Pedal switcher help!!!

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Pedal switcher help!!!

Post by msmith2013 » Sun Sep 18, 2016 10:47 pm

Is it possible for me to use a midi controller in conjunction with the pedal switcher? A possible midi controller I would want to buy is the disaster area DMC3. Does the pedal switcher only work with the commander or do other midi controllers like the one I listed work too? For my pedalboard I only need a 4 loop switcher and then a midi brain to store presets and send out midi program changes and tempo changes. Please help me! Thanks

Would a midi controller such as disaster area designs DMc3 work with the px8?

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Re: Pedal switcher help!!!

Post by JohnClark » Mon Sep 19, 2016 9:41 am

The Pedal Switcher requires a SysEx message sent to it that will configure it to respond to MIDI Control Changes 80-83.

If your controller can be programmed to send this SysEx string...

F0 00 00 07 01 08 10 F7

As well as send MIDI Control Changes 80-83 on MIDI Channel 16, then your controller can control the Pedal Switcher.

I hope that helps!

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