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470 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Jul 17, 2012 12:27 PM by Romu-lus RSS
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Jul 17, 2012 10:06 AM

I'll like to set up my boss FS-5u to switch patches incrementally on my Mainstage.  My midi controller is my old Alesis Qs6. 


Is this possible?  I can't seem to get it to work.  I got it to work when I hook it up to my sustain pedal input jack...but I need the sustain pedal jack for my sustain pedal


Any help is greatly appreciated.



My gear is Mainstage 2.1.3, Mac Os 10.5.8, 828 MKII Motu, Alesis Qs6

MainStage, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • lifenoise Level 2 Level 2 (310 points)
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    Jul 17, 2012 11:05 AM (in response to Romu-lus)

    If your QS6 doesn't have a second footswitch input, you can buy a MIDI Solutions Footswitch controller and set it up for just about any MIDI message. You'd plug your FS 5U into it and the MDI Solutions device would plug in the MIDI out port on the QS6. If there are any buttons on the QS6 that send MIDI you can map the incremental patch command to it without the need for the above solution.


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