I’ve just finished my first programming session with the MC8. Before I get to my question, here are some shout-outs:
First to JohnPaulMusicUK for all the great youtubes on the Boss looper products. The one on the RC-500 and the MC8 really helped in this recent round! Here it is: [https://youtu.be/ZMKhgzX5Jd0]. Similarly, all of his responses both here and on his youtube channel are thoughtful and helpful. The man deserves a coffee!
Second, I REALLY want to appreciate AaronShortMusic for his excellent step-by-step RC-500 and MC8 youtube [https://youtu.be/oHE8GH75Ipk]. I just spent several hours replicating every step. It moved me a great deal toward understanding the workflow of the MC8.
Finally, thanks Morningstar, for a fantastic product and amazing support! I have to say that I fought with my KMI Softstep2 for months before giving up and availing myself of Sweetwater’s generous return policy. Morningstar is in a completely different category, even if the Softstep2 was a good design.
I was able to program in all of Aaron’s settings into the Morningstar online editor, except one. I’m set up with a home page and an RC-500 page. On the latter I can mem+, mem-, Rhythm play/stop, all start/stop, and trigger effects. But–and here is my question–I couldn’t get the clear function to work. I’ve pasted screenshots of the Morningstar MIDI Editor below.
The 4 Msgs displayed in the screenshot are supposed to 1) scroll up; 2&3) pause twice; & 3) scroll down, resulting in a clear function workaround since Boss has not provided a more straightforward clear function. When I trigger this in RC500 memory #36 (the one with all of my Morningstar template edits), it does not clear the #36 memories, and instead jumps me to RC500 memory #2. I’ve obviously missed something, but I’ve been poking around and can’t tell what. This was the procedure Aaron laid out in his youtube referenced above, though I messed around with the upper and lower preset limits. Otherwise I think I followed all the steps. I also went back through the settings he identified for the RC500, and I think they match. I’m posting this to AaronShort’s Youtube as well, but it seemed fair to post it here as well. Any ideas?
Thanks again, All! Whatever the result of the clear question, I feel like I can start experimenting on the MC8 now. I’m really looking forward to setting up my MC8 with Ableton Live!