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midi routing question

Discussion in 'Recording' started by syren, Jul 24, 2007.

  1. syren

    syren Guest

    I have never really gotten into midi much except for the motif and mpc together, want to get into using the computer with pro tools and would like opinions on the best way to route my midi.
    I still want to do the bulk of my production in the mpc, but would like to use the motif and the mpc with the computer. what would be the benefits of routing through my mobx2/pro tools and the computer. i just wanted to do some experimenting.
    I am not really sure what I am trying to do with it exactly, since i never really dealt with midi or the computer much, so any extra information about what I would be able to do would be a great help too.

    Here is my setup. Its not really working because I dont know whats going on.

    MPC2000xl
    -Midi in A
    -Midi in B
    -Midi out B

    Motif 6
    -Midi in
    -Midi out

    Digi Mbox 2
    -Midi out

    Thank you for any help.
     
  2. Space

    Space Well-Known Member

    Step 2: Connecting things:
    http://www.soniccontrol.com/tech/midi/faq/connect/


    Configuring your MIDI System's Ins and Outs:
    http://www.tweakheadz.com/how_to_get_started_with_midi.html


    I thought about this long and hard for about a minute. There may be a better way to chain these boxes together but I'll offer what "seems logical."


    MPC: IN | OUT
    A | B || A | B

    Motif:OUT to MPC IN|A
    Motif:IN to MPC OUT|A

    DIGI MBox:OUT to MPC IN|B
    DIGI MBox:IN to MPC OUT|B

    This perserves the MPC as the center of the data transfer hub but includes the computer in the transfer IN/OUT of data for whatever your purposes might be...at least it should, but don't quote me.

    You will now have three(3) devices with sequencing ability hooked together...if the need arises:). Being able to route midi data to the computer to view on a larger landscape if the need for data manipulation happens is an added benefit for me.

    Not that I have any of the above gear, but the in's and out's of the subject matter is all we are trying to achieve.


    Brien
     
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