I’m currently setting up some guitar pedalboard on my MOD Duo and some days ago I bought a Roland FC-300 as MIDI Foot Controller.
Now I try to make it work but found some issues that I’d like to have discussed with other users.
Most of the issues already have been mentioned in this forum somewhen and somehow, but I thought it useful to have it collected in one new thread.
Here are my findings / problems:
FC-300 Expression Pedal values are jumping / some quick button toggles get lost
Issue is reproducible as well for me. Hopefully it can be fixed by the moddevices developers, as it would remove the requirement of extra workarounds.
MIDI connection issues
Interaction with the FC-300 - display status information
As I learned in the following thread (Two-way Midi Mapping), it currently seems not to be possible to get back some status information at a MIDI device.
Of course the infamous mindi plugin could be used somehow - but this would not work for the FC-300 as SysEx is required.
The FC-300 supports 4 different operation modes. In “SysEx” mode it is possible to remotely control its LEDs, display text, segment display, special Tuner display mode. But unfortunately the FC-300 also sends SysEx messages in this mode…
So for a perfect interplay SysEx mapping would be required:
Does somebody have a clue, if it would be possible to write a new LV2 plugin that could map incoming SysEx messages to control plugins on a pedalboard, and map status information of the used plugins back to outgoing SysEx messages (e.g. like an internal MIDI converter, or maybe more direct internally)??
Thanks for reading.
I hope for ideas and feedback