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Mastermind PBC
User’s Manual
RJM Music Technology, Inc.
TM
Mastermind PBC
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User’s Manual
Version 0.9
2/8/2015
RJM Music Technology, Inc.
2525 Pioneer Ave.
Suite 1
Vista, CA 92081
+1-760-597-9450
email: support@rjmmusic.com
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents ............................................................................................................................................................................... v Introduction ........................................................................................................................................................................................ 7 Front Panel .......................................................................................................................................................................................... 8 Front Panel Controls...............................................................................................................................................................................................8 Main Display ..............................................................................................................................................................................................................9 Rear Panel ......................................................................................................................................................................................... 10 Rear Panel Connections and Switches.......................................................................................................................................................... 10 Audio and Switching Features ..................................................................................................................................................... 12 Audio Buffers ......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 12 Click Stopper .......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 12 Stereo Loops .......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 12 Internal Line Mixer ............................................................................................................................................................................................... 13 Outputs A and B .................................................................................................................................................................................................... 14 Function Switching a.k.a. Controlling Your Amp ...................................................................................................................................... 14 Wiring Diagrams.............................................................................................................................................................................. 16 Basic Operation ............................................................................................................................................................................... 22 Preset Mode ........................................................................................................................................................................................................... 22 Loop Selection Mode .......................................................................................................................................................................................... 22 Switch Selection Mode ....................................................................................................................................................................................... 22 Programming a Preset ........................................................................................................................................................................................ 23 MIDI & Preset Setup ........................................................................................................................................................................ 24 Entering Setup Mode .......................................................................................................................................................................................... 24 Adding a Device .................................................................................................................................................................................................... 24 Assigning Program Changes ............................................................................................................................................................................ 25 Song and Setlist Mode ................................................................................................................................................................... 27 Editing Songs ......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 27 Editing Setlists ....................................................................................................................................................................................................... 27 Using a Setlist......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 27 Expression Pedals ........................................................................................................................................................................... 28 The Mission Engineering SP1-RJM ................................................................................................................................................................. 28 Expression Pedal Setup ...................................................................................................................................................................................... 28 Setting Up The Expression Pedal Position Switch .................................................................................................................................... 29 External Switches ............................................................................................................................................................................ 30 Remote Mode................................................................................................................................................................................... 31 External MIDI Control ..................................................................................................................................................................... 32 Setlist=None ........................................................................................................................................................................................................... 32 Setlist active, Bank=Song On ........................................................................................................................................................................... 32 Setlist active, Bank=Song Off ........................................................................................................................................................................... 32 Individual Loop and Switch Control using CC Messages ....................................................................................................................... 32 Other Special Features ................................................................................................................................................................... 34 Built-in Tuner ......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 34 Function Button .................................................................................................................................................................................................... 34 Global Preset .......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 34 Tap Tempo and MIDI Clock ............................................................................................................................................................................... 35 Loading and Saving Settings to a USB Flash Drive ................................................................................................................... 36 Load Settings ......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 36 Save Settings .......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 36 Connecting to a Computer ............................................................................................................................................................ 37 Mastermind PBC Editor ...................................................................................................................................................................................... 37 Updating Firmware ......................................................................................................................................................................... 38 Setup Mode Reference ................................................................................................................................................................... 39 Text Entry ................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 39 Main Menu .............................................................................................................................................................................................................. 40 Edit Devices ............................................................................................................................................................................................................ 41 Edit Device Menu ............................................................................................................................................................................................. 41 Edit Presets ............................................................................................................................................................................................................. 42 Audio Settings ....................................................................................................................................................................................................... 43 Fn Switch Settings ................................................................................................................................................................................................ 43 MIDI Settings .......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 43 System Functions Menu .................................................................................................................................................................................... 44 Expression Pedal Menu ...................................................................................................................................................................................... 44 Specifications ................................................................................................................................................................................... 46 Mastermind PBC MIDI Implementation Chart ........................................................................................................................... 47 Introduction
Thank you for purchasing the Mastermind PBC audio loop switcher! The Mastermind PBC is designed to be an all-in-one
switching system for the pedalboard. With the Mastermind PBC, you can switch effects, control your amp’s channel
switching, and send MIDI commands all with the press of a button. You can now get the power and flexibility of a rackbased rig on a pedalboard!
The Mastermind PBC includes a large feature list:
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10 audio loops, arranged in a group of 4 loops, a group of 2 loops and another group of 4 loops, with insert
points in between
The last four loops are stereo capable using TRS jacks
Each of the last four loops can be switched between series and parallel routing, using an internal line mixer
The two outputs can be used as left and right outputs for a stereo signal, or as A and B outputs to A/B/Y switch
a mono signal between two amps
The B output has a switchable isolation transformer and a programmable phase switch
Three audio buffers, each of which can be enabled or disabled by IA button or as part of a preset (before loop
1, before loop 7 and after loop 10)
Click Stopper noise reduction circuit, which can be switched between two positions (before loop 7 or after
loop 10)
11 buttons, each with a multi-color LED indicator
Buttons are user configurable - any button can be set to any function and LED color
Easy to read LCD display that can display preset and song names, plus other status
Built in tuner
MIDI input & output connections, powered by the MIDI "brain" of our Mastermind GT controller
USB device port for connection to a PC or Mac. This allows the Mastermind PBC to send MIDI commands to a
computer
USB host port for use with a USB thumb drive. Back up and restore settings to a flash drive, and also use a flash
drive to perform firmware upgrades
Two 1/4-inch TRS jacks that provide four function switches. These can be used to control the channel switching
and other features on an amplifier
Expression pedal input that can be programmed to generate MIDI messages
External switch input allows two more switches to be added
Mac and PC editor software allows for faster and more comprehensive editing
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Front Panel
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Front Panel Controls
Each button on the front panel can have different functions depending on the current operating mode. In this section,
we will only describe the button’s main function. The other button functions will be described in subsequent sections
of the manual.
1 through 5 – These buttons select one of the five presets in the current bank. Each preset can turn on any
combination of audio loops, function switches and send MIDI commands. Holding buttons 1 and 3 enters Setup Mode.
Bank Up / Bank Down –The 640 presets in the Mastermind PBC are arranged in banks of 5, and these buttons allow
you to select which bank of 5 you’d like to access. When selecting banks, the preset buttons (1-5) flash, indicating that
you need to select a preset within the desired bank. The PBC will remain on the previously selected preset throughout
the bank selection process until a preset button is pressed.
Loops – Pressing this button puts the Mastermind PBC into loop selection mode, where you can turn individual loops
on and off, and store their settings to presets. See the Loop Selection Mode section for information on this mode.
Switches – Pressing this button puts the Mastermind PBC into switch selection mode, where you can turn on function
switches, buffers, outputs, and the mixer dry send, and store the settings of these switches to presets. See the Switch
Selection Mode section for information on this mode.
Mute – Pressing this button mutes the audio signal and activates the built-in tuner.
Function – This button can have multiple functions based upon your needs. By default, this button is set up to access
the global preset, a preset that’s available no matter what preset or bank you’re on. You can also program this button to
other functions, such as tap tempo or controlling the loops on a connected Mini Effect Gizmo.
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Main Display
The main display shows the current preset or song name as well as status of the PBC’s loops, switches, buffers and
outputs.
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1 2 3
A B
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Preset 001
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0
1. Audio Loop Indicators – indicates which of the 10 audio loops are currently active
2. Function Switch Indicators – indicates which of the four function switches are currently active
3. Buffer Indicators – indicates which of the three internal audio buffers are currently active
4. Output Indicators – indicates which of the two audio outputs are active
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Rear Panel
Rear Panel Connections and Switches
In 1-4 – This is the main input where your guitar plugs in.
Send 1-4 and Return 1-4 – Connect your first four effects here. The send jack connects to the input on your effect, the
return jack connects to the output on your effect.
Out 1-4 and Input 5-6 – This is an insert point that allows you to connect something between loops 4 and 5. This
allows you split out loops 5 and 6 and use them in a different location. If you don’t plug anything into Out 1-4 and
Input 5-6, the signal from loop 4 will continue on to loop 5, placing loops 1-6 in series with each other.
Send 5-6 and Return 5-6 – Connect your next two effects here. The send jack connects to the input on your effect, the
return jack connects to the output on your effect.
Out 5-6 – This is the output from loop 6. If you’re using loops 7-10 in your amp’s effects loop, this jack should connect
to your amp’s input. If you’re using all 10 loops in front of your amp, don’t connect anything to this jack.
In 7-10 – This is the input to loop 7. If you’re using loops 7-10 in your amp’s effects loop, connect this jack to your amp’s
effects loop send. If you’re using all 10 loops in front of your amp, don’t connect anything to this jack. If nothing is
plugged into this jack, the signal from loop 6 will be sent to the input of loop 7.
Mono->Stereo button – If this button is pressed in, the signal coming from In 7-10 is passed unchanged to loop 7. If
the button is in the out position, the signal is converted to stereo before going to loop 7. This is done by connecting the
tip of the In 7-10 jack to the tip and ring of loop 7. Keep this button pressed in if you’re using a mono output, or the
signal coming into In 7-10 is stereo and you’re using stereo outputs.
Send 7-10 and Return 7-10 – Connect your last four effects here. The send jack connects to the input on your effect,
the return jack connects to the output on your effect. These loops are stereo capable using TRS connectors.
Mono Output button – If this button is pressed in, the left (mono) side of the signal coming from Loop 10 is passed to
both the A and B outputs. This allows you to use the outputs as an A/B/Y switch. If this button is not pressed in, the
output jacks are wired in stereo (left and right).
Iso B – Pressing this button activates an isolation transformer on the B output. This is useful when using more than one
amp – the isolation transformer may help reduce hum due to ground loops between the amps. It’s important to have
one or more of the audio buffers turned on when using the isolation transformer to prevent tone loss.
