Hello and thanks for reading. I apologize if this has been answered or if I overlooked something. I’ve read through the documentation, searched the forum and have read up on “MIDI basics”.
Here are the devices I’d like to connect together:
• CME X-Key 37 controller keyboard (with MIDI out and USB connectivity) • CME X-Key 25 controller keyboard (USB connectivity only) • Behringer DeepMind 12D sound module • Nord Stage 3 Compact keyboard • MacBook Pro
Ideally, the E1 will be able to control the Nord, DeepMind, and the MacBook.
From the documentation, it seems I can connect both CME keyboards through a USB hub and into the E1 host port. I want the CME-37 keyboard to only control the DeepMind and the CME-25 keyboard to only control the MacBook.
I would like my Nord to control the MacBook and DeepMind as well. The Nord itself has a dedicated control panel that can command both of these devices. I would like this dedicated control panel on the Nord to still function after everything’s connected to the E1.
If I connect the MIDI in/out of the Nord to the E1, and also connect the MIDI in/out of the DeepMind to the E1, and connect the 2 CME keyboards to the E1 host port, and connect the E1 main USB port to the MacBook, will everything work as I’ve outlined above (of course, after configuring the E1)?
I’m just trying to figure out how many MIDI cables I’ll need and if I’ll need any MIDI splitter cables or a MIDI junction box.
I hope I’ve made myself clear. I can draw up a diagram with my proposed routing if it will help.
All thoughts and advice welcome!