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Mixers with built in effects - Any with chain function?

Postby Heading West » Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:23 pm

My ancient SPX 990 has a footswitch enabling a pre programmed sequence of effects to be stepped through......very useful for solo instrumentalists who don’t have someone to do this for them. My question/gripe is given the many mixers that come with built in effects, why is it that none are made with a similar facility? The most you can hope for is a bypass socket for the footswitch but that’s it. Not unless anyone can put me right?
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Re: Mixers with built in effects - Any with chain function?

Postby The Elf » Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:46 pm

A simple chain stepper seems pretty inflexible to me. Even my humble DigiTech RP55 has a pair of up/down pedals to let me go forward *and* backward through the effects chain, and most effects boards allow something similar, even over MIDI, if required.

As to it being included specifically in a mixer... A MIDI pedal would let you change scenes on a digital mixer - even an old O2R, or the like. Would that achieve what you want?
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Re: Mixers with built in effects - Any with chain function?

Postby Heading West » Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:48 pm

Thanks for the info - I’ll look into the 02r idea - I’m on a very restricted budget though.
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Re: Mixers with built in effects - Any with chain function?

Postby The Elf » Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:09 pm

The O2R was only one example. It's a fairly huge old monster. Lots of much more economical, modern and smaller devices would do the same.

Hopefully others will be along to offer advice - mixers are something I've not looked into for a long time! :headbang:
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Re: Mixers with built in effects - Any with chain function?

Postby resistorman » Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:34 pm

It would appear you can do this with the Behringer digital mixers, including the XR series.
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Re: Mixers with built in effects - Any with chain function?

Postby Sam Spoons » Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:50 pm

Yup, the Berry X32 and XR series have pretty sophisticated midi options. Should do what you want fine.
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Re: Mixers with built in effects - Any with chain function?

Postby Heading West » Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:45 am

Thanks for the suggestions folks.
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