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Automating effects toggle for Pod HD500 through Cubase help needed

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Hi, I've been successful in changing patches on my Pod HD500 using Cubase LE AI Elements 8, but the Pod just doesn't toggle the effects on/off when a midi command is sent to it. The Pod is sending and receiving signal as I have even recorded effect toggles from it to a MIDI track, but the Pod only responds to the patch changes, not the effects toggling.

I'm not sure if I need to change any settings in the Generic Remote Settings.

 

Can anyone help please? :)

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It's been forever since I used Cubase for anything, so I'm no help there. But if you refer to the Pod HD500 manual, on page B•2 the footswitches are MIDI CC# 51 to 59. That's the only thing the Pod is going to listen for with individual effects slots. You'll have to assign the footswitch to the effect, then target that footswitch MIDI CC.

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Thanks for the reply. Cubase already picks up that footswitch 1 is on CC#51 (if you look closely at the 2nd Controller Lane in the 1st pic), its just that it seems the Pod doesn't react to the MIDI being sent. The 3 dots you see on the CC51 Controller Lane were actually recorded by pressing FS1 on the Pod, so I have no idea why it doesn't perform what was just recorded. I'm pretty sure I don't need to edit any of those Generic Remote settings either, as they are for when the Pod is controlling Cubase.

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Thanks Hurghanico, but I have checked and the MIDI OUT is set to OUT, and I have tested both ABCD and FS 5-8, but it still only works with patch changes and not FX toggling.

 

For receiving MIDI data, should FS1 be assigned to MIDI CC#51 in the MIDI Assign Settings, or should it be blank, or does it matter? I set it to CC#51 in order to record the MIDI data to Cubase, but should it be blank for it to playback? (note: I've tested both ways without success)

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Yes that's what I thought. When I input the data into the CC#51 Controller Lane I can only hope that it's going out through CC#51, I don't think I can manually check/edit the MIDI routing in the version of Cubase I have.

 

A weird thing I've just discovered is that when data is put into the CC#51 Controller Lane in the MIDI Event (or Clip) the automation data in the Automation Lane doesn't change, so they must be 2 different things? (I've tried inputting data into the Automation Lane without success too)

 

It seems like this is a Cubase problem, so I'll try using Reaper or something and see if it's the DAW.

 

 

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18 hours ago, Cronke said:

For receiving MIDI data, should FS1 be assigned to MIDI CC#51 in the MIDI Assign Settings, or should it be blank, or does it matter? I set it to CC#51 in order to record the MIDI data to Cubase, but should it be blank for it to playback? (note: I've tested both ways without success)

 

Blank is ok. MIDI Assign is when you want the footswitch to send a MIDI signal out to another device and won't matter for your purposes.. What effect in your chain is being turned on and off by FS1?

 

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I have tried using Reaper but it still only changes the Patch without toggling any FX, so there must be a setting on the Pod.

 

My settings are;

FS Mode set to ABCD

MIDI Channel set to OMNI

MIDI OUT/THRU set to OUT

 

Are there any other relevant settings I might need to change?

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Well I finally figured it out........... I needed to update the Pod drivers. 

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