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cljfford wrote:

I have the SoftStep2 connected by USB to the KMI MIDI Expander and the MIDI Expander's MIDI OUT is going to the H9's MIDI IN. The MIDI Expander's amber MIDI OUT light flashes when I stomp the Keys that were programmed as per your instructions but, for instance, H9 Control is not hearing the CC message to Tap when I stomp Key 5. I do have a second MIDI cable running from the 1st H9's MIDI OUT port to the 2nd H9's MIDI IN port, if that is relevent. Maybe I'm getting ahead of myself, since I don't even have the first H9 working but I ultimately want to be able to control the two with the SoftStep.

I see there are some "MIDI Settings" in the Pedal tab next to Settings. Do I need to make adjustments to the settings elsewhere? I've tried a few blind experiments but didn't notice any action.

Hi, since you have connected SoftStep2 to your H9 through a MIDI cable, you don't need to choose the MIDI device in H9 Control, because that's for something connected to your computer/mobile device rather than H9 itself.

Yes, you do need to change some MIDI settings on H9 (or in H9 Control). First, you need to figure out what MIDI message your SoftStep2's Key 5 is sending. Let's say if it's CC 121, you need to go to Pedal Settings->MIDI Settings->Assign MIDI CC messages to pedal functions->Tap Tempo, and set it to MIDI CC 121.