Setting up a MIDI controller to change presets on your pedal requires the correct hardware and configuration of both the MIDI controller and pedal. Refer to your pedal's Owner's Manual for information on configuring USB or TRS MIDI.
Here are some troubleshooting tips:
- Your pedal will only change presets if the specified preset was previously saved. If you never saved a preset (using the pedal or an editor), MIDI program change messages for that preset will be ignored.
- Be mindful that MIDI program numbers range from 0 to 127, but many MIDI devices (including our web editor) display program numbers starting from 1.
- For pedals with preset LEDs, test with MIDI programs 0-3 (preset 1-4). When a MIDI program change message is received, the corresponding LED will light up (if the preset was previously saved).
- Use the web editorfor your pedal to confirm that the CTRL port mode and MIDI channel are set correctly.
- Start with the pedal off, then plug in power and connect it to your computer.
- Open the web editor using Google Chrome.
- On the Config tab, verify that the MIDI Channel is set to the desired value.
If not, select the correct MIDI channel from the pop up menu. Note that it may take a few seconds for the change to be saved permanently.
- If you are using TRS MIDI: On the Ctrl Port tab, verify that CTRL Port Mode is set to MIDI In (TRS).
If it is not set, select MIDI In (TRS) then scroll down to the bottom of the page and click Save. The pedal's LED should blink green. Not required for USB MIDI.
- If you made any changes, power cycle the pedal and Refresh the editor to ensure that the change was saved.
- If you are using a USB MIDI controller, in most cases it will require a USB MIDI host to route data from the controller to the pedal.
- Use the web editor's Preset tab to change presets. The Load page (gray buttons) sends standard MIDI program change messages.
- Make sure that your MIDI controller is transmitting on the same channel that the pedal is set to.
- If you can connect your controller to a computer or tablet via MIDI, use a MIDI monitor application to verify that it is sending program change messages.
- If your MIDI controller has a 5 pin DIN MIDI output, verify that your TRS MIDI converter has the correct wiring and is configured correctly.