I never saw any follow up on this but I have some new info to report. I tried using my Nomad 100 footswitch with a standard 5 pin MIDI cable and was able to select all three channels and the solo boost modes. I checked the reverb switch, and nothing seemed to happen, but I realized afterward I probably had the reverb turned all the way down so it wasn't a proper test (I don;t use reverb anyway so no biggie). The EQ light on the footswitch will light up, but it does not activate the EQ on the amp.fretwhizzy wrote:
As a handy thing to share here in the spirit of sharing handy stuff .....I found out Tuesday night, while putting my Nomad back together for a recording session the next day (I'm kinda experimenting with having some kind of permanently-racked up head n fx setup) and not being able to locate my 7pin din cable for the footswitch, that in fact the footswitch seems to work 100% fine with just a regular 5pin din cable. Which is just your regular MIDI cable and a lot more readily/cheaply available in various lengths.
Having found that a MIDI cable works fine on my Nomad I also tried it on my formula pre. 100% fine again..
This was really good news for me. I use a pedalsnake to run my front end, effects loop, and power. I was having to run the footswitch cable separately, but now I can actually use one of the pedalsnake channels for the footswitch, and I am down to one cable from pedalboard to amp.
Also, one month in and the brightness, serial fx loop, and NFB mods to my Nomad are still sounding great.