Does this exist?...

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  1. Proco

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    I'm definitely going to jump into the rack route and I was wondering... is there a MIDI footcontroller small enough to save it in a rack drawer? (a 2U one)... not like the MIDI mouse from Tech21, something a little bigger with at least 6 to 8 buttons and a screen to see the patch names on it.

    I hope I explained myself good enough, I guess "rack drawer" is properly said, isn't it?

    Thanks a lot guys ;)
     
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    Uhm... not so sure about the height tho... I'll look it's size and a drawer's size too if I find it.

    Thanks ;)
     
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    The old Rolls MP-80 midi pedals were designed to fit in the back of your rack for storage - i.e. the correct width. They have 8 buttons + bank up/down but only display the 2 digit patch number. Should be cheap on e-bay if price is a consideration.
     
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    check out the softstep.
     
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    They are expensive and probably only make sense if you are going to get an Axe-FX but a Fractal MFC-101 will fit in a rack if you skip the drawer. I think it may be just slighty taller that 2U so it works for a situation like a SKB case with the bottom two slots open where you can take advantage of the small gap between the bottom rack and the case.
     
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    Just curious, why do you want a midi controller in your rack and not at your feet?
     
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    Well, I don't know if you say that as a joke, but, in case you didn't... it's only for transportation reasons, once I'm in the stage or the garage for a rehearsal it'll lie on the floor ;) It's just that it bugs me to have two things to carry: the rack AND the pedal board. I rather carry a bigger rack.

    The Rolls looks SO 80s but it's cheap (69 pounds in a quick ebay check) and will serve the purpose so I think I'll take a shot on this one and eventually get a more expensive one.
     
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    Nah man, I get it. I'm configuring a pedalboard at home right now to save me a trip to the car, I obsess over that stuff!
     
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    Uhm... now that I see it in your signature... how's the ME-70? Just as a back up rig.
     
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    The ME-70 is working out pretty well. It's my main and pretty much only rig.

    I'm a simple guy, I just need a good clean, sometimes with a little chorus and delay, and same with dirty, and I've been needing to shrink my stage footprint as of late, so, it's perfect.

    What I meant by saving a trip to the car, I have a customized Furman pedalboard, with a socket for a mic stand, that the ME-70/wireless/direct box are all mounted to, and it actually takes up less space than having all that on the floor with a tripod mic stand, and my mic and stand is more secure from the drunks this way! I can carry everything, plus the mic stand, plus my guitar stand, in the Fuman bag.

    Before, the guitar stand and mic stand were separate.
     
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    Wow, not bad man ;) Looks like a pretty solid rig to PLAY under common situations for most players around here.

    Sometimes I wonder if it's worth it to spend that much money on gear... before TGP (and some others) I was really happy with 4 pedals and my Laney amp plus a POD 2.0 for home recordings...
     
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    Those Gear Page People!!!
     
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