New to Midihub: Step-by-Step.00: Series READ ME!

Welcome to Midihub

If you’re reading this you might be just starting on your Midihub…

…or maybe thinking of getting one.

This Step-by-Step series is more about doing than reading so…
…if you don’t have a Midihub to hand, make sure you go through this series when you do…

This ‘episode’ is the only one which is just for reading!

Why “doing”?

Midihub is way more that just a hub or a router…

… it’s a toolbox that you can use…

  • …to solve many practical MIDI problems, but also
  • …to make all sorts of creative solutions for things you haven’t even thought of yet!

So just as you could have an audio effects box which is just a gate or a limiter…
… but also chain effects to create complex cascades of delays and harmonies…

… so it is with Midihub and MIDI
…except all these chains are in one small grey box!

There’s so much that Midihub can do that we often find users start with a few tasks they want it to perform…
… and only later start to build the familiarity and confidence to start really extending their ‘palette’ (and broadening their horizons)…

…we’d like you to start that journey now…

…and the best way is not by reading but doing:

  • by following some steps which show you the basics,
  • help you see what happens when you start building patches,
  • and prompt you to play around a bit,
  • and start imagining what you might start doing with your gear
    Then, by breaking down what you want to do, you’ll see how to build up the patches that will get you there!

When you’re going through the steps look out for these styles and signs:

Words in bold or italics or both are all meant to emphasise things the activity wants you to do or notice!

Words in Pre-formatted Text are things you should be able to find in the Midihub Editor :link:

:game_die: shows a section where we think it’s good to pause…
…and play around with something you’ve just been shown.

Experimenting and noticing what happens are often the best ways to learn something you didn’t expect to.

:thought_balloon: shows a pause to stop and imagine about how this aspect might be used

:high_brightness: is used when we’re about to show you the next step…
…but we want you to try yourself first.

Then click the little black triangle to show and compare

:pushpin: highlights something noteworthy

:eye_in_speech_bubble: prompts you to spot an aspect or change that’s easy to miss

:left_speech_bubble::speech_balloon: enclose a “speech act” where we want you to imagine someone thinking aloud as they add a new feature to a patch and find out what it does

:arrow_lower_right: points out an aspect…
…you might want to return to learn more about later and…

:arrow_upper_left: …gives some more detail on that aspect

and :link: means we plan to have a link for this aspect soon – but haven’t had time to write it yet. (A reminder for you to remind us!)

Now’s let’s get started with the first tutorial and learn a bit about Midihub presets LEDs

If you have any questions or suggestions about the symbols used in this series, add a reply below!