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Summarize of HEADRUSH MX5 with MIDI Controller article

Intro

I google "HEADRUSH MX5 MIDI","HEADRUSH MX5 MIDI controller" in japan, to confirm easy to access my article. But I cannot find my blog.
My blog found in video search. Recently, it seems to be happen. But sometimes I could found my article in google, perhaps it's not related.
Maybe my generation in japan, many people doesn't video search.Since, I wrote this article.
If I add article about MX5 with MIDI, I add content in this article.

Article introduce

Settings of MX5 with MIDI Controller

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First Problem of MX5 with MIDI

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Comparation of MIDI Controller using MX5

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Question of MX5 with MIDI

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Choose compact multi stompbox using in my room

Intro

To enjoy playing guitar in my room, I bought compact multi stompbox. I looked for some information about compact mulit stompbox, so I wrote this article. Maybe, I looked for compact multi stompbox for beginners or middles.

First condition I thought

  1. able to use headphone
  2. all pedals in small pedal board
  3. high quality sound

Roughly introduce names of exist now multi stompbox

The condition of 3. is on the other side, and for the time being, I will raise a candidate. Roughly, sorted by price.
(09/08/2022)

  • Line6 Hx Stomp XL
  • BOSS GT-1000 CORE Guitar Effects Processor
  • Line6 Hx Stomp
  • Line6 POD Go
  • HEADRUSH MX5
  • Hotone Ampero ii stomp
  • zoom G6
  • MOORE GE 200
  • BOSS GT1
  • Nux MG-30
  • VOX StompLab IIG
  • addtional (STRYMON IRIDIUM)※amp simulator

Too many stompboxses exis. so difficult to compare. Because, I don't think about price and so on.
Maybe Line6 POT GO sold well, many compact stompboxes are on sale.

Selection

Too many stomp box there are. then add three points.

  1. There is pedal for wah
  2. Vrious effects settings
  3. Esay to watch display

Then

  • HEADRUSH MX5
  • Line6 POD Go

To play fun, expensive stompbox are needed.
So, I saw huge amount of MX5 vs POD GO movies in youtube.
Then I choose MX5. Because I like MX5 distortion.

( zoom G6 has touch panel,too. I look for movie only MX5 and POD GO. Maybe, there are many movies on youtube,that's why I choose MX5.)

At the end

There are huge amount of comparison article, perhaps my article is useless. But I choose compact multi stompbox in this way. I pray for your good selection of compact multi stompbox.

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Actually HEADRUSH MX5 has modeling of strange pedals

Intro

I thought that HEADRUSH MX5 has basically distortion, delay,modulation, though there is no strange pedals.
I bought the pedal, like below article.
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MX5 modeling of tron

MX5 display shows 'tron' easy to look.
There is many potentiometer, so maybe it's big size tron modeling. It's difficult to adujst settings, but high quarity.

Other modeling of strange pedals

There is synth too, ofcourse there is warmy. If I have a time, introduce it.

You should buy pedals, after looking for inside MX5

For saving money, you should buy pedals, after looking for inside MX5.

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Good point and Bad point of HEADRUSH MX5 for a month

Intro

I wanted to play a guitar after a long time, I bought HEADRUSH MX5. It was a month ago. Do, I summarize impression.
I feel good bought MX5, but I thought there are a few point POD GO has better.

Good point

  • Various good sounds
    Sounds are very good heard with Headphone.
    It's very fun, confirm combination of amps and effect pedals. I watched YouTube Videos, it seems to be MX5 more accurate modeling than POD GO. If you want to accurate comparative of sounds modeling, please watch the youtube to search "MX5 vs POD GO".

  • Easy to operate basically
    Operability is very good. Basically function can used without user guide. Monitar is easy to distinct.
    MX5 has two potentiometer, one is volume another one is to parameter adjust and it can be clicked. It is rare case two potentiometers adjust, so can oprate one by one. If you are difficult to operate with potentiometer, you can use touch panel.
    Touch panel is most useful when you want to exchange effect pedals position.
    Foot switch is very useful too. Especially, stomp mode is useful. 3 switches can assign scene(For example ,Clean,Claunch,LEAD).
    If you want to change RIGs, you push two switches at the same time.
    Usually, needless to other equipment(like external MIDI Controller).

  • Small and light
    If you use only MX5, you can bring it in gigcase. Very easy to move. It is smaller than POD GO.

  • Looper with External MIDI Control
    It's personal problem, I often use looper. Looper can be used with external MIDI Control.
    MX5 switches can use with looper, so you can play looper with some effects. If you want to know in detail, show below article.

Test Playing HEADRUSH MX5 with External MIDI Control - NSF's blog in English

Bad point

  • Difficult to look for modeling guide
    There is few article about modeling pedals and amps. I estimate from pictures what pedals and amps are. So, pedals and amps I don't know, are very difficult to use.
    POD GO's pilot manual wrote about all modelings.
    But There are no all modeling in MX5 official site. I don't join community of HEADRUSH, I will confirm about this point after join community of HEADRUSH.

  • No snapshot
    See other multi stompbox manual, snapshot which save setting effects pedals and amps is exist. MX5 doesn't has snapshot, has only RIG.
    When you make sounds, if you want to back the settings, you have to remember the settings. In that time, I want to use snapshot.

  • Touch panel react cable and display lock
    When cable hit touch panel, touch panel works. To avoid it, there is funciton of display lock.
    In display lock mode, Like below picture, only watch RIG name and 3 switches display.
    When I use external MIDI switches, I cannot confim effect pedals on/off.

