Setting up expression pedal with BIAS FX 2
I use Studio One on an M1 Mac. I have an expression pedal connected to the expression pedal input of one of my keyboards. Data from this pedal is being received by the DAW, and I can use the pedal with several VST instruments and effects.
However, BIAS FX 2 will not recognize ANY MIDI data by any of my midi controllers. It will "listen" for MIDI data for 5 seconds and then give me an error message that no MIDI data could be received.
I am on version v18.104.22.16800
Like a piano keyboard? Expression pedal hooked up through a keyboard?
Hmmmmmm, that routing could get interesting for BIAS. I understand that it is a basic MIDI function, but the routing through a keyboard might create device specific issues.
That said, if it should work.. see below ..
Yikes, this one hits home. I spent $150 for the Meloaudio MIDI commander, same thing. Every MIDI command was registered in MIDI testing software, BIAS just wouldn't see it.
Until the last two updates, then BOOM.. Just started working.
People are going to think I am a broken record, but truth is that lots of odd issues to do with this software are being resolve with the BIAS FX 2 level "Factory Reset". I think their Database corrupts easily, and when something goes wrong, restoring the original settings is all that fixes a lot of issues.
So, it might not fix the issue, but backing up all unique patch information and running the factory reset is always my first step when running into serious issues with this software right now.
Hope that helps, even a little :D
@gary_hutchings cheers but this was on a fresh install - pretty much the first thing I tried. Also contacted support and they replied with the following:
"Instead of using MIDI assignment, please use "MIDI automation" in BIAS FX 2 in DAWs."
How did you assign the expression pedal to BiasFX 2? As I said in my earlier post, BiasFX 2 isn't just ignoring incoming MIDI from the expression pedal but from ANY Midi device I have hooked up to the Mac. The DAW, however, receives Midi input.
So please if you were able to configure an expression pedal in BiasFX 2, enlighten me.
@wummba I did some investigation, they fixed the MIDI commander not being seen at all in the last two patches. I don't believe they have fixed the expression pedal yet. Just helped another gentleman with this subject.
It should function like this when the Programmers fix the software.
Youtube Video – [03:13..]
At this point, all we can do is put in tickets with support and hope they fix it soon. Hope that help!
@gary_hutchings thanks - as I stated earlier I did a fresh install (so it should be the most recent version) and not only is the expr pedal not being recognized - BIAS FX sees no midi input at all, be it notes I play on my keyboards or controllers I press/turn. The DAW, however, DOES receive input from all those.
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