If you have the drives in loops A & B and the effects in C & D this will not work, the effects would get the output of the drives as their input.
If you can live with just 4 usable loops, I guess you could move the effects to loops D & E and use loop C as an always on loop.
Loop C send → noise gate → pre-amp → fx loop out → noise gate → Loop C return
The bonus of this is that you can also easily switch to a set-up with all the pedals in front of the amp by simply disengaging Loop C and connecting the output of ML5 to the front of the amp.
Thanks. Yes, this worked! It got a little confusing once trying to find the correct PC Number for certain switch combos with the pedals in the Effects Loop. For example, switch D = #8 and E = #16 PC Numbers. It wasn’t just 1 - 5 PC Numbers. But, maybe it’s cause I’m new to this loop switcher.
Probably other people who know the product much better than I to comment. I guess it’s certainly possible the different modes effects the toggling…but I thought the CC Number and PC Number are different things. In my case, I’m using single row message PC Numbers to program Midi preset channel. I have it working now so I don’t know that I care to experiment to find out. Lol.
Yes, this diagram is correct. C loop must be on the entire time to work. The only details I will add is on my Loop C.
I have two Noise Gate pedals in Loop C (one is for front pedal chain, second within effects loop). My second Noise Gate has two inputs and two outputs which help tie into the amp input, effects loop send, back to Return [C]. I would think the pedal in Loop C must have dual input/outputs so it can tie into amp input & FX Send. Keep in mind the main output has to go back to ML5 C Return.