New to MIDI controller game… I want to get a MIDI controller device for my pedalboard and have heard amazing things about the MCX product line. Would appreciate any feedback or advice on if what I’m looking to do is possible.
I currently have a Voodoo Lab PX-8 Plus footswitch that has 8 contiguous loops for pedals and also has a MIDI IN and OUT. I have 3 MIDI pedals, Strymon BigSky, Timeline and Mobius. The PX-8 does have some MIDI capabilities, but I really want to expand what I can do with the Strymon pedals as well as future MIDI capable pedals, without losing the PX-8 as my primary footswitch.
Would something like this be possible:
PX-8 Plus(MIDI OUT) ==>MC6(MIDI IN)==>MC6(MIDI OUT)==>BigSky(MIDI IN)==>BigSky(MIDI OUT)==>Finish out the chain for the Timeline and Mobius
I want to continue to utilize my PX-8 as my only footswitch for presets on stage, but add the advanced capabilities of the MCX MIDI Controller with my 3 Strymon pedals.
For example (hang with me, I’m learning)…
Press PX-8 Plus preset X, which currently does send a PC message and allows me to control the Strymon presets if mapped properly (depending on pedal), but since that MIDI PC message in the chain example above could go from the PX-8 to the MCX first, can the MCX then trigger CC messages and send those CC messages to each Strymon pedal to invoke MIDI CC controllable settings on those pedals? So if I have an expression pedal connected to the MCX or a switch that allows me to control which pedal I am using the EX pedal with, will the EX pedal be able to control those Strymon pedal parameters with the added functionality of the MCX MIDI Controller?
I hope that makes sense. I want to expand my MIDI capabilities/programmability, but I don’t want to add an additional foot switch device to change presets with and prefer to continue using only the PX-8 Plus.
Any feedback is appreciated.