Originally Posted by XSTmusic
you can have all the effects to change at given times directly in the hardware. Even directly control some amplifiers.
Don't have to press on a pedal to switch between clean/distortion or so have a delay/reverb/chorus and whatnot change (on/off or anything else.. duration, level, any parameter you can think of).
That's a big plus for me. You can set up your songs and don't have to look back, ready to jam along and only concentrate on the playing. It's like a cruise control of some sort
This was also something we could do IF using Reason's Rack effect devices through audio input (not recording, just audio in->FX->out) if latency was usable, all the FX automation could be dealt by the sequencer while playing your acoustics/voice.
Now this became possible also with automating hardware, through MIDI.