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Author Topic: MIDI Start/Stop - how?  (Read 83 times)

westofben

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MIDI Start/Stop - how?
« on: July 11, 2019, 11:22:46 pm »
Reposting this from General forum.

I currently have a KeyStep and viewing the MF (MicroFreak) as a possible replacement. I have one burning question.

I play bass primarily, so the MF will be played by hands occasionally but other times I will trigger sequences or arps from a KMI 12 Step.

I am controlling all of my MIDI devices from a Boss ES-8. If I have a MicroFreak patch with a sequence, then from the ES-8 I will load that patch. What I would like to do is also send START to the MF from that patch (using a CC?) and  at the next patch on the ES-8 send STOP, so that the sequence runs for that section of a song. What CC messages can I send to trigger this, if possible?

I have tried to do the same with my KeyStep and it simply doesnít work. This is why I am interested in the MF.

What other options do I have? Will this require a dedicated Start/Stop MIDI footswitch or will I need to reach over to the MF to start and stop?

Thanks!

westofben

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Re: MIDI Start/Stop - how?
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2019, 09:49:07 am »
Surprised at the lack of knowledge responses here...

So I know 100% that the Boss ES-8 cannot send SysEx messages. That leaves two options:

1. MoltenVoltage One Trick Pony - Start Stop
2. MIDI Solutions Footswitch Controller, with an external switch or using a CTRL out from ES-8

Still the question remains - does the MicroFreak respond to standard MIDI Start and Stop messages from external sources?

I only ask because the KeyStep didnít. At least not all that I tried. I donít want to fork out $$ and revamp my setup only to find the MF does not respond. I NEED to be able to start/stop a sequence with my foot while my hands are busy playing bass.

I am also not prepared to spend money on either of the options above if it is not possible.

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Re: MIDI Start/Stop - how?
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2019, 11:43:40 am »
Hardly surprising as it's not an actual 'technical issue' more of a query really isn't it  ;)

westofben

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Re: MIDI Start/Stop - how?
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2019, 10:39:22 pm »
Same result over in the general threads. Technically it could be an issue IF MF doesnít respond to start stop remotely, no?

In any case, if thread is in wrong forum, a moderator should moderate  :)

 

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