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Hd500 midi capabilities


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One of the most frustrating things about the hd500 (in my opinion) is the number of the footswitch avaiable if you use it with midi. I'll try to explain: I'm using it with my evh5150 iii with a 4CM. If I don't use midi to switch channels i can have presets selectable with the bottom raw of switches and have many different effects on every preset. BUT if I use MIDI for switching channels, I MUST copy the same preset for all the channels. Reading the M13 manual, I've discovered that it's possible to use a button for selecting scenes/fx. Is it possible to make this with HD500? I really would like to use its midi capabilities only when I want for switching channels and use the bottom raw to switch between presets.

 

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Does this help: http://line6.com/support/topic/2981-pod-hd-500-midi-controlling-an-evh-5150-iii-50-watt-amp/

 

I haven't watched the videos as I don't use 4CM or a MIDI controlled Amp, but I do know a bit about MIDI on an HD500...

 

First if you change the Global MIDI channel on the HD500 from 1 to anything else the Amp will ignore the default Program Change messages that the HD500 always emits - this means it won't change patches when you change HD500 patches.

 

Then if you want to change Amp Patches you will need to explicitly define a Program Change message to be sent on Channel 1 when you press a switch. But because that is part of an HD500 patch you will need to duplicate that setting on every HD500 patch you use.

 

I personally would have a generic as possible HD500 patch containing an emulation of your main Pedal Board stuff and using FS 5-8 mode free all 8 switches to control effects on/off and amp channels (a single switch can turn on/off any number of effects and send a dedicated MIDI message).  You might need a few additional patches for special songs, but I would expect that 90% + of a gig can be covered without changing HD patches at all.

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Well, how can i say: THANK YOU!. What I needed to know is just this: "First if you change the Global MIDI channel on the HD500 from 1 to anything else the Amp will ignore the default Program Change messages that the HD500 always emits - this means it won't change patches when you change HD500 patches".

 

In this way I can select the FS 5-8 mode and control amp switching and have patches on the bottom switches RAW. I did not know that it was possible to disable the default program change messages. GREAT.

 

thank you again.

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