RJM Music Amp Gizmo

MIDI to Amplifier Footswitch Adapter
RJM Music Amp Gizmo image 1
RJM Music Amp Gizmo image 1
$329.00
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Special-ordered from RJM Music and usually arrives to you within 1-2 weeks. Please note: special orders cannot be canceled or returned.
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RJM Music Amp Gizmo
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Control Your Entire Guitar Rig from One MIDI Controller!

No more tap dancing! The RJM Amp Gizmo is the perfect solution for any guitarist with an intensely complex rig but only two feet. With a single MIDI cable, the Amp Gizmo lets you control the footswitchable features of your amp from your MIDI equipped effects pedal or the same MIDI controller you use to control your effects modules. You can use standard 1/4" TS cables with the Amp Gizmo to control most amps that use 1/4" switching jacks. A wide selection of adapters are also available to give you control over amplifiers with special inputs. With eight switches that support latch and momentary switching circuitry, the Amp Gizmo lets you control even highly complex amplifiers.

By using only high-quality relays and electrically isolated switching jacks, the Amp Gizmo protects your sound from nasty ground loop hums. You can control up to five different devices with your Amp Gizmo, and storage for a total of 256 different programs lets you quickly reconfigure it for use with different setups. Programming the Amp Gizmo is just a matter of accessing its intuitive front panel buttons and LEDs, and the whole process takes only seconds to complete. And the entire unit is contained in a low profile, powder-coated steel case that's completely road worthy.

Note: To make sure that the Amp Gizmo is compatible with your amplifier, give your Sweetwater Sales Engineer a call at (800) 222-4700

RJM Amp Gizmo MIDI to Amplifier Footswitch Controller Features:
  • Easy programmability using the front panel buttons and LEDs
  • Control virtually every amp on the market
  • Both 1/4" and DIN switching jacks are provided to make it easy to connect to any amp
  • Eight switches to accommodate the features of the most complicated amps
  • High quality relays are used to provide the most compatible switching
  • Both latching and momentary switching supported
  • Store 256 programs
  • Transfer program data to and from a computer or between two Amp Gizmos
  • Solid and durable powder-coated steel case
  • AC adapter included
  • MIDI in, out/thru
  • 4 x 1/4" TRS Footswitch out
  • 1 x 8-pin "To Amplifier" out
Control your amps from your MIDI controller with the RJM Amp Gizmo!

What Does "Special Order" Mean?

A special-order product is one that we don't normally keep in stock. We order it from the manufacturer as soon as you order from us. We have great relationships with all the manufacturers we carry, so we can get your special order to you as fast as or faster than anyone else. Remember that special orders are non-returnable and non-cancelable, so make sure the item is right for you. A Sweetwater Sales Engineer can help you decide — call (800) 222-4700 for assistance!

Additional Media

MIDI Amp Switching

Tech Specs

Manufacturer Part Number AG-2A

Customer Reviews

4.5/5
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5/5

Intuitive and Easy

I use the Amp Gizmo with a Boss GT-100 or GT-10 and a Mesa Mark V so that I can seamlessly change amp channels when I change patches on those units. When I received the unit, I immediately took it to rehearsal and hooked it up. Didn't even read the manual. Didn't need to. It was so intuitive to use that no instructions were necessary. A great little device that didn't distract me from playing. The TRS relays on the back in addition to the proprietary RJM DIN jack are a great addition because you don't need to rely on a custom cable.
Music background: Gigging guitarist
4/5

Very useful and easy to use.

I purchased the Amp Gizmo in order to simplify the patch- and channel-switching in my guitar rig. I currently use a Boss GT-10 through a Mesa Boogie Roadster, and I was able to integrate and program the Amp Gizmo into my rig in a very short time. The Amp Gizmo allows me to program channel selection at the same time I change patches on the GT-10. It uses a MIDI signal from the GT-10 to signal the Amp Gizmo to change any parameter formerly controlled by the footswitch. It completely eliminates the Mesa footswitch, and combines what was two button choices into one. I lose the flexibility of being able to choose the amp channel for a given patch, but that's more than made up for in being able to program entire song pallets, along with channel selection, across a bank on the GT-10. This is important, since I'm the only guitar in a bar band and need to switch patches and channels seamlessly. The only down side is the cost of the proprietary cable from the Amp Gizmo to the amplifier of choice; however the alternative is a very messy pile of patch cables. They could also have thrown in a MIDI cable, which is also necessary to make the thing work.
Music background: What I lack in talent, I make up for in volume and feedback!
See also: Footswitches, RJM Music, RJM Music Pedal & Effects Accessories, RJM Music Footswitch / Selector Pedals