Currently Being ModeratedJul 12, 2012 2:21 AM (in response to CJLoveall)Re: Midi Controller for Pod HD PRO (Getting more Presets)
Stick the Behringer FC1010 on your list too. Ten direct access pedals and two expression pedals at a pretty reasonable price. You can even mod them http://www.ossandust.be/ !! Can't comment on quality/reliability but I haven't noticed any horror stories.
If you pull down the HD Pro Advanced manual from this site you can checkout appendix C and see what you can and cannot do with MIDI. Essentially, you get to do everything that you would do with an HD500 AFAIK but not much more. You can control the tuner and looper using MIDI CC assigns to pedals on your footboard.
There are some gotchas with the HD Pro around effects toggling in some scenarios, if you select the same patch twice, the HD Pro does not observe the de facto standards around Midi CC toggles (where most units use message 0-63 as off and 64-127 as on), the Pod Pro simply toggles to the opposite state each time you send a Midi Message. This may or may not affect you and may or may not be fixed in future firmware.
I hear what you are saying about MIDI and the resources around it. You are interested in
MIDI PC Messages (program change)
MIDI CC Messages (controller changes)
And probably not much else right now. Google these and take a look at the HD Pro Appendix to get a sense as to how they are used.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 11, 2012 11:52 AM (in response to jimsreynolds)Re: Midi Controller for Pod HD PRO (Getting more Presets)
Thanks very much.
I pulled the manual and read up on the stuff. That does seem strange about the midi capabilies around the ON and OFF states compared to other modelers. On a positive note though, this shouldn't be a real problem for me as I really only want to control Patch changes (according to the manual) because I'm just wanting to navigate the pod's presets but with perhaps 3 banks at my feet while maintaining a tap tempo switch and tuner.
A question regarding tap tempo. Will it work like normal by just pressing the button that is set to send cc63 or do I need a midi clock (not sure what that is)
I will check out the fcb1010. First and foremost I like the price. I'll have to read up on that. I'm headed off to google now.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 12, 2012 2:22 AM (in response to CJLoveall)Re: Midi Controller for Pod HD PRO (Getting more Presets)
I am pretty sure that you should not need a Midi clock. I think that is more about keeping multiple devices in the same time epoch. Cannot say for certain as I have not tried it :-S