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RJM Music unveils the Mastermind LT MIDI foot controller

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Out Now

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RJM Music


Laura  Barnes
RJM Music unveils the Mastermind LT MIDI foot controller

The new pedal is a more affordable version of RJM’s Mastermind GT.

RJM Music Technology has introduced a new compact and affordable MIDI foot controller called the Mastermind LT.

“We wanted to do a more affordable product that still had the flexibility and power of our Mastermind GT,” explained Ron Menelli, founder and engineer of RJM Music’s products.

“Many top acts are using the Mastermind GT on tour such as John Petrucci (Dream Theater), Fall Out Boy, Beck, Metallica, Muse, Nine Inch Nails and many more. By introducing a lower cost model, we can get much of the same capabilities in the hands of a lot more customers.”

With the aim of reducing the cost substantially without compromising quality, RJM built the Mastermind LT with a single LCD and a multicolour LED over every button to make it possible to reduce both the cost and size. While the core of the unit – the processor, memory and USB interfaces – remains the same as those on RJM’s more expensive products.

The small size and full feature set make the Mastermind LT well suited for many applications. The LT can be used on a pedalboard to control MIDI capable pedals such as those made by Eventide and Strymon, enabling simultaneous preset changes on multiple pedals with a single button press.

The Mastermind LT also works well with music apps. You can connect it directly to a computer’s USB port, which will provide power to the LT. The pedal will appear as a MIDI device in the system and can be used to send commands to programs such as Ableton Live, Logic and MainStage.

Other notable features include 16 user-configurable button pages, Free editor software for PC and Mac, an expression pedal input that can generate MIDI continuous controller messages, and an external switch input that allows you to connect two more user-configurable footswitches.

The LT also has a function switch output that can control channel switching on many amplifiers, or control pedals that have a ¼-inch external switch input. It also comes with a USB host port for connecting a flash drive.

The Mastermind LT is shipping now with an SRP of $399.

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