USB midi controller description
Turn your favorite guitar amp software into a fully functional multi-effect unit! Or control your DAW!
Full control for BIAS Amp/FX, Neural DSP, Amplitube, Blue Cats, Overloud THU, Guitar Rig 5, Line 6 Helix Native, any DAW or software which can handle midi!
4, 8 and 12 button versions are available!
My goal was to create an inexpensive but usable midi foot switch with a pedal input for wah effect for my favorite guitar effect software.
Plug and play, no driver or installation needed. Just plug it into a free USB slot and your OS will recognize it.
Just enable 'ActitioN USB Midi controller' in your software settings and you’re ready to go.
Two controller modes: To change a row to mode 1 press the 1st, 2nd and 3rd buttons. To change to mode 2 press 2nd, 3rd and 4th buttons (All LEDs will blink for half a second to indicate this). All rows can be changed between mode 1 and mode 2 on the 8 and 12 button versions!
Mode 1: Changing presets. The controller sends program change (PC) MIDI messages. The LEDs indicates which preset is working.
I designed this mode for standalone software, Amplitube, Guitar Rig, Bias, Neural DSP etc.
Check the 1st demo video with Guitar Rig.
Mode 2: In mode 2 the controller sends Control Change (CC) MIDI messages. The LEDs indicate the state.
It allows you turn functions/effects on and off individually. .
Momentary mode: in mode 2, press a button for 10 seconds to switch to momentary mode. (All LEDs will blink for half a second to indicate this).
Momentary mode allows you to use non-on/off functions like ‘previous/next preset’, ‘tape deck play’ etc.
I designed this mode for DAWs.
Check the 2nd demo video with Ableton Live.
The controller sends PC0-3/11 and CC96-99/107 in mode 1/2 (depends on how many buttons it has).
The external pedal sends CC70 (12 button version has two pedal inputs, it sends CC70-71)
The device saves mode/momentary settings of course.
With these two modes you can use all the functions of your software. Check out the demo videos.
Almost every software can handle two or more controllers so if you need more buttons just contact me.
External pedal input: with the external pedal you can control any pedals, faders and knobs.
You can connect any standard pedal (Roland EV5 or M-Audio EX-P expression pedal for example) with a 6.3mm (¼ inch) stereo jack (TRS).
If you can’t use the full range of the pedal you may have to calibrate it.
Calibration: Step 1:turn the pedal to minimum position and press button 1 AND button 3. (All LEDs blinking for half a second to indicate this)
Step 2:turn the pedal to maximum position and press button 1 AND button 4. (All LEDs blinking for half a second to indicate this)
The device will save the calibration data. I calibrated the controller during test so you probably won't need this function at all.
External pedal schematic: