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1 Switch Looper via Expression Pedal Toe Switch

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Hi,

 

I am using a Helix Rack but currently don't have a floor control unit but a Mission Engineering expression pedal with toe switch.

Is it possible to use the 1 Switch Looper with the toe switch?

 

I know that I can assign various HX Looper actions from the command center, but it seems to me that this doesn't allow to replicate the behaviour a 1 Switch Looper with the automatically assigned stomp footswitch would provide.

 

Can it be achieved that the toe switch behaves identical to the default footswitch behaviour for the 1 Switch Looper?

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No. The toe switch input is designed to work with a latching footswitch. The 1 Switch looper would need a momentary style footswitch to work properly. You can control it with MIDI, though.

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Thanks phil!

 

Can you give me a hint how to achieve that via MIDI?

I can see that MIDI CC 60-67 are related to looper functionality, but it seems like those are the same actions I could already assign to the toe switch via the command center (record/overdub, play/stop, etc.). I would like to replicate the default footswitch behaviour for the 1 Switch Looper though, which has multiple functions at once.

 

Do I need to use the CC 49-58 messages to simulate pressing a footswitch which is assigned to the looper?

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1 hour ago, troll_breeder said:

Thanks phil!

 

Can you give me a hint how to achieve that via MIDI?

I can see that MIDI CC 60-67 are related to looper functionality, but it seems like those are the same actions I could already assign to the toe switch via the command center (record/overdub, play/stop, etc.). I would like to replicate the default footswitch behaviour for the 1 Switch Looper though, which has multiple functions at once.

 

Do I need to use the CC 49-58 messages to simulate pressing a footswitch which is assigned to the looper?

 The only way you'd be able to emulate the 1-switch looper via MIDI is if you have a MIDI controller that allows you to assign different CCs to the various switch functions - press, hold, double-tap. I think the Disaster Area Designs MIDI Baby would allow this, for example.

 

Using the MIDI CCs associated with the footswitches themselves won't work, because those are all just single-use things. Things like press or hold have no meaning when it comes to a MIDI CC, as the CC message just gets shot out once.

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Thanks a lot, exactly the information I was looking for. I thought that I might be missing something, but seems like it can't be done easily then.

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