  • Small pedal
    MX5 is compact but pedal is small too. My foot is not big, if you have a big foot, It's difficult to use.

  • MX5 switch cannot assign multi reversing
    When you use compact pedals, you often push two switches of pedals. MX5 switches cannot do it. You must use scene.
    But external MIDI controller can do it.

  • Few unique pedals My favor is unique pedals. POD GO has a lot of filters and synth. MX5 has few unique pedals(there is 'autosaw').
    But MX5 has basic modulation, there is no problem, person don't use unique pedals.

At the end

I expect improve MX 5 when update, so I wrote it.
It's exactly fun if you buy MX5.

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【Unique guitar padeals】Electro Harmonix serise 1

Intro

More than ten years ago, when I saw Line6 FM4(discontinued), I feel the power of guitar. I think a guitarist needs one unique sound.
In this time, I introduce pedals without classic distortion,delay,modulation. You maybe think it doesn't need guitar,but it is fun using guitar. If I have a time, I will survey a uniquq pedals.

About Electro Harmonix

Most famous pedal is "Big Muff"(fuzz). and "memory man"(delay) and "small clone"(chorus) are classic padal. I'm surprised at numbers of Electro Harmonix pedals,When I survey.
Too many padals there are, so I'll show you some of them.

Pedals I bought (Nano Q-Tron)

I bought "Nano Q-Tron". That is my trigger I wrote this article. It has unique sound, and feature of guitar. It is easy to adjust setting, and good sound.

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Something I know, when I bought pedal

When I bought the pedal, battery is inside pedal. It's rare. And the battery is printed a strong man who is founder of Electro Harmonix. I thought use power supply, but I used battery when I saw the man. I use a battery until I can use it.

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※Different price as number of batteries

Introduce pedals

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Ravish Sitar

Sitar(Insturment) simulator. You can feel India. It's fun.

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Stereo Talking Machine

You can feel space, from 2:00.

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B9 Organ Machine

Guitar sounds change to organ.

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Synth9

A guitar play with Synth9 uses like a synthsizer.

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Adding unique sound to HEADRUSH MX5

Intro

※ I use MX5 more,so I found two or three strange pedals. I will wrote a new article.(09/25/2022) nsf-english.hatenablog.com

I'm satisfied with bought HEADRUSH MX5. But, I want to play with unique sound. Distortion, delay, modulation are very satisfying, but I want to play with filters or synthesizers.
If you want stompbox with filter , you should buy LINE 6 POD GO or HELIX. I'm satisfied with MX5 basic fuctions(high quality modeling amps and pedals checked in youtube), and I don't like to change stompbox in short term. That's why I bought filter pedals. Well, few people use filter pedals.

Unique pedals in MX5

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The sounds like Using volume potentiometer in guitar. That's good but not satisfy.
As a side note, MX5 pedals list link is below. There is no 'AUTO SWELL' in the link. It is very difficult to search infomation about pedals and modelings.

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Filter pedals to compare

The condition of filter pedals is that it can image how to use and size is compact.Then, I choose three pedals. (There are many pedals for example, Onecontrol,MOORE etc ...)

  • electro-harmonix Nano Q-Tron
  • Digitech BASS SYNTH WAH
  • BOSS SY-1 Synthesizer

electro-harmonix Nano Q-Tron

Maybe John Mayer use series of this pedal. And it needs for playing 'Isn't she lovely'. ※see youtube

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Digitech BASS SYNTH WAH

Discontinued product, but it's funny. Not only Envelope Filter but synthesizer. Maybe daft punk and Muse use. ※see youtube

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BOSS SY-1 Synthesizer

Classic japan pedals BOSS.Too many filters.

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Amazon.co.jp: BOSS SY-1 Synthesizer

Bought pedal and reason

I bought electro-harmonix Nano Q-Tron.
If you are very good player, you can play with wah pedal. But I cannot play well. It can be set sound in detail.
I feel good pedals palying verious sounds. But I want to play funky session more than electical session.

At the end

Spend too much money, but Let’s Funky!!

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Postscript

In this time, I choose envelope filter. if you want to choice synthesizers, I found a good web page. ※wrote in Japanese, but there is some link movie about each pedals in English.

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【Questions】Difference of MIDI Controller switch Toggle and Momentary

Questions of MIDI Controller Switches

I wrote about examination of MIDI Controller using HAEDRUSH MX5 in Previous blog, since I didn't know about MIDI Controller.Then, I knew two mode of swtich action Toggle and Momentary.

When I wrote about how to use MIDI controller using HAEDRUSH MX5 in this blog, I tested two configurations. Pattern 1, when the switch are pushed, send 'on' message.And when the switch are relesed, send 'off' message. Pattern 2, when the switch are pushed, send 'on' and 'off' message(Pattern2 is tested for the LED on/off).
I use Pattern 2. but I have no idea why use Pattern1.

What's the meaning of decision about on/off using Momentary mode.

Momentary mode MIDI Controller sends signals when push and release. When I heard about momentary mode, I thought some actions only works when you are pushing the switch. For example, When you are pushing the swith, works delay pedal.

Think it as a engineer

It is not my major(if it is my major, I understood it). It might need additional 1 step for calculate using Toggle mode. But, it might be opposite.
I don't know that the human beings can feel 1steps time.

In the end, I don't know

Since, plese teach me the engineer of HEADRUSH!!!

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