Our flagship MIDI controller that connects directly to both traditional 5-pin and 1/4 inch MIDI devices. The MC8 rewrites the rules of hands-free MIDI control, allowing you to connect directly to both traditional 5-pin and 1/4 inch MIDI devices.
With 4 brand new Omniports, you decide whether each 1/4 inch port acts as a MIDI output, Aux switch input or Expression pedal input. Boasting 30 dual-paged banks of 8 switches, the MC8 gives you quick access 16 fully programmable presets simply by pressing [B+C] to toggle page.
30 dual-paged Banks of 8 switches Quickly access 16 presets per bank by toggling page. That’s 480 preset slots to store anything you need.
Omniports 4 x 1/4 inch ports that can be individually set as MIDI outputs, Aux switch inputs or Expression pedal inputs.
Large LCD Display Interactive real-time visual feedback on important information such as current bank, active preset and expression pedal position. All designed to help you perform better.
Simultaneous MIDI Control
Send up to 16 different MIDI messages with a single switch press. Control up to 16 different MIDI devices via 16 unique selectable MIDI channels.
Name your Switches and Banks
All switches and banks can be named so you always know exactly what they do.
User Selectable MIDI Message Types
Select from more than 20 MIDI message types and functions including PC, CC, Note, SysEx, MIDI Clock and many more.
Built-in MIDI Clock
Sync all your time-based effects via tap tempo or pre-set tempo with the built-in MIDI Clock function on the MC8. Eliminates the need for a separate MIDI clock device. Action-Based Control Send different messages with the same switch depending on what action you perform on it - Press, Release, Double Tap, Long Press and more
USB Class Compliant MIDI
Control any of your favourite DAWs and music software. Compatible with Windows, Android, OSX and iOS. Sends MIDI to your PC, Mac, phone or tablet. Receive PC, CC, Note and MIDI Clock messages, and relay them through the 5-pin and TRS MIDI outputs.
Desktop Editor Downloadable or Chrome browser-accessible editor allows you to program and name your switches and banks quickly and easily.
224mm x 125mm x 50mm
Powered by (any of the following):
9-12V DC Center Negative (min 250mA) USB Power 9-12V AC/DC MIDI Phantom Power via MIDI pins 6 & 7
Angled anodized aluminium enclosure 8 x Soft Touch switches 40 x 4 character LCD Screen
4 x Omniports (MIDI output, expression pedal input or aux switch input) 1 x DC power input 1 x USB Type B; carries buss power and MIDI (class compliant) 1 x 7-pin MIDI Out/Thru; carries phantom power via pins 6 & 7 1 x 7-pin MIDI In; carries phantom power via pins 6 & 7
In the Box
1 x MC8 MIDI Controller 1 x 30cm USB Cable
All Morningstar products ship with a one year warranty against manufacturing defects. More details can be found on our warranty page.