I need to control and command my JP2C via midi with my MFC-101 MarK III using scenes... how can I assign in scenes a midi commas to a IA Switch ? can anyone please help me!!!!!!
The Axe Fx itself does not send midi. It will pass it through from the MFC to the Midi thru port.
What are you wanting to control on the amp? I just had a look at the manual and it supports PCs for changing "presets" and CCs for performing channel selection and engaging EQs and the effects loop.
The MFC is only able to send 2 midi commands per button, and since you mentioned scenes you'll only be able to send CCs in conjunction with scene buttons (IAs only send CCs). If you want to load presets, you'll need to tie that to Axe Fx preset changes on the MFC.
You may want to consider separate buttons just for Amp controls.
Thank you very much... the thing is that I’m not a technological guy, I come from using all my life analog pedals and i took a big step now purcheasing the Axe Fx II...
I manage to do it with presets with the help of a friend, but I really need to call via midi the 3 channels and both EQS & the fx loop of the amp, can you please help me and guide me step by step and tell me how to do it & what to insert in the mfc... just calling those things I’ll be able to perform comfortably every night as well... the hay I need to do it is using the first 4 scenes with channel 1 & the fx loop, scenes 5 & 7 with channel 2 & EQ 1, scenes 7 & 8 with channel 3 & EQ 2... I can live in peace if I don’t use the shred mode!! Just please show me where to go in the MFC and what numbers to put amd make it work! I’ll appreciate your help very much..!!
But he can't do this with scenes, which was the request.Stick with preset numbers to control; the Mesa. In the Manual (JP2C) you will find a nice little graph on page 31 that gives you all different combinations. How it reads 1-15 gives you all the combinations then it just repeats 16-30: 31-45 and so on. If you have been storing changes on the Mesa you might have to redo one or two.
I did this for a friend running a JP2C with his FX8 and worked perfect, however with the MFC you might hit a few road blocks.
First things so everybody is on the same page Axe Fx and Mesa must have there own midi channels by default the Fractal stuff is on 1 might as well keep it there. Set the Mesa to receive on 2.
I dont have a MFC: Axe Fx setup any more, so this part I am not sure about. But I don't believe you will be able to run the MFC in Axe Fx mode. You can get it to work but with limitations (working with the Mesa Head that is) If it was the Axe Fx III would not be a problem. And in the case of setting up the FX8 with a JP2C, was no problem because it was designed with that in mind. So taking the MFC out of Axe Fx mode means, no tuner, no flying the preset from the Axe Fx.
I forgot about that option...An MFC general-use IA can send 2 CCs, 1 PC and up to 5 more basic (PC, CC, note on/off) 3-byte messages as custom data if needed. I'm not sure if this will cause effect IA states to update on the MFC in Axe-FX mode. Also realize an IA set this way can't recall different amp settings in other presets.
A more flexible solution that can probably do anything the OP wants would be this, using additional internal CCs or custom preset messages for the amp: https://forum.fractalaudio.com/threads/2-way-communication.137846/#post-1634989