PROGRAM CHANGE (PC) VALUES

 

Kismet uses a non-standard 3.5mm stereo connection for MIDI. An adapter is available HERE that allows Kismet to connect using a standard MIDI cable.

MIDI MESSAGE Functions

FUNCTION

Live Settings

Presets (only) 1, 2, 3, 4. These are the same 4 memory positions that can be

   saved and recalled without MIDI.

Expression settings (only). This is the single expression setting that can be

   saved and recalled without MIDI.

Positions 6 to 100 can store presets OR expression settings.

PC VALUE

 

0

1, 2, 3, 4

 

5

 

6 to 100

CONTROL CHANGE (CC) VALUES

​(CC) VALUES

102

103

104

105

106

107

108

109

110

124

125

FUNCTION

 

Toggle/Cycle footswitch

Bypass switching

Bypass flip/flop

Bass setting

Mids setting

Treble setting

Gain setting

Volume setting

Expression

Omni mode OFF

Omni mode ON

SETTING

 

Any

Below 63 = bypassed, above = ON

Any

0 (min) to 127 (max)

0 (min) to 127 (max)

0 (min) to 127 (max)

0 (min) to 127 (max)

0 (min) to 127 (max)

0 (heel) to 127 (toe)

0

0   NOTE: must be sent on the current channel

INTRODUCTION TO MIDI

MIDI is a way for musical devices to talk to each other. It can be two-way, but typically is one device (a MIDI controller) controlling other devices, like Kismet or other pedals. With Kismet, a controller can be used to change presets, adjust individual controls, operate switches, or just about anything else. It can also access Kismet's full 100 memory positions (expanded from 4).

Example Pedalboard: a Kismet, a Strymon reverb, an Empress tremolo, and a Source Audio MIDI footswitch controller.

Example Use: The MIDI controller is programmed for a specific song. Pressing one of the footswitches turns the Kismet ON and sets it to low gain, slight mid-scoop, and treble turned up. It also turns on a heavy reverb and shallow tremolo. Then during a solo for that song, another footswitch is pressed, setting Kismet to high gain and extra mids, while turning off the reverb and tremolo.

MIDI CHANNELS

When several MIDI devices are used together, they can be connected "daisy-chain" for cleaner cabling on a pedalboard. In order to send a command to one pedal and not all the others in the daisy-chain, channels are used. There are 16 channels. It doesn't matter what combination of channels are used, but they must be set correctly, e.g., if Kismet is set to channel 3, it won't respond to any messages sent on the other channels.

Follow the instructions in the User Guide to automatically set Kismet to the correct channel

MIDI MESSAGES

Messages are commands sent between devices. There are two types normally used...

Program Change (PC): With Kismet, a Program Change message is used to change between memory positions or 'LIVE' settings. This is also the common use for other devices, changing between presets,

Control Change: Used to do something specific, like change a setting, bypass, etc.

To view Kismet's MIDI commands, switch to a device with a larger display.

Newsletter

  • White Facebook Icon
  • White Twitter Icon
  • White Instagram Icon

© Copyright 2020 Ramble FX. All rights reserved. Ramble FX, Twin Bender, Marvel Drive, and Kismet, are trademarks of Ramble FX, LLC. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners (details).