Rivera has the solution for organizing your effects pedals, Introducing the RM-1 RoutmeisterTM Pedal Effects Controller. Featuring 4 Effects Loops with Hard Wire Relay bypass, a separate Tuner Output as well as an Input Buffer, pedal mess and cable confusion are over. No more signal chain losses due to pedals without true bypass-like pedals with FET switching. All of the footswitches are illuminated and easy to see even on dark stages. Two Rivera RM-1 RoutmeisterTM controllers can be linked together to provide up to 8 effects loops. The RM-1 RoutmeisterTM can also be used in the Effects Loop of your amp, and one to be.The Rivera® RM-1 is easy to program. Our RM-1 has a MIDI out to send program change information to your other MIDI effects processors in your signal chain. It also features clear and easy to read numeric LED indicators for bank and selection indication.
4 DC jacks are provided for powering your 9V pedals along with the necessary cables to provide up to 160 ma DC of clean 9V power.
Optional is the innovative WP-1Wah-Pad that can be programmed to turn on your Wah with just the pressure of your foot, and when you lift off-the Wah is bypassed. This can also be used with a Volume Pedal or any foot activated effects device that you desire to be bypassed when not using.
A rugged and regulated power supply with a 3.5M cable comes standard with the Rivera RM-1 RoutmeisterTM and is external. Weighing only about 3 pounds, the RM-1 will save you countless hours of setup and frustration each time you play, as well as making you sound as good as plugging straight into your amp.
Retail price of $599.00 at Musician’s Friend. Pre-order for release date in March 2008. Photo credit: Rivera