Boss ES-5 and Ground Control Pro

Q & A for building and interfacing your rack gear with Ground Control Pro and GCX-based systems.
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scottirama
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Boss ES-5 and Ground Control Pro

Post by scottirama » Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:04 pm

My wife, for Father’s Day, bought me a Boss ES-5. Can that be used to control a Ground Control Pro and, in doing so, control 2 GCX’s and a Hex as well as some MIdI rack equipment?

If so, how would that be set up?

JohnClark
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Re: Boss ES-5 and Ground Control Pro

Post by JohnClark » Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:49 pm

The The Ground Control Pro can be set to receive MIDI Program Change messages from the ES-5 that will remotely recall Ground Control Pro presets.

Look to the "Receive Program Change" section in MIDI under Setup Mode in the Ground Control Pro manual to get the Ground Control Pro programmed.

Look to the "Switching a MIDI-Equipped Effect Unit’s Memory When a Patch Is Changed in the ES-5" in the ES-5 manual to program ES-5 presets to send the MIDI Program Changes.

Let us know if you get stuck!

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