Exp Pedal – An expression pedals can be connected to this port using a ¼” TRS cable. Refer to the Expression Pedal
section for more details.
Ext Sw Input – An external footswitch can be connected to this port to add two more switches to the system. The port
can take a single or double footswitch connected with a ¼” TRS (tip-ring-sleeve) cable. These switches are fully
configurable using the Mastermind PBC editor software and can perform all of the operations the on-board switches
can. Refer to the External Switch section for more details.
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Func Sw 1/2 and Func Sw 3/4 – The function switches allow you to control the channel switching and other
footswitchable functions on amplifiers. They will work with most amplifiers and other devices that have ¼-inch
switching inputs. Because the two jacks are electrically isolated, each of the two jacks can safely connect to a different
device.
USB -> Device – This is a USB port designed for use with a USB flash drive. A flash drive can be used to back up or
transfer settings, and is also used for firmware upgrades.
USB -> PC – This USB port is designed to connect to a PC or Mac. When connected, the Mastermind PBC will appear as a
MIDI interface connected to the computer.
MIDI In – This is a MIDI input port. It can be used for receiving MIDI patch data, program changes or can be used to link
multiple Mastermind PBCs together into a multi-unit system.
MIDI Out – This is the main MIDI output. Connect this port to the MIDI device(s) you wish to control.
Power – This is the main power input for the Mastermind PBC. The Mastermind PBC requires a 9VAC, 9VDC or 12VDC
supply. The current draw at 9 volts is approximately 500mA, but at 12VDC it is approximately 400mA. The Mastermind
PBC will work with Voodoo Lab power supplies that have 12VDC / 400mA outputs.
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Audio and Switching Features
Audio Buffers
Using long cables or many effects may degrade the guitar signal, causing it to lose clarity and definition. The audio
buffer is used to “strengthen” the guitar signal and preserve sound quality. The effect may vary from subtle to
significant, depending on the length and quality of cables and type of effects used in your rig.
There are three audio buffers in the Mastermind PBC: one in front of loop 1, one before loop 7, and one after loop 10.
These can be programmed using the Switch Selection mode to turn on or off in each preset. By default, all buffers are
enabled for each preset. In most cases, it’s ok to leave all of them on. However, certain pedals such as wah pedals or
germanium fuzz pedals work better without a buffer in front of them. In presets where you’re using one of these pedals,
it’s best to turn off the first buffer to let the pedal operate normally.
The later two buffers generally can be left on. They tend to improve the audio signal at least a little, and don’t usually
cause any problems. These later buffers are especially important when using the built-in line mixer or the isolation
transformer on the B output. These features need the buffers to prevent them from affecting your tone.
Click Stopper
The Mastermind PBC uses relays to perform its switching. Relays are the cleanest, most transparent switching method
available. The disadvantage of relays is that they can produce a slight click in your audio signal when they switch. This is
more noticeable when using a high gain amplifier or overdrive and distortion pedals. The Click Stopper circuit found in
the Mastermind PBC is designed to greatly reduce this click noise by muting the audio output briefly when the relays
switch.
The Click Stopper is part of the second and third buffer circuits (before loop 7 and after loop 10). For them to work, the
buffers need to be enabled. There are also settings in the Audio section of the setup menu that allow you to disable
each Click Stopper if desired. Generally, you can leave both Click Stoppers on, but if you’re running loops 7-10 through
your amp’s effects loop, you can try turning off the Click Stopper after loop 10. Loops 7-10 probably won’t produce any
noticeable click because they’re located after all of the gain in your system.
Stereo Loops
Loops 7 through 10 on the Mastermind PBC are stereo capable. If you plug a stereo or TRS (tip-ring-sleeve) cable into
these loops, you can switch stereo signals. Although they are stereo capable, these loops can always be used for
standard mono signals – just be sure to use mono cables.
If you need to connect to equipment that has separate left and right inputs and outputs, you will need to use insert
cables to connect it to the Effect Gizmo. These cables have a TRS/stereo connector on one end and split the stereo
signal to separate left and right connectors.
There are two switches on the rear panel that assist with stereo setups. The Mono -> Stereo switch, in the “out”
position, takes the signal coming into loop 7 and sends it to both the left and right sides of the stereo signal, creating a
false stereo signal. In the “in” position, the signal from loop 7 input is left unchanged (allowing you to send a stereo
signal into Input 7-10). The Mono Output switch, in the “in” position, takes the left signal and feeds it to both the A
and B outputs, allowing you to use the outputs. In the “out” position, the A and B outputs are fed from the left and right
sides of the signal, respectively.
How these switches should be set depend on your setup:
All mono effects, mono output
Stereo effects in loops 7-10, mono input to loop 7, stereo out
Stereo effects in loops 7-10, stereo input to loop 7, stereo out
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Mono -> Stereo switch
In
Out
In
Mono Output switch
In
Out
Out
Internal Line Mixer
Loops 7-10 also can be routed in parallel using the internal line mixer. Running effects in parallel became popular years
ago among L.A. studio musicians because it allows you to use a lot of effects without making your sound excessively
muddy. Effects like chorus, reverb and delay can be applied to your guitar signal individually, without having the effects
affect each other. For example, in a parallel system, reverb would be applied to the notes you’re playing, but not to the
echoes coming from your delay processor.
Another benefit of parallel routing is that you can have a separate dry signal path that doesn’t travel through your
effect processors at all, avoiding the signal degradation that happens when your signal is converted from analog to
digital and back again. This dry signal is routed around your effects and mixed back into your signal by the line mixer.
The third benefit is the ability to preserve delay and reverb trails. When most loop switchers deactivate a loop, the
effect is cut off abruptly. For most effects, this is exactly what you want. However, for delay and reverb effects, this isn’t
always desirable. It sounds more natural to allow the echoes to continue to trail off, but not echo any new notes played.
Using the line mixer permits this – in the Audio section of the setup menu, you can activate trails for any of the parallelcapable loops. Trails will only work when the loop is set to parallel routing.
The internal line mixer is a basic mixer with unity gain inputs and outputs. Because of this, it works best with pedals that
have programmable output levels, and also have a “kill dry” option that allows you to output only the wet (effected)
signal from the pedal. The pedals from Eventide and Strymon are good examples. To use them in parallel, set them to
“kill dry”, then use the output level controls on the pedals to set the amount of effect you’d like to blend into your dry
signal for each preset.
The Mastermind PBC allows you to choose which loops are in series and which are in parallel for each preset. This is
done by entering loop selection mode (press the Loops button), then holding the desired loop (7 through 10). This will
switch the loop from series to parallel (or from parallel to series). The indicator light will be blue if the loop is series, and
purple if it’s parallel. The dry signal sent to the mixer can be activated or deactivated in the switch selection mode
(press the Switches/Dry button).
Setting any loop to parallel enables the internal line mixer. The way the signal is routed can be summarized in a couple
of rules:
1). Each loop receives its input signal from the output of the last series loop before it.
2). The dry signal is taken from the output of the last series loop.
3). The output of each parallel loop is sent to the line mixer, not to any other loops.
4). The line mixer output is connected directly to the main outputs of the PBC.
Here are a few examples of how different series/parallel combinations would be routed. Generally, you will want to
keep the parallel loops at the end of the signal path, but you can experiment with other routings as well:
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Loop 8
(series)
Loop 9
(parallel)
Loop 10
(parallel)
Out
L/R
In
7-10 Loop 7
(series)
Loop 9
(parallel)
Line Mixer
Loop 8
(parallel)
Line Mixer
In
7-10 Loop 7
(series)
Out
L/R
Loop 10
(parallel)
Dry
Dry
2 Series, 2 parallel
1 Series, 3 parallel
Loop 7
(series)
Loop 9
(parallel)
Line Mixer
Out
L/R
In
7-10 Loop 7
(series)
Dry
Loop 8
(parallel)
Line Mixer
In
7-10
Out
L/R
Loop 8
(parallel)
Loop 9
(series)
Loop 10
(parallel)
Loop 10
(parallel)
Dry
4 parallel
Mixed series/parallel
Outputs A and B
The two outputs, Out A and Out B, can be used as stereo outputs, or as an A/B/Y switch for a mono guitar signal. The
Mono Output button on the rear controls the function of these outputs. Press the button in for dual mono outputs,
leave it out for stereo outputs.
The outputs are programmable – they can be turned on or off for each preset in switch selection mode. The B output
also has an isolation transformer, which can be activated by pressing the Iso B button on the rear panel. The isolation
transformer can help with ground loop hum that can occur when connecting to two amps. If the isolation transformer
is activated, you can also invert the phase of Out B. This is useful if you find that your amps don’t sound right when
played together. Inverting the phase may fix it. To do this, enter switch selection mode, and hold the Function/B
button for three seconds. The indicator light will switch from yellow to red, indicating the output is inverted. The phase
inverting switch can be programmed to turn on or off for each preset.
Function Switching a.k.a. Controlling Your Amp
The Mastermind PBC has the ability to control footswitchable features on many amps. This could be channel switching,
reverb, tremolo, etc. – anything that is controlled by a 1⁄4-inch footswitch jack. The Func Sw 1/2 and Func Sw 3/4 jacks
are be used for function switching purposes. You can use a standard mono 1⁄4-inch cable, a TRS 1⁄4-inch cable or an
insert cable to connect to these jacks:
Mono 1⁄4-inch cable – this allows you to control one function on an amp with each switching jack. This connection will
let you use one switch from the function switching jack. (switch 1 on Func Sw 1/2 or switch 3 on Function Sw 3/4). This
connection is typically used with amps that have single button footswitches.
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TRS 1⁄4-inch cable – this allows you to control two functions on an amp with each switching jack, providing access to
all four function switches. This connection is typically used with amps that have two button footswitches.
