Manual for MIDI Agente Relay Plus
The switching relays 1 to [4 or 6 or 8] can be used for switching the channels of a guitar amplifier. If your amp has inputs for the channels switching in pairs (on TRS Jacks), use an appropriate Y-cable.
1.2 MIDI controller
Connect [MIDI OUT] of your foot MIDI controller to [MIDI IN] of the switcher using a MIDI cable. The looper resends all data from [MIDI IN] to [MIDI OUT] so another MIDI devices can be controlled from one source.
The device provides phantom power suply on pins 6 and 7 of [MIDI IN] and [MIDI OUT] DIN7 sockets. So you can connect a foot MIDI controller by a single 7-pin DIN cable.
2.1 Common mode
When the power is switched on, the switcher goes to common mode. It goes to a default program (it is normally program 1 but it can be changed) and the relays, that are programmed for this program, switch on. Using the buttons Program↓ and Program↑ set the program number that you want to use or edit (1 to 128). Using the buttons for individual relays set the required combination of the relays. Then shortly press Save button. The display shortly shows SAV and the combination for selected program is permanently stored in memory.
When the device receives appropriate MIDI message (ex.
Program Change on channel 1), it changes the program number. The dots of the top part of the display indicate that the message
Control Change or
Note On was received.
2.2 Global mode
It's important to configure first the device for correct communication with a MIDI controller. It is appropriate to configure global parameters in accordance with your MIDI controller.
Press and hold a while the Save button. The display shortly shows GLB. You will go to the global menu and you can select the items using buttons 1-5. These parametrs can be configured:
|Number of receiving MIDI channel
|1 až 16 or all (ALL)
|Global MIDI command
|Global CC num
Control Change. Applies only in the case when the Global MIDI command is set on
|0 - 127
Program Change numbers on the display
|127: in technical format (0-127) or
128: in user format (1-128)
This setting is only about writing the number on the display, according to how other devices of your gear display it (ex. MIDI controller or a computer DAW program); it doesn't affect the
Program Change message itself.
Program number that is set when the device is switched on.
|1 - 128
When the global mode is activated, the first parameter is always being edited, ie. MIDI channel. For editing other parameters, press the appropriate button. When the button is pressed, it lits on. (Due to the internal connection, the appropriate relay is also switched on.)
When you have set the global parameters, press the Save button. They are saved premanently then.
2.3 Individual mode
The basic principle is in switching the combination of switches when a MIDI message
Control Change or
Note On is received. But there is even another option. An individual
Control Change number can be set for each switch. It is suitable for example when you have some combination of effects and you only want to switch a booster on by single pressing of a button on a foot MIDI controller. This would be possible by switching on a program number with selected combination of effects and switches. But moreover, it is possible to control the switches individually.
If you want to set an individual
Control Change for selected loop or switch, press and hold the appropriate button for cca 5 seconds. The display then shortly shows IND. You are in the individual mode for setting
Control Change number for selected loop or switch. The default setting is ---, it means none
Control Change is assigned. Using the buttons Program↓ and Program↑ set the
Control Change number (in range 0 to 127).
If you want to to edit another switch in the individual mode, just press shortly its button.
When you have set the individual
Control Changes, press Save button. This configuration is permanently saved then.
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