Connecting after acquiring a Virus Ti2, I decided to change my overall setup and also use it, instead of a NI Komplete Kontrol, as a master keyboard. I have tried all kinds of possible midi cable routes, but I'm stumped!
Objective: Play all synths to record "live" with the Virus, while also through the the DAW sequencer
- Focusrite Clarett 8PreX as sound card for computer and for Midi
- Virus Ti2 (ID 16 - CH2) connected via USB - able to play live via USB (or output 1 L+R which goes to 8PreX )
- Deepmind 12d (ID 6 - CH3) - connected 8PreX Midi Out to D12d Midi In. Output goes to 8PreX
- Neutron (ID 2 - Ch1) - connected D12d Midi Through to Neutron Midi In. Output goes to 8PreX
So, if I have midi information in the daw, the Deepmind and Neutron will play on the respective channels. But if I try to play on the virus, selecting the respective channels, nothing happens. If I connect the virus direct, via midi cable (not usb), bypassing the 8PreX it works. But although that would work for a live setup, it doesn't for a recording setup, especially as I need to unplug the Virus Ti2 USB cable, thus reducing the functionality. If I had found a way to also open Midi Out, while USB is switched on, I could do some Midi merge magic, but this way, I'm stumped.