Insert cable – an insert cable is a 1⁄4-inch cable that has a TRS (aka stereo) connector on one side and two 1/4-inch
mono connectors on the other end. Insert cables allow you to access both function switches on a jack, but split them to
two different switching jacks on the amp. This connection is typically used with amps that have a non-standard
footswitch jack and more than one 1/4-inch external switching jacks. (Mesa Boogies are good examples of this). Please
note! Don’t connect the two mono plugs of an insert cable to two different amps or other devices – this can cause a
ground loop or worse electrical problems.
The two function switch jacks are electrically isolated from each other, so it is safe to connect each jack to a different
amp. Just don’t try splitting one jack to two different amps!
The default settings for each switch are latching and normal (non-inverted). These settings will work with the majority
of amps. If your amp has different requirements, you can use the Fn Switch Settings section of the setup menu to
change the settings for each switch.
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Wiring Diagrams
The following pages show a few examples of ways you can wire the Mastermind PBC to control your guitar rig. These
are only a few suggestions – there are many other possible ways to do it.
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Guitar In
IN
IN
OUT
IN
IN
OUT
OUT
IN
IN
OUT
OUT
IN
IN
OUT
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IN
OUT
IN
IN
IN
OUT
Amp
OUT
Footswitch
Input(s)
This is the most basic configuration - 10 pedals in front of an amp’s input.
If the amp has more than one channel, you can use the optional function
switch connection(s) to control the amp.
Mastermind PBC Wiring Diagram
10 pedals in front of an amp
Input
OUT
Mastermind PBC Wiring Diagram
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Guitar In
IN
IN
OUT
IN
IN
OUT
OUT
IN
IN
OUT
OUT
IN
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OUT
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IN
OUT
IN
Input
Input
OUT
IN
Amp #1
Amp #2
IN
OUT
Footswitch
Input
Footswitch
Input
Mastermind PBC Wiring Diagram
10 pedals in front of 2 amps
This configuration shows 10 pedals running into the inputs of 2 amps, in
an A/B/Y switch configuration.
If the amp(s) have more than one channel, you can use the optional function
switch connection(s) to control the amp.
IN
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Guitar In
OUT
From Out 5-6
IN
IN
IN
OUT
Input
FX Send
IN
OUT
IN
IN
OUT
Amp
OUT
IN
IN
OUT
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Footswitch
Input(s)
From
Func Sw 1/2
and/or 3/4
OUT
FX Return
IN
IN
IN
OUT
OUT
OUT
To Amp Footswitch
Input(s)
To Amp Input
This diagram shows 6 pedals in front of the amp’s preamp, and 4 in the amp’s
loop (in mono).
If the amp has more than one channel, you can use the optional function
switch connection(s) to control the amp.
Mastermind PBC Wiring Diagram
6 pedals in front of an amp, 4 in effects loop
IN
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Guitar In
OUT
From Out 5-6
OUT
IN
IN
OUT
Input
FX Send
IN
OUT
IN
Amp #1
OUT
OUT
IN
IN
Amp #2 (or power amp)
IN
OUT
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FX Return
or power amp input
Footswitch
Input(s)
From
Func Sw 1/2
and/or 3/4
OUT
FX Return
IN
OUT
IN
OUT
IN
OUT
To Amp Footswitch
Input(s)
To Amp Input
This diagram shows 6 pedals in front of the amp’s preamp, and 4 in the amp’s
loop. A power amp or second amplifier with an effects loop is used for the
right side of the stereo signal.
The red dashed lines indicate where you should use insert cables (TRS/stereo
on one side, individual left and right 1/4” mono plugs on the other).
If the amp has more than one channel, you can use the optional function
switch connection(s) to control the amp.
Mastermind PBC Wiring Diagram
6 pedals in front of an amp, 4 in effects loop (stereo w/ power amp)
IN
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From Amp
Line Out
Guitar In
OUT
IN
OUT
IN
IN
OUT
OUT
IN
IN
OUT
OUT
IN
IN
OUT
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OUT
IN
OUT
OUT
IN
Inputs
OUT
OUT
OUT
Power Amp
Input
Line Out
To In 7-10
The red dashed lines indicate where you should use insert cables (TRS/stereo
on one side, individual left and right 1/4” mono plugs on the other).
This diagram shows a wet/dry/wet system, where there is a mono amplifier
for the dry signal and a stereo power amplifier for the wet signal. The wet
signal is taken from a line output on the amplifier and has time-based
effects applied to it using loops 7-10
Mastermind PBC Wiring Diagram
Wet/Dry/Wet system
IN
Dry Amp
Mastermind PBC Wiring Diagram
Basic Operation
Preset Mode
When you power up the Mastermind PBC, you start off in the preset and bank selection mode. The Mastermind PBC has
640 presets that you can choose from, and they’re arranged in banks of five. Pressing one of the five preset buttons (1 –
5) selects a preset in the current bank. When the PBC powers up, it starts in the first bank (presets 1-5). Pressing Bank
Up shifts up one bank to presets 6-10. When doing bank selection, the main display inverts and shows the name of the
first preset in the new bank, but it does not change to a new preset. The preset buttons will blink, telling you that it’s
waiting for you to select a preset in the new bank. At this point, you can keep pressing the Bank Up or Bank Down
buttons to get to a different bank, or you can press one of the preset buttons to finalize your selection.
The other buttons do the following:
Loops – Puts you in the loop selection mode, described later in this chapter.
Switches – Puts you in the switch selection mode, described later in this chapter.
Mute – Mutes the audio signal and activates the built-in tuner.
Function – This multi-function button can be configured to do many things including: selecting the global preset, tap
tempo, or controlling a Mini Effect Gizmo. By default, this button will access the global preset, which is described in the
Other Special Features section.
Loop Selection Mode
Pressing the Loops button brings you to the loop selection mode. This allows you to turn each of the audio loops on or
off individually, adjust series/parallel settings on some loops, and store the current loop configuration to the current
preset.
To the right of each button (except the Loops button), there is a label reading L1 through L10. This indicates which
loop the button controls in the loop selection mode. When the button’s indicator is lit up in blue, the loop is on, when
the button’s indicator is not lit, the loop is off.
The stereo loops (loops 7-10) can also be switched between series and parallel. When one of these loops is on, holding
the button for 3 seconds will switch the loop to parallel. If the loop was already parallel, it would switch back to series.
The switch’s indicator will light up in blue if the loop is in series, and purple if the loop is parallel.
In this mode, holding the Loops button for 3 seconds will store the current loop configuration to the currently selected
preset. The next time the preset is selected, the stored loop configuration will automatically be recalled.
Pressing the Loops button will return you to preset mode.
Switch Selection Mode
Pressing the Switches button brings you to the switch selection mode. This works like the Loop Selection Mode above,
but allows you to control the PBC’s function switches, buffers and outputs. Each button (except the Loops button) has a
label in the lower right corner indicating what the button does in switch selection mode:
FN1–FN4 – These buttons control the four function switches. Please refer to the Function Switches section for more
information
Out A and Out B – These buttons control the two outputs (A / Left and B / Right). When these are lit, the
corresponding output is active. When not lit, the output is muted. Holding the Out B button for 3 seconds inverts the B
output. The indicator is red when the B output is inverted and yellow when not inverted. Please note: the inverting
function of the B output only works when the Iso B button is activated on the rear panel.
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Dry – This button controls the dry signal that is sent to the line mixer. Please refer to the Function Switches section for
more information.
Buf 1 – Buf 3 – These buttons control the three internal audio buffers. Please refer to the Audio and Switching features
section for more details.
In this mode, holding the Loops button for 3 seconds will store the current switch configuration to the currently
selected preset. The next time the preset is selected, the stored configuration for each of the above switches will
automatically be recalled.
Pressing the Loops button will return you to preset mode.
Programming a Preset
To summarize the previous sections, this is how you program a preset:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
First, select the desired preset using the bank and preset buttons.
Press the Loops button to enter loop selection mode.
Use the L1 through L10 buttons to turn on the desired loops for this preset.
Hold the Loops button for 3 seconds to store.
Press the Loops button to return to preset mode.
If you don’t need to adjust function switches, buffers, dry send or outputs, you’re done with this preset!
Otherwise, continue with the next steps:
7. Press the Switches button enter switch selection mode.
8. Use the buttons to turn on the desired switches as described in the section above.
9. Hold the Loops button for 3 seconds to store.
10. Press the Loops button to return to preset mode.
You can repeat this for each of the Mastermind PBC’s 640 presets.
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MIDI & Preset Setup
The Mastermind PBC is also a MIDI controller. Each preset can send program changes to up to 16 connected MIDI
devices.
Entering Setup Mode
To edit MIDI settings, you first need to enter Setup Mode. Do this by holding the 1 and 3 buttons for 3 seconds. The
main display changes to the setup menu, and the buttons operate according to the labels printed on the left side of the
buttons:
Move up & down
in menu
Select item or
enter sub-menu
Adjust currently
selected value
Exit to
previous menu
Adding a Device
The first thing that needs to be done is to add a device entry to the Mastermind PBC for each device you wish to
control. Once in the setup menu, select the Edit Devices option by using the down arrow button to highlight the
option, and the Select button to select the item.
Setup Menu
Current Pg
Set List
Edit Devices
Edit Presets
Audio Settings
Fn Switch Settings
1
None
You will see a list of devices defined in your system. By default, a single Mini Effect Gizmo is defined. You can select the
Mini Effect Gizmo if you want to replace that device with another, or you can select another empty device slot to add a
second device of another kind. Use the Up and Down Arrow buttons to move to the desired slot, and press Select to
select it.
Select a Device
1: Mini Effect Gizmo
2: Empty Slot
3: Empty Slot
4: Empty Slot
5: Empty Slot
6: Empty Slot
Edtit Device 2
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Once a device slot is selected, you are taken to the Device Edit screen. Select the Type option to set the type of this
device.
Edit Device 2
Type
???
