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Guitar Effects Modeling Pedals that do Midi Sync?
Old 22nd October 2013
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Guitar Effects Modeling Pedals that do Midi Sync?

Hey guys.

I do one-man band looping stuff. Because a lot of things go through the looper (vocals, guitar, keyboard, etc) I need to run things through a PA, so I use amp modeling. So I use a floor multi-effects unit.

I've been using a GT-6 and have been pretty happy with it, but recording in a studio with my friend's Eleven rack has me reconsidering just how good it sounds and wondering if there is something better. So, with the following criteria, and if money were no object, what would you recommend for the bestest sound?

1) Multi-effects with amp modeling

2) Floor unit. Would like to avoid rack if all possible (I haul too much equipment to gigs as it is)

3) Must be able to sync beat-based effects from external MIDI clock signal. This one is tricky. I've heard that even some of the ones that are supposed to do this do not do it properly. So any personal experience here would really help.

Thanks guys.
Old 22nd October 2013
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You can get midi foot switch floor boards and team it with a Fractal AxeII or Kemper Profiling Amp.
On the cheaper side the Line6 POD HD 500x has a built in looper and is a midi contoller. Whether it suits your needs you'll have to determine.
Old 23rd October 2013
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Do the HD500 effects link from beat of an external MIDI signal? Some people say yes, others no. So I'm confused there.

The internal looper on that unit would be nice, but the center of my rig is the RC-300, which gives me 3 tracks I can move around with. So while that might provide a nice bonus, it wouldn't supplant the looper I've got already.
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