https://www.redpandalab.com/editor/These instructions apply to both the DMC.micro and DMC.micro PRO.  In the text below, DMC.micro PRO menu items are in BOLD followed by the DMC.micro item in parentheses.  Example: MAX PRESET (PRST).

TRS MIDI connections

  1. Connect the DMC.micro MultiJack to the pedal's CTRL port using a 1/4" TS to 1/4" TS cable.  You can also use the DMC.micro's 5-pin DIN MIDI output with a TRS MIDI converter or Strymon MIDI EXP cable.
  2. Use the web editor to configure the pedal's control port for TRS MIDI In.
  3. Use the web editor to set the pedal's MIDI Channel to match the DMC.micro device it will be assigned to (A=1, B=2, C=3, D=4). 
  4. In the DMC.micro setup menu, configure the MULTIJACK (JACK) as MIDI TIP (MID.T).


USB MIDI connections

The DMC.micro supports one USB MIDI device on MIDI channel 1 (only device A).


  1. In the DMC.micro setup menu, set USB to HOST.
  2. Use the web editor to set the pedal's MIDI Channel to 1.  That is the default, so if you have never changed the MIDI channel you can skip this step.
  3. Power off the DMC.micro and pedal.
  4. Connect the pedal to the DMC.micro using the Disaster Area Designs gHOST adapter cable.


Setup

  1. Connect power to the DMC.micro.
  2. As soon as the display lights up, hold the left footswitch to enter setup mode.
  3. Press the left and right footswitches to scroll through the setup menu.
  4. Scroll to the DEVICE (DEV) you wish to assign the pedal to.  This also sets the MIDI channel used by the DMC.micro.  Note that only DEVICE A (DEV.A) on MIDI channel 1 is supported for USB MIDI.
    1. Hold the left footswitch to edit the device setting.
    2. Use the left and right footswitches to scroll through the available devices.  Select PANDA TENS (TENS) for the Tensor or PANDA PRT2 (PRT2) for the Particle and other pedals.
    3. Hold the left footswitch to return to the main menu.
  5. Hold the right footswitch to save the settings and exit.


Saving Presets

Tensor: hold both footswitches while changing presets on the DMC.micro.


Particle 2: hold the PRESET/SAVE button while changing presets on the DMC.micro.


Context 2:hold the SHIFT button while changing presets on the DMC.micro.


Bitmap 2: hold the PRESET/SAVE button while changing presets on the DMC.micro.


Raster 2: hold the PRESET/SAVE button while changing presets on the DMC.micro.  The preset will be saved when you release the PRESET/SAVE button, using the last MIDI program change number that was received (that allows you to update a preset by going up and back down).


You can also use our web editor to save and manage presets.


Troubleshooting

  • Verify that your pedal's MIDI channel is set to the correct channel for the DMC.micro's assigned device.  Device A is channel 1, B is channel 2, C is channel 3, and D is channel 4.
  • If you are using USB, verify that the DMC.micro USB is set to HOST.
  • Verify that you have the latest firmware installed on your DMC.micro and pedal.  Firmware updates are available on our web site.  
  • Use the Preset tab of our web editor to send MIDI program change messages.  Selecting a preset will send a MIDI program change message, exactly like the DMC.micro does.
  • Connect the DMC.micro to a computer or iOS device via MIDI (not HOST mode) and use a MIDI monitor to confirm  it is sending the expected program changes.  
  • Contact us if you need additional assistance.