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Midibox SEQV4+ - Record live to midi DAW workflow

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Hi all,

I've been using MidiBox as my main sequencer for several years now and always thought of recording my live performances in midi format.

 Until now I was using all the 4 midi outs I have installed but since a couple of days I remapped all the tracks to OUT1 and set the midi channels accordingly.

 What I'm looking for is to record midi data live while it's being sent to my machines, on the fly, to record all the mutes and changes.

I'm trying to do it using an ancient MOTU interface using the "merge all" mode capturing one of the outputs with Cubase but all I get is midi garbage, stucked notes and so on.

Not sure if it has to be with the Midi interface not able to process all the midi data.

 

 MIDIBOX -> MOTU-> MIDI DEVICES/COMPUTER

Resultado de imagen para motu micro express parallel

 

Any of you is recording live midi data with external outboard/DAW?

 

Many thanks in advance,

Jose

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Hi Jose,

probably not related to your MOTU interface, but what you can do (and what any new SEQ software supports) is to shadow-output track MIDI data to another port/channel. So, you could basically just attach your SEQ to your computer (cubase will see it as four MIDI USB ports) and duplicate the MIDI output to relevant USB Ports and channels. Thus, capturing should be quite easy.

To activate it, within your SEQ go to MENU -> FX -> Dupl. and set up a duplication target for every track.

Have a great day and many greets!
Peter

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Thanks for your response Peter,

I was thinking about that; yesterday tried to install x64 midi drivers without success, but I have a spare x86 machine with drivers already installed to test it.

Regarding FX Dupl., I was looking into the manual and it is not very clear to me, can I just duplicate a track to a single different destination channel or I need to set it up for >1 channels?

Thanks in advance !

 

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Hi Jose,

no problem! In FX Duplication menu it should work like this:

Number of additional channels: 1
Port: e.g. USB1
FirstChannel: Channel number on the USB1 "port", e.g. channel number 1

Then you will get a copy of the note data of that track on USB1, Channel 1. If you set up a higher number of additional channels, more channels will be used on that port to clone the note data - that makes no sense for recording, but in scenarios where you might want to output the track e.g. to multiple synths so that they would "layer" your sounds this is a nice feature.

Best regards and have fun!
Peter

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Thanks Peter, it is working that way, I will experiment with the MIDI ROUTING to avoid using an external midi interface.

 

 Thanks again!

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