top of page

Forum Posts

House de Kris
Jan 19, 2024
In Ideas and Feature Requests
When I heard of the ARP, I salivated at the thought of four arps in a box. I had been using two separate boxes arpeggiating data and struggled with getting them to play nicely together. Alas, the ARP is only capable of listening to a single source of data for all of the internal arpeggiators to listen to. Disappointed, I opted to try and work around this limitation. I feel I've given it a fair shake, but I still am unable to achieve the results desired. Hence, I'm asking if a slight modification could be made. Currently, the Global Menu in Set-Menu allows for a Sync to be selected that gets routed to all four arps. I propose adding an additional feature to the MIDI Out button which could set the source of data for that particular arp. I know it would be confusing, but a second press of MIDI Out could call a MIDI Sync In for each arp. Default would be G, for global which is set as is currently implemented via the Set-Menu button. But, it could then be modified per arp to a particular channel - different than the global setting. For example, the Global Menu could have Sync set to channel 5, with the four arps set to: ARP 1 = G ARP2 = G ARP3 = 7 ARP4 = 13 This would result in the box responding to data on three different MIDI channels (5, 7, & 13). This would greatly break down the barriers I'm currently banging my head against in using this fantastic Midicake ARP device. Thank you for your consideration.
0
2
14
House de Kris
Sep 02, 2023
In Ideas and Feature Requests
I would request an option to quantize the change of chord/note via the panel buttons. Currently, it changes immediately upon note selection. This is fine, but I would also like an option to quantize to the next bar. This could probably be realized in the Global Menu. No need to get fancy with many levels of quantization, just 'immediate' or 'bar' would work for me.
2
3
38
House de Kris
Aug 05, 2023
In General Discussion
I haven't had my ARP long, but it has been occupying lots of time of late. A couple days experimenting with learning each parameter, then it's off to the races! Thank you for such a cool and intuitive tool. ARP is a lot of fun on its own, but paired with other controllers it blows my mind. I spent a couple days with it doing its thing to Pad data generated by a Conducive Labs NDLR. Way cool. Then, I drove it with a Torso T-1 supplying algorithmically generated notes. Ah, heavenly bliss. Using ARP modifiers with T-1 algorithms creates such intricate and complex melodies, and it's not random. Again, thank you.
2
2
66
House de Kris
Jul 21, 2023
In Get Help
I'm trying to gain a better understanding on how MIDI is implemented on the USB connectors of ARP. Throughout the manual, mention is made of MIDI data flowing into/out of 5-pin DIN or USB - with no differentiation of either USB-A or USB-B connectors. Only on page 22 I see: "USB The Type-B USB port provides power to the unit. It also supports MIDI over USB to connect to software sound generators, VSTs and DAWs. It supports both incoming and outgoing MIDI clock and MIDI note messages. USB Host The Type-A USB Host port support MIDI note and CC input from a USB MIDI device such as a keyboard or sequence. " Paraphrasing, USB-B has MIDI data in and out, and USB-A has MIDI data in only. This is not my experience, and I'm wondering if I am doing something wrong. I put a MIDI controller on the USB-A connector and it spits out MIDI notes for the ARP to listen to and generate its own MIDI notes. ARP sends its MIDI note data out the USB-B connector which is then sounded by my synths. So far, so good. The problem I'm running into is that ARP appears to be also sending MIDI note data that it generates out the USB-A port as well. Since my controller is on the USB-A port, it receives the ARP MIDI data and passes it back to its output, which is the USB-A port. With the ARP set to MIDI THRU mode, the net result is to have double MIDI traffic on the USB-B port. As an example, ARP sends out a MIDI On command on USB-B, and it would appear on USB-A as well. This MIDI On command is returned to the MIDI-A connector via the controller. This same MIDI On command comes out the USB-B connector again. Same scenario happens with MIDI Off commands. I would appreciate it if the behaviour mirrored the description in the manual, such that USB-A supports MIDI note and CC input from a controller and does not send MIDI out from the ARP on the USB-A connector. Is this possible? Only reason I ask this is because I've run out of USB Host connectors on my router, and I would like to essentially daisy chain the ARP in between the router and controller. Otherwise, something else will have to go in order to make room for ARP. Thanks, and hope this makes sense. And, if I've got anything set up incorrectly, please let me know. P.S. BTW, the manual makes no mention of USB-A accepting MIDI clock and Start/Stop controls. I've found it responds to those as well. This I would need to be in place, so I appreciate it does not fully follow the manual in this instance.
0
3
41

House de Kris

MIDI Madness

More actions
bottom of page