Having a nightmare setting up MIDI scene trigger!

I am running Ableton Live Intro on my Macbook Air for backing tracks when we perform live.

I have each backing track assigned to a scene within Ableton and use the Enter key to trigger and queue up the next scene.

I now have a BOSS GT-8 which I am trying to set up so a press from a pedal replaces the Enter key command.

When I set this up with the main CTL pedal of the BOSS GT-8 everything works fine, however ideally I'd rather not have it on the main CTL pedal as there is the risk of accidentally hitting it mid song and triggering the next song. Therefore I want to assign it to the SUB CTL pedal option on the BOSS which is basically a separate pedal connected by jack connection which I can put to one side to avoid stepping on it mid song.

I've set up the options on the BOSS so the SUB CTL is set up identically to how the main CTL had been when that worked perfectly. However when I press the pedal, rather than playing the selected song and queuing up the next it just skips the selected song and immediately plays the next one.

Does anyone know why this is happening?


The Gifted 4 years ago | 0 comments

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  • Sebastian
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    Boss and Roland MIDI control of guitar pedals to DAWs sucks, thats why. I couldnt get the big RC Boss Looper to do nothing functional on Ableton, useless.

    4 years ago | 0 comments
  • Mark One
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    It sounds like the pedal is sending a 'Hold' message rather than a trigger, this may result in a double triggering of the scene launch. This in turn would generate the behaviour you describe. Perhaps in the Boss you have the option to change the function of the SUB CTL, perhaps not. It may be something completely different. In these situations it's useful to be able to see what MIDI information is actually being transmitted and there are a number of free application that enable this.



    4 years ago | 0 comments

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