Source Audio has released the Soleman, a versatile and highly configurable hardware and software MIDI controller packaged in a pedalboard-friendly housing. Featuring two 5-pin MIDI DIN outputs, a USB port, four programmable footswitches, three powerful modes of control, complementary editing software, a tap tempo switch, expression input, and a high-contrast LCD display with preset naming capabilities, the Soleman has been in development for two years.
When combined with the Neuro Hub, the Soleman acts as the command center for a highly sophisticated Source Audio Neuro Effects System, supplying simultaneous, one-step control of up to five Source Audio One Series and Soundblox 2 pedals. The Soleman also greatly enhances the power of Source Audio Nemesis Delay, providing external access to its 128 presets, individual parameters, routing options, tap tempo, and expression control.
The Soleman's three powerful control modes include "Scene Mode," "Set List Mode," and "Panel Mode." Scene Mode is a simple up/down Program Change (PC) controller. Set List Mode allows users to arrange Program Change messages in up to 64 different running orders, perfect for arranging presets into a custom sequence for a single song or an entire set. In the highly flexible Panel Mode, each of the four footswitches can be fully customized to perform virtually any MIDI function. Each switch can be individually configured with options that include: Switch Action, MIDI Message Types, MIDI Chanel, On/Off Messages, LED state, Tap Tempo, and much more.
The Soleman Editor application (Windows/Mac) is available as a free download at sourceaudio.net. The Soleman Editor provides an easy-to-use interface for editing Scenes, Set Lists, and Panels as well as hardware options, names, setting MIDI Clock BPM, and defining complex MIDI Macros. The Soleman Editor also offers convenient functions for backing up data and exporting settings for sharing with other Soleman users.
See Source Audio's Soleman video here: