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The MC8 is our flagship MIDI controller, able to meet the demands of even the most demanding musician. It boasts a larger LCD display so you always have visibility of what matters. Its vast array of I/Os lets you connect directly to more MIDI devices, connect more expression pedals and add more aux switches for more presets and functionality. The MC8 grows with your needs as you progress on your musical journey.
30 Dual-paged Banks of 8 Switches
That’s 480 programmable preset slots (expandable up to 660 by adding external aux switches). Plenty of space to store all the presets/functions you need. Easily toggle page by pressing switches B and C together.
Simultaneous MIDI Control
Send up to 16 different MIDI messages with a single switch. Control up to 16 different MIDI devices via 16 unique selectable MIDI channels.
Name your Switches and Banks
All switches and banks can be named so you always know exactly what they do.
Four 1/4 inch ports that can be individually set to function as MIDI outputs, Aux switch inputs or Expression pedal inputs.
Large LCD Display
Interactive real-time visual feedback on important information such as current bank, active preset and expression pedal position. All designed to help you perform better.
User-Definable MIDI and Function Message Types
Every switch is independently programmable. Choose to send various types of MIDI messages including PC, CC, Note, SysEx, MIDI Clock and many more. To navigate the Morningstar controller itself, you can also select device messages to bank up/down, jump to specific banks, engage multiple switches and much more. For the full list of MIDI and function message types click here.
Send MIDI Clock
Sync all your time-based effects via tap tempo or pre-set tempo with the built-in MIDI Clock function on the MC8. Eliminates the need for a separate MIDI clock device.
Action Based Control
Send different messages with the same switch depending on what action you perform on it - Press, Release, Double Tap, Long Press and more. For the full list of action types click here.
USB Class Compliant MIDI
Control any of your favourite DAWs and music software. Compatible with Windows, Android, OSX and iOS. Sends MIDI to your PC, Mac, phone or tablet. Receive PC, CC, Note and MIDI Clock messages, and relay them through the 5-pin and TRS MIDI outputs.
Downloadable or Chrome browser-accessible editor allows you to program and name your switches and banks quickly and easily.
224mm x 125mm x 50mm
Powered by (any of the following):
9-12V DC Center Negative (min 250mA) USB Power 9-12 AC/DC Phantom Power via MIDI output pins 6 & 7
Angled anodized aluminium enclosure 8 x Soft Touch switches 40 x 4 character LCD Screen
1 x 7-pin MIDI Out/Thru; receives phantom power via pins 6 & 7 1 x 7-pin MIDI In; relays phantom power via pins 6 & 7 1 x USB Type B; carries bus power and MIDI (class compliant) 4x Omniports (MIDI output, Expression input or Aux Switch input)
In the Box
1 x MC8 MIDI Controller 1 x 30cm USB Cable
All Morningstar products ship with a one year warranty against manufacturing defects. More details can be found in our warranty policy.