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Unify layer that sends MIDI bank/program select message to hardware synths

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Is there a way to setup a Unify layer that outputs a MIDI bank/program select message? I’d love to be able to link my hardware synthesizers as part of a Unify program and be able to treat a hardware synth much like a VSTi is treated in Unify (key range, velocity range, etc) and be able to select which hardware synth preset will play along with my Unify program. Is there a VSTi for Mac that does something like this, or is there a way to set this up natively in Unify?

Your help is greatly appreciated!


   
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Posted by: @xtheunknown

Is there a way to setup a Unify layer that outputs a MIDI bank/program select message?

Unify does not support MIDI-out. We're working on an add-on update which will allow this.

 


   
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Posted by: @getdunne

Posted by: @xtheunknown

Is there a way to setup a Unify layer that outputs a MIDI bank/program select message?

Unify does not support MIDI-out. We're working on an add-on update which will allow this.

 

Thanks so much for the timely response! When is the anticipated release date (roughly) for the MIDI out feature? This feature (assuming you could have MIDI OUT layers) would take Unify to the next level, in my opinion.

In the meantime, can you think of any temporary workarounds? Might multiple instances of Blue Cat’s remote control work? Any other ideas?

 


   
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When is the anticipated release date (roughly) for the MIDI out feature?

I've been trying to get this out for so long (more urgent issues keep cropping up) that I've given up trying to estimate release dates. I'm still hoping for "before the end of the year".

In the meantime, can you think of any temporary workarounds? Might multiple instances of Blue Cat’s remote control work? Any other ideas?

I think you mean Blue Cat's Connector. I just tried it, sending from a Connector instance in Unify to another in the Kushview Element app, and it worked, but the performance was quite poor. To avoid "dropouts" (lost data packets, leading to missed or stuck notes), I had to increase the amount of buffering so much that the latency made it unusable. Your mileage may vary, but be warned. The in-Unify solution I'm working on does not have this issue.

 


   
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