Voodoo lab control switcher and pedal switcher make gcx obsolete. The patchmate loop 8 provides 128 programmable presets. Popular uses are amp channel switching, effects loops, guitar routing and real time control of guitar effects. I had a patchmate before and think that the gcx is much more transparent, although my patchmate may have been malfunctioning. Buy voodoo lab gcx true bypass 8loop rackmount audio switcher. Any thoughts on these similar products similar price gcx 5 year warranty rocktron cound not find. For further expansion rocktron recommends combining the patchmate loop 8 floor with any rocktron midi controller, including the midi xchange, midi mate, all access and all access ltd. I read both manuals but i still cannot figure how to do this. Jun 14, 2010 the patchmate loop 8 floor supports intelligent latching and momentary switch sensing, which allows the user to use any midi continuous controller number without any other programming effort. Many people dont understand why allaccess is superior to gcp. Voodoo lab gcx true bypass 8loop rackmount audio switcher. With the incredible popularity of the recently released patchmate loop 8, rocktron expands the controller universe by adding a floor version. What i do not like against it by the ac adapter the same as the voodoo lab gcx weighs his weight and also take up space on my rack drawer. Works great and easy to use once i followed the instructions for initial setup.
Use each of the 8 loops for inout effect switching, ab switching to select amps and preamps, or to control any type of footswitch function such as amp channel switching. I ended up getting a rocktron patchmate since i needed 3 for momentary on off, 2 for a. Loooperloop master wouldnt really take care of the tapdance for me. Rocktron patchmate loop 8 midi switcher music instruments, audio, guitar, musical. Learn more about how to setup and use one of these racks which. Jun 18, 20 diy brick rocket stove cooking without electrical power duration. Phantom powered by gcx or pedal switcher via midi cable. The rocktron midi raider is now much cheaper and the patchmate 8 has been reintroduced so. With the incredible popularity of the recently released patchmate loop 8, rocktron expands the controller universe by. Definitely one of the best purchases i made, simplified my setup a lot and with the. Additionally, using rocktrons smart controller technology, the patchmate loop 8 floor can also be used for momentary amplifier switching.
The first four are grouped in series, so you dont have to install short jumper cables. You can use each of the eight loops for inout effect switching, ab switching to select amps and preamps, or to control any type of footswitch function such as amp channel switching. Voodoo lab px8 plus true bypass programmable pedal switcher. You hit the button you want to use on the midimate, then press the loop buttons that you want to use for that preset on the patchmate and click store. Rocktron patchmate loop 8 rack mount its the return of the patchmate, but better. I have it set up to control my voodoo lab hex pedal switcher, strymon big sky, and. The rocktron patchmate loop 8 guitar floor switcher provides 8 discrete loops all with true bypass. Home studio musik, music studio room, studio setup, guitar storage, guitar. If you set the patchmate to respond to only control changes 8087 on midi channel 16 and set the ground control instant access buttons back to the default settings of gcx 1 loops, you will be able to control the patchmate with the ground control presets using the gcx 1 screen as well as have instant access to any six of the loops with the instant access buttons with the state of these instant.
The gcx has two 14 inch feed thrus from front to back. We werent the only players enamored by it, and the device has since found its way into the guts of many professional guitar rigs thanks to a fantastic blend of pro features and simple operation. Add preset programmability along with pedal true bypass to any standard pedal board with ease. Eight loops can be configured for multiple purposes. Rocktron patchmate loop 8 floor switcher macdaddy music.
The gcx guitar audio switcher greatly expands the capabilities of your ground control foot controller. Program the unit from the top panel using the switches. Triaxis gcx ground control pro dmc midi switching tony mckenzie. You can use each of the eight loops for true bypass effect switching, ab switching to select. It can also change the channels on the amp, control multiple midi devices at once,configure it for tap tempo,use it as an aby switch, or even control the mute on a tuner.
Setup ground control pro with gcx switcher and gmajor 2. Rocktron patch mate loop 8 vs voodoo lab gcx effects and. Rocktron announces patchmate loop 8 floor controller. This is how you program your rocktron floor 8 from loop mode to preset mode. The patchmate loop 8 floor is easy to set up and program with. With the gcx, you can select pedal effects, signal processors, multiple amps or preamps, amp channels and more.
Rocktron patchmate loop 8 guitar floor audio switcher. Program the unit from the front panel using the lighted buttons. Imagine having all your stuff set up in effects loops, but then having to swap the. To setup your patchmate please follow these instructions. Voodoo lab control switcher and pedal switcher make gcx. Recall the first 8 user presets using the 8 onboard footswitches or access a total of 128 presets using external midi program changes. My plan is to obviously upgrade to the axe fx ii as soon as possible and my plan was to get the mfc101 hands down. Rjm rack gizmo audio loop and function switcher musicplayers. Featuring eight true bypass audio loops, two fronttoback feedthroughs, and options for buffered or passive inputs, the voodoo lab gcx audio switcher is an elegant solution to any audio routing conundrum. Setup ground control pro with gcx switcher and gmajor 2 justin hendrickson. The patchmate loop 8 floor provides 8 discrete loops all with true bypass, buffered and non buffered signal paths, 128 programmable presets with real time control using. Gcx audio switcherground control pro the gear page. Rocktron patchmate 8 vs voodoo lab gcx discussion in gear. Rocktronbradshaw switching system by rocktron and sort of by custom audio.
