VISTA, Calif. – Imagine this: you’re a guitarist playing a gig and you have in front of you a floor based effects processor like the POD HD500 or Boss GT-10. You also have your amp’s footswitch off to the side. Multiple times in every song you need to hit buttons on the effect processor and the amp’s footswitch - all within a the space of a second or two. The challenge of singing and playing is enough by itself – and then you add a tap dance routine to the act.
What if you could simplify your rig without ditching any of your equipment? What if you could switch from one sound to the next with only a single button press?
RJM Music Technology has been in the business of providing these solutions for years now and has just released the Switch Gizmo, a low cost MIDI interface for guitar amplifiers. The Switch Gizmo is ideal for guitarists who are already using a MIDI controller or MIDI enabled effects processor. It will allow you to interface the MIDI output of these devices to a wide range of amps on the market. This allows a guitarist to have their effects and amp channels switch together at the touch of a button. Best of all, you don’t need to be a MIDI expert to operate it. The Switch Gizmo is designed to work right out of the box with many popular devices, with little or no configuration required.
The Switch Gizmo is small (4 x 4 x 1.5” / 10.2 x 10.2 x 3.8 cm) and features a durable yet lightweight aluminum enclosure. It can be powered by popular multi-output power supplies, making it easy to include on or under a pedalboard. The Switch Gizmo is shipping now with a US retail price of $159. For more details please visit the RJM Music web site at www.rjmmusic.com.
RJM Music Technology is well known among dedicated guitar aficionados for their high-quality electronic devices created specifically for guitarists and electronic musicians, including the Mini Line Mixer, Amp Gizmo, Effect Gizmo, Rack Gizmo and Mastermind GT Foot Controller. RJM users include a genre-busting range of accomplished guitarists including John Petrucci, Billie Joe Armstrong, Joe Don Rooney, Vivian Campbell, Joe Perry, and Alex Lifeson.