Syncing your pedals is about to get a whole lot easier!
Whether your pedal accepts a Normally Open tap signal, Normally Closed tap signal, TRS tap configuration, MIDI Clock, or needs a custom Midi Message sent every quarter note, the Quartz Timer can sync them to a specified BPM.
Name each of your songs (or parts of songs) with up to 30 characters per name, and set a colour for them.
Each output can be latched per preset for amp switching or other favourite switching on those pedals that might not have Midi.
It is also a powerful Midi Controller, sending Program Changes, Control Changes, or any other MIDI message you’d like. Not only can it generate these signals, but can receive MIDI Clock and MIDI Program Changes, at the same time passing any other Midi Messages through, enabling it to fit in with your favourite MIDI Controller (if you'd still like to keep it). Each preset can send up to 20 custom midi messages, so you aren't stuck with pre-defined MIDI functions set by the manufacturer.
Plug in up to 6 external footswitches into the Quartz and make it even easier to control on the fly. Please see our Q:Expander. With 2 footswitches you get 4 extra actions (tapping and holding for each) at your toe-tips and you can choose what these functions are. So if you don't like what the footswitches do, change them!
If you only need one footswitch, that's fine, because you can also choose what the on-board footswitch does.
Most settings on the pedal are assignable per preset, allowing you to have COMPLETE control. Your footswitch could be an on off switch for 3 of your pedals on one preset, and for the next preset you could tap in a new tempo with the same footswitch! This lets you get tricky and really utilise the one footswitch.
It can also translate a standard metronome audio signal into a BPM that it can use to generate Midi and Tap signals.
The Quartz V2 is easy to customise and powerful when you do. But you can use it as simply or as complex as you'd like and the features that you don't use won't get in the way.
If you'd like to learn more, check out this introduction video!
Please see the user manual below for more information. Power supply and other leads are not provided. Also check out the Quartz support page for more information and a list of incompatible pedals with tempo input capabilities.