Trying to hook up my model cycles, keystep, typhon and db-01. I want the cycles to be the master clock and then be able to use to keystep to input notes into the cycles and typhon (so I can use the scale mode on the keystep). I tried the following:
Keystep midi out > cycles midi in cycles midi out > midi splitter > typhon and db-01 midi in
If I have the cycles midi out port set to midi out then I get clock and start/stop sync but I don’t get the keystep going thru to the typhon. If I set the cycles to midi thru I don’t get clock and start/stop sync.
I suspect you need extra hardware. I made the same discovery as you (that neither ‘out’ or ‘thru’ will do the job) a few days ago. Posted a question here ‘Can it be done without extra hardware’ and I got no replies. Maybe your question is clearer than mine and you’ll get help that will answer my question too.
Is your goal to do these things without simply switching the M:C’s MIDI Out port between functioning as MIDI Out and MIDI Thru?
If so, it may be possible. I don’t own any of these instruments but it seems likely that you could try:
KS MIDI Out to Typhon MIDI In
Typhon MIDI Out to DB-01 MIDI In
DB-01 MIDI Out to M:C MIDI In
M:C MIDI Out to KS MIDI In
set the M:C to NOT receive MIDI clock messages
set the M:C’s MIDI Out port as MIDI Out
activate MIDI Thru in KS’s configuration software
set the Typhon’s MIDI Out to act as MIDI Thru
set the DB-01’s MIDI Out to act as MIDI Thru
There may be some other settings to tweak if you have unexpected behaviour, but I believe the above will do what you want.
[Irrespective of the above, your setup would be simpler if you were willing to use the KeyStep as your clock source. Also, the MIDI “splitter” may be unnecessary in your setup because it seems that the MIDI Outs in both the Typhon and the DB-01 can be configured to act as MIDI Thru.]
Thanks Peter. I would be happy to use the keystep as clock source but I was under the impression that keystep 37 only sends clock when the sequencer is started (and I don’t want to use the keystep sequencer).