XT-1 goes MIDI

Are you a MIDI fanatic? then here’s a big news!!

SIM1 has just released a new firmare (2.44) allowing Xt-1 to read Program-Change MIDI commands via the most popular MIDI-to-USB adapters, and to re-route program Changes as a midi-through feature.

You can find the New Firmware and the updated version of the Editor for PC/Mac (to edit the MIDI program for each preset) in the “DOWNLOAD section of the website!

Following adapters were tested:

– M-Audio Midisport 1×1 USB
– M-Audio Midisport UNO USB
– Roland UM-ONE mk2

with Kemper Profiling Amp and Midibuddy pedal board.

 

UPDATE: new firmware 2.5 features new MIDI MASTER function: xt-1 works as a small midi pedalboard and can configure other external midi devices. e.g. you can send PC (Program Changes) to Kemper or other units, for each bank of Xt-1 you can assign 2 different PCs (one PC for xt-1 in bypass, the other for non-bypass). Allowing a maximum number of 60 PCs (0-127).

Have fun!!

SIM1 Team

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  1. So does this mean if I use any guitar fx multi-effect board with midi option I can control the SIM1-XT-1 directly from the multi-effect board?

    Say I have a custom bank of sounds with 50 different settings, organized so that each sound profile correspond to my current set list, for each new song I just stomp the next button on the bank. And that stomp button would also control the SIM1 so I get the guitar model I want for each of the 50 custom profiles?

    Switching from song 1 to song 2 would give me a certain multi-effect setting, along with a dedicated guitar sound from the SIM1?

    • Filippo Zanetti September 19, 2018 at 09:41 · · Reply

      Hi, YES RIGHT!! You just need to you use a MIDI-USB adaptor like one listed in the news (optional).

      Each of the 30 banks of XT-1 is assigned with a program change (PC) number (from 1-30), with the Configuration sw (you can download PC/MAC versions in our website in the Download section) you can modify the PG number for each bank or you can change the list of your guitars – PC number greater than 30 will switch Xt-1 in TRUE-BYPASS modality.

      Yes, Switching from song 1 to song 2 (in your multi effect board or MIDI pedal board) will give you a certain multi-effect setting, along with a dedicated guitar sound from the SIM1!

      For example we are now using it together with Kemper via a MIDI board and M-Audio Midisport UNO USB, and works like a charm!

      Thanks for your interest!
      Ciao!

  2. Hello … I have Kemper, I’m very interested in SIM1 Xt-1 … Only with Kemper can I change the Xt-1 presets? or do I need external control?

    • Filippo Zanetti February 26, 2019 at 16:17 · · Reply

      Hello Rafael,

      Thanks for the interest in Xt-1!

      Xt-1 can be used with Kemper even without any external midi controller.
      Of course, you always need the (optional) midi/usb adapter, we recommend M-Audio ones.

      In ‘MASTER’ modality, Xt-1 works himself as a midi-controller, e.g. you can send PC (Program Changes) to Kemper, for each bank of Xt1 you can assign 2 different PCs (one PC for xt-1 in bypass, the other for non-bypass). Allowing a maximum number of 60 PCs (0-127)

      The other modality is the Xt-1 ‘SLAVE’, in which Xt-1 can be midi programmed by any external midi pedalboards or midi devices, e.g. though midi-out or midi-though ports. In this modality, you can assign a PC (0-128) for each of the Xt-1 banks.

      Midi options can be configured via Xt-1 Configuration sw for pc/mac that can be downloaded for free, please check our website under the download section.

      Hope this is answering your question, please let us know should you need more info

      Sim1 Team

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