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Average rating: 3.3 out of 5
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plikestechno a hobbyist user from Canada writes:
I love this thing. It might have to do with the $30 I paid at a pawn shop as opposed to the $300 it now fetches the rare occasion that it makes it to Ebay. But price aside it's pretty awesome. It's like having a mini mini modular so 3 bills isn't too far fetched.

Contrary to some opinions this thing doesn't just make bleeps and bloops. It can make so much more but I didn't realize it until I downloaded the manual. It can make killer bass drums, wood block sounds, bells, whatever. The manual also showed that it is a very sensitive machine. Turning the knobs the slightest can completely transform the sound. It can be noisy or very clear. The analog noise is wonderful. If you have the sensitivity up really high with a loud signal going through it creates crazy feedback and loops. Also with the sensitivity high you can just rub the pad to get really quivvering sounds.

This pedal (synth) is a dirty little acid secret for a lot of people. Green Velvet used one for Percolator and many other tracks. It is quite popular in the noise scene with Aube, Merzbow and Yoshihide using it as well. It growls and zips and shreds your ears off. It does not process signals. Signals trigger it. It is capable of handling very fast envelopes and rhythms.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Sep-24-2008 at 02:17
david leicht a professional user from california writes:
anyone got the PC-2(perc.synthesizer/boss) for sale.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Thursday-Dec-28-2006 at 00:48
Daniel Castrogiovanni a part-time user from England writes:
I too picked up the little box of fun at cash converters, I paid £25 quid on a whim as I had no idea what it was. Percussion Synthesiser???? I took it back to college, plugged it in, hit it and was amazed, my tutors said it was *rubbish* (not their words). I disagreed. It took me a while for us to find a song where it could be used but it has now become the main ingredient in the closing of our set. Magnifico, if you like SFA and see one for sale cheap then buy it. Even if you use it once a year it's a good laugh. You can hear it in full flow on our song Cats, downloadable from

Have fun... anyone got a Hand clapper for sale?

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Feb-16-2005 at 16:11
Graham Baumbach a professional user from Cornwall, UK writes:
The PC-2 is great. I bought mine for £15(!) at Cash Converters about five years ago, and have used it my band live ever since. If you do 70's funk/dance covers you can have loads of fun annoying the drummer by playing the end fill in on "pow pow" drum synth setting. Turn the Sweep up full and decay short to get that "Zap" sound. The LFO also just about goes into audio range (About 80Hz) which enables you to inject some cross modulation into the PC2's only square-ish wave sound. I also had the HC-2 Hand clapper, but mine sadly died last month! Currently trawling ebay for a new one. Want to pay about £20-25. Please email if you have one for sale!

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Thursday-Jan-08-2004 at 08:59
Nick a part-time user from The Edgewood writes:
Nice build quality, some usable yet limited sounds. I am hoping to mod my 2 units eventually to use as synth modules. I have a feeling that the chips inside are being under-utilized. Still searching for the schematics...

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Monday-Jul-28-2003 at 23:11
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