Intro to MIDI for Pedalboards

TimeLine MIDIStrymon Firmware Engineer (and resident Jeep repair expert) Dave Fruehling recently contributed an article for the September 2013 issue of Premier Guitar magazine. The topic? MIDI! And how you don’t necessarily need to fear it!

“MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) is an oft-maligned, yet cherished technology. Today, more and more guitarists are joining in the fun by using the MIDI features included with many of their pedals. Once you learn a few basic things about MIDI, you don’t have to fear it. Instead you can use MIDI to add some very cool and useful functionality to your rig.”

Head on over to the Premier Guitar site to read the whole article:

Read the article


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Ethan Tufts is Strymon’s marketing guy and noisemaker. He spends most of his time using loopers and drenching everything in delay. He has owned 29 cars and is actively looking for his 30th.

5 Responses

  1. Kosho says:

    Hi Strymon people,

    I really like your machines, I am a very happy owner of Mobius and I am looking forward to get the new reverb unit as well.
    One problem which is slowing down my efforts to buy one right away lies in the trivial fact that you build in the MIDI jacks in a way (most?all?) angled plugs cannot be used. This is very frustrating as you know space and headroom on almost every pedalboard are essential.
    Besides kindly asking if you would mind for any reason to build in the jacks turned over a 180 degrees I would like to ask you to name me a manufacturer who produces MIDI cables with angled plugs on only one side.

    KInd regards,

  2. rick says:

    @kosho, thanks for the feedback! I will certainly pass that on! 🙂

  3. Graham's Cat says:

    I’ve pulled my new Timeline out the box, best tape-emulator and more besides. I feel soft control prog could make up for no hardcopy user manual.
    This could increase studio use and appeal?
    Has an authentic tone and approachable character exceeding Eventide’s Timefactor for my taste.

    • Hugo says:

      @Graham’s Cat – Thanks for the feedback on a software editor for the TimeLine. We do have a .pdf download for the full user manual in the support section of the website which you can print out if needed.

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