So after many weeks of waiting, a failed unit, a newly shipped replacement, I finally got a working MH to play with. Sadly, its been a bit underwhelming so far. So many things I expected to be able to do easily have so far failed.
I see a lot of photos of users with MH in a DAW setup. This seems redundant to me as anything I can do with MH I can already do with Cubase. Are there many users with DAWless set ups out there? Can you share wins and fails and how you best implemented MH in your rig?
Most of my frustration stems from clock and sync. I have 2 Beatsteps and a Keystep I want to slave to an AKIA XR20. Start, stop, tempo - nothing out of the ordinary. After 24 hours of experimenting this has proven impossible to do. Using the built-in example pipeline MIDI Tempo Sync.mhp and Beat Clock even they dont work.
I am using the free utility MIDIpatchbay to map Beatstep 1 to USB Port A, Beatstep 2 to USB Port B and Keystep to USB Port 3. I can patch USB ports to software synths no problem so the signal is getting routed. I can set up a patch in MIDIpatchbay to send clock from the Keystep to the 2 Beatsteps and it works flawlessly. Start, stop, tempo all perfectly in sync. So it can be done. The devices can be used this way. So its not that. Its tha manner MH processes and passes on the signal to the corresponding USB ports.
Why does in not do so using MH???
Midi Delay does not work as described. For me there is no volume/velocity falloff. All echo notes are the same intensity.
I have enjoyed making thick chords from single notes and using the chance and random pipes. There is a lot of potential here and my understanding is limited based on the short time I’ve had to play with it. Just a little frustrating not to be able to do the ONE THING I bought this device to do.
Looking forward to some ideas for your setups.