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iCon G-Board for HX STOMP - IPAD Version!!

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How to turn a modest MIDI device on a monster controller for your HX STOMP!!

 

https://gumroad.com/l/bcZWg

 

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Maybe the iCon G-Board has ever called your attention as a possible partner for your HX STOMP. It's small, light, and has those typical guitar switches ... Oh no! It connects via USB and has no power connector, what a disappointment! You also can't store presets banks, and... don't even have a screen!

But it can be powered through the Apple CCK USB 3 (also feeding the iPad), it is in a Class-Compliant device, it has eight beautiful LEDs on board, and the most important thing: it also receives MIDI!

Therefore, we just need a brain for it, something like an iPad, the wonderful MIDI Designer Pro 2 app, a wireless MIDI interface, and spend several dozen hours to create a semi-decent MIDI template. Or you can spend a few bucks to have this one:
https://gumroad.com/l/bcZWg

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The top row controls the presets, which you choose from your iPad by sliding your finger on the selectors. Only one of the four LEDs will remain active, both on the pedalboard and on your screen. You can also automatically save 8 banks of 4 presets (A-H), each of them identified with a funny icon in the upper right of the screen.
 
The lower row contains the three Snapshot footswitches. Again, only the LED from the last selected FS will remain active.
 

The button in the lower right corner of the pedalboard is something special: it works in momentary mode and can act as any of the HX Stomp footswitches, from one to five. There is a 5-position selector around this footswitch, whose buttons also function as momentary push-buttons, so you can also activate them from the screen.

 

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The large preset marker at the top center of the screen receives MIDI from the HX STOMP, as well as the looper buttons (remember that for the looper to work, it must be included in the effect chain)

You will also find other usual controls such as the mode selector, the Tap Tempo button, tuner, bypass, etc. All this in a single-screen, colorful interface. No configuration is required by the user.
Perhaps the easiest way in the world to use your HX STOMP. Seriously.
So easy to use that even a child will want to do it.

 

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The requirements are:
HX STOMP
Apple iPad
Apple CCK USB 3, cable and charger
iCon G-Board (cable is provided)
Yamaha MD-BT1 or Quicco M.1 (wireless MIDI-BT interface)
MIDI Designer Pro 2 (IOS App)
This MIDI Layout (Now available)

 

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We could consider that it is a form of semi-tethered connection, in the sense that we will connect the iPad and the pedal board to each other, and both to an AC connector through the USB3 CCK, on the one hand, and the data will travel wirelessly to the HX STOMP, which It can be a few meters away, sitting calmly on top of your amp, while your iPad faces the stage. Sit on your couch with your iPad and your G-Board, and enjoy your HX STOMP with this superb controller. It also works without the G-Board! (so you can use it right now, while ordering your G-Board at your nearest store)
 
See you soon!
Ed.

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