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The "Virtual Pedalboard"

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by TheFantod, Oct 16, 2009.

  1. TheFantod

    TheFantod #5 of the Pentaverate. Took Col. Sanders' spot.

    Aug 7, 2009
    Eastern N.C.
    My day job is that of a graphic designer, supposedly. Over the last few months I created a "virtual pedalboard" in InDesign. It's cool 'cause I created a Pedaltrain 2's correct dimensions, then downloaded and sized all the pedal JPEGS from the MF site. The end result is a "life sized" pedalboard, with some ideas of what will fit and so forth. It's also handy for figuring out cable routing and necessary lengths.

    The problem for TBers is I doubt many of you have InDesign on your computers. I did find a free Illustrator clone that is pretty close. I've attached a couple of pics, one is the "blank" pedalboard, and the other is a sample layout.


    I'm thinking about creating a web page with blank pedalboard templates. What do you guys think?

  2. Superdave


    Apr 20, 2003
    St. Louis, MO
    This would be cool, man. I've looking to pick up a bigger pedal board and I want to make sure it's the right size.
  3. drumandbass


    Jun 27, 2009

    It would be really great. :)
  4. Sawtooth


    Oct 9, 2009
    I think it would be helpful to alot of people, including myself.
  5. dannybuoy


    Aug 3, 2005
    You could even make it a JavaScript or Flash application so you could drag'n'drop the pedals directly from the web page and save/print your layouts.
  6. xikbastard


    May 7, 2007
    a blank pedalboard with flash and drap and drop will be awesome!
  7. You could make it in to a small business - a small PayPal-able fee. At least that would motivate you to keep your product fresh and in working order!
  8. Strongjag


    Aug 14, 2005
    Ottawa, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Beards.
    Yeah, that would be awesome.

    I got a pt2, turns out a I wanted a ptjr. Could you have different board sizes for reference too? Or know anyone wanting to trade?
  9. grovest


    Feb 26, 2002
  10. kaputsport


    Nov 14, 2007
    Carlisle, PA
    Atypical, not a typical...
    I would love this... I wish there was a way to play through it, and tweek the pedals so you could try before you buy!!!!

    I am getting a little ahead of the game.

    Kool idea. VW's have something like it called Dubmodder... Modify your car before you spend the money..
  11. Mudfuzz


    Apr 3, 2004
    Yeah that was posted on I love Fuzz a few days ago...
    I went with this
  12. Strongjag


    Aug 14, 2005
    Ottawa, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Beards.
    awesome. Doesnt have enough pedal though.
  13. This would be great, especially for those wanting to experiment with pedals and such before they buy a pedal.

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