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Midi Setup...2 Midi Controllers

Discussion in 'Recording' started by luvdldy, Dec 28, 2004.

  1. luvdldy

    luvdldy Guest

    OK... here is my dilemma:

    I am trying to have 2 Midi Controllers. I have a keyboard and my MPC2000XL that I would like to control different synths. Sometimes I want to be able to use the MPC to play (record) drums, sometimes I want to be able to use my keyboard for pad, horn, synth sounds basically.

    I don't want to have to change midi cables every time. I have a Midi Thru Box and I have a Terratec EWS88MT soundcard. I also have the Planet Phatt, Alesis D4, Orbit, ESI200, Nanobass, Dr 5, and some other synths.

    How exactly would I set up my Midi Cables to do this. My keyboard has one out, one in and thru. The MPC has in/out A & in/out B. I believe the MPCs in/outs are totally independent.

    HELP!!! PLZ.

    Thanks in advance. :cry:
  2. moonz

    moonz Guest

    Do yourself a favor...get a multi-port midi interface ...connect up everything midi you want to use to that, and you'll be able to select each midi device you have connected to it, independently.

    A 4x4 midi interface will support the use of 4 different controllers...you can switch back and forth to whichever controller you want to use by selecting the individual midi ports on the midi interface, through your software application.


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