You will be presented with a list of device manufacturers. Select your manufacturer from the list, then select the model
of the device in the next list that is presented.
If your device (or device manufacturer) is not listed, you can select Generic for the manufacturer and PC/CC Device for
the device model. This will allow you to control most effect processors and loop switchers. You will need to manually
type in the device name and other parameters.
If your device is listed, the Mastermind PBC can set up many of the device parameters for you. What it can do varies
from device to device. At the minimum, it can set up the device name and the number of presets and banks the device
has. Some devices have additional support including the ability to select effect parameters by name when assigning
the expression pedal. The Mastermind PBC editor software will allow you to access even more special support.
The Device Edit screen shows you the options available for your device:
Edit Device 2
Type
Mini Effect Giz
Name
Mini Effect Giz
MIDI Ch
1
Port
MIDI Out
Preset Offst
0
Max PC #
127
One important parameter that needs to be set for every device is the MIDI channel (MIDI Ch). The MIDI channel is very
important because it insures that each device receives the messages it’s supposed to – and doesn’t receive the
messages that are intended for other devices.
Typically, each MIDI device needs to be set to its own MIDI channel. This number needs to be set here on the
Mastermind PBC and also on the device itself. (Most MIDI devices have a MIDI Channel or MIDI Receive Channel
parameter). To set the channel on the Mastermind PBC use the Up and Down arrow buttons to move to the MIDI Ch
parameter and use the Val + and Val – buttons to adjust the channel number.
You can also change the name of the device if desired. Move to the Name parameter, and press Select. Follow the
instructions in the Setup Mode Reference section of the manual.
The other parameters are also described in the Setup Mode Reference section of the manual.
Once you’re done editing the device, press Exit to go back to the device selection menu. You can either add another
device here, or press Exit two more times to get out of setup mode completely.
Assigning Program Changes
Once you’ve defined the devices you’re going to control, you can edit each preset to assign which MIDI program
change message is sent to each device. This allows you to select presets on effect processors or other devices.
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To do this, enter setup mode by holding the 1 and 3 buttons for 3 seconds. After entering Setup Mode, select the Edit
Presets option:
Setup Menu
Current Pg
Set List
Edit Devices
Edit Presets
Audio Settings
Fn Switch Settings
1
None
You’ll be presented with a list of presets:
Select a Preset
Global Preset
1: Preset 1
2: Preset 2
3: Preset 3
4: Preset 4
5: Preset 5
Choose the preset you’d like to edit, and you’ll be presented with some options:
Edit Preset 1
Name
Preset 1
Page
1
Tempo
0
Copy Preset
Mini Effect Giz
0
- None At the end of the list, you will see the devices you set up in the previous section (starting with “Mini Effect Giz” in this
example.) Select the device you’d like to edit.
Edit PC Message
PC
Bank
0
0
You can use the PC and (optionally) Bank options to select the desired preset on the device. If the device is connected,
you should see the device change programs as you adjust the values. Pressing the Mute button in this menu sets the
PC and Bank values to None, which means that no MIDI messages will be sent to this device for this PBC preset.
You can repeat this process for each preset and device within each preset.
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Song and Setlist Mode
For live performances, your Mastermind PBC presets can be arranged into Songs and Setlists. Using this feature allows
you to group presets by song and makes it easy to rearrange those songs for each performance.
A Song is a group of presets – up to 16 of them – that are selected for use in a particular song. Each preset is typically
chosen for the sounds needed in different parts of a song: intro, verse, chorus, bridge, solo, etc. Each preset in a song
can be chosen from any of the 640 presets defined in the system, and presets can be used in more than one song.
A Setlist is an ordered list that represents the songs you’re going to play in a particular performance. You press a
button to move to the next song in your setlist as you finish each song.
When Song and Setlist mode is active, the Bank Up and Bank Down buttons move from song to song instead of moving
from bank to bank. When a song is selected, the preset buttons on the current button page display the presets assigned
to the song. If there are more presets in the song than there are visible preset buttons, the remaining presets will not be
displayed.
Editing Songs
The first step in setting up for Song and Setlist mode is to edit your songs. Hold the 1 and 3 buttons to enter Setup
Mode. Select Edit Songs to get to the Song Edit menu. You will first be shown a list of songs that are defined in the
system. Select the song you wish to edit from this list.
Select a song from the list. There are over 1000 songs available for you to edit. The default name for each song is “Song
x”, where x is the song number, but you can change this name to anything you like in the next menu.
Selecting a song brings up the Song Edit menu. From this menu, you can edit the song’s name and assign up to 16
presets to the song.
Selecting any of the preset slots located below the Name item will bring up a menu of all of your presets, allowing you
to select which preset goes in each slot. When in performance mode, the presets will be assigned to the preset buttons
in the order they appear in the song’s preset list.
Editing Setlists
Once all of your songs have been created, you can use a setlist to put them in the order you’re going to play them in a
performance. You can define up to 64 setlists for different performances, and you can have up to 100 songs in a setlist.
In the Setup Menu, select Edit Setlist. You are presented with a list of all 64 setlists. Select one of the lists and the Setlist
Edit menu will be displayed.
Just like you add presets to a song, you also add songs to a setlist by selecting one of the song slots, then selecting the
song that should go in that slot. As with a song, you can edit the setlist name using the Name button.
Using a Setlist
Once your songs and setlists are defined, you’re ready to use one of your setlists in a performance. Enter Setup Mode,
then use the Set List option to select which setlist is active.
In the menu that pops up, you can either choose your desired set list, choose “All Songs” which puts all 1008 songs in
one large setlist, or choose “None” to select no setlist and return to normal preset and bank mode.
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Expression Pedals
The Mastermind PBC has an expression pedal port that allows you to connect an external expression pedal. An
expression pedal can be used with MIDI-capable effects processors to provide real time control of different parameters:
volume level, echo rate, etc. The Mastermind PBC translates the position of the pedal to MIDI Continuous Controller
messages and sends them out the MIDI Out port. The effects processor receives these messages and alters the effects
accordingly.
Using Setup Mode, you can set each expression pedal to set the controller number, minimum and maximum values and
which device should receive the controller messages. By default, the pedal sends CC#7 to the first MIDI device.
Many expression pedals on the market will work. Pedals that have a stereo (TRS) 1/4” output jack and have the
potentiometer wiper connected to the ring conductor of the output jack will definitely work. The Rocktron Hex and
Korg XVP-10 are examples of pedals that work well, and the Boss FV-500 and Roland EV-5 are examples of pedals that
don’t work well.
Note! Even if an expression pedal does not have the correct polarity, you can still fix it with a specially made cable.
Connecting it to the Mastermind PBC with a ¼-inch TRS cable that swaps the tip and ring conductors will allow you to
use any Roland/Boss type pedal.
You can also use a standard volume pedal as an expression pedal. For this you need a 1/4” Y-cable, also known as an
insert cable. The stereo end of the Y cable plugs into the Mastermind PBC and the two mono ends plug into the input
and output of the volume pedal:
The Mission Engineering SP1-RJM
Mission Engineering makes a model of its SP1 expression pedal that’s designed specifically to work with the
Mastermind PBC. This pedal has a built in toe switch and LED which works as an external switch. The toe switch can
perform any function that one of the Mastermind PBC’s built-in buttons can, and is edited using the Edit Buttons menu.
To connect the SP1-RJM to the Mastermind PBC, you will need two ¼-inch TRS cables. The first one connects from the
pedal’s Output 1 jack to one of the Expression Pedal inputs on the Mastermind PBC. The second cable connects from
the pedal’s Output 2 jack to one of the External Switch inputs on the Mastermind PBC.
Expression Pedal Setup
You can set up your expression pedal by selecting the Exp Pedal option from the main Setup Menu.
The first time you connect a particular expression pedal to the Mastermind PBC, you will first want to calibrate it.
Expression pedals vary from model to model, and calibrating the pedal insures that the Mastermind PBC will always be
able to send the correct values for the pedal’s position. Simply press the Calibrate button, then move the pedal all the
way up and all the way down. Press the Done button once this is complete.
Basic setup of the expression pedal works like this:
1). Use the Device button to select the device you wish to control with the expression pedal.
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2). If the option is available for your device, press the Assign Pedal CC button. You will be presented with a list of
parameters that can be controlled by the expression pedal. Select one of these functions, and the rest of the
parameters will be set for you.
3). If the Assign Pedal CC option is not available, you can manually set the CC number and minimum/maximum values
for the pedal. You can find these numbers in your effect device’s manual.
4). Some devices, such as the Eventide pedals and the TC Electronic G-Major, support a “learning” function. This means
the effect device configures itself based on the messages it’s receiving from the Mastermind PBC. If you have one of
these effect processors, turn on the learning function and move the expression pedal you wish to have control the
parameter. The device will automatically adapt itself to the CC number being sent by the Mastermind PBC.
The second set of parameters (all labeled with a number 2) can be used to send a second set of CC messages. This
allows you to control multiple devices at the same time and/or cross-fade between two sounds. If the Device 2
parameter is set to None, then the second CC is not sent by this pedal.
Setting Up The Expression Pedal Position Switch
Each expression pedal can be set to turn a parameter on and off based on the position of the pedal. This is especially
useful for turning an effect off when the pedal is raised all the way.
Currently, this function is only programmable using the Mastermind PBC editor software. You will, however, need to
use the Mastermind PBC to choose at what point in the pedal’s travel the switch happens. Move the pedal to that spot
(typically not quite all the way down or not quite all the way up), then press Set Switch Position. The pedal position
will be remembered and the selected function will switch on and off as you move the pedal up and down. When the
pedal goes below the saved switch position, the switch is considered to be on, when the pedal moves up above the
switch position, the switch is considered to be off. There is an Invert Switch setting that reverses this. If you want the
switch to be on when the pedal moves up above the switch position, turn the Invert Switch setting on.
