Q: What is MIDI?
A: MIDI stands for Musical Instrument Digital Interface and is a way for electronic instruments to communicate with each other. For a full definition on MIDI and its applications, check out these links:
Many Line 6 products are equipped with MIDI inputs and outputs, which can receive control messages by another external MIDI device. Some of the most commonly used MIDI controllers are:
Voodoo Labs Ground Control
Q: Can I adjust the values of the MIDI information on my Line 6 device?
A: No, you can not adjust the values on most Line 6 products that receive MIDI information, issues with communication are generally resolved by programming the sending unit correctly. The Line 6 device only knows that when you send it MIDI MESSAGE "A" it will do ACTION "A". Since this can not be changed in most Line 6 products, you need to make sure that your foot controller (or other controlling device) is sending MIDI MESSAGE "A". Please refer to your Line 6 user manual (or downoad) for a list of all MIDI events pertaining to your product.
Q: Where can I find the MIDI CC Reference Guide for Line 6 gear?
MIDI Continuous Controller Reference
Q: How can I connect my Line 6 device to my computer if I only have MIDI ports on the unit?
A: To connect your MIDI capable Line 6 device to your computer, you will need:
1) A computer with a MIDI interface or a MIDI-to-USB interface, such as the M-Audio MIDI Sport Uno
2) Please ensure that you have the interface's latest drivers installed on your computer. We recommend downloading the drivers directly from the manufacturer’s website and installing the drivers BEFORE connecting your USB-MIDI interface. Consult the manufacturer’s website for the correct installation and troubleshooting procedures to ensure your drivers are installed correctly.
3) Download and install the latest version of Line 6 Monkey if it is not already installed to your computer. See the following link for more information on installing Line 6 Monkey:
Line 6 Monkey Installation and F.A.Q.
4) Connect your Line 6 device to the MIDI Interface, making sure the cables are connected correctly. The MIDIsport Uno will be labeled "to MIDI in" and "to MIDI out". Traditional MIDI connections will have the Line 6 device MIDI IN to interface MIDI OUT, and the Line 6 device MIDI OUT to interface MIDI IN.
5) Turn your Line 6 device ON and open Line 6 Monkey. Monkey should be able to detect the Line 6 device right away. If Monkey cannot detect the Line 6 device, please ensure the drivers for the interface are properly installed, the cables are connected correctly (as described in step 4), and the MIDI Ports were selected correctly. Here is what you would need to configure if you see a "no device" message"
A) Select "configure"
B) Select "add"
C) Here is what the MIDI Port selection should look like with a MIDI Sport Uno. Once the MIDI In and Out are selected, hit "add":
D) Your should should now be recognized. select the unit then select "OK".
6) You are now ready to edit/back up your tones, reinstall flash memory, or experiment with tones from customtone.com. See the following link for more information on editing your MIDI capable device with Line 6 edit:
Line 6 Edit FAQ
See the following link for more information on backing up your MIDI capable device with Line 6 Monkey:
Line 6 Monkey Installation and F.A.Q.
Q: I am receiving the message "(Code 8000900C) MIDI device timed out waiting for a response."
* Reinstall the USB-MIDI device drivers from the manufacturer's website
* check to ensure the sockets are snug and connected to the correct jacks
* Remove any USB hubs, connect the USB-MIDI device directly to the back of the computer
* connect an ethernet cable to the computer and turned off any wireless modem cards
See the following link for more computer optmiziation tips:
Computer System Optimization