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Sequencer unable to transmit MIDI notes

LPF83

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Sequencer unable to transmit MIDI notes
« on: July 22, 2021, 05:36:52 PM »
I love this synth, but the fact that the sequencer cannot transmit MIDI notes into the DAW is a real problem.

I'm guessing with the acquisition of Sequential by Focusrite (not to mention the fact that it's Pioneer's call on product direction I'm sure), Dave likely won't be involved with this product anymore, so the chances of getting this feature added seem remote.

I guess my workaround will be to dial-in a similar bass sound on the Prophet 6 and create a sequence there, then send that to Cubase and copy to the AS-1 channel.  But its too bad because the little touch keyboard just begs for sequencer experimentation.

This bums me out because I thought it was supposed to be a 1 voice Prophet 6, and the P6 can do this.

If I've overlooked a way to do this, please do let me know.

Prophet 10, Prophet 6, OB-6, Prophet 12m, Prophet Rev2-16, Toraiz AS-1, Moog SlimPhatty, Hydrasynth desktop, Korg Minilogue XDm, Roland SPD-30, Roland SPD-SX Special Edition, Roland KT-10, Maschine, Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 3rd Gen + Octopre, Strymon Pedals, Cubase Pro 11.

LPF83

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Re: Sequencer unable to transmit MIDI notes
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2021, 02:38:31 PM »
Just wanted to update that I figured out how to do this, so I will document how I do it in Cubase.  I use the External Instruments in Cubase (which removes the need for separate MIDI and audio tracks) but this should apply to the MIDI track approach if that's what you use.

Here are the steps I use to get a sequence I created out of the Toraiz and into the DAW:

In Cubase:
   - On the track, set both the MIDI In and Out device to Toraiz AS-1
   - Turn on Monitoring (yellow track button)

In Toraiz Globals:
    - Local Mode = ON
    - MIDI Out/Thru = OUT
    - MIDI Control Enable = OFF      (this is the big one, if this is set to ON the pitch will go nuts due to the loop)
    - MIDI Slave No SS

To Insert:
  - Empty the Retrospective Record buffer (I think this requires Cubase 10 or later, not sure of version)
  - Position the locator in Cubase where you want to insert
  - Hit Play on the Toraiz, stop when you've got enough (can always cut away any extra notes in Cubase)
  - On the Cubase track Insert as Linear Recording

There may be another way I'm missing, but I find Retrospective Recording extremely useful for things like this.  I think most of the popular DAWs have a similar feature.

For my needs, having the sequence in the DAW is the ideal situation because of the flexibility, assignment to other instruments, etc.
 


 
   



« Last Edit: August 21, 2021, 02:41:12 PM by LPF83 »
Prophet 10, Prophet 6, OB-6, Prophet 12m, Prophet Rev2-16, Toraiz AS-1, Moog SlimPhatty, Hydrasynth desktop, Korg Minilogue XDm, Roland SPD-30, Roland SPD-SX Special Edition, Roland KT-10, Maschine, Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 3rd Gen + Octopre, Strymon Pedals, Cubase Pro 11.