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Sustain and expression pedal


#1

hello to everyone
i am grateful to here
i m an happy owner of midi guitar 2
but i didn’ t how to to connect a sustain pedal or an expression pedal
can you help me?
thank to all of you


#2

You can connect any midi footcontroller, there are different types:

  1. cheapest: bluetooth see: iRig blueboard
    https://www.ikmultimedia.com/products/irigblueboard/index.php?p=video
  2. better: a legacy midi footcontroller: see: Behringer FCB1010
    (you need a “usb to midi cable” and usb hub to connect both audio interface and usb midi cable!)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RnPey_oYn8c
  3. best: a pedalboard with USB midi connection:
    https://nektartech.com/pacer-midi-daw-footswitch-controller/
    you only need a hub to connect this and your interface

#3

hello,
thanks for you precious and exaustive answer
i will try one of that i have to think about it
thanks a lot
have a great day!


#4

Hello everybody, i’m new on this forum.

With what: as Paul said, you need an usb device.

How to: click interface / click midi control and select your device / click midi learn / click the appropriate assign button / manipulate the controller you want to operate / close the interface window: it’s done!

I use an Audiofront Quattro box to plug my footswitches and expression pedals.
It is an affordable and efficient device with a software to program the pedals you connect.
It converts analog to usb, allowing to trig in MG with specified functions and with settings storable.
https://www.audiofront.net/MIDIExpression.php

I use it in live performances, mixing guitar/synth or else with 2 expression pedals, changing patches with a 2 buttons footswitch, another for various purposes ie: changing the leslie rotary speed, etc.
In this way, MG ist a really cool machine on stage.


#5

hello ,Harold
thanks for your reply ,indeed!
it is a very smart solution!
thanks again
see you soon


#6

Hello All,

I am also trying to control two expression pedals through an iRig Blueboard running MG 2.5 for iOS but cannot figure out how to perform Midi Learn or programming with control changes within the Blueboard app. Any advice would be appreciated.

Thank you!


#7

See this info:


#8

Thanks, Paul. The volume change was more subtle than anticipated. I’ll keep tweaking in my setup. Thanks again!


#9

Paul,

I must be doing something wrong as I can’t get the volume control to work consistently. Here is a screenshot of the settings I have per your previous comment about using the MIDI machine settings.

Thanks for the help.


#10

Paul is on holiday and has more insight than me in this matter, but it believe the problem is that you run the transpose pedal on CC7 which is also the default for Volume. Try using something else for transpose and sustain.


#11

Hi, I’m testing stand-alone MG Piano Sustain feature in MIDI Machines, but it’s not functioning as I had hoped. The effect I’m trying to achieve is to play a sustained chord that will last several bars, while I click sustain off and play a lead along with the sustained chord. However, the sustain fades very quickly after I click sustain off, leaving my lead with no chord behind it. I’m not using a sustain pedal yet btw, but instead using the Sustain button within MG.
Thanks, Will


#12

the simulated piano string will fade according the “decay” parameter. So twiddle that knob if you want the sound to last longer.


#13

I see now. Thanks for your expert reply once again. The Instrument Decay, Release, and Muffling settings seem to do the trick. I just need to spend more time tweaking all the knobs. So far I’m having my best results using the Sustain’s “Hold instrument, switch to Guitar” type. I hit the sustain button and play a sustained chord in the instrument path, then hit the button again to play lead down the guitar path.

I’ve come to the conclusion that purchasing MG really is a no-brainer. It is incredibly powerful and very accurate in generating MIDI off of an incoming audio signal! I’ll be heading over to the purchasing department now LOL but I would like to make two suggestions; 1) The built-in Help is good and to the point, but Jam Origin should consider authoring a few example videos to get the customer up and running, and 2) there doesn’t seem to be a way to trial the latest release. Congrats for an outstanding product, and keep up the good work Jam Origin!

Thanks again Paul,
Will


#14

Hi there,
I just hooked up a Blueboard to midiguitar 2 with a couple of affordable MGearEXP expression pedals and was impressed at how streamlined the set up is. Managed to link midi with sampletank midi and sustain on the synth in midiguitar2.
Any way that I can turn the guitar effects in Midiguitar2 on and off with a pedal? I see from your list above that only sustain, transpose and volume are midi so is this
impossible?
Cheers, Anthony McGrath, Scotland