I've recently had the urge to make some tunes again (It comes around every 3 years or so!)
My set up in the past has always been out from hardware and into a mixer and then an amp no computers connected.
This time around i'm trying to plug into ableton to have a bit more control with what i'm doing.
I've downloaded the trial version of ableton and acquired a midi to USB cable, this is where the problem comes in.
Korg - EA-1 Midi channel 1 and 2
Korg - ER-MkII Midi Channel 3
connected together the EA-1 is the ext master and the ER is the slave, they trigger together and play just fine.
but inside ableton i can only ever see either channel 1 and 2 triggering or 3 on its own, never all 3 at the same time.
I think this is because my midi to usb has an x1 in and x1 out, i was under the impression that midi could have 16 channels? So i dont see why it cant see all the channels at the same time.
EA1 has Midi out to Midi in of the ER
The USB is Midi in connected to the THRU of ER and Midi out Connected to IN on EA1
Im wondering if something like http://www.m-audio.com/products/view/midisport-4x4-anniversary-edition could solve my problem having a midi port for each one instead of linking them via THRU . I will be adding more bits to this setup over time no doubt so will only get more complicated with linking them.
How do you guys normally go about linking them all together?
Sorry if this seems overly complex.