I'm trying to work out what exists out there as a multieffects unit, that isn't a full pedalboard size, but has the option to be controlled via MIDI.
I've been searching around and so far drawing a bit of a blank. The only thing I've seen so far is the Line 6 M5, but they have a slightly annoying limitation of only being able to run 1 effect at once.
I'm mainly looking for time-based/modulation-based effects. I'm not much into compression on guitar, nor do I need this to do anything like distortion, wah etc. The ability to do intelligent harmonies would be a bonus, but not essential.
In terms of size, the M5 is about the right size, the maximum I'd be looking at would be something like the old Yamaha Magicstomp or the first Vox Tonelab. The POD beans are a little large for the task, but could be usable.
Anyone got any ideas? I won't say money is no object, but list anything you can think of and I can decide whether it'd be worth saving for. Also I am not bothered if its something that came out this year or a 2 decades ago, as long as it'll do the job.
The Boss VF-1 is potentially an option, possibly too big but maybe not.