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Decibel 11 - FX Switchers / MIDI Controllers
« on: November 21, 2017, 02:40:29 PM »
standout deals here:
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https://decibel11.com/products_overview.aspx#PRODUCTS-SALE


MIDi Control Amp Switcher  $69
https://decibel11.com/products_split_personality.aspx
https://decibel11.com/pdf/support/Split_Personality_Manual_01.pdf

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Switch Dr.™ MIDI Controller / Loop Switcher $139

Take total command and control of your sound like never before. The new Decibel Eleven Switch Dr. is a versatile and simple to program master controller that combines fully programmable MIDI control, true-bypass audio effects loops, and amp channel switching capabilities. The compact yet powerful Switch Dr. design is easy to use and meets all of your most basic needs - from sending a single program change to controlling an entire rig.

 

Switch Dr. Features:

128 presets capable of sending:
Up to 3 MIDI program changes on 3 MIDI channels
Up to 8 MIDI continuous controller On/Off messages on 2 MIDI channels
Up to 4 MIDI Note-On messages for triggering samplers
Expression pedal MIDI continuous controller data
Up to 4 true bypass pedal effects loops
Up to 3 switch control functions for amp channel switching
Optional analog discrete Class-A input buffer - for retaining top end sparkle and preventing pickup loading
Direct mode for instant access to individual switches - activated at anytime allowing direct, instant access to the effect loops and control switching
External expression pedal input
Optional "global" default preset can be accessed from any bank at any time
Presets can be recalled remotely by MIDI for syncing multiple switchers/controllers
Dimensions - (W x D x H) 13.2" x 5" x 1.6"
Weight - 3 Ibs.
Easily expand loops with the Decibel Eleven Loop Expander

https://decibel11.com/pdf/support/Switch_Doctor_Manual_R_3.pdf
https://decibel11.com/pdf/support/Switch_Dr__Manual_v2.pdf


Decibel 11 Pedal Palette Analog Switcher  / router / mixer / with phase flip, and offers delay tails after switching,  MIDI I/O control 

$550       Sale    $159








Pedal Palette
https://decibel11.com/pdf/Features_and_Benefits_pedalpalette.pdf
Read manual
https://decibel11.com/pdf/support/Pedal_Palette_Manual_02.pdf


The Pedal Palette is the first and only analog loop bypass switcher, router, and mixer capable of swapping effect pedals instantly while simultaneously providing a parallel mix bus. The routing and order of the effects is highly flexible and programmable offering unlimited options to create inspirational new sounds from existing pedals.

 

Pedal Palette Features:

4 Pedal Effects Loops - true relay bypass
Swap pedal order instantly
Assign any effect loop to Parallel Mix Bus
Tails Control - delay and reverb tails continue when switched OFF
Fully analog signal path with optional Class-A discrete input buffer
Store and recall up to 128 pre-set configurations
Recall stored presets and sync multiple Pedal Palettes with MIDI
Easily add additional loops with the Decibel Eleven Loop Expander
3-year warranty
Dimensions - (W x D x H) 13.2" x 5" x 1.6"
Weight - 3 lbs.




Add 4 more relay controlled loops $89 ( order two for stereo FX! )
https://decibel11.com/products_loop_expander.aspx

https://decibel11.com/pdf/support/DB-11_Loop_Expander_Manual_A.pdf





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If you need a MIDI programmable distortion pedal and can DIY  / Mod  - this is good platform $99

Convert this into a MIDI Muff


https://decibel11.com/products_dirt_clod.aspx

The Decibel Eleven Dirt Clod guitar effects pedal is a fully analog overdrive distortion pedal featuring 10 memory presets. Whatever music you play, the Dirt Clod provides a wide range of distortion sounds with two styles of clipping in addition to variable mid and high controls. You may easily save presets and recall as needed by accessing two different presets side by side —or use the Dirt Clod bank mode to scroll and select your preferred presets.

Full MIDI capabilities allow the Dirt Clod pedal to be used with the simplest MIDI controller for automatically recalling presets or bypassing the pedal. MIDI expression pedal data can control any of the Dirt Clod parameters in real-time, allowing you to adjust your distortion while playing and giving you ultimate control.
https://decibel11.com/pdf/support/Dirt_Clod_Manual_01.pdf

The Decibel Eleven Dirt Clod guitar effects pedal is a fully analog overdrive distortion pedal featuring 10 memory presets. Whatever music you play, the Dirt Clod provides a wide range of distortion sounds with two styles of clipping in addition to variable mid and high controls. You may easily save presets and recall as needed by accessing two different presets side by side —or use the Dirt Clod bank mode to scroll and select your preferred presets.

