To begin using Zelzah with an external MIDI device, connect the MIDI out jack from a pedal, controller, or computer interface to the EXP/MIDI jack on Zelzah. The following devices can be used to send MIDI messages to Zelzah:
Set the EXP/MIDI jack to MIDI Mode
Once you have connected Zelzah to a MIDI source, you must set the EXP/MIDI jack to MIDI mode.
Set MIDI Channel
Next, you will need to select a MIDI channel to communicate with Zelzah. Zelzah is set to MIDI channel 1 by default.
Set MIDI Output Mode
The MIDI Output mode must be set to determine what kind of MIDI data is sent out by Zelzah. ***NOTE: If you are only sending MIDI data to Zelzah or if you are using the Strymon MIDI EXP cable, the MIDI Output mode must be set to OFF.***
Once you have configured Zelzah to communicate via MIDI, you can set the pedal to synchronize to incoming MIDI clock.
When Zelzah is sync’d to MIDI clock, the SPEED knobs will each act as a multiplier or divider of the incoming clock tempo. The synchronized SPEED mult/div settings from left to right are:
To set whether Zelzah will respond to incoming MIDI clock:
The MIDI Clock setting is saved per Favorite setting or MIDI preset.
***NOTE: Saved Favorite or MIDI presets on Zelzah will store the settings of all the knobs and toggle switches on the pedal as well as the individual bypass states of the 4-Stage and 6-Stage sides of the pedal.***
With the EXP/MIDI jack set to MIDI mode, the currently loaded settings can be saved to any of Zelzah’s 300 preset locations at any time.
Zelzah 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:
Zelzah 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 Zelzah 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.