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Re: Boomerang users and other blind pedal users, your input please

Hey Rusty, so what ideas and solutions did you come up with ? I haven't seen the thread until now, but my idea would be to put (glue) something like rubber feet in between the buttons, so that you'd have to depress the rubber/or foam to activate the button press/click. Since what you're talking about seems to relate to lack of a physical warning before the pedal is clicked, putting some sort of squash able material in the empty spots between each button, theoretically would give you the ability to put your foot on top, and only activate the buttons once you decide to by putting force on top of the button area. And if that material was higher than the buttons are, it'd function as a guide to which button you're about to depress also.. :)

On Fri, Sep 12, 2014 at 5:18 PM, Rusty Perez <rustys.lists@gmail.com> wrote:
OK, apologies to Mike and the entire Boomerang empire, :) for some
reason the section about the panic button didn't appear for me when I
read the manual as displayed in Firefox, but once I downloaded and
opened it, it does mention and describe the panic button feature.

Unfortunately I don't think it can be assigned to a foot button unless
I have a side car, but that may be in my future.

Just discovered that the erase-all feature is available to me when no
loops are playing.

does any one know what will happen if one loop is "accidentally"
recording, and I press and hold yellow to erase all?

I will figure this thing out and make it work for me!


On 9/12/14, Rusty Perez <rustys.lists@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi folks,
> First of all, I recently upgraded to a Boomerang III. Before I used a
> Boss rc20 xl.
> The problem, besides the fact that I'm learning how to use the Rang,
> is that the foot buttons are VASTLY different than the pedals on ANY
> other pedal and I'm having a lot of trouble getting used to them. I
> rarely had trouble activating the rc20xl on the beat. I would place my
> foot on the pedal, and then step down decisively when it was time.
> Some background: Since I'm blind, I cannot look down, target a pedal,
> and hit it with the toe of my shoe, or quickly tap it. I need to feel
> to find the pedal, or button, or what ever it is. consequently, I
> usually play either barefoot, or in mockasins.
> The problem is that since the Boomerang's foot buttons are so
> responsive, sometimes I activate a function without really intending
> to. For example, more than one time, I've accidentally started a loop
> recording when I didn't want to. Usually this happens between songs
> when I think the rang isn't doing anything, and I'm preparing myself
> to hit a foot button.
> Then, when I actually do want to record that loop, instead of starting
> to record when I press the button, it starts playing something which I
> didn't intend to record or didn't even know was recording.
> So, I'm trying to come up with some strategies to work around this.
> One thought is to find a function which will stop everything the rang
> is doing so I can start from a known state. Does anyone use the
> "panic" function? It doesn't seem to be documented in the latest
> manual. What, exactly does it do? What will it do when the Rang is
> idle? What does it do when the Rang is recording? What does it do when
> the rang is just playing?
> I'm thinking that if it stops all functions, and erases all recorded
> loops, then this would be a great way to get to a known state between
> songs so I can start fresh.
> Thoughts? Or, does anyone have any other suggestions, asside from,
> "get another looper?"
> Thanks!
> Rusty

Torben Scharling