MIDI Connections to NightSky
To begin using NightSky with an external MIDI device, connect the MIDI OUT from another pedal, controller, or computer interface to the MIDI IN or EXP jack on NightSky set to MIDI mode. The following devices can be used to send MIDI messages to NightSky:
Set EXP jack to MIDI Mode
Once you have connected NightSky to a MIDI source, you must set the EXP jack to MIDI mode.
Set MIDI Channel
Next, you will need to select a MIDI channel to communicate with NightSky. NightSky is set to MIDI channel 1 by default.
Set MIDI Output Mode for the EXP Jack
The MIDI Output mode must be set to determine what kind of MIDI data is sent out by NightSky. ***NOTE: If you are only sending MIDI data to NightSky or if you are using the Strymon MIDI EXP cable, the MIDI Output mode must be set to OFF.***
Saving Presets via MIDI
When using MIDI, the currently loaded settings on the pedal can be saved to any of NightSky’s 300 preset locations at any time.
NightSky contains 300 preset locations, numbered sequentially from 0-299. Because MIDI Program Change messages have a maximum number of 128 (0-127) the presets are grouped into three MIDI patch banks:
NightSky always powers up in MIDI Patch Bank 0, so if you plan to stay within the first 127 presets, simply send a standard MIDI Program Change message to load a preset.
If you will be using MIDI Banks 1 and/or 2, it is advisable to send a standard MIDI Bank Change message (MIDI CC# 0 with a value equal to the MIDI Bank#) before each MIDI Program Change.
Selecting bank 0, patch 127 will put NightSky into Manual mode. In this mode, the pedal will be set to the current knob and switch settings. No preset data can be stored at this preset location.