Geez, 128 tracks in standalone, yet only one can be addressed via MIDI?
Yes, they did a great marketing job.
I didn’t check the manual for that because of seeing the multiple I/O options, I thought it would be a device with advanced MIDI capabilities / implementation. NOT!
The Pyramid MIDI input handling is way better, but far from perfect yet. I keep on struggling with my setup
I use multiple keyboard synths, their MIDI I/O connected to the Pyramid via a MIO10 midi interface. I want to be able to record from these keys and ALSO being able to play them simultaneously, along with the tracks sequenced by the Pyramid. This is possible…
…But, not without falling into the same trap each time, over and over again…
- I don’t use MULTITRACK = ON, as in that scenario, you can only have just one track per MIDI channel = way to limited You can’t record two tracks of CHANNEL 2 for example: one track containing note data, the other one containing CC Data.
Or you can’t record multiple tracks of the same channel with some variations or extra parts for layering purposes. Also this option is limited to one bank at a time only!
I don’t use OMNI: CH (x)… as it’s obvious all my keys need a different channel to send and receive MIDI data
so the only option left is MULTITRACK = OFF, but unfortunately…
I really can’t count the times I recorded data into the wrong (active) track, being notes or being CC data, messing up other tracks that shouldn’t be recorded on… With only 1 UNDO credit, that’s a real pain in the a** sometimes!
Also, when playing along with different keys connected to the Pyramid via MULTITRACK = OFF, you really have to watch out you have selected a track with an unused output port as active track!
If you don’t, you end up playing / tweaking two synths or other gear at a time!
That can be fun SOMETIMES, but also frustrating MOST OF THE TIMES
i know some other people ar struggling with this already longtime, so I hope @squarpadmin will let us know if there will be any future updates on this or not! It’s always been silent from their part when it comes to this subject.
So I’d be happy to know if we just will have to deal with this for always, or if we might expect some change in MIDI input functionality soon or late.