Would you like to fill your rack with guitar effects pedals in Eurorack format? This is the best crazy idea I’ve heard in ages.
Many synth and modular uses incorporate guitar pedals into their setups. Pedals are quick, easy, relatively cheap and don’t take up any of your valuable HP. But what if you could mount those pedals directly into your rack? Well in a post on Facebook Behringer is wondering whether it would be an interesting idea and so has reached out to their fanbase to test the water along with this mind-boggling mock-up.
Behringer has cloned pretty much every stompbox on the planet and says it could sell a Eurorack version for $29 each – that’s pretty appealing. There’s something about the simplicity of a guitar pedal that makes them so easy to drop into a hardware setup without getting all bogged down with multi-effects units or software. They also suggest that it could be a way for guitarists to build a rack of effects. I’m sure they’d come up with some kind of Eurorack instrument interface.
Most of the comments on the post so far think it’s a good idea but would welcome CV inputs for modulation and perhaps make them not so wide. Although CV would be nice I’m sure Behringer could make proper patchable Eurorack effects whereas these are simply for instant effects satisfaction – you route audio through them! They do seem to have an “ON” button which I like to see replaced with a Bypass button which makes more sense to me.
What do you think?
- Original Facebook post.