Red Panda pedals with USB receptacles also support 1/4" TRS MIDI input via the CTRL port.  Use our web editor to configure the CTRL port for MIDI In (TRS).  Then scroll down and click Save to update your pedal.  The setting will be remembered when power is turned off.  You can set the MIDI receive channel on the editor's Config page.

Connect the MIDI output to the pedal's CTRL port using a TRS to TRS patch cable.

This is a non-standard MIDI interface, because there is no optocoupler on the input, but it is used by many guitar pedals.  You will need a converter or a MIDI controller with 1/4" TRS outputs, which are available from Empress Effects, Disaster Area Designs, Morningstar, and others.  Those devices contain an optocoupler to prevent ground loops.  Simple 5-pin DIN to TRS MIDI cables are also available and will work in many cases, but they are susceptible to noise caused by ground loops. 

TRS MIDI converters verified to work with Red Panda pedals:

  • Disaster Area Designs MIDI controllers
  • Empress Midibox2
  • Morningstar Engineering controllers with TRS MIDI out (1/4" or 3.5mm)
  • Strymon MIDI EXP cable (standard orientation)

If the TRS MIDI output jack polarity is configurable, set the output to tip active (tip = MIDI in on the pedal).

Note: your Particle or Tensor may require a firmware update to enable TRS MIDI input.