GCX Audio Switcher with other MIDI controls ?

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skombijohn
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GCX Audio Switcher with other MIDI controls ?

Post by skombijohn » Fri Mar 30, 2012 5:52 am

Hi,

i am just wondering if you can control the Audio Switcher with any other MIDI Controlboards or do you have to use the GCP ?

Thanks for advice :)

Cheerio

Chris

domct203
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Re: GCX Audio Switcher with other MIDI controls ?

Post by domct203 » Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:48 am

skombijohn wrote:Hi,

i am just wondering if you can control the Audio Switcher with any other MIDI Controlboards or do you have to use the GCP ?

Thanks for advice :)

Cheerio

Chris
Welcome to the forum.

Yes, this is possible.

From pg 14 of the GCX manual:

It is possible to control the GCX from other devices like MIDI sequencers, some MIDI footpedals, or any device capable of transmitting MIDI Control Change messages.
The GCX responds to MIDI Control Change messages sent on channel 16 only. A data value of 0 turns the loop off, a data value of 127 turns the loop on. Controller numbers are as follows:

Audio Loop or Latched Switch
Loop #1 = controller #80
Loop #2 = controller #81
Loop #3 = controller #82
Loop #4 = controller #83
Loop #5 = controller #84
Loop #6 = controller #85
Loop #7 = controller #86
Loop #8 = controller #87

Momentary Switch
Loop #1 = controller #104
Loop #2 = controller #105
Loop #3 = controller #106
Loop #4 = controller #107
Loop #5 = controller #108
Loop #6 = controller #109
Loop #7 = controller #110
Loop #8 = controller #111

http://www.voodoolab.com/manuals/gcx_manual.pdf

Dom
Ground Control Pro | GCX | Control Switcher | PP2+ | Mesa Dual Rectifier Roadster | Mesa Mark V | Mesa Stiletto Deuce | (2) Mesa Rectifier 4X12's | '73 Gibson Les Paul Custom | '12 Gibson Les Paul Trad | '10 Carvin CT6M | TC G-Major

skombijohn
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Re: GCX Audio Switcher with other MIDI controls ?

Post by skombijohn » Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:53 am

Hey, thanks for the detailed reply :) very helpful.

Cheers

domct203
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Re: GCX Audio Switcher with other MIDI controls ?

Post by domct203 » Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:30 am

Glad to help.

Dom
Ground Control Pro | GCX | Control Switcher | PP2+ | Mesa Dual Rectifier Roadster | Mesa Mark V | Mesa Stiletto Deuce | (2) Mesa Rectifier 4X12's | '73 Gibson Les Paul Custom | '12 Gibson Les Paul Trad | '10 Carvin CT6M | TC G-Major

skombijohn
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Re: GCX Audio Switcher with other MIDI controls ?

Post by skombijohn » Mon Apr 02, 2012 2:56 am

And are there revisions of the switcher that can't do that ?

Because i am bidding on one on ebay and the seller points out that other MIDI stuff is NOT compatible..

domct203
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Re: GCX Audio Switcher with other MIDI controls ?

Post by domct203 » Mon Apr 02, 2012 3:55 am

skombijohn wrote:And are there revisions of the switcher that can't do that ?

Because i am bidding on one on ebay and the seller points out that other MIDI stuff is NOT compatible..
There was a rev or two, but I'm not sure if the very early units were different as far as MIDI control.

Ask the seller if the unit has been modded.

Dom
Ground Control Pro | GCX | Control Switcher | PP2+ | Mesa Dual Rectifier Roadster | Mesa Mark V | Mesa Stiletto Deuce | (2) Mesa Rectifier 4X12's | '73 Gibson Les Paul Custom | '12 Gibson Les Paul Trad | '10 Carvin CT6M | TC G-Major

skombijohn
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Re: GCX Audio Switcher with other MIDI controls ?

Post by skombijohn » Mon Apr 02, 2012 5:13 am

It is from 2008 . Is this very early ?

domct203
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Re: GCX Audio Switcher with other MIDI controls ?

Post by domct203 » Mon Apr 02, 2012 6:02 am

skombijohn wrote:It is from 2008 . Is this very early ?
Nope. IMO either the seller doesn't understand the GCX, it's been modded, or it's broke.

Dom
Ground Control Pro | GCX | Control Switcher | PP2+ | Mesa Dual Rectifier Roadster | Mesa Mark V | Mesa Stiletto Deuce | (2) Mesa Rectifier 4X12's | '73 Gibson Les Paul Custom | '12 Gibson Les Paul Trad | '10 Carvin CT6M | TC G-Major

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Re: GCX Audio Switcher with other MIDI controls ?

Post by skombijohn » Mon Apr 02, 2012 6:39 am

K, thanks again Dom :)

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