Just got my Electra One …
wow, impressive… beautiful screen, encoders… and a really nice size - really looking forward to diving into it
first thing Im trying to figure out is where to ‘insert’ it into my setup.
I wondered, how others here are using the Electra One, especially when they have routers and sequencers in their setup,.
so my setup is a little complex (though not compared to some ! )
I have a squarp pyramid as my main sequencer,
a Virus TI which I also use as the ‘master’ keyboard.
a number of things, including eurorack which I send midi.
the above is connected via a iConnectivity mioXM and Blokas Midihub (both midi routers)
generally the flow is:
virus TI (local off) -> midi hub to sequencer only(!) -> squarp pyramid -> midi hub -> instruments
the idea being, the pyramid gets all midi so that it can record it.
fortunately, at the moment, all instruments are assigned their own midi channel.
so where does the Electra One fit in?
my current assumptions are:
- it needs to get midi data from all instruments (*), so communication is bidirectional
- it needs to feed data to the sequencer (so I can record automation from E1)
(*) few actually send out midi, so its not that bad.
route all midi data (excluding clocks, sysex) from to the midi hubs to the Electa One, but to NOT get it to pass data thru.
send its midi data directly to the sequencer (pyramid) which will pass the midi data on to the actual instrument.
also, I think id use midi din for the above,
I’ll use a USB PSU to power E1, but it also leaves it usb device port ‘free’ for connecting to my laptop to update presets etc.
Q. does the ‘preset app’ work through a midi router? or does the E1 have to be connected directly to a computer?
I know E1 protocol is midi sysex… so perhaps as long as i can send/receive sysex from the laptop to E1, via a router, it’ll still be seen?