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Posted on: January 27, 2009 @ 12:47 PM
melotarus001
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HI,
After reading some information about mlan, I’m under the impression that a mlan device can also be used to receive and transmit MIDI information from the devices conventional built in MIDI den ports.
Is this true for the ES? If so, how do you set up Audio MIDI Setup in Mac OS 10.5.6? Is the mlan graphic patch bay required to make the connections or can I still use auto connect?
Thanks, melotarus001

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Posted on: January 27, 2009 @ 06:00 PM
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Re: ES7, mlan & external MIDI ports

When you add the mLAN16E to a Motif ES, it allows you to send audio out from the ES on 16 audio buses (14 individual assignable outputs plus the L&R stereo) and it allows you to get 4 stereo pair of returning audio buses… it also take care of all the MIDI communication between the ES and the computer… via 4 ports in each direction.

Because the ES has built-in AD INPUTS and because that AD INPUT Part can be routed on any of the 16 audio output buses… the mLAN16E makes the ES an audio interface for external devices. You can connect a guitar, a microphone, a bass, even an analog mixer… so you can record your external gear to your DAW software via the mLAN16E

Because the ES has MIDI IN and MIDI OUT jacks and because those jacks can be route on to your DAW via firewire and signal sent from the computer on one of the 4 MIDI Ports on the firewire cable… the mLAN16E makes the ES a MIDI interface for an external device.

If you have only one mLAN device to connect to your computer - there is no need to use the Graphic Patchbay - The Auto Connector can be used to make all the initial connections… and you only have to do it once because the next time you activate the driver it will recall the connections. 

In a Mac under AUDIO/MIDI setup you simply select mLAN NETWORK instead of the Built-in Audio.

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Posted on: January 27, 2009 @ 10:45 PM
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Re: ES7, mlan & external MIDI ports

Because the ES has MIDI IN and MIDI OUT jacks and because those jacks can be route on to your DAW via firewire and signal sent from the computer on one of the 4 MIDI Ports on the firewire cable… the mLAN16E makes the ES a MIDI interface for an external device.


One caveat:

The MIDI at the MIDI input of the ES is merged with the MIDI from the ES and not able to address a separate port.
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Posted on: January 28, 2009 @ 03:47 AM
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Re: ES7, mlan & external MIDI ports

Yes that is correct, on the way into your DAW… which is fine as you can play on either keyboard and record from it. This is very useful when one is 88 weighted keys and the other is not. Playing organ from 88 piano weighted keys is like running a race in work boots.

Any device plugged into the MIDI IN jack of the ES when it is acting as your MIDI interface, will be merged on PORT 1 on the way in to your DAW. The MIDI OUT jack’s port is controlled by the THRU PORT parameter:
Press [UTILITY]
Press [F5] MIDI
Press [SF4] OTHER
THRU PORT determines the Port number for the MIDI OUT jack. 

Any track in your DAW assigned to the THRU PORT will arrive at the MIDI OUT jack of the ES.

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Posted on: January 29, 2009 @ 04:09 AM
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Re: ES7, mlan & external MIDI ports

Much thanks, very helpful!
melotarus001

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