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Engl Z-12 MIDI Footcontroller

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The Z-12 MIDI Footcontroller from Engl lets you access 128 MIDI program locations (01 - 128). Program selection can be executed via any of the 16 spe...Click To Read More About This Product

Available 09-27-2017

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The Z-12 MIDI Footcontroller from Engl lets you access 128 MIDI program locations (01 - 128). Program selection can be executed via any of the 16 specified MIDI channels (Poly 1-16). It is equipped with several practical features that facilitate utilitarian, comfortable handling. 12 buttons enable direct access to all program locations within a bank. Autocounting enables you to access banks that are located greater distances from the currently active program (e.g. switching from Program Location 04 to Program Location 78) without requiring a great deal of tap dancing. Simply hold down the up or down buttons until you scroll to the desired bank. Autostop ensures the original bank is not bypassed so that you can quickly return to it if desired. The right display numeral flashes (01 position) when the bank of the current Program Location is exited and lets you know that you must enter the one position for the newly selected bank to activate the desired MIDI program location.

When you connect it to the ENGL MIDI Interface Z-7 or the ENGL Switcher Z-11 (both sold separately), the Z-12 footcontroller is supplied with power via the MIDI connector cable. In other words, you no longer need a separate power supply cord, only the MIDI control cable that connects the footcontroller to your setup.

  • Rugged steel chassis
  • Switches all MIDI program changes
  • 16 MIDI channels, 128 presets
  • Maximum power consumption: approx. 100 mA. Alternative power supply via MIDI cable Pin 1 and Pin 2
  • System: Controller At 89C51 with internal 4k Flash memory for software (protected, 12 MHz system clock)
  • Dimensions: 50 x 15 x 5 cm
  • Weight: approx. 3 kg

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Great size, average performance.

By 66thud

from Berkeley, CA

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Comments about Engl Z-12 MIDI Footcontroller:

I was looking for a midi foot controller that was smaller and lighter than my MESA Boogie Abacus. This was the perfect size - a full bank of ten preset switches and one switch each for bank up and bank down. The switches, however took more force to actuate than I would have liked. Sometimes they wouldn't work because I didn't quite apply enough pressure. Also, to go up or down a bank required two hits. Say you are on preset two and you want to go to preset twelve. You have to hit bank+ and then the two button. The Abacus doesn't require more than one Bank+ and you're there. The switches on the Abacus are very low resistance as well. This is important in playing the style I do where instant preset change might be required. Seems to be made solid, however.


Excellent quality and easy to use

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from Victoria, MN

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    Comments about Engl Z-12 MIDI Footcontroller:

    I purchased the Engl Z-12 Midi footswitch to control my Engle Invader 100 amp head as well as my T.C. Electronic NovaSystem floor effect unit. Setting up my amps switching and NovaSystem controls was so much easier than I expected. I had all of my sounds Midi assigned in about 15 minutes. Excellent quality footswitch, and it came with a Midi cable, which I wasn't expecting. No complaints at all.

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