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MIDI CC List

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MIDI Control Change Messages – Continuous Controllers

MIDI CC List
MIDI CC NumberMIDI CC
Purpose
MIDI CC
Description
     
MIDI CC
0
Bank Select Allows user to switch bank for patch selection. Program change used with Bank Select. MIDI can access 16,384 patches per MIDI channel.
MIDI CC
1
Modulation Generally this CC controls a vibrato effect (pitch, loudness, brighness). What is modulated is based on the patch.
MIDI CC
2
Breath Controller Often times associated with aftertouch messages. It was originally intended for use with a breath MIDI controller in which blowing harder produced higher MIDI control values. It can be used for modulation as well.
MIDI CC
3
Undefined  
MIDI CC
4
Foot Controller Often used with aftertouch messages. It can send a continuous stream of values based on how the pedal is used.
MIDI CC
5
Portamento
Time
Controls portamento rate to slide between 2 notes played subsequently.
MIDI CC
6
Data Entry Most Significant Bit(MSB) Controls Value for NRPN or RPN parameters.
MIDI CC
7
Volume Control the volume of the channel
MIDI CC
8
Balance Controls the left and right balance, generally for stereo patches.
0 = hard left, 64 = center, 127 = hard right
MIDI CC
9
Undefined  
MIDI CC
10
Pan Controls the left and right balance, generally for mono patches.
0 = hard left, 64 = center, 127 = hard right
MIDI CC
11
Expression Expression is a percentage of volume (CC7).
MIDI CC
12
Effect Controller 1 Usually used to control a parameter of an effect within the synth/workstation.
MIDI CC
13
Effect Controller 2 Usually used to control a parameter of an effect within the synth/workstation.
MIDI CC
14
Undefined  
MIDI CC
15
Undefined  
MIDI CC
16 – 19
General Purpose  
MIDI CC
20 – 31
Undefined  
MIDI CC
32 – 63
Controller 0-31 Least Significant Bit (LSB)  
MIDI CC
64
Damper Pedal /
Sustain Pedal
On/Off switch that controls sustain. (See also Sostenuto CC 66)
0 to 63 = Off, 64 to 127 = On
MIDI CC
65
Portamento On/Off Switch On/Off switch
0 to 63 = Off, 64 to 127 = On
MIDI CC
66
Sostenuto On/Off Switch On/Off switch – Like the Sustain controller (CC 64), However it only holds notes that were “On” when the pedal was pressed. People use it to “hold” chords” and play melodies over the held chord.
0 to 63 = Off, 64 to 127 = On
MIDI CC
67
Soft Pedal On/Off Switch On/Off switch
- Lowers the volume of notes played.
0 to 63 = Off, 64 to 127 = On
MIDI CC
68
Legato FootSwitch On/Off switch
- Turns Legato effect between 2 subsequent notes On or Off.
0 to 63 = Off, 64 to 127 = On
MIDI CC
69
Hold 2 Another way to “hold notes” (see MIDI CC 64 and MIDI CC 66). However notes fade out according to their release parameter rather than when the pedal is released.
MIDI CC
70
Sound Controller 1 Usually controls the way a sound is produced. Default = Sound Variation.
MIDI CC
71
Sound Controller 2 Allows shaping the Voltage Controlled Filter (VCF). Default = Resonance -
also(Timbre or Harmonics)
MIDI CC
72
Sound Controller 3 Controls release time of the Voltage controlled Amplifier (VCA). Default = Release Time.
MIDI CC
73
Sound Controller 4 Controls the “Attack’ of a sound. The attack is the amount of time it takes forthe sound to reach maximum amplitude.
MIDI CC
74
Sound Controller 5 Controls VCFs cutoff frequency of the filter.
MIDI CC
75
Sound Controller 6 Generic – Some manufacturers may use to further shave their sounds.
MIDI CC
76
Sound Controller 7 Generic – Some manufacturers may use to further shave their sounds.
MIDI CC
77
Sound Controller 8 Generic – Some manufacturers may use to further shave their sounds.
MIDI CC
78
Sound Controller 9 Generic – Some manufacturers may use to further shave their sounds.
MIDI CC
79
Sound Controller 10 Generic – Some manufacturers may use to further shave their sounds.
MIDI CC
80
General Purpose
MIDI CC Controller
Generic
On/Off switch
0 to 63 = Off, 64 to 127 = On
MIDI CC
81
General Purpose MIDI CC Controller Generic
On/Off switch
0 to 63 = Off, 64 to 127 = On
MIDI CC
82
General Purpose
MIDI CC Controller
Generic
On/Off switch
0 to 63 = Off, 64 to 127 = On
MIDI CC
83
General Purpose MIDI CC Controller Generic
On/Off switch
0 to 63 = Off, 64 to 127 = On
MIDI CC
84
Portamento CC Control Controls the amount of Portamento.
MIDI CC
85 – 90
Undefined  
MIDI CC
91
Effect 1 Depth Usually controls reverb send amount
MIDI CC
92
Effect 2 Depth Usually controls tremolo amount
MIDI CC
93
Effect 3 Depth Usually controls chorus amount
MIDI CC
94
Effect 4 Depth Usually controls detune amount
MIDI CC
95
Effect 5 Depth Usually controls phaser amount
MIDI CC
96
(+1) Data Increment Usually used to increment data for RPN and NRPN messages.
MIDI CC
97
(-1) Data Decrement Usually used to decrement data for RPN and NRPN messages.
MIDI CC
98
Non-Registered Parameter Number LSB (NRPN) For controllers 6, 38, 96, and 97, it selects the NRPN parameter.
MIDI CC
99
Non-Registered Parameter Number MSB (NRPN) For controllers 6, 38, 96, and 97, it selects the NRPN parameter.
MIDI CC
100
Registered Parameter Number LSB (RPN) For controllers 6, 38, 96, and 97, it selects the RPN parameter.
MIDI CC
101
Registered Parameter Number MSB (RPN) For controllers 6, 38, 96, and 97, it selects the RPN parameter.
MIDI CC
102 – 119
Undefined  
MIDI CC 120 to 127 are “Channel Mode Messages.”
MIDI CC
120
All Sound Off Mutes all sounding notes. It does so regardless of release time or sustain. (See MIDI CC 123)
MIDI CC
121
Reset All Controllers It will reset all controllers to their default.
MIDI CC
122
Local On/Off Switch Turns internal connection of a MIDI keyboard/workstation, etc. On or Off. If you use a computer, you will most likely want local control off to avoid notes being played twice. Once locally and twice whent the note is sent back from the computer to your keyboard.
MIDI CC
123
All Notes Off Mutes all sounding notes. Release time will still be maintained, and notes held by sustain will not turn off until sustain pedal is depressed.
MIDI CC
124
Omni Mode Off Sets to “Omni Off” mode.
MIDI CC
125
Omni Mode On Sets to “Omni On” mode.
MIDI CC
126
Mono Mode Sets device mode to Monophonic.
MIDI CC
127
Poly Mode Sets device mode to Polyphonic.

Undefined MIDI CC List

In case you just want an undefined MIDI CC List to pick Control Change Controllers to attach an effect/parameter/etc. too, here are the undefined MIDI CCs

  • 3
  • 9
  • 14-15
  • 20-31
  • 85-90
  • 102-119
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