I’m having a lot of fun with my mc6 Pro, and am considering building it onto a small pedal board, perhaps with an expression pedal and a couple of aux switches.
I’m tossing up between a couple of different options for connection, and I’m not sure which is the best way to go about it. Keen to hear other’s thoughts or solutions.
Option 1: USB-C port. This seems the simplest, and has been how I have been using the device at home. But I have some concerns, as the USB-C does have a tendency to get knocked out occasionally, especially since it sticks out, and I’m guessing this will get worse if I run longer lengths. I’m hoping the bigger mass of the board will at least stop it moving around as much, which might help?
Has anyone got a better way to hook this up and ensure a solid connection? I saw reinforcing lug on another board here (Protecting the MC6 USB-B Port) , has anyone used these with any success?
Alternatively, is a right angle cable, tied down to the board to prevent movement, a better option?
Option 2: Midi port connection. The Midi ports are a bit more robust. I’d be plugging it into an interface. The downside is that I’d need to have a separate power cable, which is fine on my main board, but I think it might be better to have the morningstar separated onto a midi board for when I don’t want to lug the whole thing around, and stick to a fully digital signal chain.
Option 3: Wireless midi. This looks promising, with the benefit of only requiring one cable (power) to the board, and allowing a bit more flexibility around placement, without being tied too closely to the PC. I think this might be my preference, but I have concerns about how stable the wireless connection might be in a crowded wifi space.
Anyway, bit of a long post for something so simple. But