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setting up a DAW/Mackie HUI

Discussion in 'Recording' started by sturoc, Dec 1, 2009.

  1. sturoc

    sturoc Active Member

    Jan 11, 2006
    Colorado USA
    Bear with me as I come from the ancient analog world.
    Just got a Mackie HUI (I know it's old but was a great price) Love the layout meter bridge etc.
    Regarding the midi connections:
    If say I am using software synths / samplers via midi key controller to pc where does the HUI connect midi in / out on the pc ?
    I do have a JL Cooper MSB midi switcher/ processor in my rack But am confused on the whole midi set up for this scenario.
    Appreciate any help.
  2. song4gabriel

    song4gabriel Active Member

    Mar 27, 2007
    NY, USA
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    i think, but am not positive that a midi controller needs its own midi in and midi out and will not work in a midi "thru" set up. i could be wrong.

    do you have any ports left on your msb midi switcher? if you do- set it up like this:

    hui midi out into msb midi in
    msb midi out into hui midi in

    then check your daw software for any driver/ updtates you might need to install for the hui
    to work with your daw.

    you will need to add the hui as a controller in your daw (under preferences page for instance)
  3. sturoc

    sturoc Active Member

    Jan 11, 2006
    Colorado USA
    That is along the lines of what I was thinking. Since there is only one set midi in-out on the pc.
    All keybrd controllers, drum machines are thru the MSB unit this way I can route one to control the other etc...
    so seems like I could program it to keep the HUI independent of these and "solo" it to the PC.
    It is a great unit (JLC MSB) with alot of routing options so Ill give that a try.
    Thanks for the reply

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