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Change scenes with midi footcontroller

I'm a performing artist, and I perform with guitar, voice, looper (rc300) and a hx effects pedal which can be programmed to send CC, BankPC and MMC via a standard midi cable. To enhance my performance I want to add beter beats and in the future maybe some bass and synth sounds. Until now I used a XR20 and played it Live right into the Looper without any use of patterns and such.

But...1. Is there a way to use the midi signals from the HX to change scenes in the Force? Or is there any other Akai gear that will do that? (I need my hands on my guitar ;) and I don't want to perform with a laptop. 2. Is the force capable of being a slave of the Boss rc300 which must be the tempo Master?

Very many thanks in advance!
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  • Hey Martijn van Dijk,

    Thanks for posting!

    The Force can receive MC, MTC or Ableton Link to sync its clock. As long as the RC300 is capable of sending this type of clock, you can slave the Force to your looper. Additionally, the Force's Transport functions can be remotely controlled using the MMC protocol to activate Play, Record, Stop, etc.

    At its current build, the Force is limited in terms of what MIDI signals it can receive from external gear. It doesn't have a MIDI control mode for assigning parameters or the capability of receiving Program Change messages.

    I would recommend taking a look at the MPC X/Live. These units have a MIDI Control/Learn mode for configuring external gear. They can also receive PC messages for changing Sequences, Tracks or Programs giving you a lot of options for hand-free control.

    Hope this helps! Let me know if you have any questions.
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