ALESIS VI61 sustain pedal

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Hi Guys,

I bought yamaha FC4A sustain pedal. I used Alesis VI61 editor for inverting sustain pedal values. I put pressed 120 and released 0 (cc61 - midi chanel 1) but it doesn't work. Any idea?

All the best
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Sergio Gutiérrez Sánchez

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Hello Sergio,

Thanks for the post. First, make sure you have the latest editor installed by logging onto the product page. The editor can be found under the Downloads section of that product page.

Next, enter the following parameters in your editor then save and send this to your MIDI controller.

Pressed: 0
Released: 120
CC: 64
MIDI Channel: 1
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I saved the inverted sustain values to a .vi6 file on my desktop. How do I send that file to my Vi61 MIDI controller?
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Bill R.

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There is a button within the software that will alow you to send the preset to your hardware:

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Joshua Mikael

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Hi Bill, thanks for the reply. For some reason that wasn't working when I first tried it. That button prompted me to save a .vi6 file to my hard drive. I was able to solve the sustain inversion by going up into the File menu and choosing the counterpart Send Preset option there.
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Excellent! :)
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Nathan Couto

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Hello

My sustain pedal is not responding, do I need to set up somewhere? Help me.
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Bill R.

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Let's have you run a test to see if your controller is sending MIDI data properly.

MIDI-OX - PC - http://www.midiox.com/

In addition to the test below using MIDI-OX, you can also use Send SX (Windows). This program will let you know if and what MIDI information the controller is sending.

**Before you run MIDI-OX connect the MIDI Controller and power on.

1. Download and install MIDI-OX.
2. Run the MIDI OX application.
3. Select the Options menu and select MIDI Devices. Make sure to select MIDI inputs and MIDI Outputs for the MIDI controller, in this case, the USB Audio Device and click OK.
4. Select the View menu and select Input Monitor. The field type, Data1, contains the CC information. Test the functions of your controller in the monitor.

MIDI Monitor - Mac OS X - http://www.snoize.com/MIDIMonitor/

What is it MIDI Monitor? MIDI Monitor is a free utility for Mac OS X which displays MIDI signals in a variety of formats. It can watch both incoming and outgoing MIDI streams and can filter them by message type and channel. Musicians will find it handy for tracking down confusing MIDI problems. Programmers can use it to test MIDI drivers and applications. MIDI Monitor is free to download and use.

1. Download, and Install MIDI Monitor.
2. Open MIDI Monitor.
3. Click on the Sources tab to view MIDI devices. Confirm that your USB/MIDI device is listed.
4. Once you confirm your MIDI device is connected and listed. Play any key(s) on your keyboard/controller to confirm each button or key is sending data to your computer. If your device is working you will see a message with data like below. The device is not sending data you may have a hardware issue.

Try this out and let me know how it goes!
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Good Morning,
I'm using the alesis controller and my sustain pedal is from another company, does it interfere with anything? I still have not been able to activate it.
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Bill R.

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Please refer to my post above.
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Alejandro Sanchez

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¿Cómo puedo cambiar la polaridad del sustain del alesis QX61?
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