I have the Aeros Loop Studio Gold Edition being sent to me in the next couple days and wondering if anyone has any suggestions of a good Multi-FX pedal to use with it as it sounds like the Aeros won’t be adding FX to the loop studio. I am hoping to utilize the silent foot switches on the Aeros Gold to activate FX (like reverb & delay on both guitar & vocals) so that I can perform in very quiet environments (like sound healings & yoga classes). Is there a way to do this? And any suggestions of which ones are most compatible with the Aeros Loop Studio? Thanks!
The Aeros is not a midi controller and does not send midi on footswitch presses.
AFAIK it can send midi clock, midi cc when a song is loaded, and start/stop/transition, etc.
The Aeros could use more footswitches, and they have done an amazing job cramming in many looper features on them. This doesn’t leave room for it to be a midi controller.
I’d love an all in one Aeros v2 that had my modeling and some effects, but I doubt that would happen. Perhaps they join forces with another company and compete with Boss/Headeush who borrows this from their other products and make a larger looper. It would be risky since many people like their own effects and not everyone wants to pay even more for a larger looper, etc.
Line 6 has a nice line of multi effects pedals. Line 6 has been consistently putting out two major firmware updates per year. Capacitive touch switches and very quiet.
Consider the Line 6 Stomp (small form factor and quite versatile).
A slightly larger form would be the Stomp XL (better routing options and MIDI control).
Some users mention using the Headrush as well as Fractal Axe pedals.
Here’s some reviews: Best Multi-Effects Pedals 2023: upgrade your sound | GuitarPlayer. Check out Sweetwater and Reverb for current prices.
A silent midi controller like the McMillen Softstep may be one solution.