Thank you!It’s a midi controller, not a loop switcher. Only midi signals run through it. You can however connect a loop switcher to it via midi such as the Morningstar ML5, voodoo lab Hex, and rjm mini effects gizmo, and thus control any analog pedals connected to those with the MC8.
If you’re looking for a loop switcher + midi controller, you can check out devices such as the Boss ES-5/8, RJM Mastermind series, Disaster Area DPC series, and the gig rig products to name a few.
For the 1/4” jacks on the Morningstar MC-8, those appear to be able to do a few different things:
- connect directly to pedals with a 1/4” midi input (Chase bliss, meris, Alexander, empress, etc)
- connect an expression pedal for controlling parameters via cc’s
- connect an auxiliary footswitch to switch banks and toggle pages
- connect an auxiliary footswitch to access the secondary page presets without having to toggle the page.
The last 3 functions are currently available on the MC-6 (which I own). Obviously just my inferences without seeing a manual for the new MC-8.