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External Switches
The Mastermind PBC supports up to two external switches. These can be used to add switches to remote locations, to
add different types of switches for specialized functions like tap tempo, or simply to increase the number of available
switches.
There is an external switch jack on the rear of the Mastermind PBC labeled “Ext Switch”. This jack can take a single
switch or a double switch with a TRS (tip-ring-sleeve) plug. A single switch should use a TRS plug with the switch
connected to the tip and ground, and the ring conductor unconnected to anything. If an LED is wired in parallel with
the switch with the cathode connected to the shield of the TRS connector, the Mastermind PBC will light the LED when
the switch is on.
1/4” jack tip
1/4” jack ring
1/4” jack sleeve
Mastermind PBC External Switch Wiring Diagram
(Note: if you’re building your own external switch, please note that the switch must be momentary and normally open, and
the LED should be a type with a low forward voltage. Typically, this means red, yellow or green LEDs. Blue or white LEDs will
not work.)
RJM Music sells single and dual external switches made to work correctly with the Mastermind PBC, and Mission
Engineering’s SP1-RJM expression pedal includes a toe switch (similar to the on/off switch on a wah pedal) with an LED
that can work as an external switch for the Mastermind PBC.
Please note: To edit the functions of the external switches, you will need to use the Mastermind PBC editor software.
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Remote Mode
You can connect multiple Mastermind PBCs together and have them operate together as one unit. Selecting a preset
on one unit updates the other units to the same preset. Switching into loop selection mode on one unit puts all units
into loop selection mode, giving direct access to 20 (or more) loops!
To enable Remote Mode, you need to use the MIDI settings menu to turn on the Remote parameter on all of the
Mastermind PBCs you wish to link. Next, connect the Remote In jack of the first PBC to the MIDI Out of the second PBC.
If you have more than two PBCs, continue by connecting the MIDI In jack of each PBC to the MIDI Out of the next one.
(Also, if you have more than two PBCs – please send us pictures of your rig!) The first Mastermind PBC (the one that
doesn’t have its MIDI Out jack occupied) should have its MIDI Out jack connected to the rest of your rig.
To Amp
Guitar In
Out 7-10
In 1-4
Out 7-10
Mastermind PBC #1
MIDI Out
In 1-4
Mastermind PBC #2
MIDI In
MIDI Out
MIDI In
To other
MIDI Devices
Connecting two Mastermind PBCs
into a 20 loop (all series) system
When the Mastermind PBCs are turned on, you’ll notice one or two arrows in the right side of the main display on each
unit. The first unit in the chain will have an arrow pointing to the right, the last unit in the chain will have an arrow
pointing left and any units in the middle of the chain will have arrows pointing left and right. These arrows indicate that
remote mode communication is active.
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External MIDI Control
The Mastermind PBC can also be controlled by an external MIDI device such as a computer, sequencer or other type of
MIDI controller. To enable this feature, set the MIDI Rx Ch parameter in the MIDI Settings menu to the desired MIDI
channel. Any bank or Program Change messages received through the Remote In or USB -> PC ports on this channel
will cause a preset change on the Mastermind PBC.
The bank and program numbers are interpreted differently based on some settings:
Setlist=None
In normal bank and preset mode (no setlist active), the bank MSB, LSB and program numbers are combined to create
the desired preset number. The formula is:
(Bank MSB x 16384) + (Bank LSB x 128) + PC number = preset number
There are only 384 presets within the Mastermind PBC, so only bank numbers 0 through 2 are valid. The Bank MSB
should always be set to 0 (or not sent at all), and Bank LSB should be 0, 1 or 2.
Setlist active, Bank=Song On
If you are using a setlist, and the Bank=Song parameter (found in the MIDI Settings Menu) is turned on, the Bank MSB
and Bank LSB are combined to select a song out of the current setlist. (0 = first song in setlist, 1 = second song in setlist,
etc.) The number is calculated as follows:
(Bank MSB x 128) + Bank LSB = song number
The PC number selects which preset within the song is selected (0 = first preset in song, 1 = second preset in song, etc.)
Setlist active, Bank=Song Off
If you are using a setlist, and the Bank=Song parameter (found in the MIDI Settings Menu) is turned off, the bank MSB,
LSB and program numbers are combined to create the desired preset number. The formula used is the same as in the
Setlist=None section above.
Upon receiving bank and program change messages, the Mastermind PBC will find the first song that contains the
resulting preset and will load that song and preset.
Individual Loop and Switch Control using CC Messages
When the MIDI Rx Ch parameter is set, you can also send Continuous Controller (CC) messages to the Mastermind PBC
to remotely control the loops, function switches, outputs and buffers. The default CC numbers are as follows:
Function
Loop 1 off/on
Loop 2 off/on
Loop 3 off/on
Loop 4 off/on
Loop 5 off/on
Loop 6 off/on
Loop 7 off/on
Loop 8 off/on
Loop 9 off/on
Loop 10 off/on
Loop 7 series/parallel
Loop 8 series/parallel
Loop 9 series/parallel
CC Number
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
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Values
0-63 off, 64-127 on
0-63 off, 64-127 on
0-63 off, 64-127 on
0-63 off, 64-127 on
0-63 off, 64-127 on
0-63 off, 64-127 on
0-63 off, 64-127 on
0-63 off, 64-127 on
0-63 off, 64-127 on
0-63 off, 64-127 on
0-63 series, 64-127 parallel
0-63 series, 64-127 parallel
0-63 series, 64-127 parallel
Loop 10 series/parallel
Buffer 1 disable/enable
Buffer 2 disable/enable
Buffer 3 disable/enable
Function Switch 1 off/on
Function Switch 2 off/on
Function Switch 3 off/on
Function Switch 4 off/on
Output A/Left off/on
Output B/Right off/on
Output B Invert
Mute
Dry Send to Mixer
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62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
71
72
73
0-63 series, 64-127 parallel
0-63 off, 64-127 on
0-63 off, 64-127 on
0-63 off, 64-127 on
0-63 off, 64-127 on
0-63 off, 64-127 on
0-63 off, 64-127 on
0-63 off, 64-127 on
0-63 off, 64-127 on
0-63 off, 64-127 on
0-63 normal, 64-127 invert
0-63 muted, 64-127 not muted
0-63 muted, 64-127 not muted
These CC numbers can be changed using the setup menu. Please refer to the Setup Mode Reference section for more
details.
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Other Special Features
Built-in Tuner
The Mastermind PBC features a built-in digital chromatic tuner. To use it, simply press the Mute button while in the
normal preset mode. The screen will change to show the tuner status. The closest note name is displayed in the center,
and arrows can appear on the left side (indicating the note is flat) or the right side (indicating the note is sharp). When
the note is close to the target note, both arrows will appear.
There is also a bar graph at the bottom of the screen. It’s not visible when perfectly tuned, but moves to the left as your
note gets more flat, and moves to the right as your note gets more sharp. This example shows a note that’s close to E,
but a bit flat.
E
Press the Mute button again to exit the tuner.
Function Button
The Function button is a multi-purpose button that has several things it can do in the preset mode. By default, it recalls
the global preset (see below).
Using the setup menu, you can also set it to be a tap tempo button that sends MIDI clock (see below).
A third option is to have the Function button control a Mini Effect Gizmo that’s connected to the Mastermind PBC. This
allows you to add five more loops to your pedalboard. Simply connect the MIDI output jack of the Mastermind PBC to
the MIDI input of the Mini Effect Gizmo. Now make the audio connections from the Mini Effect Gizmo to the
Mastermind PBC. Typical connections are:
In between loops 4 and 5 – Connect Out 4-5 on the PBC to Buf In on the Mini Effect Gizmo. Connect In 5-6 on the PBC
to CS Out on the Mini Effect Gizmo.
After loop 6 – Connect Out 5-6 on the PBC to Buf In on the Mini Effect Gizmo. Connect CS Out on the Mini Effect
Gizmo to your amp’s input (if you’re using loops 7-10 in the amps effects loop), or connect CS Out on the Mini Effect
Gizmo to Input 7-10 on the PBC if you’re using all of your effects in front of the amp’s input.
Now, enter the setup menu, select Function Button, then select Mini Effect Gizmo. Press Exit to leave setup mode.
When you press the Function button, you enter a mode where buttons 1-5 will control the loops on the Mini Effect
Gizmo, similar to how they control the loops on the PBC in loop selection mode. You can hold the Function button to
store the Mini Effect Gizmo loop settings to the current preset.
This mode assumes that the Mini Effect Gizmo is in its factory default state. To factory reset the Mini Effect Gizmo,
power It up while holding the 1 and 4 buttons (on the Mini Effect Gizmo). The lights will all turn on briefly, then turn off.
That’s the only indication you’ll receive. The Mini Effect Gizmo is now reset and ready to go.
Global Preset
The global preset, if enabled, is an additional preset that can be accessed from any other preset simply by pressing the
currently selected preset button again. This is typically used to set up a preset that is your “standard” or “go-to” guitar
sound that’s always accessible, no matter what bank of presets you’re currently using.
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There are two ways to access the global preset. By default, the Function button is set up to recall the global preset. If
you’d like to use the Function button for some other purpose, you can also set up the preset buttons so that a 2nd press
on a preset button calls up the global preset. To do this, enter Setup Mode and set the Preset 2nd (Preset 2nd Press)
option to “Global”. Setting it back to “Preset” disables the global preset feature. There is also an additional setting,
“Previous”, which moves you back to the previously selected preset when you press the currently selected preset
button a second time.
Tap Tempo and MIDI Clock
The Mastermind PBC supports MIDI clock as a master or slave. With MIDI clock, you can synchronize multiple devices to
the same tempo. To enable MIDI clock support, go to the MIDI Settings menu. The MIDI Clock parameter can be set to
“None” (the default), “Master” or “Slave”.
When set to “Master”, the Mastermind PBC will send a MIDI clock signal out of all MIDI outputs, including the USB port.
