Tagged: MIDI PC messages USB
November 8, 2023 at 8:24 pm #175553
Hello. I’m a happy owner of an Ultratap pedal, and I wonder if I can use a MID Baby 3 to send MIDI program change messages via the USB port? I understand this is possible using the expression jack set to MIDI, but I’d prefer not to give up the expression pedal to gain preset switching. Am I out of luck? Thanks.
November 9, 2023 at 6:17 am #175555brockParticipant
You can, but here’s another thought: How about plugging your expression pedal into one of the Multi-jacks on the MB3, and the other into UltraTap? There are lots of routing options with a MIDI Baby 3.
November 9, 2023 at 8:47 pm #175574
Thanks Brock. Agreed: what you suggest would be the most graceful way to do this, but unfortunately I’ve already got other plans for the 2 mulitjacks. Have you successfully used the USB jack to do program changes yourself?
November 10, 2023 at 8:43 am #175579tbskoglundModeratorEventide Staff
This should work since the MIDI Baby 3 can work as a MIDI host. I haven’t used this exact setup, but I can send MIDI PC from my computer to the UltraTap over USB.
November 10, 2023 at 8:44 am #175580
Thanks TB, that’s promising.
November 10, 2023 at 9:59 am #175582brockParticipant
I’ve used a similar process to Tyler here: laptop being the go-between.
- USB UltraTap to the Eventide Device Manager for preset management and some PC testing.
- USB switched over to the MB3 / UltraTap with the online editor for CC & PC configuration, but untethered from USB for back to the pedalboard.
- Here’s where I would rely on the Multijack config I mentioned above for control, though.
I’ve since replaced it on the ‘board with an MC6 Pro, with the MB3 relegated to being a testing device at home. But I want to make a point about using it as a MIDI Host.
I never did confirm this 100%, but I’m thinking you’re going to need the gHOST Adapter (or similar) if you want to use the MB3 direct.
It seems like it would work just fine, but I was a little reluctant at the time, looking at D/As list of supported manufacturers & devices. Not a huge outlay, but I was also juggling a lot of TYPE A / TYPE B / DIN issues then, too.
It might be worth dropping a line to Disaster Area’s CS, just to put your mind at ease. I’ve found them to be very responsive to any kind of question or issue.
November 18, 2023 at 1:58 pm #175890
Thanks for your help everyone. I’m taking a bit of a break from this nightmare however.
To make things messier, I need to be able to switch all the midi controllable pedals from listening to my computer for parameter tweaking, to the midi baby3 to listen to program/preset changes. I’ll tackle it again soon, only because of your insights. Much appreciated.
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