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Change scenes using external momentary switches?

nznat

Inspired
Hey Hey

I am selling my MFC-101 MK3, reason is, i don't use it other than changing scenes. lol Just how i have everything set up at home.

Thus, I'm going to make two external momentary switches to change scenes up or down, simple!

Question: Can someone send me the correct fractal wiki link or page link or demo video link to the info i need to make this easy peasy? I've set up external switches for turning blocks off and on before, like a delay etc, was easy, but I cant see a setting for pointing to the scenes and external switches. any help will be sweet as.

properly just a 2018 dull moment.

thanks
 

mr_fender

Axe-Master
I/O menu > CTRL page: Change the CC# assignments for Scene Incr and Scene Decr to Pedal 1 and Pedal 2 respectively.
I/O menu > Pedal page: Change the type for Pedal 1 and Pedal 2 to Momentary.
Plug in your Up switch into Pedal 1 and your Down switch into Pedal 2 jacks on the rear panel.
 

nznat

Inspired
I/O menu > CTRL page: Change the CC# assignments for Scene Incr and Scene Decr to Pedal 1 and Pedal 2 respectively.
I/O menu > Pedal page: Change the type for Pedal 1 and Pedal 2 to Momentary.
Plug in your Up switch into Pedal 1 and your Down switch into Pedal 2 jacks on the rear panel.

there are only 2 pedal jacks on the back of the Axe Fx 2 XL+. I want to use one of the pedal jacks as my expression pedal for wah, and the other pedal jack for the momentary switch for going from scene one to scene 2 and back again. how?

thanks
 

mr_fender

Axe-Master
Oh in that case, change the CC# assignment for Scene Select to Pedal 1. You'll also want to use a latching switch for scene select instead of a momentary. That will make it toggle back and forth between Scene 1 and Scene 8. If you use a momentary switch it will go to Scene 8 only while you hold down the switch. A latching switch will stay there until you stomp again. You can then use Pedal 2 for an expression pedal.
 
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Bakerman

Axe-Master
You'll also want to use a latching switch instead of a momentary. That will make it toggle back and forth between Scene 1 and Scene 8.

A momentary switch will work for this too, with pedal type set to "momentary". (Choosing "latching" with a momentary switch would do the other thing.)
 

mr_fender

Axe-Master
I know the MFC can do toggle emulation with a momentary switch, but it has separate settings for hardware and controller behavior. How would the Axe II be able to distinguish between a momentary switch set to toggle vs a hardware toggle switch set to toggle?

EDIT: Nevermind, I see what it's doing now. You have to set a momentary switch to latching to make it function like a momentary controller. The default behavior for the momentary setting it to make it emulate a latching controller.
 
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Bakerman

Axe-Master
The choice of latching/momentary determines whether 1 or 2 hardware state changes are required for 1 Axe-FX state change. So with a momentary switch you have the choice of momentary or latching-style operation. With a latching switch you get latching or (probably not useful) every other switch press doing nothing.
 

mr_fender

Axe-Master
Pretty cool. The manual does not explain that very well. It just says to set it to match the hardware type, so I always assumed it was limited to the type of switch you had.

Three and a half years in and I'm still learning new things about this magic black box. :)
 
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