Greetings! I’m having an issue which I’m fairly certain is something simple I’m missing, but at the moment I’m stumped.
I just received my brand new MC8. My MIDI setup prior to introducing the MC8 is:
DAW(reaper) as source of MIDI messages → scarlett 2x4 interface, 5-pin out → 5-pin in, Disaster Area midi box 4 → TRS to a few chase bliss pedals, AND → 5-pin out to Hologram Microcosm. All this works great.
When I received my MC8, I configured a simple test preset to send the bypass CC to the Microcosm. I then unplugged the 5-pin cable from my audio interface and plugged that into the Midi out of the MC8. When I press the switch the engage the new preset, the microcosm doesn’t respond.
I’ve tried a bit of troubleshooting so far. I verified that I had the correct channel, CC # and values in the preset. I verified via the morningstar web editor’s midi monitor that the preset was sending the correct CC # and value. I re-tested via my DAW and that’s still working. I also tried a similar test with two other pedals in the chain(chase bliss mood and chase bliss blooper, FWIW), and they, too, are unresponsive. I have not tried sending via an omniport yet, because I’d prefer to keep my current setup as-is and expand to new pedals in the future using the omniports. 5-pin to midi box is how I’d like to connect the MC8, and from what I understand, that should be doable.
Short of an actual hardware problem with the MC8, I feel like I’m missing something simple here. Everything downstream from my midi source is identical. The only difference is MC8 sending midi vs DAW/interface.
Is there a configuration in the MC8 that I’m missing that’s causing the MC8 to not send via 5-pin out? Some sort of compatibility issue with the DA midi box?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.