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M13 as a midi controller for M5 and amp
by kevanprince on 2013-03-18 18:32:54

I have an M13 and an M5. My amp is an EVH 5150 III 50w. I want to use the M13 as a controller to bring up a preset on both the M5 and amp at the same time (the amp can use PC messages to change channels). What I want is:

Select a scene on the M13 > sends PC to M5 > M5 selects a preset > M5 sends PC to amp > amp changes channels

I haven't bothered connecting to the amp yet. I'm having trouble just getting the M5 to react to the M13 switching scenes. Both are set to use MIDI channel 1 and the MIDI cable runs from M13 out to M5 in. When I select a scene, nothing changes on the M5. What step am I missing?



Re: M13 as a midi controller for M5 and amp
by kevanprince on 2013-03-18 21:04:53

Okay. I updated the M5 and M13 firmware and got the two talking to each other. However, apparently a preset change on the M5 will not send a midi message if that preset change was caused by an incoming midi message.

I must need a splitter of some sort to get the M13 to send its message to both the M5 and the amp.



Re: M13 as a midi controller for M5 and amp
by kevanprince on 2013-03-19 15:50:22

Called Tech Support. Since the M pedals don't have an option for MIDI through, I will need some kind of splitter. I'll grab something along the lines of this:

http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/MIDIthru2?utm_source=Google&utm_medium=PPC&utm_campaign=none&gclid=CM2s3d7YibYCFQjhQgodMVsAhQ



Re: M13 as a midi controller for M5 and amp
by kevanprince on 2013-03-19 20:39:34

Well, I picked up a M-Audio Midiman 2x2. Works well. I may return it though and get the one I linked to since it was a little more expensive and it needs a dedicated power supply to do what I want.

So after updating the firmware on the M13 and M5, and adding the Midiman, now I can change scenes on the M13 and it switches both the M5 and the amp channel. Pretty sweet setup. Now to dial in some tones...




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