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Hi folks,

I bought an new Traynor YCS 100 H stack and I'm very happy with it. I also got a new Boss GT-8 Multi effect unit, which I only use for the effects (not for the Amp modelling). Therefore it runs through the effect loop keeping the preamp of my Traynor amp. The only problem I still have is switching the channels of the Traynor with the GT-8. The GT-8 has the so called amp control knob which only works for two channel amps, so not for mine having 3 channels plus a solo boost. The Boss GT-8 is able to use MIDI to control other gear. The footswitch of the Traynor uses a regular 5 pin Midi cable, and there is also a Midi In and Out entrance at the GT-8. But when I connect the GT-8 with the Traynor at the MIDI Out entrance, all channel LEDs start to signal, and I can't switch the channels by hand anymore. Also, I can't switch the channels with the Boss.

Do I need a Midi switcher like the Nobels one to get this started ? All I want is the Boss to switch the Channels and the effects in one single footstep. What makes things difficult is, that the nobels switcher uses regular 1/4" jacks, whereas I have a Midi cable, not knowing whether this really uses MIDI or not. Even on Traynors Homepage there is no information about Midi at all, it simply says that you use a regular midi cable.

Please help me out, because I would otherwise sel my Boss GT-8 as it would be of no real use for me.

To make things short: How can I switch the channels of my Traynor YCS with my Boss GT-8 ?

Thanks a lot for your support !
 

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read the manual, it should tell you how to hook it up and what function on the GT-8 will change your channels.

it sounds to me likeyou hook up the GT-8 to the YCS with the MIDI cable, and then assign whatever pedal to switch channels (unless Boss already programmed the GT-8 to have the channel-switch pedal).

you may want to try posting on the boss forums as well.
 
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