Deltaphoenix wrote:As far as modular ideas applied to pedals - In my mind I could see something like a modular but you can stomp on it. It would be really cool if it was bananas because then one thing could modulate several others. Basically the pedalboard would be like a modular case with a PSU built in. You choose your pedals/modules and connect then to the internal PSU and screw them into the Pedalboard. Audio would have to run through at all times but in front of each module is a stomp switch which activates the CV.
I was ineloquently trying to say exactly this:
Taylor Livingston wrote:Something more feasible might be to make a pedalboard that is just a Eurorack case with integrated power supply and buses, but shaped more like a pedalboard and with stomp switches that can be patched to whatever like you say. Then you have access to the existing huge library of Euro functions, rather than needing a bunch of new modules to be designed. I suspect that there aren't really many people who are looking for this, though.
I bet more people would be into it than you think. I see people on Muffs all of the time, who ended up there in a similar way to me. Using pedal boards as quasi-modulars. Even if it was similar in size to a Doepfer Beauty Case and priced right, I bet it would be a hit. Have the case itself handle adding gain to the instrument signal to get it up to line, maybe a good envelope follower and comparator in the case too at the input; and of course have the case step the line signal back down to instrument with a volume knob at the output.