MIDI Players Williamsburg VA
Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music, DJ Equipment
Gloucester Point, VA
Electronic Keyboard, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music, DJ Equipment
Instrument Repair Information
Board level electronics and guitar repairs on worthy equipment. Please bring us your loved quality guitars and electronics. We can help keep them on the road.
Monday - Friday 10:00AM-7:00PM
Newport News, VA
Guitars & Fretted Instruments
Acoustic Piano, Digital Piano
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Drums & Percussion, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music, DJ Equipment
Gloucester Point, VA
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....