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Re: gaspedal - followup



Thank you Luca, great information!

On Feb 20, 2008, at 1:50 PM, Luca Formentini wrote:

> Ciao Zoe,
> in the infinite ( but now ended) search for the perfect pedalboard  
> I also conctacted Lenders.
> It was May last year, when the first rumors about the gaspedal were  
> coming out.
> This is the reply I got from him at that time:
> __________________________________________________________
> "The gaspedal is posible to send momentary switch functions tht  
> means that every controll switch can be used as a latch or unlach  
> switch and reverse status for the leds.
> this last one for use wth units like line 6 where the status is  
> reverse.
>
> we are in production proces now that means that we are making the  
> cases and pcb boards for building the gas pedal.
> The displee and expand are also in the building proces.
> the soft ware is actualy ready but i can try to let you see it but  
> do not have the time for it right now.
> let me see wht i can do.
>
> we hope to get the first one out in july /august.
> please check the the website sometime.
> www.guitar-systems.com
> i live in the netherlands.
> price wil be 999, ex vat. "
> __________________________________________________________
>
> At that time there was no pc editor available yet; it would have  
> been the most interesting way to check its technical possibilities.
>
> Anyway, I decided to take the big Gordius one.
> It was not just a matter of cost ( big difference anyway) but  
> because I felt there was a different commitment behind the project.
> Even if I haven't had the chance to compare the two, I am happy to  
> have decided for the Gordius as Xavier is someone who is clearly  
> showing his genuine care and, in times when people are falling  
> behind the products they sell making them a problem difficult to  
> deal with, I think this is a major issue to keep on consideration.
> Lenders is making guitar player's rack systems and we know that  
> there are completely different requirements from that target ( very  
> simple functions, low flexibility and so on).
> I bought the first Big Gordius made and the buttons were the most  
> important question mark to check when receiving the pedal.
> I have been super happy to find that these allow me to play even in  
> very silent environments ( recording together with acoustic  
> instruments like cellos, violins, flutes...) and are both sensitive  
> and solid.
>
> Hope to have been someway useful in this very delicate decision.
>
> My best,
> Luca
> www.unguitar.com
>
>
>
> info at zoekeating wrote:
>
>> i'm interested in this gaspedal because there aren't many foot  
>> controllers that are 1) fully programmable, 2) can send batches of  
>> multiple PC, CC and Note messages simultaneously across different  
>> channels and 3) don't use those little metal clicker buttons!
>>
>> i sent a message asking more info, got a message back that they  
>> don't understand what i could be doing that i would need to send  
>> so many simultaneous messages. good question, i ask that of myself  
>> every day here! buy anyway, i just sent a spec of my looping setup...
>>
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