The tempo will be adjusted any time a tap tempo button is used. Tempo can also be set on a per-preset basis. Each
preset has a Tempo parameter. Setting it to a non-zero value will cause the tempo to be set to the new BPM value
when the preset is selected. Presets that have a tempo setting of zero will leave the current tempo unchanged.
The Function button can be set to a tap tempo function using the Function Button parameter in the setup menu.
When this is set and MIDI Clock is set to “Master”, tapping the Function button will change the MIDI clock rate to the
tempo of your taps.
When set to “Slave”, the Mastermind PBC will flash any tempo buttons in time with the incoming MIDI clock signal. It
will also forward the MIDI clock signal to its other MIDI outputs. This allows the Mastermind PBC to receive a MIDI clock
signal from a computer via USB and forward it over standard MIDI connections to your other MIDI devices.
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Loading and Saving Settings to a USB Flash Drive
The Mastermind PBC allows you to load and save settings to a USB flash drive. You can use this feature to back up
settings, transfer settings from one Mastermind PBC to another PBC, or to transfer settings to or from a computer.
The drive is plugged into the USB -> Device port on the rear panel. Loading and saving are done from the System
Menu. To get there, hold the 1 and 3 buttons. When the setup menu appears, select System Functions.
At the top of the menu, you will see the Load Settings and Save Settings options.
System Menu
Load Settings
Save Settings
Init Preset Names
System Info
Debug Log
Factory Reset
Load Settings
When Load Settings is selected, you are shown a list of the files that are on your flash drive. Only RJM settings files
(ending in .rjs) and directories are visible. The Up Arrow and Down Arrow buttons move the selection bar up and
down.
Selecting a directory with the Select button views the contents of that directory, and selecting a file loads the settings
in that file. You can press the Exit button at any time to cancel out of the load process and leave your settings
unchanged.
Load Settings
Some Directory/
pbc.rjs
blabblah.rjs
If the file loads without errors, your Mastermind PBC will now be running with the new settings from the file.
Save Settings
Selecting Save Settings will bring up a menu that allows you to edit the filename you wish to give the settings. Edit the
filename, then press Select. Please refer to the Setup Mode Reference section for information on how text is edited on
the Mastermind PBC. If a file of that same name exists, you will be asked if it’s okay to overwrite the file. If you answer
Yes (or if there is no pre-existing file to overwrite), the settings file will be saved to the top level directory of the flash
drive.
Please note that all settings files need to end with “.rjs”. You don’t need to type this in, however. The system will add the
extension for you if you don’t type it in yourself.
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Connecting to a Computer
In addition to the USB flash drive support, the Mastermind PBC’s USB -> PC port allows you to connect your controller
to a PC or Mac with a USB port. The Mastermind PBC is a class-compliant USB MIDI device, which means it doesn’t need
additional driver software. The Mastermind PBC will appear as another MIDI device in your system, and will work with
any MIDI-enabled programs you’re using.
To get the Mastermind PBC to send commands over the USB port, use the Edit Devices menu to set the MIDI Port
parameter of one device to “USB”. Any messages that are sent to that device will be sent over the USB port instead of
the standard MIDI ports. Since you’re communicating with a computer instead of an effect processor, you will most
likely want to create a Generic MIDI device and set it’s MIDI Port parameter to “USB”. That will allow you to send
commands to a computer without affecting the settings you have for your other MIDI devices.
The Mastermind PBC has been tested successfully on PC systems running Windows 7 through Windows 8.1. Windows
XP systems are not supported. Mac OS 10.7 through 10.10 systems are also known to be compatible with the
Mastermind PBC. Older Mac OS versions will likely work, but are not tested at this time.
Mastermind PBC Editor
The Mastermind PBC Editor software is available for free on our website. This software makes it even easier to edit your
PBC’s parameters and back up settings to your computer. Settings can be transferred from the PBC to the computer
and vice versa using a USB flash drive or a direct USB connection from PBC to computer.
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Updating Firmware
The Mastermind PBC is designed to be easily updated by the user. Firmware updates will be periodically made available
on the RJM Music website. These updates will add support for more devices and add other new features.
The firmware update process is simple: first, download the firmware file from the RJM Music website using your PC or
Mac. Copy the downloaded file to a USB flash drive. All RJM firmware files end in the extension “.rjf”, so it will be easy to
tell which files are the ones you want.
Once the file is loaded to the flash drive, use the “Eject” option on the computer to safely remove the drive. On the Mac,
this is done by pressing the eject arrow next to the drive’s name in the left column of the Finder. On the PC, go to
“Computer” or “My Computer”, right click on the flash drive’s icon and select “Eject”. You can now remove the flash
drive from the computer.
At this point, there are two ways to start the firmware update:
1). Enter Setup Mode, select System Functions, then select Update Firmware. Plug your flash drive into the
Mastermind PBC. A list of firmware update files will be shown. Select the desired firmware file, and the update process
will begin.
-OR2). If there are any other .rjf files on the flash drive, delete them now. Using this method, the Mastermind PBC will load
the first .rjf file it finds, so keeping only one firmware file on the drive at a time will make sure that the correct firmware
is loaded. Start with the Mastermind PBC powered down. Hold the 1 and 3 buttons, and while still holding them, power
up the Mastermind PBC. Once you see text on the screen, you can release the buttons. Now plug the flash drive into the
PBC. The upgrade process will take a minute or two, then the Mastermind PBC will start up. Once it’s in the normal
operating mode (all the displays lit up and a song or preset name displayed), you can unplug the flash drive and begin
using your updated PBC.
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Setup Mode Reference
Setup mode allows you to perform basic configuration of the Mastermind PBC. This on-board editing is designed to
allow configuration of the most common functionality and features. Complete editing is available using the
Mastermind PBC editor software available for Mac and PC.
To enter setup mode, press and hold the 1 and 3. After about 3 seconds, the display will change, indicating you’re in
setup mode.
In Setup Mode, the footswitch buttons switch from their normal functions to become a menu for selecting setup
options. The text labels to the left of the buttons indicate their function when in Setup Mode.
Move up & down
in menu
Exit to
previous menu
Select item or
enter sub-menu
Adjust currently
selected value
Text Entry
When editing names and other text, the Mastermind PBC uses a special button configuration:
Text is edited by moving the cursor back and forth using the Up Arrow and Down Arrow buttons, then using the Val +
and Val - buttons to change the value of the character under the cursor.
The Bank Down button deletes the character to the left of the cursor.
The Bank Up button inserts a space character at the current cursor location.
The Mute button deletes all text.
The Function button switches between upper case and lower case. When set to upper case, the Function button’s LED
lights up in white.
Press Exit when you’ve finished editing the text. The text will be saved and you’ll be returned to the previous menu.
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Main Menu
The first menu you see upon entering Setup Mode allows you to configure some system options as well as access
submenus to edit devices, buttons and presets.
Set List – Pressing this button allows you to select which setlist is active, and enables Song and Setlist Mode. When set
to “All Songs”, all 1008 songs will be used as your setlist. When set to “None”, the controller displays your presets
normally: by preset number and bank.
Edit Devices – Brings up the Edit Devices menu.
Edit Presets – Brings up the Edit Presets menu.
Audio Settings – Brings you to the Audio Settings menu.
Fn Switch Settings – Brings you to the Function Switch Settings menu.
MIDI Settings – Brings you to the MIDI Settings menu.
System Functions – Brings you to the System Functions menu.
Edit Songs – Brings up the Edit Songs menu. This menu is described the Song and Setlist Mode section.
Edit Setlists – Brings up the Edit Setlists menu. This menu is described in the Song and Setlist Mode section.
Exp Pedal – Brings up the Expression Pedal menu.
Copy Button – This button allows you to copy one button to another location. You will first be asked to select which
button you wish to copy, then where you wish to put the button. The new button will be an exact copy of the first
button, performing exactly the same functions.
Swap Buttons - This button allows you to swap the position of one button with another. You will be asked to select
two buttons. After the second button is selected, the two buttons’ positions will be swapped.
Function Buttons – Allows you to select what the Function button does in preset mode. By default, this is set to access
the global preset, but you can also program it to be a tap tempo button or to control a connected Mini Effect Gizmo.
Current Pg. – Sets the currently visible button page. This is useful if you accidentally find yourself on a page that
doesn’t have a Page Select button defined.
Max Page – Sets the maximum page button page that will be visible. There can be up to 16 button pages, but it’s best
to limit the number of pages to those you actually need so that finding your page will be easier. When using a local
preset button page, this page will always be visible, regardless of the Max Page setting.
Preset 2nd – Selects which action is taken when a preset button is pressed a second time. Setting this to “Preset” (the
default) just selects the same preset again. “Previous” causes the PBC to switch back to the previously selected preset
upon the second press of a preset button. “Global” causes the PBC to switch to the global preset. (See the Global Preset
section for details).
1st Prst is 0 – Determines the number of the first preset in the system, either 1 (the default) or 0. This can be used to
adjust the Mastermind PBC’s numbering scheme to match your effects processor. Please note that this parameter only
changes the preset numbers, not the name, so the default names (Preset 001, Preset 002, …) will not change. You can
use the Init Prst Names option in the System Functions Menu to reset the preset names using the current preset offset.
Hold mSec - Sets the number of milliseconds needed to activate a button’s secondary hold function. The default value
is 1200 msec (1.2 seconds)
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1st Rpt mSec – Sets the number of milliseconds needed before a button repeats the first time. This is used on buttons
like Bank Up and Bank Down that repeat if you hold them down. The default value is 1500 msec (1.5 seconds).
Repeat mSec – Sets the number of milliseconds needed before a button repeats the second and subsequent times. The
default value is 300 msec (0.3 seconds).
Auto Page – When this setting is turned on, selecting a new preset will cause the button page to change to the page
number stored within the preset. When turned off (the default), the current button page will not change unless you
press a Page button or execute a Page action.
