First off, I’d like to state that I am new to MIDI and have A TON of reading in my near future to wrap my feeble mind around its complexity. So, please forgive my ignorance, but I thought I’d start with the experts to walkthrough what it is I want to do with my MM and save me some initial headache.
Like many of you, I own the MM, BeatBuddy, and Aeros. I also own a Strymon BigSky and utilize OnSong and an iPad. At this point, understanding many more questions will likely be generated as I start to dig in, I want to focus on the simple. Here, at this stage, is what I’d like to do. Please let me know if I’m thinking through this incorrectly.
A. Control OnSong - Page Turning/Scrolling (for now)
a. Can this be done? Yes or No
b. If Yes - Do you use MM buttons or can you use Footswitch+ connected into MM?
c. I presume the MM would be the “Master” and I’d go MM MIDI Out to the iPad MIDI In? I’d like
to do a physical connection here, not just Bluetooth. What hardware do you recommend for
that (e.g., Camera Connection Kit?)
A. Control BeatBuddy
a. When I select a song in OnSong, I’d like it to pull up in BeatBuddy.
b. I presume I’d go MIDI Out from the iPad to BeatBuddy MIDI In (using Breakout Cable)? Thus,
the hardware I envision for the iPad plugs into the lightning port and has a MIDI In and a MIDI
B. Control Strymon Bigsky
a. Similar to 2A above, when I select a song in OnSong, it would be cool if the reverb settings
would change. Is this even possible or should I consider controlling the Bigsky with the MM?
b. If possible, since I imagine there would be one MIDI Out from the iPad would I need to run it
into a splitter and split one line to the BeatBuddy and another to the Bigsky?
So, here’s the chain possibilities that I can envision.
- MM - MIDI Out --> iPad/OnSong MIDI In --> iPad/OnSong MIDI Out --> Splitter --> Split to BeatBuddy, Split to BigSky --> Beatbuddy MIDI Out --> Aeros MIDI In.
- MM - MIDI Out --> iPad/OnSong MIDI In --> iPad/OnSong MIDI Out --> BigSky --> BeatBuddy --> Aeros (No splitter, would the Bigsky go in front of the BeatBuddy or after it?)
- MM - MIDI Out --> Splitter --> Split to BigSky, Split to iPad/OnSong --> iPad/OnSong --> Beatbuddy --> Aeros (This would be if OnSong wouldn’t be able to change presets on the BigSky but MM could).
So, with that brain dump, am I thinking this through correctly? I sincerely appreciate the communities collective wisdom and assistance. Thank you!