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MIDI Thru Sustain Pedal to Ableton MIDI In

Discussion in 'Axe-Fx II Discussion' started by apacherose105, May 13, 2018.

  1. apacherose105

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    I am running a sort of elaborate mini keyboard/synth mixer setup.

    The tiny Akai keyboard I have doesn't have a sustain pedal input.

    The idea is:
    Physical sustain pedal -> Fractal pedal 1 input -> Midi thru USB to Laptop -> Ableton MIDI input

    Is it as simple as assigning a pedal to send cc 64 and turning midi thru on?

    I'd try it but don't actually have the pedal handy.
     
  2. Bakerman

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    Axe-FX can't generate MIDI data from pedal ports like that.

    If you really needed to make this work without adding a MIDI controller, one solution could be to have the pedal engage a synth block producing a constant tone. Route synth to FXL and set USB/Digi Out Source to Out 2, sending to a track with an envelope-to-CC plugin that sends CC#64 to the synth.
     
  3. vaultnaemsae

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    Creative workaround. Axe-Fx II/MIDI over USB to your laptop is a recognized but 'not spoken about' mess. I tried to use an FAMC MIDI controller to control the Axe-FX and pass through MIDI over USB to trigger things in Ableton Live. Impossible without connecting the device with two separate cables (one to the Axe, one to the Mac) - the MIDI you see in your laptop from the Axe is a garbled mess.
     

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