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Offline XDelusion

Multi MIDI in Box
« on: September 25, 2013, 12:46:18 AM »
Someone on here, a while back ago, pointed me to a device which can be used with the Amiga, and allows you to use multiple MIDI instrument as input devices on the Amiga, and apparently, it auto detects which instrument is being played so that a manual switch is not required.

 At present I own a device I got from the UK. It has a switch and allows for me to switch between 1 of 2 instruments for input, but that's it. I need to be able to use ALL my gear as input.

 Anyone?

Thanks in advance!
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Offline Matt_H

Re: Multi MIDI in Box
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2013, 01:00:29 AM »
Granted, I don't know a whole lot about MIDI, but isn't the way to do this to use the MIDI Thru port? Not all gear has it, but there must be a way to daisy chain all sorts of stuff together. Maybe this is the workaround?
 

Offline XDelusion

Re: Multi MIDI in Box
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2013, 01:16:05 AM »
I "think" that is what I am looking for. Though I think the model I was suggested was blue. None the less, this looks to be what I need, can anyone verify that?

Also, I have never touched my through ports on my MIDI devices, would using this allow me to use two or more midi devices as input controller to the Amiga without triggering one another in the process?
Earth has a lot of things other folks might want... like the whole planet. And maybe these folks would like a few changes made, like more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and room for their way of life. - William S. Burroughs
 

Offline commodorejohn

Re: Multi MIDI in Box
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2013, 01:28:43 AM »
MIDI Thru doesn't typically stack the information from MIDI In with the device's own output, though - it just passes on MIDI In untouched. (Some gear has an option to change this, but not a lot.) If you really need input from multiple devices, you'll have to get a switcher or a more advanced junction device that combines the output signals  from multiple devices onto one line.
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Offline Ral-Clan

Re: Multi MIDI in Box
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2013, 12:55:40 PM »
Google "MIDI MERGE BOX" or "MIDI PATCH BAY" (latter is even more versatile than former, but more expensive).

I've purchased items from this company before and the devices are good quality:

http://www.midisolutions.com/products.htm

The Quadra Merge might do what you want.
« Last Edit: September 25, 2013, 01:06:20 PM by ral-clan »
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