Midihub - USB A Input?

Hi there,
i would like to use my midi controllers (USB A) to controller my synths. To be more precise: AKAI APC40 MK2 Conroller > controlling Digitone in a traditional Mixer way.

  1. Would midihub the right box for me in order to map/remaps CH´s and CC´s?
  2. The midihub looks great. I am missing a Midi USB A input? Why is there none? Workaround via Midi-Interface?
    Thanks in advance.

hi @neochimpy (welcome to Mifdihub forum)

you have USB A-D In&out via the USB/power socket.

But you do need some device between them to provide power and MIDI patching.
Some use a PC|Mac, others an rPi (and some hardware MIDI-Interfaces)

I don’t know either the APC40 or the DT so I’m not aware of how they connect.

MH is great at remapping CH´s and CC´s as well as Rescaling Transforming between message types.

Take a look at the Transform pipe page to get a sense of what it can handle.
Beyond that check out the pipes that do harmonies, delays, arps etc.

Also try playing with the Editor - you can start putting patches together even before deciding you just gotta have the little grey box!

Hi, I’m afraid you need a USB MIDI host like the Kenton https://kentonuk.com/product/midi-usb-host-mk3/ in order to connect a MH Input with the USB MIDI controller.

Not cheap. On Amazon one can find much cheaper ones but who knows…

I had similar considerations about using my Novation Launch Control XL in order to control some of Midihub’s parameters. However I won’t buy an additional USB MIDI host but will use an already available MIDI controller with DIN MIDI output.

You need a USB host in between other USB MIDI devices and Midihub to forward the USB MIDI data as needed. You can make use of your computer/laptop for this purpose, or probably the smallest possible footprint for this purpose would be mini computer like Raspberry Pi and clones.

There is smaller and better one - original CME WIDI bluetooth connectors (expansive), or - for this case may be even better - chinese, wireless connectors (two in one pack): DIN5->BT + USB->BT. It connect together very well. It may be connected as standalone BT devices or as pair (DIN5<->USB).

USB version may be connected from one side to powerbank, and from second to usb midi device. And viola, your USB device is wireless now :slight_smile: