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Re: McMillan 12 step anyone?

Hey Phil, I loved the look and idea (and price) of the Keith Mac stuff. I was a really early adopter of the Softstep. The really clunky software didnt bother me, but I couldnt get on with a pedal board that had no "give" no "click" or any feeling of feedback at all. I was always triggering things by accident, or not at all, I sent it back...

Phew....back staring at the Gordius software now, I think my main misunderstanding with it (Where I say misunderstanding I mean, totally fucking confused and aint got clue!) Is "where I actually program a pedal?" Theres 3 pages, Presets (Is this simply for naming a pedal? But you have to decide here what kind of a press you want??? What do I want? midi note, with sus... for edp, Prg for Repeater...? which column is that?) Then you have to go to Content (Content??? Jeez... Xavier must have worked in website building at some time) where I think is where you add the fiddley details, the good stuff in other words, midi channels, notes blah blah etc But then we have Banks.. and then Songs!!! Whats a Bank? Is that a set of 10 switches?.. so whats a song? Well I know what a song is of course, but... its a tad too many things here... 

By the way, Im 50 this year, has anyone else discovered that they have gotten really grumpy about having to use technology lately? God Im really beginning to hate it, unfortunately my job involves computers... I really seriously thinking of opening a shop... or café... or I dunno...
Big fat sign on the window CASH ONLY!
maybe its just me... mid life crisis and all that... teenagers suddenly look like children now, it was only a few years ago, I would look at an 19 yr old girl, and think Ill ave some of that... now I think.. Cover yourself up dear, you'll catch your death!

(more of this rambling at my anonymous non-music related blog http://grumpyenglishmaninnorway.wordpress.com/ )


On Sun, Aug 18, 2013 at 5:23 PM, Philip Clevenger <phil.clevenger@gmail.com> wrote:
Little Giant, it's infinitely flexible and I've not yet found anything it can't do - except fit into a backpack under an airplane seat, hence my own interest in a KMI solution as well.

The software is, like most of these things, rather homespun, but far far better than the KMI stuff.

You'll be very happy with your LG once you get thru the initial programming learning curve.


Phil :)

On Aug 18, 2013, at 7:18 AM, mark francombe <mark@markfrancombe.com> wrote:

Im nervously watching this thread cos I just bought a LG.. It all sounds very daunting!
Have to admit, that ages ago I opened the Gordius software to take a peek, and closed it pretty quick... 
Im terribly sorry, but IM sure theres gonna be stream of irritating question heading this way.. (or maybe the Gordius Forum way, if there is one.. and if its alive...)

Anyway I hope you are all virtually slapping me on the back saying, "well done old sport, good choice!" 
I have had a year back with the EDP pedal, and an iPad, and it was fun... but now THAT pedal is not working too well. At a recent gig I was getting multiplys instead of inserts.. Hmmm. So I have finally, bitten the bullet!

Not here yet, but expecting this week...


On Sun, Aug 18, 2013 at 11:47 AM, andy butler <akbutler@tiscali.co.uk> wrote:
Per Boysen wrote:

No need to swap content at all in the Gordius. Just make an additional
bank! Then when using your Looperlative do the tap dancing on Bank #1
and when tickling the Mobius you step on the same switches in Bank #2.

What I do is to use the LG "Songs" to call up a bank and footpedal assignments
for each piece of gear.

Then put them all in a LG "Set List".

In a "Set List" it's possible to either tick each song for inclusion
in the display or not.
So while all the banks (and 'songs')stay in the LG memory, it's possible just
to just scroll through the banks that are going to be useful in a performance.
(the other ones being hidden)



Mark Francombe
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