Side panel

MIDI Control for Electro Harmonix POG2

A guitar effect POG2 from Electro Harmonix is a polyphonic octave generator which can make the sound similar to synth, organ or twelve-string guitar from guitar signal using digital signal processing. The resulting sound is so excellent that any attempt to resynthesis using multieffects from various reputable companies can't be compared. Unfortunately, it has not got any MIDI control.

POG2 with built in MIDI control

Using our electronic kit, it is possible to control the POG2 by either Program Change or Control Change MIDI command. The principle of operation is that the built-in MIDI module electronically simulates turning and pressing the control knob (encoder) and replaces an activity which would have to be carried out during the guitar playing. Instead, just by pressing a button on a foot MIDI controller, the POG2 is automatically set to the preset corresponding to the number of Program Change/Control Change (1-8) or set to a sound corresponding to the positions of the sliders without preset (Program Change 9 or more or Control Change value 0 or 9 or more).

Table of default MIDI control commands

CommandNumberValueFunctionModule
variant
Note
Program Change 1 - 8 --- Set program 1 - 8 Basic and Bypass Can be reconfigured to Control Change  
Program Change 9 - 128 --- Set program off - the effect corresponds to the positions of the sliders and buttons Basic and Bypass
Control Change 96 64 - 127 Program increment Basic and Bypass Available from 01/2021
Control Change 97 64 - 127 Program decrement Basic and Bypass
Control Change  24  0 - 63 Effect off - Bypass Bypass only    
64 - 127 Effect on - Engage 

 

MIDI controller for Electro Harmonix POG2 guitar effect

The module doesn't affect neither the original sound nor functionality. It works in parallel with the knob. Moreover, if you move the knob, the mod isn't lost and after receiving appropriate MIDI message it sets correct program regardless of the previously set program.

How it works

Controlling EHX POG2 by MIDI module with Bypass

Installation and control via MIDI from Shnobel Tone, US:

Setting receiving MIDI channel

1) DIP switches

According to required MIDI channel, set the DIP switches this way:

Set MIDI channel on EHX POG2

 

2) Software configuration

The MIDI channel and all other parameters can be changed even using MIDIConfig web-based configuration tool.

  • Setting the MIDI channel using the DIP switches is active only if the MIDI channel is not set by software configuration.
  • The software configuration has higher priority than the DIP switches.
  • When the MIDI channel is set to default 1 by software configuration, the MIDI channel is read from these DIP switches.
  • When the MIDI channel is set to higher number by software configuration, the status of DIP switches has no effect.

Variants and prices

For the first time, the idea of building the MIDI module into this guitar pedal came in 2012 from a customer Rasto from Slovakia. Now we offer this module as a standard product with short delivery times in different variants:

VariantControlled parametersPrice
MIDI module for build into the pedal programs only 60.00 USD
MIDI module for build into the pedal with Bypass programs and bypass 80.00 USD

Building the MIDI module into customer's own pedal sent to us.
The customer sends us his pedal, we install the MIDI module and send it back to the customer.

programs and bypass 130.00 USD
New pedal with built-in MIDI module programs and bypass 570.00 USD

How to order

It's possible to order the items in our eshop. Payment is usually carried out via Paypal in advance. You will see the transport cost when you add the product to the shopping cart and select your target country in the ordering process.

In case of any complications with ordering, contact us via email and we will arrange the details of the shipment and payment.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us.

Photogallery Photogallery

Photogallery How to install MIDI module into POG2: 1) Control cables
How to install MIDI module into POG2: 1) Control cables

15.03.2014

Make POG2 MIDI controllable using Microdesignum MIDI module in 60 minutes

Number of photos in the gallery: 10

Photogallery Show photos How to install MIDI module into POG2: 1) Control cables

Photogallery How to install MIDI module into POG2: 2) Bypass cables
How to install MIDI module into POG2: 2) Bypass cables

01.03.2021

Number of photos in the gallery: 2

Photogallery Show photos How to install MIDI module into POG2: 2) Bypass cables

Photogallery How to install MIDI module into POG2: 3) MIDI connectors
How to install MIDI module into POG2: 3) MIDI connectors

01.03.2021

Number of photos in the gallery: 16

Photogallery Show photos How to install MIDI module into POG2: 3) MIDI connectors

Photogallery How to install MIDI module into POG2: 4) Attach the module
How to install MIDI module into POG2: 4) Attach the module

01.03.2021

Number of photos in the gallery: 9

Photogallery Show photos How to install MIDI module into POG2: 4) Attach the module

 
 
Nahoru