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jwrioux

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sending CCs to Bias FX
« on: February 26, 2020, 02:47:28 PM »
I am a relatively long-term user of Band Helper but have only recently tried to use it with Bias FX Mobile on iPad. I use Band Helper live to call up song titles, lyrics, and performance notes, as well as to automatically switch to Bias FX presets on a per/song basis. So far, so good. I'd like not to have to create two (or more) presets/song to move from, say, rhythm guitar to a lead solo; much better would be to switch to a higher gain setting or amp by way of a control change within the same preset. Try as I might, though, I'm failing to be able to do this. I've read many posts in this forum about people who have done this with various apps--even iPad apps--but I've yet to find one that has worked for me. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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Re: sending CCs to Bias FX
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2020, 04:10:16 PM »
I'm not sure what other posts you're referring to, but I think you will need separate presets. You can think of a MIDI preset as a configuration for one point in time (like the start of a song). You can set lots of different things (different MIDI devices) for that point in time, but if you want to change some settings at a different point in time (like the start of a solo), you will need a different preset for that.

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Re: sending CCs to Bias FX
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2020, 05:11:14 AM »
Thanks, Arlo.

What is a CC, then?

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Re: sending CCs to Bias FX
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2020, 05:15:07 AM »
The second table on Positive Grid's page ( https://help.positivegrid.com/hc/en-us/articles/115000887806-Working-with-a-MIDI-Device ) is what I had in mind.

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Re: sending CCs to Bias FX
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2020, 10:49:25 AM »
You're asking what a MIDI control change is? This post has some general MIDI resources:

http://forum.arlomedia.com/index.php/topic,656.0.html