Yep, there are plenty of votes out there for enhancing MIDI capability and I hope they get to it. MIDI is definitely a priority for many players, was not trying to leave the impression that it doesn’t deserve more attention. Just doesn’t happen to be my priority …yet.
I’ve been hoping for this for 2 years, so have given up that it’s something Neural cares about. I think they imagine us having the QC as the only device we use, and wanting to play at home next to a computer more than out in the real world with it on a pedalboard.
If you’re listening, here’s one take on why this feature is so obviously missing to many of us. The QC has 2 FX loops and 11 footswitches. Why on earth wouldn’t you want to put pedals in those loops and use the QC as the controller? Why should you have to add another dedicated controller to do this? And why can’t it send MIDI clock?
This kind of shocked me when I first bought the device. It clearly has its value as a modeler and such, and I’ve resorted to other ways to integrate it, but it’s really a shame it can’t serve this function which it could so naturally do.
I’m not going to have any use for the desktop editor they’re working on, but I’m clearly not the target market here
Hey Steve, well put! I’ve been posting about the lack of midi control since last October. I too use the QC for live shows and have the “scene to stomp” switch hack working just fine but this would ALL be SO much easier if Neural would have thought this whole thing through before releasing it. Turning a block on/off via midi isn’t brain surgery and exists on almost EVERY other multi-effects device. I’m hoping that at some point in the not too distant future we’ll see midi block control, I’ve been seeing quite a few requests for it. It would also be nice to have multi-function switch capability (tap & tap hold). THEN it will live up to all the hype!
Commenting to hopefully bring some visibility. After hours of trying to send midi messages only to realize you can’t do that when midi through it on (which is ridiculous in itself) I found that you can only send ONE command per scene… ONE.
This is truly laughable, and Neural must think it’s a joke too seeing as how they haven’t done Jack
Hopefully we can get more commands someday, because midi is basically useless, as is
I want to jump in here - I am a mod and help out here and on discord for Neural, but I am NOT an employee. I am, however a big advocate for better MIDI control and lucky enough to be engaged as a QC beta tester. What I can say is that I’ve presented many of the issues here multiple times and the team at Neural has been very open and accepting of the feedback. I was asked to collate the data (at the time, some things have been added since I did this - but I continue to give feedback) and present it to the team there - this came from “on high” at Neural so I want to reiterate that people there ARE listening.
I assembled and presented the linked deck to the team (again things have evolved since this was done so if something is missing understand that this was a while ago, and the new items have been presented in a more informal manner) and got good feedback. There was no time commitment, but I was told MIDI feature enhancements are coming and that many of the requested features in that deck were already being considered.
Waiting can be hard/annoying, but I want to be really clear that the wait isn’t because Neural doesn’t listen or isn’t aware - they are VERY aware and I work to remind them - to a fault perhaps But things take time. I was happy to see the changes to explicit toggles for a few items in 2.1 and I hope we’ll get many more MIDI upgrades before the 2.x series of releases is done (hopefully before end of year) but we shall see. Here’s to hoping.
Thank you for your ongoing contributions to MIDI implementation on the QC! And also, for sharing the feedback from Neural. Hopefully it will be reassuring to users who are waiting for expanded MIDI functionality. You’re right, it will take time to develop but it appears to be in the queue.