MIDI in Hybrid Mode

Hi all, I can’t find an answer to this question. It’s the main thing holding me back from getting a QC so if one of you who owns one and uses MIDI could see if this is possible I’d be very grateful.
I have read the manual but can’t work out for definite if this is possible.

For my touring and gigs I need more than 4 scenes and 4 stomps available to me at any one time.
I need at least 8 scenes and 4 stomps.

So, if I have a 4 button midi controller, can I set it up to use it as an expansion to hybrid mode?

lower row of switches on QC = 4 Scenes
upper row of switches on QC = 4 Stomps
MID controller = 4 Scenes

No…You could set qc in scene mode with 8 scenes and use midi for stomps. Or use a bigger midi and use it however you like


Is that definitely possible? Has anyone here done it and is it simple to set up?

I’m talking about:

8 scenes on QC
4 stomps on a MIDI controller

I was under the impression that couldn’t be done.

Im sure you can. I havent done exactly that but I did have a midi baby 3 programmed to pull up two specific stomps and open looper while in scene mode. Stomps have to be part of the preset already. Not sure why you heard its not possible.

Hello, the issue with midi on the QC is that the individual effects blocks cannot be controlled (on or off) via midi, they MUST be assigned to a switch (which CAN be controlled via midi). This limits the QC to 8 controllable devices total (you can also control effects blocks separately with a pedal or switch via the 2 expression jacks). You only have 8 scenes OR 4 scenes & 4 effects blocks OR 8 programs (which I don’t advise as switching is slow). You COULD add a separate 4-button, midi controller BUT it can only control the blocks assigned to the buttons and because midi control of the blocks is limited, they only function sequentially on and off, there is no full midi of on/off (i.e. 0=off, 1-127=on does not exist). Hopefully, this is something that can be added in an update. .