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Well, it installed OK for me, using USB update (which has become somewhat of a routine by now ).
Only hickup turned out to be that Win7 no longer has Hyperterm onboard, which is needed for the upgrade. However, I used Hyperterminal Private Edition trial succesfully http://www.hilgraeve.com/hyperterminal.html
Unfortunately I don’t have much time right now to test it out, that will surely come in due time.
Post edited by: Hanz, at: 2010/10/24 14:52
Wow, that solved a major headache, I thought the timing errors were quite annoying!
Thanks Duncan, Fairplay and Ripe for making this work!
I will have a go at updating my Octopus this weekend (did it before with Ripe’s earlier builds, so I’m pretty confident it will turn out ok).
Post edited by: Hanz, at: 2010/10/23 13:44
I am indeed aware that it is possible to do something remotely similar to the requested functionality with (for instance) an Unitor in standalone mode.
In practice this means setting up the Unitor as a ‘dumb’ midi thru box, where the incoming Octopus MIDI stream is just spit out on all 8 output ports. Now, with some clever setting of all receiving hardware MIDI reception channels, it is indeed possible to effectively address multiple hardware synths in this way.
However, the above is a fairly blunt solution. In order to to smarter stuff, such as rechannelizing / channelfiltering per output for multiple outputs, one needs some very specific (obscure / outdated / hard to obtain) hardware. As you are certainly aware, Adam, the Unitor / AMT8 is not able to do routing on the midi channel level, only on a port basis (where one can selectively filter out some generic MIDI messages).
Whereas the alternative, the Octopus driving a USB 8×8 MIDI interface, could be fairly easy to implement (seen from a user perspective, since I am not aware of the Octy’s finer technical details – I would certainly understand if this would be a limitation).
Where there are currently 2 MIDI outputs, 32 channels, selectable through the MCH function, this could be easily increased to work with a larger amount of channels (thus: outputs). Why stop at 32? :woohoo:
Of course, there’s nothing wrong with trying to think of a ‘workaround’, thanks for bringing that up, Adam. Actually, with my previous hardware seq (the Schrittmacher) I hardly did anything other than that. Being forced to think ‘out of the box’ is certainly fun, however I am greatly enjoying the luxury of the Octy easily doing what I was trying to accomplish by wringing out the last bits of the Schritty.
If one can avoid having to use workarounds, the direct usability of the Octopus increases, IMHO. Remember; not everybody is trying to using the octopus with the latest/greates multitimbral/megavoice VA instrument… When I am connecting a drumbox such as the Vermona DRM1 and a single analog monosynth through my Kenton midi/cv box, I am already out of MIDI connections and would already have to resort to alternative solutions…
Anyway, to cut my little tirade short :blush: , I’d be greatly interested to hear if the USB MIDI thing is definitely ‘out of bounds’… or maybe…?
Post edited by: Hanz, at: 2009/11/20 23:27
For me, being able to connect an additional 8×8 USB midi interface would be an incredible addition. For now, I am using my computer with cubase to reroute/rechannelise/distribute midi messages thru to my various hardware synths.
However, the more I would be able to ‘remove’ the computer as a part of my sequencer setup, the better it would be (for me at least). Addressing more hardware synths directly from a connected USB interface would be a great step forwards.
I’m presently using Emagic Unitor8 (3x) with USB interface, which (as far as I know) is already being supported in various Linux distros.
Post edited by: Hanz, at: 2009/11/19 23:31
top video on http://www.modularland.com
called Nemo Rising
Post edited by: stevel, at: 2008/12/25 02:59
suggestion for absolute pitch mode
how about if track pitch is middle C, then pitch mode is absolute, not relative- and it if its any other pitch, then its relative?
btw check out my nemo video on http://modularland.com
top video just posted
maybe its supposed to help train your music theory skills?
what is the note that is 7 half steps from A#?
I agree BTW- notes should be absolute- but I’m happy to be a musician as well.
If Genoqs is planning on fixing this, I’d have one of the LED colors be octave, and the other be absolute note.