Currently Being ModeratedDec 31, 2009 9:06 AM (in response to kahuna2000)RE: Adding Midi footswitch to Pocket Pod for patch changes
We never intended the Pocket POD to be controlled via MIDI so it looks like you found a pretty viable workaround.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 6, 2010 11:07 PM (in response to kahuna2000)Re: Adding Midi footswitch to Pocket Pod for patch changes
I"ve had my Pocket Pod for a week or so and here"s what I"ve found (in addition to this dumb forum engine won"t accept appostrophes for some reason)
I used my MIDI sequencer to find that the PP receives and responds to at least the following controllers:
Patch Change for patches numbered 0 through 127. I haven"t tried LSB or MSB control commands yet (usually used in expanded MIDI modules like Roland & Yamaha to select the additional variation patches) but I'm guessing they'll work and the full 300 and some patch set only needs to be mapped -- to bad Line 6 didn't do this)
Volume (CC 7) from 0 to 127. . .you can do swells with it on my sequencer, so a pedal controller can be programmed for it, Select Wah (CC 91) Wah on (or off when repeated) (CC 43) and the sweep from 0 to 127. Wahs like a champ if I'm strumming with my sequencer going to send the commands, so, again, a pedal controller can be programmed for it. There is standard Line 6 MIDI implimentation that applies to the Pocket Pod for selecting amp model changes and effects on and off with parameters. Line 6 includes the Pocket Pod in the charts, so why the Line 6 folks on here have been acting like this is impossible is beyond me. Any programmable MIDI foot controller (they're not particularly cheap) can be programmed to drive it as long as it sees the Pocket Pod as a MIDI connection.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 6, 2010 11:23 PM (in response to dzobels)Re: Adding Midi footswitch to Pocket Pod for patch changes
Sorry D, but MIDI bank select commands are not supported by Pocket POD - If they were the editor would have used them to select banks other than USER. All you get is MIDI program changes 0-127 to select the user presets.
As for why we haven't been leaping to broadcast all of this information before you, recall that Pocket POD only has a USB MIDI connector, which means anyone who wants to use a MIDI controller needs to use a whole computer as the junction box to connect the controller to the Pocket POD. Not only is this a relatively complicated thing for a typical user to set up, it definitely goes against the idea of Pocket POD being a totally portable (pocket carried and battery powered) product that is quick and simple to use.
Still, anyone who figures all these details out and uses them to make more quality music kicks butt in our book. Keep it up!
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 28, 2010 8:53 AM (in response to kahuna2000)Re: Adding Midi footswitch to Pocket Pod for patch changes
What about this, is it the same method http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMo3_Qs2jqY also for sale here http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=300399590264 I found this all on a forum. How did this guy do it
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 28, 2010 9:05 AM (in response to dekstar42)Re: Adding Midi footswitch to Pocket Pod for patch changes
See http://line6.com/community/message/124349#124349 for related information.