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Midi help for my sp16 rig

I can't figure out how to set up my rig to trigger the SP 16 to stop playing with a midi command coming from the GCP foot switch.  Any help is greatly appreciated!!

 

j dizzle Answered

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You would need to have your footswitch send the general MIDI STOP signal.

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how do i find a list of midi commands that i can assign to the footswitch?  I don't know what the midi command is to stop?  Ideally, I'd like to be able to set it up so that a track starts when I hit a footswitch button.  I can see the "IN" light up on the Toraiz when I hit the footswitch, but I don't know what it's actually doing

 

 

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That depends 100% on your footswitch. Some are just a "dumb" switch that sends an on/off signal, and it's up to the device it's connected-to for the interpretation of that signal, whereas others are actual MIDI footswitches capable of transmitting a specific MIDI note or CC. You may need to route it to software to translate it in that case.

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Dope setup! So, here's the thing. The Voodoo Labs Ground Control Pro only generates MIDI CC messages, not Start/Stop messages (these are also referred to as System Real Time, or Transport messages in MIDI lingo).

So if you want to start and stop SP-16 (or any sequencer) in your rig with a pedal, you'll have to either do as Pulse said, which is use a physical device like a BomeBox to translate CC messages into Start/Stop messages...but that gets finicky and too "softwarey" for some.

An even simpler way is to get the "One Trick Pony Start Stop Pedal" for $75

https://reverb.com/marketplace?query=midi%20start%20stop%20pedal

and merge it into your MIDI path directly between your Voicelive and your SP-16...using a simple MIDI Merge Box, of which there are several out on the market.

 

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