Instant Bank – Instant Bank mode, when turned on, will automatically switch presets when you press the Bank Up or
Bank Down buttons. Instead of flashing the preset buttons, asking you to select a preset in the new bank, the PBC will
switch banks and load the preset that appears on the currently selected preset button. For example, if you are on preset
3, and there are 5 presets per bank, pressing bank up will automatically switch to preset 8.
Page Preview – Page Preview changes how bank selection works. When turned off, the visible button page does not
change until you select a new preset. When Page Preview is turned on, the visible button page changes as you move up
and down through the banks. The button page associated with the first preset in a bank is the one that will be
displayed for that bank.
Edit Devices
The Edit Devices menu allows you to define which devices are connected to the Mastermind PBC. The Mastermind PBC
contains a database of information about popular MIDI devices and can do a lot of the setup for you once you tell it
what kind of devices are connected.
The first thing that is presented is a list of the available device slots. Each slot will either show a device name or “None”.
You can select any of these slots, which will take you to the device edit screen for that slot.
Once you have selected the device you wish to edit, you are taken to the Edit Device Menu.
Edit Device Menu
Type – Sets the type of device that is in this slot. The menu first prompts you for the device manufacturer, then the
device model. If your device is not listed here, you can use the Generic setting, which will allow you to manually
configure parameters.
Name – Allows you to edit the name shown for this device.
MIDI Ch – Sets the MIDI channel for this device. This number needs to be the same as the channel that is set on the
device itself. Most MIDI devices have a setting titled “MIDI Channel” or “MIDI Receive Channel”, and this is the
parameter you need to change to match the setting here.
Port – Press to select the MIDI port this device is connected to – either MIDI Out, Remote In or USB. Normal connections
will use the “MIDI Out” selection. Use “USB” to communicate with a connected computer.
Preset Offset - Sets the starting preset number for a device. Effect processors typically start numbering their presets
with number 0 or 1. Setting this number correctly will insure that the preset numbers on the Mastermind PBC agree
with those on the effect processor.
Max PC # - Sets the maximum program change number accepted by a device. MIDI specifies a maximum number of
127, but not all effect processors have that many presets. Setting this correctly insures that the Mastermind PBC doesn’t
send a program change number that’s too large.
Bank Type – Sets the type of MIDI bank message accepted by a device. MIDI bank messages are used to access more
than 127 presets on a device. There are several ways this can be done, and the type of banks used will vary from device
to device. The possible settings are: None (no bank support), LSB, MSB and MSB:LSB.
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Max Bank # - Sets the maximum bank number accepted by a device. Most devices only support a small number of
banks. This parameter allows you to limit the number of banks to keep from exceeding that number.
Init PCs -None- – Initializes all presets for this device. Selecting this option will initialize all presets on the Mastermind
PBC to send no program change messages to this device. This is different than turning the Send PC setting off in that it
can be overridden on any preset using the Edit Presets menu and assigning a PC number to this device for one or more
presets.
Init PCs All 0 – Initializes all presets for this device. Selecting this option will initialize all presets on the Mastermind PBC
to send program change number 0 to this device.
Init PCs Sequential – Initializes all presets for this device. Selecting this option will initialize all presets on the
Mastermind PBC to send a sequential program change number to the device. Preset #0 will send program change #0,
preset #1 will send program change #1, etc. This is the default setting for a new device.
CC On Preset (Send CC on Preset Change) – When set to “On”, this device will receive CC messages every time the
preset changes, and when an IA button is pressed. When set to “Off”, this device will only receive its CC messages when
an IA button is pressed.
Send PC– When set to “On”, the Mastermind PBC will be allowed to send PC messages to the device. When set to “Off”,
PC messages will not be allowed. Setting this to “Off” will disable some of the PC and Bank related items in the Edit
Device menu.
SndRdunPC (Send Redundant PC) – When set to “Off”, the same PC message will never be sent to a device more than
once in a row. Some effects processors will cause a gap or hiccup in the audio when receiving a PC message, so turning
this parameter off will help prevent that from happening. Turning this parameter to “On” will cause the Mastermind
PBC to send a PC message when requested, whether it’s a duplicate or not.
IgnorePCIn (Ignore Incoming PC) – When set to “On”, any incoming program changes generated by this device will be
ignored. Otherwise, these incoming PC messages will cause the PBC to change presets when received.
IgnoreCCIn (Ignore Incoming CC) – When set to “On”, any incoming continuous controller messages generated by this
device will be ignored. Otherwise, these incoming CC messages (and other status messages) will cause the PBC to
change IA button states.
Delete Device – Deletes this device from the system, leaving an empty slot.
Edit Presets
The Edit Presets menu lets you define which program change messages are sent to each device for the preset, as well as
the preset name, expression pedal settings and the current button page.
Name – Sets the name of this preset.
Page – Sets the number of the button page that will be displayed when this preset is selected. Setting the page to
“Same” will keep the current button page when the preset is selected.
Tempo – Sets the tempo (in BPM) for this preset. A tempo setting of 0 (zero) indicates that this preset has no tempo
defined. See the Tap Tempo and MIDI Clock section for details.
Exp Pedal – Brings you to the Expression Pedal menu to allow you to override the global expression pedal settings for
this preset.
Copy Preset – Allows you to copy the current preset to a new location.
The remaining items show any devices that are defined, and the bank and preset number that will be sent to those
devices when the preset is selected. Pressing one of these buttons allows you to change the bank and PC number for
the associated device.
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Audio Settings
The Audio Settings menu controls how the audio loops, the Click Stopper circuits, and the internal line mixer work.
ClickStop L7 – Controls whether the Click Stopper circuit located in front of loop 7 is active. See the Click Stopper
section for more details.
ClickStop L10 – Controls whether the Click Stopper circuit located after loop 10 is active. See the Click Stopper section
for more details.
L7 Parallel – L10 Parallel – When you select this option, the system will ask you whether you would like the selected
loop to be series or parallel. You can choose one of those two options or press Exit to leave the menu without making
any changes. This will change the loop’s series/parallel state for each preset, but you can always change the
series/parallel state for each loop in each preset using the Loop Selection mode.
Trails L7 – Trails L10 – Controls whether the effect return for the selected loop is left active when the loop is turned off.
This allows delay and reverb effects to trail off naturally instead of being cut off abruptly when the loop is turned off.
This setting only has an effect when the loop is set to parallel routing.
Fn Switch Settings
The Function Switch Settings menu allows you to control the behavior of the function switches. Each switch can be
assigned to be latching or momentary, normal or inverted.
FN1 Invert – FN4 Invert – When this parameter is set to “On”, the function switch is inverted (electrically shorted when
“off”, and electrically open when “on”). When set to “Off”, the function is normal (electrically open when “off”, and
electrically shorted when “on”).
FN1 Momentary – FN4 Momentary - When this parameter is set to “On”, the function switch is set to momentary.
When the switch’s state changes, the relay will turn on for 100ms, then turn off. When set to “Off”, the function switch is
latching – when switching state, it turns on or off and stays that way until the state changes again.
MIDI Settings
MIDI Rx Ch – Sets the MIDI channel that the Mastermind PBC will listen to. Any program and/or bank changes received
on this channel will cause the Mastermind PBC to jump to the selected preset and send all of the MIDI messages
corresponding to that preset. This parameter defaults to “None”, which means that the Mastermind PBC will not
respond to incoming bank or program change messages.
Bank=Song – This setting affects what MIDI bank and Program Change messages do in Song and Setlist mode. Please
refer to the External MIDI Control section for more details.
MIDI Bidir – Turns bidirectional MIDI support on or off. Certain devices, support bidirectional communication between
the device and MIDI controller. This allows you to have two way communication with a single 5 pin MIDI cable. Don’t
turn this parameter on unless you know your device does support bidirectional MIDI. Bidirectional MIDI only works with
the first device in your MIDI chain.
Remote – Turning this on enables remote mode. This allows more than one Mastermind PBC to be connected together
and have them all synchronized together. Refer to the Remote Mode section for more information.
MIDI Merge – When set to “On”, all MIDI messages that are received through the Remote In or USB -> PC ports are
retransmitted through the MIDI Out port.
MIDI Clock – Determines whether the Mastermind PBC acts as a MIDI clock “Master” or “Slave”. Setting this parameter
to “None” (the default) disables MIDI clock support. See the Tap Tempo and MIDI Clock section for more details.
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The remaining options allow you to set the Continuous Controller (CC) numbers that control individual functions like
loops, function switches, buffers and outputs. Please refer to the External MIDI Control section for more details.
System Functions Menu
The System Functions Menu allows you to configure low level parameters and do system maintenance.
Load Settings – Allows you to select a settings file from the currently attached USB flash drive and load it into the
system.
Save Settings – Allows you to save the current settings to an attached USB flash drive.
Init Preset Names – Initializes all of the preset names in the system to their default names: “Preset 001”, “Preset 002”,
etc. The numbering of these names starts with the global preset offset, which can be set in the main setup menu.
System Info – Displays the versions of the firmware currently installed on the system as well as the electronic serial
number of the Mastermind PBC.
Debug Log - Displays detailed error messages used to debug the system.
System Test - Used at the factory to verify that the Mastermind PBC is working properly.
Factory Reset – Erases the memory of the Mastermind PBC and restores all settings to the factory defaults.
Update Firmware – Begins the firmware update process. Please refer to the Updating Firmware section for more
information.
Expression Pedal Menu
The Expression Pedal menu allows you to edit the behavior of any of the four expression pedals. This menu can be
accessed from the Main Menu, which is where you set the global expression pedal settings. You can also enter this
menu from Edit Presets, which allows you to override the global settings for a preset.
Override – This parameter is only visible when editing the expression pedal settings for a particular preset (not from
the Main Menu). When editing a preset, turn this parameter On to override the global settings for this expression pedal.
