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Rocktron PatchMate Loop 8 Guitar Floor Audio Switcher  

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Overview

  • Power Switch and LED
  • Active Input Jack
  • Passive Input Jack
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    $499.00
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Rocktron expands the controller universe by adding a floor version of the PatchMate Loop 8.

The Rocktron PatchMate Loop 8 guitar floor switcher provides 8 discrete loops all with True Bypass. The PatchMate Loop 8 also delivers both buffered and non-buffered signal paths, and 128 programmable presets with real time control using its 9 high-quality metal foot switches.

The 8 loops are configurable for multiple purposes including Channel switching, effects loops, guitar routing and more. The Rocktron stompbox adds preset programmability along with pedal True Bypass to any standard pedal board with ease.

The PatchMate Loop 8 Floor is easy to set up and program with real-time user controls. Program the unit from the top panel using the switches. Recall the first eight user presets using the eight onboard footswitches or access a total of 128 presets using external MIDI program changes. External MIDI Continuous Controllers add the ability to trigger loops externally.

The Rocktron PatchMate Loop 8 Floor supports intelligent latching and momentary switch sensing, which allows the user to use any MIDI continuous controller number without any other programming effort.

The PatchMate Loop 8 Floor has buffered Active and Passive inputs, with passive/active and active outputs on the back. It can be set to any MIDI channel, and is programmable from the top panel as well as configured for use on any of 16 banks of controllers via the top panel switches.

The MIDI In/Out/Thru jack makes the Rocktron PatchMate an ideal addition to any floor setup, providing programmable presets, 8 loops with true bypass, real time control, and external loop capability to your pedalboard. And as if that weren't enough, by using Rocktron's Smart Controller Technology, the PatchMate Loop 8 Floor switcher works for momentary amplifier switching.

Features

  • Power Switch and LED
  • Active Input Jack
  • Passive Input Jack
  • Store Button
  • Loop Buttons
  • Passive/Active Out
  • Active out jack
  • MIDI out/thru jack

Channel switching, effects loops, guitar routing, and more. Order your PatchMate now.

 

PatchMate Loop 8 Guitar Floor Audio Switcher Specifications:

  • Active Input Impedance: 1.5 mOhms
  • Active Output Impedeance: 150 Ohms
  • Input Jacks: 1/4" mono
  • Send Jacks: 1/4" mono
  • Return Jacks: 1/4" mono
  • Output Jacks: 1/4" mono
  • Power requirements: 9V AC 3.4amps 4 pin DIN connector
  • Dimensions: 1 rack space, 19" wide, 1 3/4" tall, 6.5" deep,
  • MIDI In/Thru/Out: 7 pin DIN, (standard 5 pin cable plugs in without phantom power feature), Thru/Out 5 pin DIN
  • Phantom power: Provided on MIDI IN jack pins 6 and 7 - 9V AC 2amps
  • Presets: 128
  • MIDI program change: 0-127
  • Midi control: Change commands in groups of 8 with 16 banks 0-7, 8-15, 16-23; 120-127
  • Relays: Gas filled, contacts gold-plated
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RocktronPatchMate Loop 8 Guitar Floor Audio Switcher
 
2.3

(based on 3 reviews)

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5.0

Makes life easy!

By ShreddyX

from Minnesota

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Great build
  • No Noise Smart Design

Cons

  • Expensive

Best Uses

  • No Tap Dancing
  • Pro Stage

Comments about Rocktron PatchMate Loop 8 Guitar Floor Audio Switcher:

I play lead guitar and back up vocal harmonies so tap dancing is really tough. This thing makes life easy. one button to shut every pedal you activated or use it to get pedals out of your chain. Totally programable and i didn't even read manual and figured it out in no time at all. Love it. Can be controlled by an external midi controler so you can get the best of both worlds is you so desire.

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1.0

to much noise

By guitargfamery

from portugal-lisboa

Comments about Rocktron PatchMate Loop 8 Guitar Floor Audio Switcher:

everytime that i plug it on stage,,the back noise that produces is just to much!!

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1.0

DO NOT BUY THIS THING

By PRS Steve

from Arizona

Comments about Rocktron PatchMate Loop 8 Guitar Floor Audio Switcher:

I bought this thing based on the claims that there it is a seemless, transparent loop system. Wrong. The loop adds noise even if there is nothing plugged into the system. It also drains the signal in the normal input. The buffered input just increases the noise.

Not a good product for a pro system.

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