Full MIDI capabilities allow the Dirt Clod pedal to be used with the simplest MIDI controller for automatically recalling presets or bypassing the pedal. MIDI expression pedal data can control any of the Dirt Clod parameters in real-time, allowing you to adjust your distortion while playing and giving you ultimate control.
https://decibel11.com/pdf/support/Dirt_Clod_Manual_01.pdf
 

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CONNECTIONS
Input and Output
Connect your instrument to the input and connect the output to the amplifier. The Dirt Clod is true bypass, which means that when it is off, there are no active components in the signal path.
Power
The Dirt Clod can be powered from any regulated 9VDC or 12VDC power supply capable of providing a minimum of 65mA. The rear panel POWER jack is a standard 2.1mm DC power jack, center negative connection.
MIDI
Connect the MIDI IN of the Dirt Clod to the MIDI OUT of your MIDI controller, or to the MIDI OUT of the last device in the MIDI chain. Additional MIDI devices can be connected from the MIDI THRU of the Dirt Clod.
QUICK START
The Dirt Clod default operating mode is PRESET mode. In this mode the ‘A’ footswitch is used to scroll through the presets, and the ‘B’ footswitch is used to enable or bypass the effect. (see Operating Modes on page 5 for more details)
Because the Dirt Clod uses presets, there are some differences between its operation and the operation of typical effect pedals. When the Dirt Clod gets enabled, it loads a preset from memory. It does not immediately load the settings of the knobs as you see them. The loaded preset may not have the same settings as that of the current knobs.
Once the Dirt Clod is enabled, turning a control knob will not modify its parameter until the knob becomes aligned with the same setting as that of the loaded preset. Once a knob has been aligned with the preset setting, it becomes “engaged”, at which point it will function as a typical pedal knob.
As you turn the knobs, you may see the display change to a horizontal line. These lines can be used to locate the positions of knobs as they were saved in the current preset. The displayed line indicates where the current position of the knob is relative to the preset, either too high or too low, similar to the way a guitar tuner works.
If the middle line is displayed, then the knob is at the same position as that of the preset setting. If the top line is displayed, the current knob position is higher than the
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preset setting. Turn the knob counter-clockwise to lower the value until the middle line is displayed. If the bottom line is displayed, the knob position is lower than the preset setting. Turn the knob clockwise to raise the value until the middle line is displayed.
Once the middle line is displayed, the knob is effectively “engaged” and will operate as a typical real-time control knob.
See the section “Working with Presets” for more details on saving presets.
TONE CONTROLS
DIRT
The DIRT knob controls the input gain. Turn the knob counter-clockwise for cleaner tones and clockwise for more drive and sustain. The Dirt Clod is capable of clean boost by turning this knob down, while turning up the MASS control.
FORM
Pressing on the DIRT knob toggles the FORM, which changes the clipping characteristics. With the LED off, the clipping is thicker and heavier. When the clip LED is on, the clipping will sound slightly compressed and more focused.
CORE
The CORE knob defines the body of the distortion. When set fully clockwise, you get a thick, full midrange. This is great for thick leads and blues tones. As you start to turn the knob counter-clockwise, you begin to thin out some of the midrange, giving more articulation to notes and chords. Turning further counter-clockwise begins to scoop some lower midrange, which can be great for removing low-mid mud.
CRYSTAL
The CRYSTAL knob controls the high frequencies. Turn clockwise for brighter grit and counterclockwise for a darker, more rolled off sound.
MASS
The MASS knob controls the output level. Turn clockwise for more volume and counter-clockwise for less volume. Use this knob in conjunction with the DIRT knob to distort before the amp or turn it up to overdrive a tube amp input.
A quick way to immediately enable the Dirt Clod and play with its settings is to press the footswitch and then sweep each knob down and up through its range.
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WORKING WITH PRESETS
The 10 user presets can be selected using the footswitches in either PRESET mode or BANK mode. Please see the following section on Operating Modes for more details.
Loading a Preset
When the Dirt Clod gets enabled, a preset is loaded from memory. The control settings are taken from the saved preset and not from the physical position of the control knobs. Therefore, the position of the knobs may not be aligned with the settings of the loaded preset. For example, the loaded preset may have DIRT set at 11 o’clock, but the physical DIRT knob is set to 3 o’clock.
In order to quickly find the current preset’s settings, the display is used to indicate knob position. Once a knob starts to rotate, the display will show whether the knob is set too high or too low, similar to the way an electronic tuner works. The upper line of the display is lighted if the current knob position is higher than the preset setting, and the lower line of the display is lighted if the current knob position is lower than the preset setting. Once the knob position is aligned with the preset setting, the middle line of the display will light.
