True - but the switchblade can't replace a footcontroller if your hands aren't free to scroll thru presets. You would want to use a footcontroller to switch 'scenes' on the switchblade, much like using the FCB to switch scenes on the Peavey PC1600. (And the switchblade can respond to controllers but I don't think it can transmit controllers or note messages) At 08:48 AM 2003/11/19, Paul Greenstein wrote: >Ok - I can appreciate the cars and houses analogy... I don't have any >practical experience of the Switchblade at all, but the paragraph that >caught my eye on their website was: > >'The Switchblade can also operate as a central midi controller to send >"scenes" or sets of presets to your other midi gear. >In this mode, select a preset and the Switchblade sends a burst of up to >16 different MIDI program changes over different midi channels (8 for the >Switchblade 8 and 8B). Of course this setting can be switched OFF too if >you're already handling this capability.'