Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Throttling/Slowing MIDI CC info to external hardware synths

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power

    Throttling/Slowing MIDI CC info to external hardware synths

    Sign in to disable this ad
    OK, so here's my deal. I use PreSonus Studio One to send MIDI data to a big mess of hardware synths, and then pipe the audio back into Studio One for recording and mixing.
    One of my favorites in the rig is the Yamaha DX-200.

    Something MIDI automation allows me to do, which cannot be done via the control surface on the unit itself, is to modulate individual Harmonic, FM Depth, and Decay parameters simultaneously. It makes for some wonderfully jarring sounds.

    However, the DX200 came out in 2001 and is a little slow, so it's commonplace for the device to become flooded with too much MIDI data from the CC messages. It soon begins to lag note output, and will eventually crash. Boooooooooo!

    What I'm interested in is lowering the rate at which CC data leaves Studio One and gets into this device, so it won't crash. On KVR, I found an older, free VST called "CC Stepper" that should do this, but I can't get it to work in S1, even after JBridging. I'm on Win7 64-bit.

    It's also been suggested to me that some MIDI interfaces could handle this responsibility, but my M-Audio MDIDSPORT 8x8/s doesn't have software beyond drivers, to my knowledge, and there's no mention of functionality of this kind in its manual.

    Any thoughts? Thanks!
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails p2d6jcn-jpg  

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 1999
    Eagle Winged Palace of the Queen Chinee
    Thanked 67 Times in 62 Posts
    Rep Power
    Try MIDI-OX. It has MIDI message filtering and data mapping and may be able to help with your issue.


    What you want to do is start MIDI-OX, then turn on the MIDIsport. You'll need to configure port routings in MIDI-OX before you can begin playing your synth.

    You may look into the Presonus to see if it can be filtered to send 7-bit MIDI messages rather than 14-bit. This may cause "stair-stepping" of parameter values which will not sound natural.
    "By the time these guys are finished people will be clamoring for death panels so they can petition for a mercy killing."

    Tiz Walstib

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    try speading out your CC's over a number of MIDI channels

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. External synths out of sync
    By clntgn in forum Newbies
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 05-31-2012, 04:05
  2. DIY Synths (more info inside)
    By Seafroggys in forum DIY, Mods, and Homebrew
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 09-09-2009, 12:05
  3. Software Synths vs. Hardware Synths
    By Mastermindzz in forum Keyboards and Sound Modules
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 03-29-2002, 08:21
  4. Sending MIDI tracks to CW using external synths.
    By tcmusic in forum Cakewalk / Sonar Forum
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 04-05-2001, 23:39
  5. Effects: External Hardware vs. Internal Hardware vs. Software?
    By Dolemite in forum Digital Recording & Computers
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-04-2001, 04:11

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts