MC-5jr Layers, Commands & Types

2 layers, 4 commands, 19 types.

Each button has 2 layers.

Each layer has up to 4 commands.

Each command can choose out of 19 types.

2 Layers

Each Button has 2 layers: Normal Press and Press & Hold. This doubles your amount of buttons!

5 Different Press & Hold types: Block, Once, Trigger-Only, Block Page and Hold.

Normal Press

This is the default use of buttons.

Press & Hold - Block

Press-and-hold does not work. Buttons will respond faster because commands will be processed on button press and not on button release.

Press & Hold - Once

Activates the button on the 2nd layer once and will return back to the 1st layer page on the next press.

Press & Hold - Trigger-Only

Activates the button on the 2nd layer but stays on the 1st layer.

Press & Hold - Block Page

When using a page button, all buttons will switch from Page 1 to Page2. Using Block Page will override this. Blocks with this press & hold-hold value will stay on Page 1.

Press & Hold - Hold

Activates the button on the 2nd layer and stays there.

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4 Commands

Each Layer has up to 4 commands.

Default behavior

Commands are transmitted all at once.

Step By Step

Alternatively commands can be transmitted Step-By-Step. Only one command will be transmitted on each step. On the next button press, the next command will be transmitted. And so on...

At the end, the first command will be transmitted again. And so on...

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19 Types

Each command can choose out of 19 Types.

1. None

None does nothing! If steps is active, this command will be skipped.

2. Preset (PC)

Preset (PC) also known as Program Change transmits a program change PC on a midi channel Ch (1-16).

3/4. CC On/Off & CC Off/On

ON sends a control change CC (1-127) on Ch (1-16) with Value 127 (maximum). OFF sends exactly the same CC with Value 0 (minimum).

5/6. CC On Only & CC Off Only

CC On Only always sends Value 127 on each press on CC (1-127) on Ch (1-16). This command is ideal for Tap-tempo. The corresponding LED will blink briefly.

CC Off Only is the opposite.

7. CC Custom

Use this if you need a value different than minimum (0) or maximum (127).

8. Expr CC Swap

A nice feature to change your Exp. Input, e.g. from Wah to Volume.

9. Auto On CC Swap

Replaces the CC and Ch of the regular Expr Auto On settings.

10. Button On/Off

Turns another Button On or Off.

11. All Other LEDs Off

In some cases, there might be a conflict with the visual LEDs on/off layout and the actual on/off state of the connected musical instrument. Using the All Other LEDs Off command can solve this problem.

12. Scenes

The MC-5jr is capable of handling scenes, a Fractal Audio Systems™ feature.

13/14. Bank Down & Bank Up

Bank Down/Up selects the first preset number and decreases/increases it with the count of all the presets on the layout.

15/16. Preset Down & Preset Up

Decreases/increases the current preset number.

17. Preset Select

When clicking on a Preset Select button, all LEDs will blink blue and all buttons are connected to their respective Preset number. E.g. clicking on button 4 will bring you to preset 4. After selection, buttons will go back to their programmed state.

18. Bank Select

When clicking on a Bank Select button, all LEDs will blink red and all buttons are connected to their respective Bank number. E.g. clicking on button 3 will bring you to bank 3. After selection, buttons will go back to their programmed state.

19. Page

Toggles between page 1 and 2, and changes all buttons at once.

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