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Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by crguti, Jun 14, 2019.
what is going on with the MIDI connectors on the side? are they mini jack?
Yes, 3.5mm TRS MIDI
so the standard 5 pin midi connector is obsolete now?, or is a Boss tactic so you have to buy their 'new' connector?
Pretty cool for BOSS pedals. If I wasnt a Helix man, I would have these 2 ordered up.
I guess it's more compact . I see that's what the BeatBuddy drum pedal uses as well. There are probably others. Direction things are going maybe?
Specification for TRS Adapters Adopted and Released
It's all about size. Lots of manufacturers are moving in this direction.
It's not obsolete, plenty of pedals and devices still use the 5-pin connectors. However, there seems to be a push towards MIDI over TRS or even USB. And that's not unique to Boss, companies like Alexander Pedals, Empress, and Chase Bliss have been doing MIDI over 1/4" TRS for a few years. These typically require a "MIDI Box" for conversion between 5-pin and TRS. Earlier Empress pedals used 1/4" TRS but the new ZOIA uses 3.5 mm in and out, that seems to be what Boss is doing. Not proprietary but may require a conversion box, ultimate compactness.
See my response above on the general topic, but this is not what the Beat Buddy uses. The Beat Buddy uses a single small port where a special breakout cable can connect this port to a pair of "in" and "out" 5-pin MIDI cables.
I get the DD, but the EQ - man, this looks like taking a simple thing and making it over complex (and I would guess over priced)
I don’t see what’s so complex with the eq? It’s a 10-band eq with presets and a screen to get a visual of every eq-preset.
Looks pretty cool
Let's not argue about this, but just for clarifying myself:
Screen is probably redundant (I get that you would like to see the recalled presets, but still, only mildly useful)
Stereo capability - how many people would use this?
The EQ pedal is very thoughtful. Obviously not everyone needs that much onstage EQ. Most don't need an EQ pedal at all.
But 10 bands is not excessive, stereo is a nice touch, and the memory presets are very useful indeed. The screen is also a smart inclusion. It gives the musician more visual feedback to be able to confirm which preset they are on. The downside of having the screen is the effect it may have on battery life.
I think keyboard players will be drawn to it. I can see vocalists as well having good use for it. My bass rig is stereo, my loop pedal is stereo, and I run them that way whenever it makes sense to.
Wet/Dry rigs are all the rage in TGP-land. There’s actually a bunch of excitement over this. It’s not for me, but most things aren’t.
I’m kinda jacked about the EQ. I just got an email today from Reverb.com and noticed them for first time and then search TB. I bought 2 pedals yesterday to complete my guitar board. Will start saving up now for this!
I’m definitely buying the EQ for my guitar/bass VI board. The DD200 looks insanely useful but gets rid of all the things I liked in the DD500 (SFX, crazy mod engine and assigns). The MD200 is probably something I’ll pick up used just because it looks cool.
I’ve had an RV500 for a while now and it’s my longest lasting multi anything pedal. So I’m definitely into the Boss digital stuff as a whole.
Been dithering on getting the Free the tone eq because of price so the boss EQ pedal looks ideal... But how many presets can it have via MIDI? That is not specified so far. The Free the Tone pedal has the advantage that you can tweak your tone for every MIDI board preset that you have. If there are only 4 presets then some thought would be needed to create presets that cover all your sounds.
When are we gonna start seeing mini midi to mini midi? Mini is getting to be pretty common on outboard gear like Novation Circuit, Korg Electribes, etc.
Didn't think anything of the EQ until I looked more closely at the pic. Sliders at 30 and 60 are rad, that is some bass player love for sure. I mean, could this turn almost any dirt into a Meatbox?
Also what's that channel A/B do?
I got the Free The Tone Bass Blaster OD
Baby cheeses it's great
The Boss EQ I like is the old PEQ-3B
Anybody using the eq-200? I am tempted to buy one one but I have a few questions:
- Is It possible to configure the On/Off and the Memory footswitches as "preset up/down" selectors? The manual is vague about It
- alternatively, what midi footswitch (small and cheap!) can I use to do that? A Tech21 Midi Mouse? Something else?
What about the OD-200? Haven't seen any threads, videos, or write ups for bass.