Gee, how do you guys cope with a setup with several pieces of gear. For example, a drum machine on channel 15. Do all of you have a master keyboard and actually change channel on the keyboard before you can access the drum machine via the Octo? That sounds like work!
I was actually thinking the other way around, as found on DAWs: when selecting a midi track for record in Live or Logic, the DAW will accept incoming MIDI data from whatever channel, and ‘re-channel’ the data to the channel number assigned to the DAW’s selected track. (In reality, the DAW may even remember the original MIDI channel number, and when the track’s channel is set to All’ it will output on that original channel number.)
So when I select an Octo track for record, and the Octo track is set to channel #5, and it records MIDI data emitted by a keyboard over MIDI channel #3, the data will end up on the track having MIDI channel #5, as defined for that track.
Yes, that’s why I think my suggestion (have the incoming data changed to the Octo setting) is the preferred one. Don’t you agree?
Post edited by: robert, at: 2008/05/02 17:52
Post edited by: robert, at: 2008/05/02 17:53