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Discussion in 'Suggestion Box' started by rjmmusic, Jan 26, 2010.

  1. MartinCliffe

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    You're kidding, right? Considering the price of a GCX or Rocktron Patchmate, which do a lot less (and a lot less well), I think the price point is excellent. Heck of a lot cheaper than something of comparable quality (that will also probably do less) from Bradshaw or Skydstrup.
     
  2. jb4674

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    I'm afraid not. While I do recognize the amount of features that the RJ-16 has, it is still quite unattainable for most folks. Most musicians these days don't have that kind of money to throw on a switcher, especially with the way the economy is these days. From a marketing standpoint, lowering the price would deem a higher demand for the RJ-16, thus elevating RJM's name as a company that caters to the working musician, not just the elite.

    Jimmy
     
  3. rjmmusic

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    To lower the price like that, we'd have to do one or more of the following: lower the quality, build in Asia and/or get our sales volume up (a lot!) I'm definitely not keen on doing anything to reduce our quality, and the niche nature of the products cause much higher manufacturing costs than the big companies pay.

    So, in short, I'd like to have low cost products, but until I can find a way to do it without affecting quality, it's not going to happen.
     
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  4. divil

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    I'm hardly 'Elite'....I'm just a regular hard working guy that likes to have decent kit....nobody is forcing you to buy RJM, as nobody did me!
     
  5. SUPERGUITARMAN

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    how about a small portable midi display screen, that can be programmed to display song titles program no. or whatever else you want. maybe it could be programmed by laptop via usb. It would respond to midi messages. It could have midi in and thru connectors and be phantom powered through the midi cable, so you could connect it in any midi system. It could come with attachment brackets or maybe velcro so that you could attach it to your pedalboard, or ,to your rackcase,a music stand, on top of your amp or monitor speaker, or on the drummers head.....
    going one step further, it could be made totally wireless and work by infra-red....
    OK Im taking the biscuit now, but whos gonna bet we dont see something like this within the next 15 years.
     
  6. DRC

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    Real simple suggestion... an Effects Gizmo for the floor. I'm gonna have a hernia if I don't get these pedals on the floor Ron. You wouldn't want that now would you? The four isolated loops are a must. If you wanna make it 8 series and 8 independent even better. But please, at least do the 12 loop EG for the floor so I don't have to go the Patchmate route. I dig your stuff.
     
  7. rjmmusic

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    Well, have a look at the post "a question for you all" in this forum. It's not exactly what you're looking for, but maybe it's close enough?

    FYI, there are a few changes that I'm doing to the design, hopefully I'll have them done enough to post next week.
     
  8. DRC

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    I did see that Ron. As cool as it is it doesn't really have the amount or types of loops that I need. I have my tap tempo already taken care off with a JHV box and I already have the Mastermind. Is there any chance I could send you guys my Effects Gizmo and you could custom shop that baby into a floor unit?
     
  9. MartinCliffe

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    No reason you can't use rack units on a pedalboard. If the rack ears are in the way, just saw them off :) You could probably sit 4 or 5 pedals on top of the unit. Or some pedalboards (I've seen SKB ones and a couple of other types) have a couple of rack spaces on them anyway...
     
  10. rjmmusic

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    We can't really repackage the Effect Gizmo for any reasonable amount of time or money. There are some people who have built pedalboards where they can mount the Effect Gizmo under the pedal mounting surface. It's a little tricky but works pretty well in the end.
     
  11. Diego

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    I posted this in the mastermind GT suggestion thread, but maybe should have posted it here instead, my bad!

    Basically wondering if in the future there's any chance of a smaller foot print version of the mastermind GT for those who encounter smaller stages, like a mastermind GT light or something. I know you have a mastermind controller that is smaller, but I am thinking something with the same features as the GT (assignable buttons, touch screen, panel above each button) but maybe with half as many foot switches, ~10?
     
  12. onilozer

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    i got a crazy idea, since this is a problem i recently ran into

    make a little box that could switch say any cable to another cable for easy interfacing between different systems, all leading to a common MIDI out in and thru

    so you'd have a XLR-4, and XLR-5, and plain xlr-3 and etc etc whatever i don't know about, to the midi in, out and thru,

    this would allow say you have some "weird" controller that uses 4 pin or 3 pin xlr or something else, this would easily solve this and make it easier so that several special cables dont have to be made

    idk just a thought, thanks!
     
  13. onilozer

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    above i don't mean for every single waking amp whowhazit but common ones, or something idk?

    and a f-in amp switcher a la the mesa boogie that's very hard to find and i'm sure could be upgraded by you guys

    i love this suggestion box,

    although the mesa like amp switcher could be nice, i think the new rack gizmo coming out could handle all the needs of splitting my signal for different amps etc

    and i've seen the effects gizmo switch between amps etc, each would have to have their own cab though, a drrr though

    regards :D
     
  14. rjmmusic

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    The multiple MIDI adapter thing is something we could do on a custom basis, no problem.

    The head switcher thing is something that we've thought about, but aren't planning on it currently. I think the main reason hardly anyone builds them is liability - if your head switcher fails, it can easily blow up all of the connected amps!
     
  15. onilozer

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    really had no idea about the amp switcher blow up thing

    as for the converter box, cool

    i don't need one but figured someone does

    thanks!
     
  16. Tom-Andrew

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    With the Mastermind GT happening and the floor based switcher/controller in development this may be too much to ask for, but...

    How about a mid-size MIDI controller covering the ground between the Mastermind and the Mastermind GT?

    I was thinking something like a Mastermind but with a second row of 5 switches being permanent IAs. With a step on the Function switch, you'd then get ten additional IAs, using the same IA functionality as the current Mastermind v1.4.

    Add an LCD display and you'd have a VERY competitive unit.
     
  17. rjmmusic

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    It may happen, you never know... at this point, I'm just hoping to survive the GT development process. Then, we'll talk about the next controller. :)
     
  18. BongoFury

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    Hi I am New here,

    I have recently purchased a Nova System and as soon as I have enough cash will also be purchasing a Mini Amp Gizmo
    to enable full harmony with my Engl Powerball,

    My Suggestion is given that all amps use the same Power Lead and the Mini Amp Gizmo sits on top of your amp why not have a power lead that is one plug with 2 ends, one for your amp, the other for the mini amp gizmo.

    Only have limited time on my lunch so not sure if anyone has suggested this or whether it can be sdone but seems pretty straightforward.
     
  19. Whippinpost91850

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    As A Roland GR55 user. I bought a Y-not to solve a particular prpblem they have with the delay In there MIDI switching :( . A Y-not that would allow you to Midi-switch the A out in series into the B out would solve 2 issues with the GR55 :mrgreen: . But it have to be in the current price range. World wide this would probably do well. Thanks
     
  20. rjmmusic

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    I received your email on this as well. Since I've never used a GR-55, i'm not sure what you mean by "switch the A out in series into the B-out". In a series configuration, an output is always connected to the next input, never another output. (If you mix two outputs together, you are running in parallel).

    Anyway, if you could describe the problem a little more, maybe we could work something out for you...
     

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