still was using A-B switches at either end of the PXL8 to flip between Ovation and Strat guitars, and then between Hartke (acoustic) and Mesa Boogie (electric) amps. So ….. while the PXL8 took care of effects switching for each guitar, I was still forced to do a bit of pedal dancing to also select the guitar and amp I was using for a particular number. ………. But recently, I decided to experiment further with the PXL8, and found an interesting feature that doesn’t seem to be mentioned in the documentation — perhaps I’m dumb, but it had never occurred to me that you DON’T need to use both the Send and Return jacks on any particular “pedal” port. In fact, you can use just the Return jack to bring in a guitar, or just the Send jack to output to an amp. So, to put all that together — and what had me celebrating — was that I could use the PXL8 as a guitar and amp switcher, thereby allowing one-button selection of (a) the guitar, (b) the effects for that guitar, and (c) the amp to be used for that guitar. Let me finish with a practical example of my new set-up ….. PORT 1: Ovation directly into the Return jack (Send jack unused); PORT 2: Strat directly into the Return jack (Send jack unused); PORT 3: Tuner (to be used for either guitar); PORT 4: Acoustic effects pedals; PORTS 5/6: Electric effects pedals; PORT 7: Send jack direct output to acoustic amp (Return jack unused); PORT 8: Send jack direct output to electric amp (Return jack unused). I then have Button “D” set up as my “Acoustic” button — it selects Port 1 (acoustic guitar in), Port 3 (tuner, in case I need it), Port 4 (acoustic effects pedals), and Port 7 (out to acoustic amp), while Button “C” is my “Electric” button — it selects Port 2 (electric guitar in), Port 3 (tuner, in case I need it), Ports 5/6 (electric effects pedals), and Port 8 (out to electric amp). The nett effect (excuse the pun) is that, when I pick up my Ovation, and hit Button D, I automatically have selected the right guitar, the right effects, and the right amp, all with just one button press. Similarly, when I pick up my Strat, and hit Button C, I get everything I need for electric, also with just one button press. (Of course, you could also program Buttons A and B in a similar fashion, but with different effects pedal combinations.) Incidentally, I have Button A set up with no port selections whatsoever, which makes it invaluable as a Mute pedal. ………. In summary, then, if you’re a multiple instrument / multiple amp user, the PXL8 can eliminate separate A-B switch boxes and do the complete job for you!
Great ProductBy: Darren McFarlane on 23 April 2018I really like this controller, it’s easy to use and for the price it’s a lot of bang for your buck.
A real gem .....By: Alan on 16 February 2017My long-suffering wife says I own too many instruments. That may well be true, because at various times I’m playing 5-string bass, 6- or 12-string guitar, electric 4- or 8-string mando, or baritone uke. Accordingly, I have a pedalboard that’s VERY crowded with the usual effects range — EQ, chorus, reverb, compressor, boost, octaver, etc. .......... My problem when playing live is a “switchover” one — my band comes to the end of a song on stage, and then I often need to quickly (a) switch instruments and/or (b) switch effects. The latter is sometimes known as the Pedal Dance — up to now, I’ve used a multi-channel bypass strip to facilitate easy effects selection, but I’m still left with needing to hit certain buttons to switch some effects OFF, and then others to turn some different effects ON. This can, of course, be error-prone when you’re in a hurry (once or twice, I’ve accidentally left a pedal active when I didn’t want it!), and is even more of a challenge if you’re trying to instantaneously change effects mid-song. .......... In short, this Joyo PXL8 solves that problem. I started my research on this box by downloading its two-page manual online. (A printed copy also comes with the box itself.) This document isn’t the clearest I’ve ever read, and I didn’t really appreciate the full capabilities of the PXL8 until I started experimenting with it. With 8 banks, each with the 4 buttons (A/B/C/D) set up, you have a whopping total of 8 x 4 = 32 groupings. (I define a “grouping” here as simply any combination of pedals you’d like to select together e.g. “Reverb+Chorus+Boost”, or “EQ+Delay”, or “All-the-pedals-I-use-for-Bass”, etc., so those 32 permutations give you a LOT of flexibility!) .......... Programming is fairly straightforward. First, select the Bank (1-8) you wish to set up; then, for each of the four A/B/C/D buttons, you can quickly specify which combination of up to 8 attached effects pedals are to be assigned to that button for that bank. If you fill up the four options for Bank 1, move on to bank 2, and so on. In practice, I would imagine that most guitarists probably won’t use more than, say, a couple of banks. For me, the beauty of the PXL8, then, lies not so much in its accommodating 32 groupings (overkill?), but in its allowing up to 8 pedals. (I believe there’s also a cheaper PXL4 for those who have 4 or fewer pedals, but, hey, you just know you’re going to buy more pedals in the future anyway, right?!? ☺) .......... Some final observations:- (a) Switching generally is noiseless. I say “generally”, because I can detect a momentary slight amp noise on both my bass amps (Fender and Hartke) when I hit a switch button, although not, strangely, on my Mesa Boogie guitar amp. It’s not enough to bother me live, but could it be an issue in the recording studio? (b) Yes, you can easily deselect all pedals so that you’re straight through to your amp — and the PXL8 is True Bypass, so there’s no coloration. (c) As AG clearly points out, there’s no included power supply, but your usual pedalboard power should do the trick, as it needs only 9V/200mA (or maybe 300mA — some conflicting specs.) (d) Of course, any groupings you’ve set up are permanently retained, even when you turn the power off. (e) Construction is solid metal, built like a tank — you're not going to break it easily. (f) Do check you have room for this box (+ all your pedals!) — at 44 cm across, it will probably take up much of the width of your pedalboard. .......... In summary, this is one very capable device — it’s not dirt cheap, but the ability to glance down, hit a button I’ve labelled “BASS”, or “RHYTHM” or “”MANDO” or “EQ+CHORUS+REVERB”, and know that the right effects are instantly active (and the wrong effects aren’t!) is worth every cent.