I’m a newb to OT but been using AR Mkii and DG for a few years so I think I have a feel for the way things work in this amazing instrument. However, OT has vastly more MIDI options and that’s one of the reasons why I traded in my Taylor 414CE at Alto music in Middletown. I’m totally blown away. But.
Like Dream-Synthesizer (DS) I’ve been struggling with this MIDI conflict. On my Virus TI I want to lock CC#113 which manages the Delay/send value. It also mutes midi track 2! Like you, DS, I’ve fiddled every config and got mixed results. Here is what ‘sort-a-works’
If I turn off auto channel in config, rotating the encoder on my TI (on multi 16) stops muting the track. Before I did all that I MIDI Learned that cc so it’s set on my FX2 page. Nice, but sheesh. When I flip that knob - guess what? It mutes midi track 2. So external MIDI on auto channel is not turning off my midi track 2, but the CC know on midi track one (channel 1) mutes the track. If I turn off mid channels as suggested somewhere in this thread that produced evil results.
When digging into the config section of the TI I came upon an option called ‘Soft Thru’. What that does, according to the TI Manual (rather a helpful form entry) is controls whether CC values incoming will be replayed at the MIDI OUT port (not thru). That is why the track continued to mute midi track 2 after turning off autochannel.
The first thing I tried was to use a MIDI router. I own several iConnectivity MIDI units : MIO4 and ICM4+. They provide an excellent MIDI router. With a computer while midi learn is being used, I can get MIDI bidirectional behavior. When jamming or performing I turned off the TI to OT route. then when I turn my CC #113 on the TI or on the OT track 2 does not get muted.
Requiring a computer kinda breaks the OT model, but I love the midi routing of the iConnectivity gear because it does solve many midi channel problems by the plethora of MIDI ports it provide in the unit. My plan is to get the MioXL (on board USB controllescoverer hub, network midi, 10 MIDI IN/OUT ports, rack mountable.
If anyone has solved this problem within OT alone, I’d love to hear the solution.