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MIDI Octopus Re: Programming Rocktron All Access - HELP!!!!
On a vaguely related note, a friend was clearing out his basement and
bequeathed unto me a MIDI Octopus from the 1980s. I know so little about it
that I'm not sure how to even see if it works or if I should keep it or
It has a MIDI In and 8 outputs.
Do any of you fine citizens know anything about it?
Yours in Adrian Belew,
> [Original Message]
> From: Adrian Bartholomew <email@example.com>
> To: <Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com>
> Date: 9/18/2005 11:16:54 AM
> Subject: Re: Programming Rocktron All Access - HELP!!!!
> i stand corrected
> Adrian Bartholomew
> Leawood KS
> On Sep 17, 2005, at 8:56 PM, Doug Cox wrote:
> > It can send CC's along with PC's, but it can't send on/off CC's in a
> > "momentary" fashion. Therefore, you can't use CC's to control the
> > basic EDP functions with the FCB1010.
> > Dig
> > Adrian Bartholomew wrote:
> >> kim, i may be wrong here but i believe the 1010 can be set to send
> >> cc's automatically once a preset is chosen just like with notes. i
> >> remember seeing that.
> >> ___*
> >> Adrian Bartholomew
> >> *Leawood KS
> >> On Sep 17, 2005, at 6:56 PM, Kim Flint wrote:
> >> At 08:18 AM 9/17/2005, Craig Mitchell wrote:
> >> How are people programming the All Access? Are you using
> >> Control Numbers via Instant Access switches? Or are you using
> >> Note ON/OFF via the Custom settings for presets?
> >> I'm pretty sure the All Access has the flexibility to be set up to
> >> use either. The FCB1010 can only control the echoplex using notes.
> >> (sorry I don't use an All Access so I don't know the programming
> >> steps.)
> >> With the Echoplexes set to 'Controlsource=CNTR' I have been
> >> using the Instant Access switches to trigger various
> >> functions.
> >> Record - This works but sometimes when I press the button it
> >> starts recording a clears right away. A second press gets it
> >> recording properly and I can loop.
> >> I think I see your problem. The Echoplex wants to see a midi
> >> command for both the pressing of the button AND the release of the
> >> button. This is how it can tell if you are doing a short press or
> >> a long press. It sounds like your controller is not sending the
> >> "off" message when you release the button.
> >> If you are using Notes, this means the midi controller sends a
> >> NoteOn message when you press the button, and the corresponding
> >> NoteOff message when you release the button. (like the way a midi
> >> keyboard would do it.)
> >> If you are using Continuous Controller messages, the controller
> >> should send the appropriate controller number with a positive
> >> value (like 64 or something) when you press the button. Then when
> >> you release the button, it should send the same controller with
> >> value 0.
> >> Usually this means programming the midi controller to treat its
> >> buttons as Momentary. It sounds like you might have the in
> >> Latching mode. (where the first press sends the On, and the second
> >> press sends the off)
> >> Can one replicate the Echoplex pedalboard function of holding
> >> down the record button and clearing the loop with the All
> >> Access via midi?
> >> yes, definitely! that's the idea of using the on/off concept.
> >> That's the only way with midi to communicate that you are holding
> >> a button down (sustained) or releasing it quickly. This allows the
> >> Echoplex to get more functions out of less buttons. Otherwise
> >> there would have to be lots of extra buttons to control even the
> >> basic features of the echoplex, which would be awkward to use and
> >> take up too much space.
> >> Hope this helps,
> >> kim
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