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an alesis micron as midi keyboard for a desktop evolver

Post by KBD_TRACKER » Mon Apr 12, 2010 7:49 pm

is it possible to use a micron as a keyboard for the desktop evolver ?
( micron MIDI OUT to evolver MIDI IN)
is there any specific setting to do on the micron or evolver side?

last (but silly) question : if i only want to hear the evolver, i just turn down the micron volume, right ? :roll:

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Re: an alesis micron as midi keyboard for a desktop evolver

Post by megamanx » Mon Apr 12, 2010 8:16 pm

yes

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Re: an alesis micron as midi keyboard for a desktop evolver

Post by felis » Mon Apr 12, 2010 8:42 pm

Set the Evolver to the same midi channel that the Micron is sending on.
And ya - to hear just the Evolver, turn the Micron volume down.

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Re: an alesis micron as midi keyboard for a desktop evolver

Post by drawtippy » Mon Apr 12, 2010 10:31 pm

Also very fun and useful:

Go into the main settings menu and switch it to "send patterns only". Now you can send all the Micron patterns and sequences you make yourself to the Evolover. In other words, you're adding a sequencer to your Evolover. One of the main reasons I love the micron is this feature. I use the sequencer to send patterns to my Sidstation, CZ101 and even my midi Pro-One. Of course you can send midi sequences straight out of your DAW to the Evolver but the sequencer in the Micron is just fun and some of the patterns are good starting points.
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Re: an alesis micron as midi keyboard for a desktop evolver

Post by Stab Frenzy » Mon Apr 12, 2010 11:56 pm

The Evolver already has a sequencer, and it's easier to use than the one in the Micron.

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Re: an alesis micron as midi keyboard for a desktop evolver

Post by drawtippy » Tue Apr 13, 2010 3:00 pm

...well there you go. Thanks Stab I didn't know the Evolver had it's own sequencer as I've never owned one or even played with one. Regardless, I think that "send pattern" feature of the micron is pretty cool. Of course now I want an Evolver!
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Re: an alesis micron as midi keyboard for a desktop evolver

Post by Angstwulf » Wed Apr 14, 2010 11:29 pm

Stab Frenzy wrote:The Evolver already has a sequencer, and it's easier to use than the one in the Micron.
Hmmmm...I wonder what you could do with the Micron's sequencer controlling the root note/start trigger on the Evolver's sequencer...

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Re: an alesis micron as midi keyboard for a desktop evolver

Post by cartesia » Thu Jan 06, 2011 4:14 pm

^ Now you're thinkin!

And try things like have one clock running 4 times as fast as the other

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Re: an alesis micron as midi keyboard for a desktop evolver

Post by Dano » Fri Jan 07, 2011 6:40 am

KBD_TRACKER wrote:last (but silly) question : if i only want to hear the evolver, i just turn down the micron volume, right ? :roll:
I'll have to check the Micron manual but a lot of synths allow you to set local control to "off" (so that the Micron wouldn't be making any sounds just sending MIDI messages).

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Re: an alesis micron as midi keyboard for a desktop evolver

Post by Jabberwalky » Fri Jan 07, 2011 8:43 pm

Stab Frenzy wrote:The Evolver already has a sequencer, and it's easier to use than the one in the Micron.
Yep, but if you do sequence it externally, doesn't that give you an extra 16 steps to use as a mod source?

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