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Re: Boomerang Side Car Owners



I have the rang 3 and side car, I’m im Copenhagen though..stop by any time :D

Mike gave me the same type of response when I asked about that topic...though there is one thing thats been lingering since i got it: theres a way to make it not fade the loop in... I forgot if it’s a special firmware or a trick you do manually with the buttons? Also maybe changing that would help with the sound issues that other guy here was mentioning, but I didn’t get his issue fully?

Best Regards 

Torben Scharling 

On 2 Aug 2017, at 21.33, Sylvain Poitras <sylvain.trombone@gmail.com> wrote:


On Wed, Aug 2, 2017 at 12:44 PM, Andy Butler <info@andybutler.com> wrote:
Interesting that they actually are midi codes, thought they ought to be but Mike Nelson was
always somewhat evasive on this matter. (or maybe it was programmed by someone else
and he didn't know, can happen with small companies).


This is what Mike answered when I asked about the MIDI implementation of the Boomerang: "While the Side Car(TM) controller uses a form of MIDI command, it is not easily duplicated by a third party MIDI controller. We MAY add remote MIDI control in a future software update as several players have asked for that capability."

Gordius or DIY controllers are probably the only viable options, unless a computer (or tablet, phone, raspberry pi) is used to process the signals.

I think your analysis and conclusions are spot on, although my own attempts at unlocking the hidden potential of the Boomerang looper have lead me to put it back its box. Any attempt at using this pedal in a way other than what its designer intended was quite disappointing. Most annoying were the inexcusable zipper sounds that obtain when the feedback is changed while recording or overdubbing. So much wasted potential...

I regret that I did not fully map out the midi messages from the Sidecar before selling it, but I think I have most of the commands mapped out in a file on my laptop...

Sylvain