I set the blackstar to custom programming on the back switch. Plugged it in via USB. Configured it in the web portal midi section. It was then just a case of selecting a pedal and selecting the mapping - midi - save → Select button. That let’s me turn pedals on and off with the blackstar. Very easy.
Now I would like to connect 1 button to multiple pedals/operation Is that possible?
Here you need a bit of a workaround and use the CV plugins. Check here in general how to use them.
I believe the Control to CV will help you out with the MIDI mapping and then you need to map the output of it to all the parameters that you want that MIDI control to control.
Well the good news is that you know more than us, and you’ve always been a tremendous help!
It took me ages to realize that you were the person who helped me with my dwarf purchase on reverb. I’m still really impressed by the interaction we had there, and even cooler to know that you’re a regular on the forum!
The wiki docs and plugin for Control to CV is sweet - got it working with live logic in 10 minutes. That is a refreshing change. I’m beginning to believe Dwarf will open new doors to creativity on the stage
Expression pedal set up next into live logic.
The gui is put together really well too.
This looks to be a real game changer as it looks like creators have blended the best of mutiple domains.
I must thank the kickstarters who funded this stuff - that is a risky business and requires lots of patience. I know from experience.
@Elk_wrath thank you so much for the warm words. I actually was not really aware of our interactions on Reverb (although I had a feeling about them)
I’m really glad that I helped you joining the MOD family and manage to “onboard” such a great user and community member
@nelson_fretty your welcome I’m happy to help you as well! Nice that the wiki helped you (even if it is in a state that needs “some love” from our side and that you are enjoying so much the device!
Here you touched on a really important point! It is really true! If we managed to put the MOD Dwarf out and make so many people happy with it, it’s really thanks to our crowdfunding backers! Props to all of them!
They have been so supportive even in the middle of all our issues! We totally understand the frustrations that pop up with them here and there (we actually share with them most of those), but overall they were the masterpiece for this project to become a reality!
Quick update - I updated the firmware on the blackstar live logic yesterday and the custom program was reset to blank settings so I had to set each switch to Midi channel 1 with an incrementing midi id i.e. 1 to 6 for each switch. I also had to change the switches to toggle from momentary.
If people receive this midi controller post firmware I guess that is the reason it may not work. It took me 10 minutes to fix with the Live Logic App.
Yes, it work out of the box but it was configured not as I intended, so no way to get it as I want without Windows… and I needed quite some time to understand the Dwarf doesn’t want to move to another pedalboard when the WebUI is engaged !
The controller is really noisy though, big “clic” at each press, and the configuration is very limited. So I’ve already moved to Morningstar MC8 which can :
send multiple message with each switch (which is really easier for me as using snapshots inside the Dwarf)
be configured via chromium (no installation required), I’m not able to make it work in linux for now… I’ll investigate later on this, if someone has made it would really appreciate the help ! It can be configure with only the controller too !
a lot of presets can be prepared and called easily
a screen which shows the names you’ve entered and the state of the expression pedal (love this one) !
I don’t know how many people actually reference the Wiki, but I had the same problem, lost time on my end trying to troubleshoot my setup, and ultimately got the answer in the forum. I was referencing the relevant section at the time, so a note about the limitation would have been helpful for me.
How much effort would it be for the Web interface to display a “not supported” message (with a link to the Wiki) whenever a MIDI PC message arrives that matches the pedalboard navigation channel? Without some immediate feedback, I expect many users will go down the same path of thinking it is user or MIDI config error.