To begin using Compadre with an external MIDI device, connect the MIDI out jack from a pedal, controller, or computer interface to the FAV/MIDI jack on Compadre. The following devices can be used to send MIDI messages to Compadre:
Set FAV/MIDI jack to MIDI Mode
Once you have connected Compadre to a MIDI source, you must set the FAV/MIDI jack to MIDI mode.
Set MIDI Channel
Next, you will need to select a MIDI channel to communicate with Compadre. Compadre is set to MIDI channel 1 by default.
The MIDI Output mode must be set to determine what kind of MIDI data is sent out by Compadre. ***NOTE: If you are only sending MIDI data to Compadre or if you are using the Strymon MIDI EXP cable, the MIDI Output mode must be set to OFF.***
***NOTE: Saved Favorite or MIDI presets on Compadre will store the settings of all the knobs and toggle switches on the pedal as well as the individual bypass states of the BOOST and COMP sides of the pedal.***
With the FAV/MIDI jack set to MIDI mode, the currently loaded settings can be saved to any of Compadre’s 300 preset locations at any time.
Compadre 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:
Compadre 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 Compadre 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.