The Canadian Guitar Forum banner

1 - 5 of 5 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
3 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
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 !
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
16,946 Posts
i had posted a reply here!!! GR!

since i cant really remember what i said, here's a decent idea: go to the boss forums, and see if someone cant help you out. i imagine that you plug in the midi cable from Gt-8 to YCS, and then certain pedals on the GT-8 control switching channels.
 
I

·
Guest
Joined
·
0 Posts
DIN Connector != MIDI Compatible

First thing to recognize is that the type of connector != the communication protocol being used. The DIN connector your Traynor is using does not transmit or receive MIDI signals. It's being used as a convenient 5-pin connector to standard, analog switches. So connecting it to a MIDI source like the back of your GT-8 is not a good idea. You could damage the amp or (more likely) the GT-8.

You need to get yourself something like the Axess Electronics AC-8. In converts MIDI into switched signals for amps that use DIN connectors.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3 Posts
Discussion Starter #4
Thanks !

Thank you, that's what I thought I needed to do - I was thinking of a MIDI switcher from Nobels, but what you sugested seems to be even better. Thanks or the link, but do you know where to get them ? Any Internet shop ?
 
1 - 5 of 5 Posts
Top