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hostnik
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February 26, 2020 11:27 pm  

I can't imagine that Unify would have a problem with this, since I assume it would just send MIDI out, but can anyone confirm Unify will control hardware as well?  Does Skippy demo or discuss this anywhere in any of the vids?


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getdunne
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February 27, 2020 1:00 am  

@hostnik

Unify has no MIDI-out capability at the moment.

 


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hostnik
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February 27, 2020 4:22 am  

Ah ok, thanks.


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Larry Ludwick
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February 27, 2020 12:07 pm  

Shane I do have a question about midi that probably illustrates my ignorance more than anything else.

 

I have a keyboard attached to my computer through a combination of a midi switch and a Tascam 4x4 interface which supports midi.

One port directs midi from my keyboard playing to the computer and thus my DAW (Reaper in this case). I setup the keyboard to allow external midi control, that is it plays with midi input from my computer.

 

As simple setup I have one track accepting midi from the keyboard playing. This track sends the midi to another track which goes out to the keyboard and plays it ... the second track sends audio through my Tascam to my speakers or headphones.

Therefore I tried a test which was to replace the first midi input track with an instance of Unify. Unify accepts my input midi and plays my keyboard on the second track. The question I have is since the second track is only responding to midi from track one (Unify), then where is the midi data coming from. My suspicion is that this is just a pass thru from the input to the DAW track and not anything from Unify.

 

To further test my assumption, I used cthulhu in Unify playing chord sets. So I can play a chord by hitting a single note on the keyboard.The simple keyboard I had in Unify plays the chord triads, while the linked keyboard only plays the single note.

 

To me it means as you say that Unify is not outputting midi, but it can through a DAW mechanism pass input midi through to another track, but the midi can never be modified by Unify.

 

I know your head is probably spinning from other matters with Unify, so I won't be offended if you don't have a chance to comment.

 

 

 


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getdunne
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February 27, 2020 7:51 pm  

@larry-ludwick

You're exactly correct, Larry. Your DAW is doing the MIDI routing in this case. Pretty much any DAW can do thing like this; it's just easier in some than in others.

 


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thesandbox
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March 23, 2020 6:55 pm  

Just purchased and wondering this as well.  I hope this is a future possibility as this would open quite some doors.

Thanks,

Matt


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getdunne
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March 23, 2020 10:23 pm  

Coming soon!


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thesandbox
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March 24, 2020 1:26 am  

The way the mono and modular synth market has taken off again the last year or two I think you guys will have a hit on your hands being able to control all of this outside a DAW.  I travel (still) quite a bit for work and wanted something a little bit more flexible just to open up my laptop and keystep and work on ideas.  Just downloaded last night but I really like the concept and where this can go in today's many avenues.

Cheers to you both!


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