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Internal Midi Messages For Looper?

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Hi,

 

I own a POD HD500 which I use for solo gigs.  I generally leave it in looper mode with an acoustic guitar so I can do solos. 

 

However, I find the looper feature restrictive in that once I get a loop going I can't change sounds (for soloing) without exiting looper mode.  I also have to switch my sound back to my clean sound before going back to looper mode.  This constant switching between modes means that solos are less seamless, there's always a (musical) delay at the start and end of each solo.

 

Is there some way to program extra midi commands into the looper buttons so that when I press the "play" button, it automatically switches my sound to a different patch as well?

 

Currently I'm considering buying an external loop pedal which seems like a waste.

 

Andrew.

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Unfortunately I think you are discovering why most people find the pod HD looper to be unsuitable for live play. It is primarily designed to practice soloing (post mode) and to audition tones and edits (pre mode). Personally I have not been able to master the tap dancing required for seamless live use.

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What if I used Midi Controller Pedal to control the POD?  The controller could simultaneously activate the "Play", "Loop Exit", "Patch Change" button presses in one go yes?

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You can send midi to the itself by connecting Midi In to Midi Out.


I use two different ways depending on situation.


 


One (simpler) way if you want to be in looper mode.


In the patch you want to loop, assign F4 to program change


to your "solo" patch.


In the "solo" patch assign F4 back to your "loop path".


 


The other way is to be in ABCD mode and assign the


F1 to F4 to Rec, Play, Stop etc.


 


I also use this "midi patch" to jump from the last patch (D) of a Bank


to the first patch (A) of the next bank by assigning the Tap to


program change.


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You can send midi to the itself by connecting Midi In to Midi Out.

I use two different ways depending on situation.

 

One (simpler) way if you want to be in looper mode.

In the patch you want to loop, assign F4 to program change

to your "solo" patch.

In the "solo" patch assign F4 back to your "loop path".

 

The other way is to be in ABCD mode and assign the

F1 to F4 to Rec, Play, Stop etc.

 

I also use this "midi patch" to jump from the last patch (D) of a Bank

to the first patch (A) of the next bank by assigning the Tap to

program change.

 

Are you saying that you setup the midi messages from the F1-F8 foot switches to control internal functions of the HD500?  If so that's pretty cool, I didn't know that was possible.  Could you elaborate more on that setup?

 

Thanks

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I don't know what to add really… connect Midi Out to Midi In and use the midi send options?

 

Cheers

Lennart

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Thanks for the reply.  I somehow totally looked past the first sentence of the original post where you said to connect midi in to midi out :)  That's a cool trick!

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