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Controlling a Xiosynth 25 with a bigger controller ?

Posted: Fri Jul 03, 2009 3:20 pm
by theundertakermc
anyone has ever found a way to control a novation xiosynth 25 with another controller ? maybe with cubase i like that little synth but i would like to control it with another synth ... since there's not that many keys ... any idea ? thx

Re: Controlling a Xiosynth 25 with a bigger controller ?

Posted: Fri Jul 03, 2009 5:09 pm
by rap and country
i've not actually tried this but you should be able to do it just by routing the midi accordingly in whatever DAW you're using

definitely can't do it without a computer

Re: Controlling a Xiosynth 25 with a bigger controller ?

Posted: Tue Sep 22, 2009 11:27 am
by 4SAKEN
My intention was to switch to a completely hardware based setup - ie no PC whatsoever. This lead me to investigate the possible methods for sequencing the Xiosynth with my Roland MC-50 hardware sequencer.

Currently the only possible way I have found is to have computer in the middle :(

Fortunately, the MC-50 has 2 MIDI outs so I run one into my gear and the other into the PC where I use MIDI-OX to re-route the incoming MIDI messages from the sequencer back out via USB to the Xio.

It's not my ideal setup as it's not practical for live use, but in the studio (my lounge) it's fine. The PC is on most of the time anyway so it just sits there and does it's thing and I don't even know about it :wink:

Re: Controlling a Xiosynth 25 with a bigger controller ?

Posted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 3:45 am
by DeFex
One of the main reasons why my xio is sitting in a corner. no MIDI in makes it not a real hardware synth to me.
One day i might open it up and see if it could be slightly modified :) maybe The MIDI in is there but just not used.

Re: Controlling a Xiosynth 25 with a bigger controller ?

Posted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 9:31 am
by nathanscribe
@ 4SAKEN: slightly off-topic here, but I saw your Little Otik avatar... A very strange film. Not one I'll be forgetting, I think.

Re: Controlling a Xiosynth 25 with a bigger controller ?

Posted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 12:19 pm
by JSRockit
Sell 25 key version, get a bigger version?

Re: Controlling a Xiosynth 25 with a bigger controller ?

Posted: Sat Sep 26, 2009 3:26 am
by cartesia
there wont be any 'unused' midi input circuit in thexiosynth.. why would they put it in there? Just gonna cost them money for no good reason.

If you knew about electronics and programming, you could perhaps make a small arduino based MIDI in/ USB out box, but not something for the inexperienced.