Editing a Preset
When turning knobs, the control will not engage until the knob position reaches the setting of the currently loaded preset. For instance, in the previous example, turning the DIRT knob will not change the sound until the knob reaches the 11 o’clock position. Once the DIRT control is engaged, it will behave like an ordinary pedal knob. Once changes are made to the knob settings from that of the loaded preset, the yellow PRESET EDITED LED will light.
Saving a Preset
All knob settings can be saved to the current preset number at any time by simply pressing and holding the DIRT knob for 5 seconds. All of the LEDs will flash to indicate the preset has been saved.
OPERATING MODES
The top panel footswitches can function in two different modes to access presets.
BANK Mode
In BANK mode, the two switches act like two independent preset switches. Pressing the ‘A’ switch will toggle the A preset, and pressing the ‘B’ switch will toggle the B
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preset. Pressing ‘A’ while ‘B’ is active will switch ‘A’ on and switch ‘B’ off, and vice-versa. In BANK mode, the 10 user presets are accessed in 5 banks of 2 presets, and the current bank number will be displayed. In order to change banks, press and hold the DIRT knob and then press ‘B’ to increment the bank, and ‘A’ to decrement the bank.
PRESET Mode
In PRESET mode, the ‘B’ footswitch is used to enable or bypass the preset, and the ‘A’ footswitch is used to scroll through the available preset numbers. When the Dirt Clod is bypassed, the display will show the pending preset number. Press the ‘A’ footswitch to change the pending preset until the desired preset number is displayed. Press the ‘B’ footswitch to enable the displayed preset.
Once a preset is enabled, you can use the ‘A’ footswitch to go directly to another preset without bypassing. Use the ‘A’ footswitch to select the next desired preset number. Notice that the decimal point will be displayed to indicate that the displayed preset number is pending (not active). Press the ‘B’ footswitch to activate the displayed preset.
In order to more effectively manage scrolling in PRESET mode, it is possible to set a limit on the number of presets used. This cuts down on the need to scroll through unused presets. For example, if you are only using 3 presets, then in preset mode you can use the ‘A’ footswitch to scroll 1, 2, 3, 1, 2, 3, etc. See the section below for setting the preset limit.
Setting the operating mode
The Dirt Clod is initially set to PRESET mode. To change the mode settings, disconnect the power from the pedal. Press and hold the ‘B’ footswitch while applying power to the pedal. The display will indicate the current mode setting, ‘P’ (PRESET) or ‘b’.(BANK). Use the ‘A’ and ‘B’ footswitches to change this setting as desired.
To change the preset limit when using PRESET mode, first select PRESET mode such that the display shows ‘P’. Then, press the DIRT knob to display current preset limit. Turn the DIRT knob to change the limit from 2 to 0 (0=10). For example, setting the preset limit to 4 will limit PRESET mode access to only presets 1-4.
Exit by disconnecting power. Your settings will be saved.
MIDI
There are two ways that the Dirt Clod can be controlled via MIDI.
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Dirt Clod presets can be recalled using any or all of 128 MIDI Program Changes. Each MIDI Program Change received by the Dirt Clod can be mapped to one of its 10 presets or to bypass. See “Mapping Presets” section below for details.
Real-time control of each of the Dirt Clod’s parameters can be achieved using MIDI Continuous Controller messages. MIDI Expression Pedal data can be assigned to any of the 4 Dirt Clod knobs as well as the FORM switch (clip style). See “MIDI Continuous Controllers” section below.
Setting the MIDI Channel
The Dirt Clod defaults to receiving MIDI data on MIDI Channel 1. To change the MIDI channel for receiving MIDI data, first disconnect power from the pedal. Then, press and hold the ‘A’ footswitch while applying power to the pedal. The current MIDI Channel will be displayed. Use the ‘A’ and ‘B’ footswitches to change the channel. Available channels are 1-16 (channels 10-16 are indicated as 0-6 with the center yellow LED lighted). To save and exit, simply disconnect power to the pedal. Your MIDI Channel will be saved.
Mapping Presets
Any MIDI Program Change can be used to load any preset, or to bypass the pedal.
First, send any MIDI Program Change to the Dirt Clod on its set MIDI Channel. The Dirt Clod should respond by loading a preset or bypassing. If the Dirt Clod is not on the preset you would like, simply use the controls on the Dirt Clod to select the desired preset (or bypass it) just as you normally would. However, when making the selection, continue to hold the footswitch until the LEDs flash, indicating the MIDI change has been mapped. The Dirt Clod will now make this selected change each time that this MIDI Program Change is received.
MIDI Continuous Controllers
Any of the Dirt Clod’s knob settings can be controlled in real time using MIDI Continuous Controllers. The following chart shows the CC#s for the various controls:
Function CC# Value
DIRT 34 0-127
CORE 35 0-127
CRYSTAL 36 0-127
MASS 37 0-127
FORM 38 0-63:OFF, 64-127:ON
So as not to cause a jump in parameter value when receiving MIDI CC data, the Dirt Clod will not begin to respond to MIDI CC data until the received CC value is the same as the current value of the corresponding control.

 



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