I have a pyamid and an MPC One. One is going to be sold. I thought it would be an easy decision to keep the MPC, but it hasn’t been like that. What I love about the MPC is the easy of connectivity to all my gear via usb.
The Pyramid claims to do that too, but I am still unsuccessful to make that happen. Does anyone set up that way? I would love some help. Ideally I want to be able to play each of my synths individually to record into the Pyramid as opposed to using one as a controller.
Can someone help me figure out what I need to do to make this happen?
To use MIDI USB with Pyramid at all, you need an USB Host to route the data (and power the Pyramid as well). That is, a computer or a dedicated box, MioXM/MioXL and Bomebox being popular choices for that but various other options exist, depending on the amount of gear etc. Some support additional hubs, some dont. Plenty of discussion + info on and around the topic in the forum.
I too do my best to go dawless and I’ve been using a raspberry pi with great success. I run PatchBox OS which can automatically patch all usb midi devices connected to it together. It basically behaves like a thru and merge box in one to great effect. It’s a cheap solution if you don’t mind a little bit of diy.