I’ve attached a file of my current Midi Port set-up, but for convenience this is the current MID Port setup.
My previous MIDI setup was controlled by the MOTU Studio 128x, a PCI based multi-port MIDI router which provided 128 MIDI channels on Eight MIDI ports. Software provided routing set-ups.
Current setup review.
In Cubase with the Akai Advance keyboard and Scarlett interface, I’m seeing Three MIDI Inputs:
- Windows MIDI In --> Advance MIDI Port 2
- Windows MIDI In --> Advance USB Port
- Windows MIDI In --> Scarlett 2i4 USB.
All three Ports are “Active” and ‘All MIDI In’ is selected for each.
Two Active outputs, two inactive; the inactive MIDI outs are deselected and hence not visible.
- Windows MIDI Out --> Advance MIDI Port 2
- Windows MIDI Out --> Advance USB Port
- Windows MIDI Out --> Scarlett 2i4 USB - Inactive
- Windows MIDI Out --> Microsoft G5 Wavetable Synth - inactive
The Advance MIDI Out/In cables connected to/from the Scarlett MIDI In/Out (5 Pin MIDI cables), the Advance keyboard also connects to Scarlett I/O via USB – two MIDI ports entering and leaving the Advance and going to the Interface’s MIDI In and USB Ports respectively. Interface’s I/O connected via USB to DAW.
How many MIDI Ports can USB accommodate? Or, how should I think about it? I see I have two working ports and they both operate, but can more ports be added via a single USB? I kind of miss the ease with which I could select a port and assign channels to it with my previous MIDI multi-port setups.
I want to add back some of my hardware synths. I assume I’d just use the Advance Keyboard’s 5-PIN MIDI ports and send MIDI to/from the instruments, per normal, via that port? Any suggestions about that, best practices, workflow considerations?
Anyway, thanks for having a quick look and any suggestions or ways to think about MIDI Port Setup in Cubase are welcome. take care.