Voodoo lab gcx audio switcher stereo welcome to steves. Voodoo lab ground control pro vs rocktron all access gearslutz. The eight loops may be configured for multiple purposes including channel switching, effects loops, guitar routing and more. But, after working with white snake last friday and talking with their guitar tech, he swears by the gcp. I ended up getting a rocktron patchmate since i needed 3 for momentary on off, 2 for a isolated loop, etc. The switcher in any case does not color the sound and generates no noise at all so good on this side.
I have a voodoo lab control switcher that i bought about a month ago when i thought my rig was going to go in a different direction. Rocktron rocktron patchmate loop 8 floor pedal switcher. Rocktron rocktron patchmate loop 8 rack fx loop switcher. Midi inthru is also provided making it the ideal addition to any floor setup that can benefit from the flexibility attained with programmable presets, 8 loops with true bypass, real time and external loop control capabilities. Built with gold relays sealed in nitrogen and no active circuitry in the bypass loops, the. They are also used to provide useful tools and valuable functionality. Additionally, using rocktron s smart controller technology, the patchmate loop 8 floor can also be used for momentary amplifier switching. Voodoo lab pedal switcher vs rocktron patchmate loop 8 floor bad experience wvoodoo lab unit this week, big event, 5 nights, 1500 seats, last 2 nights sro. Things like the voodoo lab ground control are midi only and are also very. I want to get a ground control pro to control my xpression. Jun 02, 2015 so i currently just have the axe fx standard. Tc gforce, bbe 461 sonic maximizer, patchmate loop 8, lexicon mx300. Hello i was wondering if there was a cheaper alternative to voodoo labs gcx audio switcher and ground control. I had the rocktron patchmate 8 floor on an skb stage 5 pedal board.
Interview with bob bradshaw page 16 guitar shop spring 1994, which i have. The rocktron patchmate loop 8 is a midi switcher that comes with 8 programmable loops you can configure for multiple applications. Used by marty friedman of megadeth, and eddie van halen. The patchmate loop 8 floor provides 8 discrete loops all with true bypass, buffered and non buffered signal paths, 128 programmable presets with real time control using the 9 high quality metal foot switches. The attached pdf is a great comparison that explains everything. The patchmate loop 8 floor provides 8 discrete loops all with true bypass, buffered and non buffered signal paths, 128 programmable presets with real time control. I discuss things like the triaxis, gcx switcher and many more aspects of rack. Gcx guitar audio switcher get more control over your guitar effects with the digital music gcx guitar audio switcher. Rjm music technology raised the bar for audio loopers and function switchers when they released the rg16 back in 2007. The patchmate loop 8 floor has buffered active and passive inputs, with passiveactive and active outputs on the back.
Plus having to get a rack case for the whole setup. Problem with ground control and rocktron patchmate. Additionally, using rocktrons smart controller technology. Using the gcx with a ground control setup mode in setup mode, you will first tell the ground control that it is connected to a gcx, and then specify how each gcx loop should function. Voodoo lab gcx guitar audio switcher phantom power, guitar pedals. All my stomp box pedals are connected to the patchmate loops.
The patchmate loop 8 is easy to set up and program with real time user controls. See more ideas about guitar, guitar pedals and pedalboard. Patchmate loop 8 its the return of the patchmatebut better rocktron fans hammered us for years to bring back the patchmate, which enjoyed a wellearned reputation as possibly the best device ever used to help control rigs and assorted gear. Patchmate loop 8 its the return of the patchmatebut better rocktron fans hammered us for years to bring back the patchmate, which enjoyed a wellearned reputation as possibly the best device ever used to.
The rack gizmo is an evolutionary upgrade to the rg16 that takes a great. The gcxgcp would be cool but i feel its better if you use racks and pedals. Heres a complete rundown of my last setup and why i used it at that time. Jan 23, 2011 the rocktron is cheaper, and obviously theres something nice about using a rocktron switcher with a rocktron controller, but on the other hand its so similar in design, function and price to the gcx i cant help but worry im going to have the same issues with it. Rocktronbob bradshaw rsb12 and rsb16 loop switchers. Id look into a gcx switcher and ground control pro.
Add a mixer like our system mix plus to create a parallel effects system. Only thing you would need is to get two gcx switchers to handle all your. Add preset programmability along with pedal true bypass to any. Rocktron patchmate loop 8 floor pedal with the incredible popularity of the recently released patchmate loop 8, rocktron expands the controller universe by adding a floor version. Rocktron patchmate loop 8 floor switcher pedal gak.
Rocktron patchmate loop 8 midi switcher guitar center. Tc gforce, bbe 461 sonic maximizer, patchmate loop 8, lexicon mx300, samson power brite and more. Rocktron fans hammered us for years to bring back the patchmate, which enjoyed a wellearned reputation as possibly the best device ever used to help control rigs and assorted gear. The patchmate loop 8 also delivers both buffered and nonbuffered signal paths, and 128 programmable presets with real time control using its 9 highquality metal foot switches. Mfc101 vs ground control pro fractal audio systems forum.1091 17 237 1411 317 515 1121 458 1444 369 210 607 1306 1393 1490 98 196 873 1447 1127 615 382 428 970 1395 721 994 744 680 1394 154 981 191 1330 1041 23 776 1087