I have my pedals just set up in line between the guitar and amp. No effects loop in the amp. None of my pedals use midi, but one of my delays has an external tap tempo option. Right now my effects chain is SP Comp > Honey Bee Overdrive > Walrus ARP-87 Delay > Walrus Fathom Reverb > Walrus Julia Chorus. I would probably add a fuzz and a tremolo to my board if I was going to make any additions. So that’s 1 comp, 2 drives, 1 reverb, 1 delay, 2 modulation - 7 total. Only the ARP-87 has an external tap tempo option. My local store has a used Boss ES-5. My understanding is that this gives you 5 loops with something like 200 preset slots, as well as a tuner out, and a global tap tempo. So I wouldn’t be able to put every pedal in an individual loop, but I would be able to do something like: comp in front of the switcher, reverb after the switcher, everything else in a separate loop. I’m not really playing gigs, mostly working on recording projects or just playing/writing for fun. But when it’s safe/allowed to play shows again, this recording project could turn into a live band situation. If that happens, I’ll have to replicate the recordings, which were made without any limitations of a live band. So there was no need to make the sonic changes between parts fluid, or only require one pedal change. I also would like the option to either turn an overdrive off and a fuzz on with one step, or to turn a chorus off and turn a stacked fuzz and overdrive on with one step. Obviously this is only really necessary in a live environment, which is totally theoretical at this point. So it seems like a switcher isn’t something that I really need. Is anyone else who doesn’t need one of these enjoying using one?