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MIDI Control for Electro Harmonix x9

MIDI Control for Electro Harmonix x9

We introduce a new control MIDI module for Electro Harmonix B9/C9/Key9/Mel9/Synth9/Bass9 guitar effects.

The MIDI module allows to musicians to fully control the x9 guitar pedals including the ON footswitch, the program selector (1-9) and the control knobs (Dry, Organ, Mod, Click in case of C9 pedal). The presets can be stored in 128 program locations.

Advantages of remote MIDI control

The x9 pedals with MIDI control can be mounted in rack and they can be controlled remotely by a MIDI foot controller or by a computer. The program number (instrument type) and its parameters can be changed by single pressing a footswitch on a MIDI controler. No manual turning the knobs during live playing is necessary.

Moreover, the parameters such as MOD or CLICK can be controlled in real-time by an expression pedal or by control data from a computer.

How it works

Variants

We offer 2 basic variants: Compact for pedalboard-based users and Rack for rack-based users. The both variants can be installed in user's own x9 pedal. Only 16 conductors and one component with 10 pins are to be soldered to achieve full control of all x9 functions that are controllable.

1. Compact variant: all electronics is built in a special enclosure, placed on the top of the x9 pedal. No drilling.

MIDI module for EHX x9 pedals

2. Rack variant: the x9 pedal is screwed at the rear side of the 1U rack panel.

Rack variant of MIDI x9 control

 

Prices

MIDI modules and install services

VariantModuleInstall
Compact: all electronics is built in a special enclosure, placed on the top of the x9 pedal
Suitable for pedalboards.
130.00 USD 190.00 USD
Rack: the x9 pedal is screwed at the rear side of the 1U rack panel
Suitable for racks.
144.00 USD 210.00 USD

 

Pedals with MIDI module installed

VariantB9C9Key9Mel9Synth9Bass9
Compact 480.00 USD 470.00 USD 460.00 USD 480.00 USD 470.00 USD soon
Rack            

 

How the development proceeded ...

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17. May 2019 All x9 pedals are available in Compact vatiant of MIDI control module. The prices of Rack variant will be announced later.

VariantB9C9Key9Mel9Synth9
Compact 480.00 USD 470.00 USD 460.00 USD 480.00 USD 470.00 USD
Rack The prices will be announced later.

 

16. May 2019 The first video shows controlling all parameters via MIDI: Bypass, programs, knobs.

10. May 2019 The x9 install service is available first. Customers can send us their x9 pedals for install the MIDI module. There are some differences between the versions of the x9 main PCB boards and we would like to test our MIDI module on all available versions. Till now, we tested it on revision C (2014), D and E (2018) of the x9 boards.

Install service for Compact variant: 190.00 USD
Install service for Rack variant: 210.00 USD

 

1. May 2019 The development of the Compact variant is complete. We continue in development of the Rack variant.

MIDI module for EHX x9 pedals

1. Apr 2019 The development is almost complete. We are finising the manufacturing process and writing the documentation. 

12. Oct 2018 All basic control functions work: switch on/off, programs switching, potentiometers control

3. Sep 2018 We have an entirely new control module, it's a 4-layer PCB board:

MIDI module for EHX x9

30. Nov 2017 We have the first prototypes of the main and display boards:

MIDI module for EHX x9

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Photogallery 1) Prepare the box (How to install MIDI module in EHX x9 pedals)
1) Prepare the box (How to install MIDI module in EHX x9 pedals)

21.04.2019

Solder 16 wires and one component for full control

The installation takes cca 1 hour. There is no drilling, only soldering and cutting off. There are few steps of the install process: power supply, footswitch, potentiometers and program selector replacement. All steps are necessary to achieve full control of all parameters. We recommend to test the sound of the pedal at the end of each step.

Number of photos in the gallery: 20

Photogallery Show photos 1) Prepare the box (How to install MIDI module in EHX x9 pedals)

Photogallery 2) Power supply (How to install MIDI module in EHX x9 pedals)
2) Power supply (How to install MIDI module in EHX x9 pedals)

22.04.2019

Solder 4 wires with analog and digital power supply.

Number of photos in the gallery: 4

Photogallery Show photos 2) Power supply (How to install MIDI module in EHX x9 pedals)

Photogallery 3) Footswitch (How to install MIDI module in EHX x9 pedals)
3) Footswitch (How to install MIDI module in EHX x9 pedals)

23.04.2019

Split the footswitch off and solder 6 wires.

Number of photos in the gallery: 6

Photogallery Show photos 3) Footswitch (How to install MIDI module in EHX x9 pedals)

Photogallery 4) Potentiometers (How to install MIDI module in EHX x9 pedals)
4) Potentiometers (How to install MIDI module in EHX x9 pedals)

24.04.2019

Cut the wipers of 4 potentiometers and solder 4 input and 4 output wires.

Number of photos in the gallery: 15

Photogallery Show photos 4) Potentiometers (How to install MIDI module in EHX x9 pedals)

Photogallery 5) "Safiros Mux 16" board (How to install MIDI module in EHX x9 pedals)
5) "Safiros Mux 16" board (How to install MIDI module in EHX x9 pedals)

25.04.2019

Solder a component with 10 pins

Number of photos in the gallery: 17

Photogallery Show photos 5) "Safiros Mux 16" board (How to install MIDI module in EHX x9 pedals)

Photogallery 6) Finish (How to install MIDI module in EHX x9 pedals)
6) Finish (How to install MIDI module in EHX x9 pedals)

26.04.2019

Put the x9 board in the enclosure.

Number of photos in the gallery: 17

Photogallery Show photos 6) Finish (How to install MIDI module in EHX x9 pedals)

 
 
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