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Pedalboard MIDI help

PostMon Jun 12, 2017 11:43 pm

Hi everyone,

Recently I was finally lucky enough to locate and old AGO pedalboard. I have been using Hauptwerk for several years now and always used m-audio keyboards for manuals so setup was a breeze. I'm a total novice when it comes to encoders, reed switches, etc. I read on the forums that the mpc32xrs bundle from MIDI Boutique is a simple way to Midify a pedalboard. From the site, it looks like you just put the parts together, plug it in to Hauptwerk and you're off.

Am I missing something? Are there any special skills needed to rig this up like soldering or advanced computer skills? Like I said, I'm a total novice. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

-Dominick
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Re: Pedalboard MIDI help

PostTue Jun 13, 2017 12:55 am

ContraDulciana16 wrote:Hi everyone,

Recently I was finally lucky enough to locate and old AGO pedalboard. I have been using Hauptwerk for several years now and always used m-audio keyboards for manuals so setup was a breeze. I'm a total novice when it comes to encoders, reed switches, etc. I read on the forums that the mpc32xrs bundle from MIDI Boutique is a simple way to Midify a pedalboard. From the site, it looks like you just put the parts together, plug it in to Hauptwerk and you're off.

Am I missing something? Are there any special skills needed to rig this up like soldering or advanced computer skills? Like I said, I'm a total novice. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

-Dominick


Yep that's basically it. Just be careful with the reed switch harness. I recommend you drill holes in the edge of a board over close to the side where the magnets will be located. You can then lower each reed switch into the board for protection and spacing from the magnet. No soldering no special skills just a little wood working.

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Re: Pedalboard MIDI help

PostTue Jun 13, 2017 10:26 am

Does the AGO pedalboard have any existing contacts? You might save some work and fiddling by re-using what's already there if they can be used.

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Re: Pedalboard MIDI help

PostSat Jun 17, 2017 9:30 pm

Thanks a lot for the help guys. No Contacts, maybe somebody already stripped them out in the past. Looks like I'm starting from scratch. But, after some research, it seems simple enough with some time and effort.
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Re: Pedalboard MIDI help

PostTue Jan 23, 2018 12:14 pm

I am looking at doing similar. Can you tell me which kit you used and did you get it working? any handy hints?
Thanks.
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Re: Pedalboard MIDI help

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Re: Pedalboard MIDI help

PostWed Jan 24, 2018 12:36 am

Hello Dominick:

You may find this video helpful showing an simple install of the MIDI encoder & reed switch assembly from Midi- Boutique.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AoFcEz0MsmI

Danny B.
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Re: Pedalboard MIDI help

PostWed Jan 24, 2018 5:25 am

magnaton wrote:Hello Dominick:

You may find this video helpful showing an simple install of the MIDI encoder & reed switch assembly from Midi- Boutique.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AoFcEz0MsmI

Danny B.


That is brilliant.. thanks for sharing :)

kind regards

Chris

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