Imp & Goblin – MIDI Mod

The Imp & Goblin devices are MIDI mods for guitar, bass or other effects devices. Depending on the effects device it is installed in and what kind of Imp or Goblin you choose, it can do one or more of the following tasks:

  • MIDI controllable bypass
  • MIDI clock synchronous switching and/or Tap Tempo
  • Controlling functions for external switches via MIDI
  • Emulate an MIDI controlled expression pedal
  • Controlling encoders such as the preset wheel of the EHX POG2

All Imps and Goblins have the following features:

  • Compatible with all MIDI 1.0 compliant controllers
  • MIDI channel can be set using the controlled switch

The possibilities are almost endless. Add your beloved old vintage overdrive pedal to your MIDI setup or sync your analog delay to MIDI clock. The list goes on: change the channel on multi-channel preamps, or simply turn the pedals on and off when all loops are occupied on the loop switcher.

The main difference between the Imp and Goblin MIDI mod is that the Imp is very basic and controls only a single switch, while the Goblin is more elaborate, being able to control up to three switches and various special functions. Some Imps and Goblins are available for specific pedals or manufacturers, like the EHX POG2, the EHX Pitch Fork MIDI Mod, or Universal Audio Starlight/Golden/Astra MIDI mod.

To learn more about how these MIDI mods work and which one you actually need, head over to one of the individual pages. If you’re new to the world of Imps and Goblins, make sure to check the Imp page first, to learn about the basic concepts.