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Does anyone on the forum own a HD500 bean/desktop?

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Thanks. I know I have posted a diff thread but just wanted an answer...I appreciate all the replies but they arent helpful ie what ifs etc. If there is anyone here that actually owns a bean and could plug the usb in and check if it turns up as a midi device, that would be excellent. Cheers

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Last time I checked none of my POD HD devices including the Bean appeared as a MIDI device in Reaper. I have my Bean packed away right now and won't have time to check this until the weekend. Perhaps someone else can be more definitive before then.

 

.... but I'm about 99% sure the answer is still no.

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Thanks guys...really appreciated (definitely talking bean right?). I have my HD500 FB hooked up; it def has no midi but its noted in the manual as no midi and that would make sense ie it has 5 pin but the Bean??? That is really bad...nearly bought one to put in my rig. Will need to pull the floorboard apart and see if that can fit but it would have been so easy if there was midi on the bean...even my DI Port gold has midi comms...

Oh well...too bad if anyone wanted to drive the Bean with anything less than FBV...seems like every turn...good tone but lack of flexibility (for me anyway)

 

thanks again.

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I was surprised too when I found out (after I bought it) that it didn't have midi.  I have a midi pedal board I'd used for years.  Had to buy the FBV.  I guess I should have just got the HD500.  Ended up spending the same money.  Maybe that's why they stopped making the bean.

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I was surprised too when I found out (after I bought it) that it didn't have midi.  I have a midi pedal board I'd used for years.  Had to buy the FBV.  I guess I should have just got the HD500.  Ended up spending the same money.  Maybe that's why they stopped making the bean.

hehe...yeah, I have to go the other way; bought the HD500 but wish it was modular so I could just plug the brain in and switch it...Im going to just add a mkII fbv express and sit that on the end of the rig...I only use 3 models and some fx...so Im not needing a lot of switching. I do however need a lot of switching for Ableton so Ill just keep that as a separate controller. I really cant believe it can be controlled via USB...its just plain mad...:-)

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Problem is that as soon as you want to integrate into anything except a glorified foot pedal...game over.

So I ended up getting the bean anyway because of the controller and space limitations of the HD500...yay...Im rewiring the ABCD button to some FSs

 

The actual answer is that it DOES appear as a midi input (via drivers and midi OX or DAW) so Im not sure how the answers that were posted are actually worked out but it does not actually do anything, which makes it even more bizzare.

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Based on what I've read its non-midi class compliant that is why usb/midi doesn't work. Does the device have to be class compliant to be detected as a midi device? Apparently not.

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.......

 

The actual answer is that it DOES appear as a midi input (via drivers and midi OX or DAW) so Im not sure how the answers that were posted are actually worked out .....

I think it may also depend on the PC/program/DAW. On my computer it was indeed recognized for midi input in a midi OX program, but in my DAW it did not appear as an available input for a midi track armed for recording. That was the basis for my response. Perhaps different programs use different criteria for what they deem to be a midi device.

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Based on what I've read its non-midi class compliant that is why usb/midi doesn't work. Does the device have to be class compliant to be detected as a midi device? Apparently not.

Thanks Silverhead...BillBee...Gotcha...but wouldnt that mean that as a driver based midi port...it should be available? Anyway...moving on now as it doesnt play the game..with just about all the L6 bits, there is always a dead end. Ill just use a couple of amp models and route through guitar rig which has decent fx, great looper for stand alone and Live for the whole percussion rig. Clunky but hopefully works. I ported all the control code to Pure Data...its a great prog btw (once you learn the graphic concepts)

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