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Author Topic: Using the Minibrute as a simple midi keyboard?  (Read 693 times)

coldwar1977

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Using the Minibrute as a simple midi keyboard?
« on: April 18, 2013, 12:56:58 am »
Question:
Let's suppose I want to use the MB as a simple midi keyboard to play with a desktop synth like the Moog Minitaur or Vermona Mono Lancet.
Will the mod/pitch wheels and (more importantly) the octave switches sent signals to the desktop synth???  ???
I'm sorry if this is a dumb question, but I'm kinda new to this (I've never connected other synthgear before) so I need to know for sure. 

Thanx in advance & cheers from Belgium!

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Re: Using the Minibrute as a simple midi keyboard?
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2013, 01:14:44 am »
yes it's great.

i don't think the "bend range" will change though, that's on the synth you send to i believe

i use it with my DAW sometimes when i'm working on ideas.  kind of small for good control though

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Re: Using the Minibrute as a simple midi keyboard?
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2013, 10:21:57 am »
Alright, thanx mate!

I agree it could have used a half octave extra for better control, but I really like the Minibrute's key action. Feels great.

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Re: Using the Minibrute as a simple midi keyboard?
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2013, 11:35:04 am »
I received this answer from the Arturia helpdesk today:

Hi Danny,

MiniBrute provides MIDI via USB only for these parameters:
==> Velocity
==> Mod Weel
==> After touch
==> The keys


So that means the octave switches won't have any effect...  :(

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Re: Using the Minibrute as a simple midi keyboard?
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2013, 12:56:23 pm »
Well they change what octave the keys send...

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Re: Using the Minibrute as a simple midi keyboard?
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2013, 01:02:12 pm »
So you have tried it out?
That means it's possible nonetheless to play the whole noterange of the desktop synth using the octave switches of the MB?

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Re: Using the Minibrute as a simple midi keyboard?
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2013, 04:07:42 pm »
you're good man, there is no midi octave switch.  that button is physically changing the note played by the key on the keybed.  as far as your daw or any other midi devices are concerned, they just "see" a different note.

 

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