Best MIDI Foot Controller Morningstar MC3


MC3
PINT SIZED. FULLY FEATURED.

Everything you love about Morningstar MIDI controllers,

distilled into a pint-sized package, and more.

 

The MC3 is a fully featured MIDI controller that fits on even the smallest of pedalboards.

While size has been drastically reduced, no compromises were made in its design.

In addition to its 5-pin MIDI output, the MC3 boasts four 3.5mm (1/8 inch) TRS MIDI

outputs, the first ever on a dedicated MIDI controller.

Morningstar MC3 MIDI Foot Controller Front
Morningstar MC3 MIDI Foot Controller Rear

The decision to use 3.5mm jacks has allowed the MC3 to have 4 independent TRS

MIDI outputs despite its tiny form factor.

 

3.5mm MIDI outputs let you connect directly to devices with 3.5mm MIDI input and devices with 1/4 inch TRS MIDI inputs, with just a simple 3.5mm to 1/4 inch headphone adaptor.

 

With 3 switches and the ability to toggle between 2 pages per bank, you have  quick access to 6 fully programmable presets in each of the 30 banks.

CONTROL ANYTHING WITH MIDI

Like all Morningstar MIDI controllers, the MC3 can control

any device that accepts MIDI.

The MC3 is fully programmable and capable of sending up to

16 different MIDI messages per switch.

 

MIDI messages can be sent simultaneously, or triggered separately by performing different actions. This gives you precise and customizable control with just one switch.

 

Within its compact chassis, the MC3 offers complete features, meeting the needs of

the most demanding musician even when space is a premium.

Click here for the MC3 manual.

FEATURES AT A GLANCE

FULLY PROGRAMMABLE

30 dual-paged banks

with 3 switches

Quickly access 6 presets per bank simply by toggling

USB CLASS COMPLIANT

Drivers not required

 

With MIDI over USB,

control your DAWs and software like Ableton Live and Logic Pro

4 TRS MIDI OUTPUTS

Indepent 3.5mm (1/8 inch) TRS MIDI outputs to control more devices.

EASY EDITING

Easily program the MC3 on the device itself, or with the Morningstar MIDI Editor

Programming the MC3 has never been easier

OMNIPORT

1/4 inch TRS MIDI Out,

Aux Switch Input or Expression Pedal Input

The choice is yours

EXTREMELY COMPACT

 

Allows for easy integration into pedalboards and rigs

122mm x 72mm x 48mm

ACTION-BASED CONTROL

Send different messages depending on what action you perform.

Press, Release, Double Tap, Long Press and more.

Click here for the full list of actions available.

MIDI AND FUNCTION MESSAGE TYPES

Each switch can send up to 16 different messages

via 16 different MIDI channels.

 

Every switch is independently programmable, allowing you to send various types of MIDI messages including PC, CC, Note, SysEx, MIDI Clock and many more.

 

To navigate the controller itself, you can also select device messages to bank up/down, jump to specific banks, engage multiple switches and much more.

 

For the full list of MIDI and function message types click here.

CONNECTIVITY

Morningstar MC3 MIDI Foot Controller Connections

4 TRS MIDI OUTPUTS

 

Ports 1 & 2 send MIDI via tip

 

Ports 3 & 4 can be set to send MIDI via tip or ring by using the internal dip switches

OMNIPORT (EXP 1)

Independently set each Omniport to be what you need

A MIDI output (and thru), aux switch input or expression pedal input

USB

Send MIDI to your PC, Mac, phone or tablet

Receive PC, CC, Note and MIDI Clock, and relay them out through the 5-pin and 1/4 inch MIDI outputs

9VDC IN

Power the MC3 with a 9-12VDC power supply

(minimum 80mA)

Can also be

bus powered via USB

5-PIN MIDI OUT

 

Send MIDI messages from the MC3, and relay messages received from the USB port

BREAKOUT ADAPTORS AVAILABLE

Available as add-on options for your convenience

$3.90 each with free shipping

3.5mm to 1/4 inch TRS Adaptor
3.5mm TRS to 5 Pin DIN5 Adaptor

MORNINGSTAR DEVICE EDITOR

Edit and back up your controller with just one application

Morningstar MIDI Editor

While you can program your switches on the MC3 itself, it also comes with a free and intuitive desktop editor to make programming even faster.

View all your preset settings on one screen, quickly make changes

and easily name your switches.

Back up individual banks for the entire controller to your computer

so you never lose your presets and settings.

Watch the Editor in action

 

Try the Editor

NEW TO MIDI?

Whether you are new to MIDI or a seasoned expert, we've got you covered

with responsive and extensive support.

Talk to us here.