I have created two presets on my MC6 MKII to control my X18. Preset A is a toggle that sends CC messages to turn the effects in the X18 on and off. Similarly, Preset C is a toggle that mutes and unmutes the mains and monitors using CC messages. Both work when their respective switch is Pressed. Operated from the MC6 MKII, they work perfectly. And I could use them that way, but for an upcoming gig I prefer to trigger these two presets from the Helix Floor.
Accordingly, I set up two Helkx footswitches to trigger the presets, as follows:
For Preset A: MIDI Channel 6, CC# 10, Value 1
For Preset C: MIDI Channel 6, CC# 12, Value 1
Neither works. Although when I first set up Preset A I had the value set as 127 (not having read the manual closely enough), and it worked perfectly for a few minutes. And, every once in a while, with the value at 1, it works, but that might be 1% of the time. I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong.
By the way, I also have an Instant command set up on the Helix to send a PC 26 on Channel 6 to select the right bank on tbe MC6 MKII. Tbat command works solidly every single time, so I know I at least have the MIDI channel right.
I can't figure out wbat I'm doing wrong. It almost seems as though the MC6 MKII is filtering out CC messages it receives, while allowing and responding appropriately to PC messages. I have made sure the MC6 MKII is not in edit mode when I test this setup. And, in the MIDI Monitor I can see the CC messages A and C should be sending whenever I send the CC from the Helix, but they don't seem to be actually being sent to the X18.
It's pretty confjsing, when it seems, based on the mamual, tbat it should be simple. Any advice would be apprecisted.