ground control pro and peavey transfex pro

Q & A for building and interfacing your rack gear with Ground Control Pro and GCX-based systems.
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tonebully
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ground control pro and peavey transfex pro

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Re: ground control pro and peavey transfex pro

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Re: ground control pro and peavey transfex pro

Post by JohnClark » Tue Jul 07, 2009 11:01 am

The Ground Control Pro can control up to 8 MIDI devices (processors, MIDI amps, etc...) as well as up to 4 GCX switchers. The MIDI connections are done in series.
In your case the MIDI connections would be:
The MIDI Out of the Ground Control Pro connects to the Pedal In of first GCX. The MIDI out of the first GCX connects to the Pedal In of the second GCX.
The MIDI Out of the second GCX to the MIDI In of the first processor.
The MIDI Out/Thru of the first processor to the MIDI In of the second processor.
The MIDI Out/Thru of the second processor to the MIDI In of the first MIDI Amp.
The MIDI Out/Thru of the first MIDI Amp to the MIDI In of the second MIDI amp.

The order of the gear after the GCXs is not really that important so feel free to connect them in whichever way is most convenient for cabling. Thhe important part about controlling multiple devices with a Ground Control Pro is that each device is set to respond to a unique MIDI channel. Once this part is set up the programming becomes a lot easier to figure out. Let us know how you do.
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Re: ground control pro and peavey transfex pro

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Re: ground control pro and peavey transfex pro

Post by tonebully » Tue Jul 07, 2009 11:53 am

Thanks John I spoke with james santiago about this in depth
before Namm I know he is real busy so i just thought he was too busy...

Thank you sir very much for taking the time to answer me.

I think the ground control system is the answer..
I really appreciate it.

I have 3 plexi heads one super trem which and two pa heads.
I also have two black face twins and two transfex pro heads.
an apollo which is a steel string singer type amp 50 watts
and a frenzel which is strictly clean.

The efx i own are a mix of rack mount and floor pedals.
James videos on the subject of eric johnsons rig are
a great help but I own the ground control pro and 2 gcx switchers.

I have a home studio obviously one cant take everything out to play with
but at home id like to be running all of this for a studio.

Just to be able to hear everything working would be a lifelong dream
as its taken about 30 years to collect all this stuff.

It has been very frustrating to set it all up where one could hear it
and utilize everything but to me the ground control system is
the way to go.


I just want to have my cake and eat it too.

Thanks for the detailed information
I now can get with this.

I have been spending the last nights
working on this and its working out ok
this will really help out though as far as the midi goes,

If this works you guys will all hear me scream and jump up and down
all the way from Texas.

I will indeed get back to you guys on this
and be posting online videos of how this turns out.

oh boy right ?
lol
thanks much tonebully

tonebully
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Re: ground control pro and peavey transfex pro

Post by tonebully » Tue Jul 07, 2009 12:50 pm

John I just got word from James santiago about this and
he is as well on this to help.

I wanted to thank you all for helping me.

This is about to make me a very very happy camper.

To the voodoo lab staff you guys are one in a million
and with your help I might just actually be playing live
after all.

That might be a blessing and a curse.
:mrgreen:

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