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NerdSEQ Midi implementation early preview
#11
(03-15-2019, 06:24 AM)RMBLRX Wrote: I just had a quick question: I have a device in which I require sequencing control monophonically over six midi channels with the additional availability of polyphony on channel 1. Would Nerdseq be able to make good use of such a device when Midi sequencing is implemented as it stands in planning or development?

Are you talking about 7 channels then in total?

Possible are up to 6 Midi tracks, all mono or polyphonic (up to 4 voices per track) and free channel assign. Tracks can even use the same channels. So you can make also 6 tracks which all sequence midi channel 1 or any other configuration.
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#12
No, 6 in total with channel 1 having the ability to more or less "override" the other channels on the synth's chip, itself, to achieve polyphony (i.e., not the actual Midi channels which, of course, operate normally).  It's a synth which makes use of the YM3438, so this is simply a limitation of the chip and its implementation.  In any case, it sounds like you have me pretty well covered (though having up to six  voices at least on channel 1 would be ideal in the case of my device, though, for my part, this probably won't pose an issue); however, if someone were wanting to use something like the Gen/MDM Interface, they would require channels 7-10 to control the SN76489.

I realize that there are probably many reasons to limit the Midi implementation, but I wonder whether it might be possible to allow a user the flexibility to sacrifice polyphony on certain tracker channels in order to add more Midi channels by simply allowing them to reassign each voice to any of the otherwise unused channels (again, not necessarily for my use-case, but in consideration of a particular hypothetical use-case).
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#13
(03-16-2019, 05:01 PM)RMBLRX Wrote: No, 6 in total with channel 1 having the ability to more or less "override" the other channels on the synth's chip, itself, to achieve polyphony (i.e., not the actual Midi channels which, of course, operate normally).  It's a synth which makes use of the YM3438, so this is simply a limitation of the chip and its implementation.  In any case, it sounds like you have me pretty well covered (though having up to six  voices at least on channel 1 would be ideal in the case of my device, though, for my part, this probably won't pose an issue); however, if someone were wanting to use something like the Gen/MDM Interface, they would require channels 7-10 to control the SN76489.

I realize that there are probably many reasons to limit the Midi implementation, but I wonder whether it might be possible to allow a user the flexibility to sacrifice polyphony on certain tracker channels in order to add more Midi channels by simply allowing them to reassign each voice to any of the otherwise unused channels (again, not necessarily for my use-case, but in consideration of a particular hypothetical use-case).

Actually, you assign a channel to a Midi track. I didn't plan more than one channel per track, mostly cause of the reason that it's not possible to assign the effects to different channels as well. I can't limit one track to get more from another track unfournately. I still think 6 possible Midi tracks for a Eurorack sequencer is already very cool :-)
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#14
Oh, certainly; but with the Mega SG coming out and the Gen/MDM in existence, I can't imagine that particular use-case isn't going to occur to someone, considering the usual sort of users that gravitate toward trackers. So, you know, food for thought.
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#15
(03-18-2019, 02:29 PM)RMBLRX Wrote: Oh, certainly; but with the Mega SG coming out and the Gen/MDM in existence, I can't imagine that particular use-case isn't going to occur to someone, considering the usual sort of users that gravitate toward trackers. So, you know, food for thought.

I think every possible use-case can happen, but in the end you have 6 tracks available and being able to use 6 Midi channels then is the best solution seing the available space and the current workflow. Also i don't think it makes too much sense using multiple instruments on one track. I am not planning on supporting exotic combinations and in the end, it is a eurorack/cv/gate sequencer with (still cool) Midi capabilties. Not a Midi sequencer with cv/gate capabilities.

Looking at the specs: The GenMDM is USB midi only and one would need to use an USB-Midi adapter anyway (and those are mostly smart, so special routing could be added there to support odd stuff).
And no one can tell if the Mega SG will be compatible with this at all.

One realistic and often used use-case in my eyes will be one or two midi synthesizers and the rest eurorack control.

And now let me keep on working on it so i can release it soon :-)
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#16
(03-18-2019, 03:58 PM)XORadmin Wrote: Looking at the specs: The GenMDM is USB midi only and one would need to use an USB-Midi adapter anyway (and those are mostly smart, so special routing could be added there to support odd stuff).

Well, there are hardware implementations available which already use din Midi, but good call on using a Midi host or some such device (I was actually just watching a video explaining such things). I imagine something like the RK-002 or some such could come in handy for such purposes.

And don't get me wrong, I'm excited for what you're already working on (desperate in fact), which is already perfectly suited for my purposes as well, I'm sure, as most people's. I do thank you for your time and eagerly await this feature.
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#17
(03-20-2019, 03:44 AM)RMBLRX Wrote:
(03-18-2019, 03:58 PM)XORadmin Wrote: Looking at the specs: The GenMDM is USB midi only and one would need to use an USB-Midi adapter anyway (and those are mostly smart, so special routing could be added there to support odd stuff).

Well, there are hardware implementations available which already use din Midi, but good call on using a Midi host or some such device (I was actually just watching a video explaining such things). I imagine something like the RK-002 or some such could come in handy for such purposes.

And don't get me wrong, I'm excited for what you're already working on (desperate in fact), which is already perfectly suited for my purposes as well, I'm sure, as most people's. I do thank you for your time and eagerly await this feature.

Yep, RK-005 to get USB midi to DIN-Midi and probably RK-002 to re-map some commands.

It'll be fine for most uses, also without extra tools. USB-Midi is really made for computers, even though it finds it way to embedded stuff...often more or less compatible.
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#18
Who's up for betatesting? (And i mean serious betatesting with midi-gear)
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#19
Hey Thomas , cool ,just came home from Schneider´s Wink
I could give it a try with my good old casio CZ-1 , Korg ER-1 and of course the 4vox.
some things we should look for in particular ?
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#20
Glad to help out with beta testing +1
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