The MC3 is a fully programmable controller, capable of sending up to 16 different MIDI messages per switch.
The deployment of 3.5mm jacks has allowed the MC3 to have a 5pin MIDI output and
4 independent TRS MIDI outputs despite its tiny form factor.
MIDI messages can be sent simultaneously, or triggered separately by performing different actions. This gives you precise and customizable control with just one switch.
With 30 dual-page banks of 3 switches in a tiny chassis, the MC3 sits comfortably on any pedalboard.
UNIVERSAL MIDI CONTROLLER
Morningstar controllers are compatible with any device that accepts MIDI, regardless of brand or model.
This is made possible with the ability to send any type of MIDI message you need. As long as your device accepts MIDI, it will work perfectly with our controllers.
MIDI AND FUNCTION MESSAGE TYPES
Every switch on a Morningstar controller is independently programmable. Choose to send any type of MIDI message including PC, CC, Note, SysEx, MIDI Clock, MMC and many more.
To navigate the controller itself, you can also select function messages to bank up/down, jump to specific banks, engage multiple presets and much more.
More information in the full list of MIDI and Function Message Types.
Send up to 16 different MIDI messages across 16 MIDI channels with each switch.
This allows you to control up to 16 different devices with a single switch. Switches are also able to trigger each other so you can engage any preset you want from any switch across the 30 banks.
Send different groups of messages depending on what action you perform.
Assignable actions include Press, Release, Double Tap, Long Press and more.
More information found in the full list of Action Types.
Everything you love about Morningstar MIDI controllers,
distilled into a pint-sized package, and more.
The MC3 is a fully featured MIDI controller that fits on even the smallest of pedalboards.
While size has been drastically reduced, no compromises were made in its design.
In addition to its 5-pin MIDI output, the MC3 boasts four 3.5mm (1/8 inch) TRS MIDI
outputs, the first ever on a dedicated MIDI controller.
TRS MIDI OUTPUTS
Ports 1 & 2 send MIDI via tip
Ports 3 & 4 can be set to send MIDI via tip or ring by using the internal dip switches
OMNIPORT (EXP 1)
Independently set each Omniport to be what you need
A MIDI output (and thru), aux switch input or expression pedal input
Send MIDI to your PC, Mac, phone or tablet
Receive PC, CC, Note and MIDI Clock, and relay them out through the 5-pin and 1/4 inch MIDI outputs
Power the MC3 with a 9-12VDC power supply
Also powerable via USB
5-PIN MIDI OUT
Send MIDI messages from the MC3, and relay messages received from the USB port
USB CLASS COMPLIANT AND POWERED
With MIDI over USB, control your favourite DAWs, plugins and music software on your computer or iPad. Easily MIDI map your desired controls to your foot switches with software like Ableton Live and Logic Pro.
Morningstar controllers are also fully USB powered so you don't have to concern yourself with a separate power supply.
EXPRESSION PEDAL CONTROL
Connect an expression pedal for smooth continuous MIDI control with user selectable pedal response curves.
A single expression pedal becomes a multi-function expression pedal with MIDI.
Use one expression pedal to control multiple different effect parameters with the ability to select/deselect what messages you want your expression pedal to send on the fly.
Expression pedal message types include Expression CC, Toe/Heel Down CC, Toe/Heel Down PC messages and more.
Watch how to Use an Expression Pedal with MIDI.
MULTI-TYPE MIDI OUTPUTS
All Morningstar controllers can send MIDI via their 5-pin, TRS and USB ports. This gives you direct connectivity to any MIDI device, without the need for a MIDI box or splitter.
MIDI CC WAVEFORMS
Four independent MIDI Waveform Engines allow you to send continuous streams of CC messages. Choose from Saw, Triangle, Sine and Square wave shapes. Set your own minimum & maximum values, sync them to MIDI clock or have them independent. Automated modulation for your pedalboard is now a reality.
Watch the MIDI Waveforms in action.
EXPANDABLE WITH AUX SWITCHES
Add more switches to a Morningstar controller for more control over your presets and controller navigation.
Watch how to Add and Use External Switches.
MORNINGSTAR EDITOR APP
With a powerful and intuitive editor application, programming your Morningstar controller is fast and easy.
The Morningstar editor lets you view all your switch and message settings at once, allowing you to quickly make changes and name your switches/banks with great clarity.
You can also backup individual banks or the entire controller to your computer, so you never lose your presets and settings. Even share them with your friends if you like!
Available as a desktop web application (Windows and Mac), mobile web application (Android and iOS) and an iOS app on the App Store.
Nobody likes reading manuals. That is why we created the MIDI Dictionary, containing all parameters, functions and MIDI specifications of the most popular MIDI devices. And we embedded it into our Device Editor for maximum convenience.
Simply select your device brand and model, then use the search bar to find the function you want to control. Then just use the dedicated copy and paste buttons to add your desired MIDI message to your switch. It's that easy!
SONG & SET LISTS
Create song and set lists, and easily navigate through them using the Bank Jump feature. This allows you to use any switch to jump to any bank on your controller. On top of that, the preset/bank Copy, Paste and Swap functions make managing songs and set lists a breeze.
See how to Create Song and Set Lists.
Each of the 30 banks has 2 pages. By default, the first set of switch names are displayed on the screen. When you toggle page, the second set of switch names will be displayed. This effectively doubles the number of preset slots you have in each bank.
3.5MM TRS ADAPTORS AVAILABLE
FOR EASE OF USE
Add on at just $3.90 each with free shipping
122 x 72 x 48 mm
Powered by any of the following:
9-12V DC center negative (min 80mA)
Anodized aluminium enclosure
Soft touch foot switches
20 x 2 character LCD display
1 x 5-pin MIDI Out/Thru
1 x Class Compliant USB Type B (receives buss power, sends & receives MIDI)
1 x 1/4" Omniports (expression pedal in, aux switch in or MIDI out)
4 x 3.5mm TRS MIDI Out (ports 3 & 4 are tip/ring switchable)
More information in the MC3 Manual
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