The remainder of the settings below will be displayed so you can edit the expression pedal settings for the current
preset.
Name - Allows you to name this expression pedal.
SndOnPrst – Turning this on makes the expression pedal send its current CC value(s) every time you change to a new
preset. This parameter is only available in the global expression pedal menu.
Calibrate – Enters pedal calibration. You are asked to move the pedal all the way up and all the way down. This insures
that the pedal will work optimally with the Mastermind PBC. Press the Done soft button when you are finished. This
parameter is only available when editing the global pedal parameters from the Main Menu.
Device – Selects the device this pedal will control. Uses the Device Select Menu to allow you to choose from the
defined devices.
CC Number – Allows you to edit the continuous controller number sent by this pedal.
Min Val – Sets the value sent by the expression pedal when the pedal is raised up all the way.
Max Val – Sets the value sent by the expression pedal when the pedal is pushed all the way down.
Assign CC – This button allows you to choose a continuous controller from the list of functions defined for each device.
When this button is selected, you are prompted for one of the functions available on the device. The continuous
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controller number associated with that function is to the CC Number parameter, and default values are filled in for Min
Val and Max Val.
Device 2, CC Number 2, Min Val 2, Max Val 2 and Assign CC 2 – These parameters allow you to set up the expression
pedal to control a second CC parameter at the same time as it controls the first CC. This is particularly useful for crossfading, where one parameter decreases while the another parameter increases (and vice-versa).
Set Switch – Sets the expression pedal’s switch point to the current pedal position. Please refer to the Expression Pedal
section for more details.
Switch Invert – Inverts the sense of the expression pedal position switch. Please refer to the Expression Pedal section
for more details.
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Specifications
Dimensions
Weight
Power
17.5" (w) x 5.5" (d) x 3.33" (h) / 44.5 cm (w) x 14.0 cm (d) x 8.38 (h)
4 lbs / 1.8kg
9VDC 500mA or
9VAC 400mA or
12VDC 400mA
5.5mm OD, 2.1mm ID x 9.5mm barrel connector (BOSS-style)
Note: use the 12VDC 400mA output on Voodoo Lab Pedal Power
products.
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Mastermind PBC MIDI Implementation Chart
MIDI Implementation Chart v 2.0 (Page 1 of 3)
Manufacturer: RJM Music Technology, Inc. Model: Mastermind PBC Version: 1
Transmit/Export
Date: February 8, 2015
Recognize/Import Remarks
1. Basic Information
MIDI Channels
Note Numbers
Program change
Bank Select Response? (Yes/No)
If yes, list banks utilized in remarks column
Mode 1: Omni-On, Poly (Yes/No)
Mode 2: Omni-On, Mono (Yes/No)
Modes supported :
Mode 3: Omni-Off, Poly (Yes/No)
Mode 4: Omni-Off, Mono (Yes/No)
Multi Mode (Yes/No)
Note-On Velocity (Yes/No)
Note-Off Velocity (Yes/No)
Channel Aftertouch (Yes/No)
Poly (Key) Aftertouch (Yes/No)
Pitch Bend (Yes/No)
Active Sensing (Yes/No)
System Reset (Yes/No)
Tune Request (Yes/No)
1-16
Yes
Yes
1-16
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Manufacturer or Non-Commercial System Exclusive
Yes
Yes
NRPNs (Yes/No)
RPN 00 (Pitch Bend Sensitivity) (Yes/No)
RPN 01 (Channel Fine Tune) (Yes/No)
RPN 02 (Channel Coarse Tune) (Yes/No)
RPN 03 (Tuning Program Select) (Yes/No)
RPN 04 (Tuning Bank Select) (Yes/No)
RPN 05 (Modulation Depth Range) (Yes/No)
2. MIDI Timing and Synchronization
MIDI Clock (Yes/No)
Song Position Pointer (Yes/No)
Song Select (Yes/No)
Start (Yes/No)
Continue (Yes/No)
Stop (Yes/No)
MIDI Time Code (Yes/No)
MIDI Machine Control (Yes/No)
MIDI Show Control (Yes/No)
If yes, MSC Level supported
3. Extensions Compatibility
General MIDI compatible? (Level(s)/No)
Is GM default power-up mode? (Level/No)
DLS compatible? (Levels(s)/No)
(DLS File Type(s)/No)
Standard MIDI Files (Type(s)/No)
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
XMF Files (Type(s)/No)
No
No
SP-MIDI compatible? (Yes/No)
No
No
Universal System
Exclusive:
Sample Dump Standard (Yes/No)
Device Inquiry (Yes/No)
File Dump (Yes/No)
MIDI Tuning (Yes/No)
Master Volume (Yes/No)
Master Balance (Yes/No)
Notation Information (Yes/No)
Turn GM1 System On (Yes/No)
Turn GM2 System On (Yes/No)
Turn GM System Off (Yes/No)
DLS-1 (Yes/No)
File Reference (Yes/No)
Controller Destination (Yes/No)
Key-based Instrument Ctrl (Yes/No)
Master Fine/Coarse Tune (Yes/No)
Other Universal System Exclusive
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Channel 1 is set by default
Sends any bank number
Uses bank MSB and LSB, banks 0-2
RJM Music Technology, Inc.
Manuf. ID: 00 01 5B
MIDI Implementation Chart v 2.0 (Page 2 of 3)
Manufacturer: RJM Music Technology, Inc. Model: Mastermind PBC
Control #
Function
0
Bank Select (MSB)
1
Modulation Wheel (MSB)
2
Breath Controller (MSB)
3
4
Foot Controller (MSB)
5
Portamento Time (MSB)
6
Data Entry (MSB)
7
Channel Volume (MSB)
8
Balance (MSB)
9
10
Pan (MSB)
11
Expression (MSB)
12
Effect Control 1 (MSB)
13
Effect Control 2 (MSB)
14
15
General Purpose Controller 1 (MSB)
16
17
General Purpose Controller 2 (MSB)
18
General Purpose Controller 3 (MSB)
19
General Purpose Controller 4 (MSB)
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
Bank Select (LSB)
33
Modulation Wheel (LSB)
34
Breath Controller (LSB)
35
36
Foot Controller (LSB)
37
Portamento Time (LSB)
38
Data Entry (LSB)
39
Channel Volume (LSB)
40
Balance (LSB)
41
42
Pan (LSB)
43
Expression (LSB)
44
Effect Control 1 (LSB)
45
Effect Control 2 (LSB)
46
47
48
General Purpose Controller 1 (LSB)
49
General Purpose Controller 2 (LSB)
50
General Purpose Controller 3 (LSB)
51
General Purpose Controller 4 (LSB)
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
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Version: 1 Date: February 8, 2015
Transmitted (Y/N)
Recognized (Y/N)
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
N
Y
N
Y
N
Y
N
Y
N
Y
N
Y
N
Y
N
Y
N
Y
N
Y
N
Y
N
Y
N
Y
N
Y
N
Y
N
Y
N
Y
N
Y
N
Y
N
Y
N
Y
N
Y
N
Y
N
Y
N
Y
N
Y
N
Y
N
Y
N
Y
N
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
N
Y
N
Y
N
Y
N
Y
N
Y
N
Y
N
Y
N
Y
N
Y
N
Y
N
Y
N
Y
N
Y
N
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
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Remarks
Exp pedal default
Loop 1 on/off (default)
Loop 2 on/off (default)
Loop 3 on/off (default)
Loop 4 on/off (default)
Loop 5 on/off (default)
Loop 6 on/off (default)
Loop 7 on/off (default)
Loop 8 on/off (default)
Loop 9 on/off (default)
Loop 10 on/off (default)
Loop 7 ser/par (default)
Loop 8 ser/par (default)
Loop 9 ser/par (default)
Loop 10 ser/par (default)
Buffer 1 on/off (default)
Buffer 2 on/off (default)
MIDI Implementation Chart v 1.0 (Page 3 of 3)
Manufacturer: RJM Music Technology, Inc. Model: Mastermind PBC
Control # Function
Sustain Pedal
64
Portamento On/Off
65
Sostenuto
66
Soft Pedal
67
Legato Footswitch
68
Hold 2
69
Sound Controller 1 (default: Sound Variation)
70
Sound Controller 2 (default: Timbre / Harmonic Quality)
71
Sound Controller 3 (default: Release Time)
72
Sound Controller 4 (default: Attack Time)
73
Sound Controller 5 (default: Brightness)
74
Sound Controller 6 (GM2 default: Decay Time)
75
Sound Controller 7 (GM2 default: Vibrato Rate)
76
Sound Controller 8 (GM2 default: Vibrato Depth)
77
Sound Controller 9 (GM2 default: Vibrato Delay)
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Sound Controller 10 (GM2 default: Undefined)
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General Purpose Controller 5
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General Purpose Controller 6
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General Purpose Controller 7
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General Purpose Controller 8
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Effects 1 Depth (default: Reverb Send)
Effects 2 Depth (default: Tremolo Depth)
Effects 3 Depth (default: Chorus Send)
Effects 4 Depth (default: Celeste [Detune] Depth)
Effects 5 Depth (default: Phaser Depth)
Data Increment
Data Decrement
Non-Registered Parameter Number (LSB)
Non-Registered Parameter Number(MSB)
Registered Parameter Number (LSB)
Registered Parameter Number(MSB)
All Sound Off
Reset All Controllers
Local Control On/Off
All Notes Off
Omni Mode Off
Omni Mode On
Poly Mode Off
Poly Mode On
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Remarks
Buffer 3 on/off (default)
Fn Switch 1 on/off (dflt)
Fn Switch 2 on/off (dflt)
Fn Switch 3 on/off (dflt)
Fn Switch 4 on/off (dflt)
Output A on/off (default)
Output B on/off (default)
Output B invert (default)
Mute on/off (default)
Dry send on/off (default)
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