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Need to wrangle a pile of pedals? These 10 options can put an end to your tap dancing.

Gone are the days of expensive custom controllers. It's never been easier to harness the power of MIDI to get the most out of your pedalboard.

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A powerful pedalboard tamer for the masses.

A breeze to program. Ability to edit loops on the fly.

Only eight presets. Large footprint for small pedal boards.

$499

Carl Martin Octa-Switch The Strip
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Any time I come across a new, powerful piece of compact switching technology, I can't help but flash back to the fridge-sized racks and massive MIDI controllers that were once at the heart of many pro rigs. Until pretty recently, a pro-level switching system still cost serious coin. Carl Martin did a lot to close the affordability gap in that product category with their Octa-Switch series. But Carl Martin's latest (and slimmest) iteration of their Octa-Switch line, the Strip, is one of the easiest ways yet to manage your pedalboard and not break the bank.

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