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CheapEdge

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I've been searching for quite a while for a midi-controlled backing track player in 19" rack version but never found one for an acceptable price. I did see the FCAM LT-100, but that unit is not available through any distributor here in Europe. Besides, I think the price is pretty high for the simple functionality required: Start/Stop or Pause/Resume of a BT and optionally play a midi track in parallel to the MP3. I would think that just about every band and bedroom guitarist in the world uses BT's and to me it seems such an obvious product to create, and for which I would expect a huge market. Yet not much available ... or I must have missed someting? An opportunity for RJM Music perhaps? An acceptable EU price for me would be somewhere between Euro 250 - 400. That would indicate a US price in dollars about 30% lower (yes, we pay a lot of taxes over here ...).
Curious to hear what you think of this.
 

Shanesplanet

Well-Known Member
I've been searching for quite a while for a midi-controlled backing track player in 19" rack version but never found one for an acceptable price. I did see the FCAM LT-100, but that unit is not available through any distributor here in Europe. Besides, I think the price is pretty high for the simple functionality required: Start/Stop or Pause/Resume of a BT and optionally play a midi track in parallel to the MP3. I would think that just about every band and bedroom guitarist in the world uses BT's and to me it seems such an obvious product to create, and for which I would expect a huge market. Yet not much available ... or I must have missed someting? An opportunity for RJM Music perhaps? An acceptable EU price for me would be somewhere between Euro 250 - 400. That would indicate a US price in dollars about 30% lower (yes, we pay a lot of taxes over here ...).
Curious to hear what you think of this.

I was also looking for something like that. In the end, I think the technology of ipads and laptops are going to fill that niche'?
 

CheapEdge

Active Member
I was also looking for something like that. In the end, I think the technology of ipads and laptops are going to fill that niche'?
Sorry, but I don't agree. I know how to get a BT started with midi control in eg Audacity on a laptop, but that's pretty complicated. I'd prefer a setup without a laptop. Same for mobile devices. Something in a 19" rack format and easily midi controllable would be a very nice thing to have.
 

rs-guitar

New Member
Hi, I recently purchased a Mastermind PBC/6X from RJM - will be sending it to XAct Tone next week for use with pedalboard build. I just sat down with it this week and downloaded version 4.5.0 editor on my PC. First thing that I noticed was the very small font in the editor. I don't know if anyone has suggested this, but it would be a HUGE improvement, and much more user friendly, to use a LARGER FONT for the editor. It might not be practical on long lists, but there is plenty of room for larger font on most of the labels and stand alone sentences/descriptions. I have 20/20 vision with corrective lens implants, but still needed reading glasses to keep from squinting at the font. Thanks!
 
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rjmmusic

Administrator
Staff member
The font should be a standard 12-point font, like most other apps. Can you post a screenshot of what you're seeing?
 

rjmmusic

Administrator
Staff member
On a Windows system, the font is the same size as the default system font used for menus, etc. Unfortunately, there's no way to change it at this time, but I will look into it.
 

rjmmusic

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Staff member
There isn't an iPad version at this time, I'm sorry to say. That's a commonly requested thing for sure, but also the most difficult of the feature requests I've seen.
 

rs-guitar

New Member
There isn't an iPad version at this time, I'm sorry to say. That's a commonly requested thing for sure, but also the most difficult of the feature requests I've seen.
No problem...I understand. The PBC/6X is amazing - will be perfect for my needs! Thanks for your reply and information!
 

jjtguitar

New Member
I would love to see a new version of the Mini Line Mixer. I am hoping that it has just been discontinued to make way for a better version? Or even an advanced version (as mentioned above "MIDI Line Mixer"), similar to the Musicom Lab Parallelizer, but with stereo inputs and stereo sends. I would love to be able to run stereo effects that don't need to/I don't want to run in parallel before such a device, then go into the mixer which allows me to mix three or four stereo signals PLUS dry in parallel. That would be awesome.
 

jjtguitar

New Member
Another idea would be a wet/dry/wet but only stereo box. Basically a way to do wet dry but "sum" back to stereo before you hit amps/FOH. Gives you the player total control over wet/dry mix, not relying on FOH engineer. I could do this fairly easily at the moment with a GigRig Wetter Box, mixing the stereo FX chain with my dry signal. My dream would be for the "wet/dry/wet but only stereo" box would be that it also allowed some parallel fx mixing like the Mini Line Mixer. But I don't think my idea can work perfectly with the Wetter Box and the Mini Line Mixer, because I need to split the dry signal for each parallel effect. I know that I could do this with a PBC10, and actually a PBC10 and a Wetter Box would probably solve all this. But it would just be very expensive.
 

Chuck Hanning

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Hi folks- I’m a die hard pbc user and love all the features it has. Unfortunately as I get older and my programming become more complex I often forget what all the buttons mean on the different pages. I would love some thing that has all the functionality of the pbc10 but with the screens of the gt line above each button, maybe a “pbgt” ?
 
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