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I have always used multiple ported midi interfaces to connect my hardware synths to my DAW. But as time and technology moves forward there are fewer and fewer options for multiple midi port interfaces to use. Luckily I have found an option that works quite well and will work as long as you have at least one midi output port from your audio interface. I picked up a product from Midi Solutions called the T8.
This unit allows you to connect one midi output port from your audio interface into it. It will take that signal and multiply it to 8 separate midi output ports. Basically a massive midi thru box. Then you will need set within each hardware synth its own midi channel. I use Presonus Studio One for my DAW. In your DAW you may have the option to create and define midi keyboards or instruments, name them and assign them to your audio interface's midi output with a specific midi channel that will match your hardware synth midi channel. Once that is completed you are set!
There are very few 8 port midi in/out interfaces. Many of them are no longer supported for new OS releases. The Midi Solutions products are a way around that problem so you can enjoy a studio full of hardware and use them with your DAW. No more drivers, no more USB issues, and it even doesn't require power! Hope you gain something from this and send me questions if you have…Continue
GALACTIC TRAVELS ON WDIY
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Tonight at 11 pm EDT/GMT-4 on Galactic Travels, I'll conclude the month-long Special Focus on Craig Padilla. The Featured CD at Midnight will be LP 2 from "Sonar" on Fruits de Mer Records. The Special Focus page is at http://soundscapes.us/gt/playlists/2014/focus.html#oct
Galactic Travels is an electronic, ambient, and space music show that airs each Thursday at 11:04 pm on WDIY 88.1 FM, Allentown and Bethlehem, 93.9 FM in Easton and Phillipsburg, 93.7 FM in Fogelsville and Trexlertown, and on the internet at http://wdiy.org.
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As many have noticed... Ning - the platform we've been on since 2010 (and I had our AtmoWorks Community on Ning from 2008 to 2010)... well, Ning has been a little fruity lately.
* bandcamp embeds never work properly - they work - but you only see part of the graphic
* features disappear magically... for example - the whole photo / art section is missing right now. I think the photos are still there. I'm waiting on Ning support to get back to me.
* Ning has been sold a couple of times - not necessarily a terrible thing, all tech companies get bought out.
* They've been developing Ning 3.0 for a couple years now - and we'd be seriously losing functionality if I upgraded us right now... I think the last buyout stalled development.
So... I've been reading the forums where people like me that create these communities hang out... and the people who used to love building site here - biggest Ning cheerleaders (including myself) have slowly but surely had a change of heard. I've reached that point as well.
I've noticed a few places where other communities are migrating to. Places that allow you to import all your ning data into them so we hopefully don't really lose that much history.
I'm liking one at the moment that I would install on our own server. I would pay for the software up front - "modules" as we need them. And once paid for there wouldn't be further fees. Ning is about $250 per year now - with higher costs once we go to Ning 3.0 (with less features!).
Timeline... we're paid up through next August. This is not a "quick" thing. I'll keep everyone updated as I go along and I'll likely be asking for a few intrepid…Continue
I just signed on to post this J M K 9000 album. It is not ambient/drone, but by ambient/drone composer AmoebiKathedral. When I'm not doing that, I'm getting down with some high octane bpm production. This is IDM/EBM/EDM that still is heavily reliant on synth expertise, in fact, the ambient has made my better and more creatively open to this.
It is 100% free - no strings or catch. So, have fun..it's that time of year!
I'd love it if you blasted it at your own haunted house or parties or just getting in the mood.https://jmk9000.bandcamp.com/album/creature
Steve Roberts / Amongst Myselves - The Past Is Another Country
Robert Scott Thompson - Arcana
Max Corbacho - The Ocean Inside
Altus - Excursion Three
I also see Byron Metcalf / Mark Seelig, Steve Roach, Dan Pound, Shane Morris / Mystified, Jeff Pearce, Darshan Ambient - many of them have either been in the community in the past or pop in now and then and say hi. ;)…Continue
Dirk Serries' THE ORIGIN REVERSAL continues to receive nice reviews and appreciation. Meanwhile we launched the album teaser for Dirk Serries' new album on Belgium's Consouling Sounds. UNSEEN DESCENDING AND LAMENTATION is a prelude to the forthcoming and long-awaited Microphonics album in 2016. Catch him live in the upcoming months, the concert at the Ancienne Belgique in Brussels is now sold out ! A waiting list is available.
November 19th : Effenaar - Eindhoven, The Netherlands
November 23rd : Le Guess Who? festival - Utrecht, The Netherlands
November 27th : AB - Brussels, Belgium SOLD OUT!
enlist yourself to the waiting list
December 5th : Cinépalace - Kortrijk, Belgium
"Met weinig inhoud veel bereiken is de kunst, eentje waar Dirk Serries een cum laude doctoraat in verdient. Dit album prikkelt opnieuw de verbeelding en laat ruimte voor luisteraars om zelf een invulling te verzinnen. Het blijft natuurlijk inzet vragen open te staan voor deze minimale…
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