Many musicians place their H9 under a pedalboard shelf. Guitarists Josh Smith and Ariel Posen come to mind. In fact, many others put the H9 on a rack shelf completely away from view – Santana, The Edge, Troy McLawhorn of Evanescence. The key is having confidence in your MIDI programming and testing the rig thoroughly to eliminate concerns. Because the H9 is so powerful MIDI-wise, one really doesn’t have to have it in plain sight.