Matthews Effects Launches The Futurist MIDI Controller Pedal
Matthews Effects has announced a new MIDI controller pedal called The Futurist, which they call a better way of experiencing MIDI. The compact unit features just four switches, though it’s built for flexibility.
“The Futurist is not limited to controlling MIDI; analog equipment can be controlled by virtual analog control outputs integrated into the device,” the company writes. “With expandability and versatility in mind, an expression pedal can be used to send MIDI expression, or 3 additional footswitches can be added to expand The Futurist’s capabilities from 4 switches to 7. Download the “Matthews Effects Editor” software to update The Futurist’s firmware, organize presets, and create new ones using the custom “Smart Editor” wizard that makes creating MIDI messages a breeze.”
The Futurist has a total of 210 patches available, each of which can send 16 messages as well as patch-specific Expression, Utility Jack, and MIDI Clock settings. The patches can be named and organized through the software editor. Connections on the Futurist include a USB jack, MIDI In/out, a 5-pin MIDI in/out, a Utility Jack, and a Control Jack.
The Matthews Effects Futurist carries a price of $230.
Matthews Effects The Futurist MIDI Controller Pedal Features:
|High-grade components selected for their superior quality|
|3.5mm, traditional 5 pin and USB midi connections|
|Utility Jack lets you send analog tap or switch signals|
|Control Jack lets you use expression or add 3 additional switches|
|Foot-switch’s designed to last against the abuse of the road|
|Includes Matthews Effects limited 5-year warranty|
|9V power jack power draw: 50mA|