Musicom Lab EFX MkIII+

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by Bakachan, Feb 17, 2012.

  1. Bakachan

    Bakachan Member

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    Hello,

    I asked a few details about how to power the EFX MkIII to Hyungwoo from Musicom Lab and his answer was quite interesting : "ISO 5 is good for EFX MkIII or EFX MkIII+"

    I asked him about the "+" version, but no news... Have you ever heard about this ? Google knows nothing, just a tweet about new MIDI possibilities :huh
     
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    It's actually updated with a MIDI INPUT.
     
  4. Bakachan

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    Thanks guys. So the + is no big deal, at least for my usage.
     
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  5. GrooveSkipInc

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    I just bought one. I'm in heaven - programming the EFX and redoing my Eventides...it's so much fun.
     
  6. stilwel

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    Well, I think the point of the MIDI Input is so that you can:

    1. Install firmware updates via MIDI.
    2. Daisy-chain multiple switchers together for more loops, or to have another located remotely (tech back-stage for example).
     
  7. InTheSmallPring

    InTheSmallPring Supporting Member

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    I saw that the manual for the EFXIII+ is up at the MusicomLab website.

    http://www.musicomlab.com/pdf/efxmkiii+manual_rev10e.pdf

    Not only does it have the MIDI In, but according to the manual, you can now use Voodoo Lab Pedal Switchers as expanders for the EFXIII+. Awesome!

    Now I have to rebuild my pedalboard . . .:(
     
  8. your name here

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    Yup... I'll be buying one of these soon. :)
     
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    Very cool.
     
  10. jcshirke

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    What would be better (functionally, but also economically), daisy chaining two efx MKIII+s together, or trying to get by with one, but daisy chaining multiple pedals together per loop? If I got one MKIII+, I'd need to set things up as follows (more or less):

    Loop 1. OD 1 (three OD pedals)
    Loop 2. OD 2 (another 2 or 3 OD pedals)
    Loop 3. MOD 1 (a couple mod pedals)
    Loop 4. MOD 2 (a couple more mod pedals)
    Loop 5. Delay (delay pedal a or delay pedal b)
    Loop 6. Reverb (dedicated reverb pedal)
    Loop 7. Comp (dedicated comp)

    Or, do I get two MKIII+s (cha ching!) and have a single loop for each pedal? Is it definitely possible to daisy chain the units together to achieve that result??

    Thanks,

    Jeff
     
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    You do know that you could get a Voodoo Labs pedal switcher instead of a second MKIII+, thereby adding more loops and it could be controlled by the MKIII+, right? Details about it are in the manual.
     
  12. jcshirke

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    I'll take a look in the manual for the details, but my initial thoughts are: 1) I'd only get 4 more loops (right?), and 2) Not sure I'd have the space for one on my board--although I might. I know I'd have room for two MK III+s
     
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    Well, you can add multiple Voodoo Labs pedal switchers. I'm not sure about their size, though.
     
  14. jcshirke

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    Yeah...I'm looking now. I think one would fit on my board. Two wouldn't. If they made one with 6 loops, I'd probably be set.

    I was reading about the "link" function in the MKIII+ manual, and it only seems to apply to a master/slave setup between two units. You'd think that if you could link two MKIII +s together for a total of 16 loops, it would say so in the manual. So, I'm kind of puzzled, I guess.
     
  15. OhSoInsane

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    Hey folks, I have an MK III (Not plus) for sale if anyone is interested.
     
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    J,

    Is #2 definitely possible? I haven't gotten a definitive answer. I've emailed musicomlab twice, but haven't received a reply.

    Jeff
     
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    Jeff...Sent you an email.

    You might want to look into a Rocktron Patchmate Loop 8 Floor controller instead of a 2nd EFX MKIII unit.
     
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    Is there any reason one of the loops couldn't be used for and amp's preamp, so that all loops after that are in the amp's FX loop?
     

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