I am using the MC6 with up to 8 Midi pedals. So far I have programmed
several banks to achieve control of each individual pedal, and the MC6
is particularly nice with the Empress looper.
Now I was hoping that the MC6 would be a breakthrough for controlling
together multiple pedals, but it seems very limited, unless I am missing
What I did was to program each multi-pedal preset so that it engages
several pedals in pos1, sends a couple of CC and PC to those pedals, and
then bypasses all of them in pos2. This works for sure, however with 3 to 4
messages required per pedal and only 16 available messages on the MC6, one
can barely control 4 pedals at the same time.
In fact the number of controllable pedals is closer to 3 in practice. Indeed,
one also needs to add a bypass message to any pedal that is not used in the
current preset, in order to make sure that no unwanted pedal will remain active
when directly switching from another preset or bank.
Some kind of macros would help here. For instance defining a Preset whose
purpose is to disable all pedals, and that could be called from another preset.
I've seen in the Suggestion forum that many people have requested macros for
similar purposes. Hoping such solution will come some day...