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August 30, 2011 at 3:03 am #108083Hchan23MemberI've been having some trouble setting up my rack
system with the Eventide Timefactor as one of my pedals using the GCP. I
want to be able to call up Timefactor presets from my GCP via midi
switching. However, I'm a noob when it comes to midi stuff. Can someone
walk me through how to go about setting this up?
One of the
problems I ran into was that, by default, preset 1 on the gcp calls up
preset 1:2 on the timefactor, preset 2 calls call 1:1, preset 3 calls up
2:2, 4 calls up 2:1 etc, and I have no idea how to solve that issue.
Any help would be appreciated, thanks!
August 30, 2011 at 4:15 pm #122606nickroseModeratorEventide Staff
You need to set up a MIDI Map, which says what preset is loaded by what Program Change. Try p.38 of the UM.
August 30, 2011 at 6:31 pm #122607badmelonfarmerParticipant
There are a few ways to do it depending on what you want to do and you can combine the methods too.
1. What Nick said, that is a great way to do it.
2. On the GCP you can set the Program Bank changes to send out Program Changes on different MIDI Channels.
I used a combination of these two methods to do it.
I had the TimeFactor on MIDI chanel 2 and then I programmed the Bank switches to send the relevent Program Change number I wanted for each device.
So button 1 might send out PC5 on MIDI Channel 1 and PC15on MIDI Channel 2 etc
so by using the map on the TimeFactor and the MIDI Program Change commands that the Ground Control sends out…. you can acheive quite a lot.
There is also a GCP programming utility for windows that can help with the programming of the GCP …. it is free and not supported…but once you get your head arround the GCP interface I don't really think it is needed, but it is great to get started.
August 30, 2011 at 11:35 pm #122610sjoplinMember
Sounds like you have some default patches sending program change information. As others have pointed out, I would check the midi map and make sure program Change #1 goes to preset number 1 on the TF, program change 1 goes to preset 2 etc.
Then on the GCP you need to tell it which midi channel you plan to use for the TF. I would add it in under devices call it TF or something easy, then set a midi channel. Then go to the TF and set it up to receive midi messages on that same midi channel you assigned on the GCP. If you have other midi gear in your rack make sure you pick a channel that is not being used.
You then can add other midi gear, set to a different channel, and send different settings to each device. For example setup a TF on channel 1, a PF on channel 2 and Space on channel 3. Then on the GCP you store preset number 1 with program change 12 going to the TF, program change 16 to PF, and program change 67 going to space. This is all then done with a single button push on the GCP.
Once you get the hang of programming the GCP it's pretty straight forward.
Then you can get creative and start to talk about CC messages 🙂
Hope this helps
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