Hi! I just finally bought a used Pyramid mk2 after thinking about it for the last few months (it always takes me so long to ‘pull the trigger’ on buying new gear). As I wait for it to be shipped, I wanted to make sure that I have everything I need to connect the Pyramid to my other gear.
I’ve been using the Teenage Engineering OP-Z as my sequencer, but due to limitations of that device, I’ve been using my laptop for all midi routing/filtering. My current setup has all devices plugged into a single powered USB hub, and that hub connects to my laptop. My laptop runs MIDI-OX for filtering/routing.
The other hardware is: OP-Z, Arturia Microfreak, Modal Skulpt, Korg NTS-1, Arturia Keystep 37
I am pretty sure I should be able to add the Pyramid into the same USB hub and continue as I have been operating… all midi routed via USB through my laptop. I’m hoping this will continue to allow me to record/hear notes played either on the Keystep (set to the channel of the synths), the Pyramid (set to the channel of the synths), or from the synths’ keyboards. First, do you see any potential issues with this setup?
Ideally I’d like to move away from my laptop being involved at all, but continue to rely on midi over USB. I don’t have a desire to get into older gear that would lack USB midi, so I’m trying to avoid needing to buy a bunch of midi-thru / midi-splitter devices (similar to the way someone like Mr. Tuna has his Pyramid setup).
I haven’t found much information from Pyramid users that use exclusively MIDI over USB. Does anyone here use that setup? Are there limitations that I should be aware of before buying a USB MIDI host w/ filtering (something like the Blokas Midihub or Bomebox)? Is there another USB MIDI host device that pairs well with the Pyramid?