MIDI Players Barrington IL

I have a Fryette Sig: X amp with three channels, each with a switchable boost. I have a Boss processor that I use for time-based effects. If I want to go from a clean sound with no boost and delay to a dirty tone with boost and reverb, I’d have to step on at least three different buttons. Enter these two handy little programmable devices: the RJM Mini Amp Gizmo ($229 street) and the Voodoo Lab Control Switcher ($139 street).

Dr. Woods Guitar Emporium
(847) 639-9683
310 Lincoln Ave
Fox River Grove, IL
Types of Instruments Sold
Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Piano Rental
(630) 420-1551
Po Box 741
Arlington Heights, IL
Types of Instruments Sold
Acoustic Piano

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Offbeat Music
(847) 550-1361
3 S Old Rand Rd
Lake Zurich, IL

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Piano Trends Music Co
(815) 477-4266
35 Berkshire Drive
Crystal Lake, IL
Types of Instruments Sold
Acoustic Piano, Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music
Store Information
Instrument Rental: Yes
Website Sales: Yes
Lesson Information
Lessons: Yes
Clinics: Yes
Instrument Repair Information
Piano Trends Music Company is the only Chicago area Music store that offers complete repair in Pianos, Guitars and Band instruments. Our Piano Tuning service extends throughout The Chicagoland area and southern Wisconsin. We provide loaner instruments at a reasonable cost if your instrument is out for repair.
Hours
Monday 10:00AM-7:30PM
Tuesday 10:00AM-7:30PM
Wednesday 10:00AM-7:30PM
Thursday 10:00AM-7:30PM
Friday 10:00AM-6:00PM
Saturday 09:00AM-5:00PM
Sunday 12:00PM-5:00PM

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The Music Room, Ltd.
(847) 934-5440
26 N Brockway St
Palatine, IL
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Instrument Rental: Yes
Lesson Information
Lessons: Yes
Clinics: Yes
Instrument Repair Information
Two full shops on premises! Guitar repair, set ups and customizations; amplifier diagnosis and minor repair in our fully equipped guitar shop.
Band instrument repair and adjustments made while-you-wait (restrictions apply) in our band repair shop.
Hours
Monday - Thursday 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Closed Sundays

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Consolidated Music
(847) 381-0164
125 Barrington Commons Ct
Barrington, IL
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music
Store Information
Instrument Rental: Yes
Lesson Information
Lessons: Yes
Instrument Repair Information
All guitar repairs
Band instrument repairs
Electronic repairs
Hours
Mon-Thurs 11-8
Friday 11-6
Saturday 9-5:30
Sunday Closed


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Mccormicks Enterprises
(847) 398-8680
Po Box 577
Arlington Heights, IL
Types of Instruments Sold
Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement

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Cassandra Strings
(847) 458-7386
204 S Main St
Algonquin, IL
Types of Instruments Sold
Drums & Percussion

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Players Bench
(815) 459-8614
87 N Williams St
Crystal Lake, IL
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music, DJ Equipment

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Classic Violins
(847) 970-3797
119 W Maple Ave
Mundelein, IL
Types of Instruments Sold
Band & Orchestral

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Think You Don’t Need MIDI?

MIDI IS KIND OF A FOUR-LETTER WORD FOR MOST GUITARISTS .

It smacks of non-analog, non-old-school, and non-hip to many, but not me. I’ve used MIDI to control tube amps for years, and this application just might make you rethink your relationship with the much-maligned musical instrument digital interface.

The situation: I have a Fryette Sig: X amp with three channels, each with a switchable boost. I have a Boss processor that I use for time-based effects. If I want to go from a clean sound with no boost and delay to a dirty tone with boost and reverb, I’d have to step on at least three different buttons. Enter these two handy little programmable devices: the RJM Mini Amp Gizmo ($229 street) and the Voodoo Lab Control Switcher ($139 street). They both convert the MIDI signal from my Boss unit to the multi-pin footswitch jack on the Sig: X. For each patch on the Boss processor I can select any of the three amp channels, boost functions, and even effects loop on or off—all with a single stomp. Either switcher can be Velcro-ed to the top of the amp (or mounted to a pedalboard or in a rack). Memo to anyone still doing the tap dance onstage: The Mini Amp Gizmo or the Control Switcher will change your life....

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