What is the best way to hook up the Novation Launchkey midi controller to midi bus using midi bridge? I'd like to use the transport controls to start and stop the Midibus transport controls. I'm not sure how this would be accomplished. You were so helpful on hooking up iPhone Midibus to ipad Midibus! Any ideas?
Should be possible. Would you be able to download midiwrench and capture the Midi events that the novation sends for each transport button (start/continue/stop) and then I will be able to construct the solution for you.
I'm planning to have the midi controller hooked up to the ipad with the transport buttons controlling Midibus, which will then trigger Midibus on one or two iPhones using the technique you provided me in the earlier post. Not sure if that is all possible but at least the launchkey controlling Midibus will be a good start. Midibus has been such a great app for me. I had all sorts of timing issues before I discovered that.
OK, so you paste the following rules into the Stream Byter for the novation port:
- Touch the beaker icon on the novation input source (on left) in MidiBridge - Press Stream Byter accessory arrow - Press on button, and paste into the edit window:
# novation transport B0 73 7F = FA # start B0 71 7F = FB # continue B0 72 7F = FC # stop
Press 'Install Rules' and then 'Done' and 'Done'
Route novation source port (left) to MidiBridge destination port (right) so there is a green line between them.
Switch to MidiBus and ensure that on the Monitor page that the MidiBridge entry has a blue arrow and not a red cross. Touch entry to toggle.
Pressing the transport keys on the novation will control MidiBus transport and this will work in conjunction with the other trick and control the MidiBus transport on the connected remote device(s) too.