Finally got my Mod duo and started playing with it. Keeping our discussion about midi some months ago in mind I set up a single pedalboard with a Toggleswitch with 4 outputs.
So I set up 4 different gain stages. 1 being just reverb, 2 with a little gain, 3 some more gain and the fourth is a full blown distortion. A setup similar to what I already use with my other devices.
As I got around assigning midi commands to the toggleswitch using midi learn I run into problems.
It is very simple in theory to set this up.
- I select channel one on the toggleswitch and press midi learn.
- I press the knob on my midi controller that I want to use
- Hit save
I do this for all 4 channels on the toggleswitch. And I can see that when I look back where the midi learn is, a midi message has appeared (MIDI Ch.1 CC#17). And on channel 2 there is the same thing but on CC#11 and channel 3 and 4 also have their message on different CC.
So far so good.
If I press the knob on my midi controller to activate channel 1 it works. If I press the other assigned knobs…nothing happens. If I press channel 1 knob again…nothing happens and it is stuck in the “on” position and I cant turn it off.
What am I doing wrong?
Why can’t I assign midi messages and get my controller to control the mod duo?
Another thing…I noticed that on the Banks display it says "Navigate pedalboards using MIDI program, channel 1-16"
Is this a good option to control the Mod duo with a midi controller?
Can I have for example one reverb pedal in one pedalboard. One tubescreamer in another and switch between pedalboards using MIDI messages?
How would I know which pedalboard to activate (what nr are they)?
There seems to still be a very long pause between pedalboards when called upon. So much that it is unusable in a live situation. With that in mind I doubt the “banks” option is feasable using midi messages live.
Am I missing something or has there been no progress since we last talked about using midi controllers to control the mod duo?
Is there somebody out there that plays guitar, uses a midi controller and can successfully send midi messages to control the mod duo without lag?
(I use windows and FCB8n Peak controller)