Re: Echo Pro with Midi Mate controller
on 2012-05-10 15:29:55
Check out pages 5-3 to 5-5 in the Echo Pro Manual
MIDI Mapping is the ability to assign (or map) a received MIDI Program
Change message to a specific program in your Echo Pro, regardless of what the
internal program number happens to be. This means that you can easily set
things up so that programs 12, 48, and 127 on your synth all call up program 33
on your Echo Pro. In fact, you’re not restricted to mapping program change
messages to program numbers. You can also map a program change to call up a specific
Effect Model or even run the Loop Sampler controls on the Echo Pro!
So how do we do this? Well, let’s look at how we would go about mapping MIDI
Program Change message 26 to the Echo Pro’s program 14.
MIDI Control: MIDI Mapping
1. Press and hold the MIDI/Sys button for two seconds to enter MIDI Map mode
(you’ll know you’re there when the display flashes MIDI… Map).
2. Use the Time knob to select MIDI Program Change 26. (You can also send MIDI
Program Change 26 from your master unit to set this.)
3. Use the Program Select knob to choose Program 14 on your Echo Pro.
4. Press “Save” to save the changes.
5. To test, select various Programs on your MIDI Controller. The program numbers
on the Echo Pro should mirror the program number on your controller until you
select Program 26. At this point, the Echo Pro should change to Program 14.
Okay, pretty simple, no? Now, if you wanted other program change messages to point at
the same Echo Pro Program, you would simply perform steps 1-4 above, then, instead
of hitting MIDI/Sys to go back to Program Select mode, you would just twirl the Time
knob to the other Program Change numbers you wanted to map to program 14 (or send
those program change messages directly from your MIDI Master Controller), pressing
“Save” after selecting each one, until you were done, then you’d proceed to step 5. You
can even have all 127 Program Change messages select the same program on the Echo
Pro, but that would be more than a little silly. Not that there’s anything wrong with
With the Echo Pro’s Custom Save feature, you’ve actually got an extra 16 user
definable programs available on your Echo Pro, cleverly concealed beneath the Model
Select knob. Thanks to MIDI Mapping, and a little forethought from those clever
engineers at Line 6, you can assign MIDI Program Changes to those and treat them just
like other programs. (See, we told you we weren’t gonna let those extra 29 Program
Change Messages go to waste.)
In order to map these, here’s what you do:
Press and hold the MIDI/Sys button for 2 seconds to enter MIDI Map Mode.
1. Turn the Program Select knob to 99, but don’t stop there, keep on turning. You’ll
notice that the Program Display now reads “FX” and the LEDs around the Model
Select knob start to light up in order as you spin the knob. Enjoy the light show for
a moment or two, then decide which model you want to map a program change to.
(Let’s assume you choose Analog w/Mod.)
2. Use the Time knob to select the MIDI Program Change number of your choice.
(Once again, you can also send a MIDI Program Change from your master unit to
3. Press “Save” to save the changes.
4. Press “MIDI/Sys” to return to Program Select mode and test the same way we tested
If you keep turning the Program Select knob while in MIDI Map mode, you’ll notice
that the Program Display will change from “FX” to “LP”, and the buttons for the Looper
controls will light up, in order, one by one. Guess what? This means that you can also
map MIDI Program Changes to control those functions (Record/Overdub, Play/Stop,
Play Once, Reverse, and Half Speed).
Note: If MIDI Mapping is turned off in the MIDI/SYS menu, (See MIDI/SYS
functions) it will automatically turn back on when you edit the MIDI map.
The information above may not be current, and you should direct questions to the current forum or review the manual.