MIDI and Editor help
I need help please 🙏🏼
I have connected my Anyma Phi to the computer using the USB cable (supplied), I open MIDI-OX and send MIDI to the device using the USB cable. It works as expected.
BUT then I cannot use the editor software at the same time. If I try first to connect the editor software, it works as expected, but then if I try to connect the MIDI, I get an error message about not having enough memory.
Am I right in saying that the editor and MIDI input cannot run at the same time?
I also tried connecting a MIDI cable to the device, but this would not work at all (no idea why)
My goal is to use the editor at the same time as playing the instrument using a MIDI controller (ideally USB, but open to suggestions)
Any advice would be very much appreciated.
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This is a limitation of the default Windows MIDI drivers: there can't be more than one program using a single MIDI port at the same time. I don't know if there are third-party Windows drivers that do a better job.
Also, it's not recommended to connect the Anyma and the editor through MIDI DIN, due to insufficient bandwidth for the editor to correctly receive all the data the Anyma is sending: always use USB-MIDI for that.
What you can try is :
- connect your MIDI controller to the Anyma using a MIDI DIN cable plugged into the "MIDI IN" port at the back of the Anyma
- or connect your MIDI controller to the USB Host port at the back of the Anyma
To check whether the Anyma is receiving anything, you can go to the Diagnostics screen (in the settings, it's the penultimate item), and scroll to the "MIDI DIN PORT" or "USB HOST" sections, and then see if the "RCVD#" number increases when you're playing the controller.
I watched the Loopop YouTube video where he has a single USB cable plugged in and he is using ALL of his controllers to play the device at the same time as having the editor open. I assumed I would be able to get this same setup? Is this because he is using Mac?
I can not plug one of my controllers directly into the Anyma Phi (either by USB host or MIDI din) as all my controllers are connected together, I do not want to dedicate a MIDI controller to my Anyma Phi when I have lots of other synths that need to use them too.
I have other synths like PolyBrute and Analog RTHM etc that can connect to the computer via USB and at the same time control the synth using the software and send MIDI all through the one cable. So I guess I just assumed (also watching the Loopop video) that it could all be done through 1 USB cable.
So in short, it is not possible for me to play the synth at the same time as using the editor? (unless I dedicate one of my MIDI controllers to the Phi)
That is a shame.
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Yes, Loopop used a Mac for his video. Sorry that it's this way on Windows, but there's nothing we can do about it on our end.
We know some people use third-party drivers like loopMIDI, but I don't know how to set them up so as to copy MIDI to the Anyma.
Maybe you could create virtual loopback MIDI ports with this, then make a MIDI routing application (like MIDI-OX or Bome's MIDI Translator; or maybe your DAW) pass the MIDI data from the controller you're interested in to a cheap USB-MIDI interface that you could plug into the Anyma's DIN MIDI In port.
OK, thank you for the reply.