MIDI Keybaord & Machinedrum


#1

Hello ppl,

Could you please help to connect my keystep arturia to md ? cant figure out from global menu how to set up MIDI IN to desired channel…it plays all the channels together…


#2

That’s how the machine works. Midi is split across 4 channels. All sounds are played with midi notes- you can only adjust pitch through cc value


#3

True for CCs, but for notes it’s only for midi output, for midi input it accepts Base Channel or any of the 3 next channels if you want to play the 16 notes corresponding to tracks / machines.

Default is 1-4 (Channels 1, 2, 3, 4), and notes are C2, D2, E2, F2, G2, A2, B2, C3, D3, E3, F3, G3, A3, B3, C4, D4 (IIRC).


#4

I have one string sample in M2 track and want to play it through the keyboard


#5

Not possible unless you assign that sample to several tracks. No chromatic mode unfortunately.
Other possibility : use a midi processor to map pitch CC from midi notes.


#6

thanks Sezare, do you know if thats possible with OT though?


#7

Thanks @Ryan first! :slight_smile:

Yes, on +/- 1 octaves with OT*
I guess +/- 2 octaves with AR / DT / MS.

There are more appropriate polyphonic samplers for that purpose, such as MPCs, many others…
(I have an MPC500 I don’t use much)
The Beatsqueezer seems really interesting.

*More with slices, but you have to use OT trigs or external midi + midi processor.


#8

thank you both :slight_smile:
i m actually leaving for a 2 month trip so must decide between MD or OT to carry with me


#9

Both without the Keystep! :stuck_out_tongue:

With OT you can prepare 64 sliced notes you can play in slice mode.