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HX Stomp sporadicly ignores MIDI CCs

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Hi! New HX Stomp user here!

 

I'm having very strange problems with my HX Stomp which is controlled via MIDI by a Boss ES-5.

The stomp seems to sporadicly IGNORE incoming midi CCs, which is driving me nuts. :'(

 

In order to understand what's happening i'm using this very simple example:

* Footswitch 1 of the ES-5 sends a MIDI CC (4:127) to turn on a block in the active HX preset.

* Footswitch 2 of the ES-5 sends CC 4:0 to turn the same block off.

 

And that's it.

NO program change and NO snapshot changes (CC69) are send.

Just the CC #4 which is assigned to one block.

 

Now, if i press FS 1 & 2 on the Boss ES-5 alternately, the Stomp works as it should.

However, in a few cases the Stomp just ignores the CC#4 and the the block stays bypassed after pressing FS1 OR it stays active after FS2.

Both cases can happen.

 

The frequency of this issue is highly variable. I counted up to more than 100 successful changes (100 * FS1 and 100* FS2) until the problem occurs.

Sometimes it occurs after approx 10 changes, sometimes after 20...

 

 

As you may guess, this is driving me insane. Slowly but certainly.

 

Does anyone have an idea what's going on here?

Thanks in advance!

 

By the way: i tried using a different MIDI cable, so that should not be the problem here.

 

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My first question is, can't you set the BOSS to Toggle - one footswitch sends 127/0 alternately?

Second is, are you sure that the HXS is glitching, and not the BOSS?

Set MIDI THRU ON and use a MIDI Monitor on your PC to track what's actually happening.

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10 minutes ago, rd2rk said:

My first question is, can't you set the BOSS to Toggle - one footswitch sends 127/0 alternately?

Yes, and this causes the same problem as described above.

 

11 minutes ago, rd2rk said:

Second is, are you sure that the HXS is glitching, and not the BOSS?

Set MIDI THRU ON and use a MIDI Monitor on your PC to track what's actually happening.

No, i'm not sure.

Monitoring the MIDI messages is a very good idea indeed. Thanks, i will try that tomorrow (it's bedtime here right now in Germany) and report back.

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Status report:

As soon as i started monitoring the MIDI messages, everything WORKED JUST FINE.

I think i monitored 1000+ footswitch pushes...

 

However, i noticed that the Boss ES-5 was sending some messages twice for NO reason.

With a new & fresh preset on the Boss these duplicate midi messages disappeared as well...

 

So right now everything has been working perfectly for the past two weeks.

So my best guess is that my initial problem was caused by some software bug of the Boss Es-5. :-/

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