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daisy chain USB Midibox control surfaces

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Hello

I was wondering if any one could help

does anyone know if it is feasible to be able to daisy chain more than one Midibox control surface together

also

if someone was to create more than one control surface, each being different in design

and then plugged each of these in independently via USB

if the host DAW is cubase, and only allows one type of mackie Hui to be mapped inside cubase

does this mean that each Midibox will behave the same?

 

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You can chain them via midi I/O easily. 

If you want to connect multiple midiboxes via USB you would need to define different USB descriptions in the firmware which means you need to be able to compile firmwares by yourself. 

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There's an other solution, try to contact @Zam here, he's working on something similar, chaining multiple Core with one Master connected in USB.

Best regards
Bruno

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Posted (edited)

Hello

I'm here :cheers:

I use direct midi uart coupling between core at 10x speed, not optocoupler.

For this you need:

Same PSU for all core (my 3 core are in a 3U rack)

Short wire between core J11 connectors

Routing configuration at "master" core where midi i/o (to/from slave) go to USB midi 2 to 4

 

My protocol emulation is MCU

 

Now for your specific configuration, If cubase only allow 1 HUI device to be configured, I suspect all your controllers will be mirrored, whatever chaining/connection between controllers you use...

Are you sure you can't use MCU protocol which usually allow 4 units (1master+3 extanders) to be configured in most DAW

 

Best

Zam

 

ps @Antichambre any news about MCAN ?

Edited by Zam

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Posted (edited)

11 minutes ago, Zam said:

ps @Antichambre any news about MCAN ?

I still did not take the time for that... But if i remember well you already tried it ;) oh yes you need it in the NG.

Edited by Antichambre

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Hello again

Thanks to everyone for their help on my question

and sure, i guess you guys are likely right with regards to 4 x Mackie control units to be used.

I am new to cubase 10  and MIDI box / electronics beginner so just getting my head around it all.

Used to use DAWs for long time, but previous versions and had a few years out. and things have changed.

haven't used Cubase since 2000... lol. so a little learning needed.

thanks again

appreciate the help

 

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