Midi Routing with MPK25, MPC1000, and Renoise

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I’m having a really hard time understanding how to accomplish routing between my devices. I’ve gone through the manual and watched all of the relevant videos on youtube but I’m stuck! My routing usecase is a bit unusual.  Attached is a diagram of my desired routing.

Problem statement:
problem 1: The Akai MPK25 when plugged in via USB is ties the DIN ‘Midi Out’ to the PC Driver and it can only be used for one application at a time without bome translator pro. I cannot have the MPK25 plugged in via USB, and a DIN Cable from the MPK 25 to an external device at the same time without some bome routing to free up the USB Driver.  I want the ‘MPK MIDIOUT2’ to be a midi thru from my DAW to my MPC.)

Problem 2: I want my MPK25 to send the start/stop to my DAW, and have the DAW be the master clock for all other software and hardware devices.

If you can help me solve this problem I would be forever grateful. This is essentially the whole reason I purchased Bome Translator Pro but I cannot figure this out. I’ve been trying for weeks to tinker around with how to solve and I’m literally stumped what I’m doing wrong.  Thanks!!

-Green indicates Midi Clock
-Blue indicates Note / Controller data from MPK25 via USB
-Clouds indicate some sort of magic I/O inside of bome that I am confused on, thus the ‘clouds’ .
-Orange indicates Midi DIN cable for external devices

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August 29, 2018 7:41 am
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From your description, it looks like the issue is a function of your MPK25. I haven’t read the manual but if the MPK25 cannot forward MIDI from USB to MIDI DIN output, then I think the only other alternative is to get a USB to MIDI cable and connect your other devices through that and add a routing path through MT Pro from your DAW to the other MIDI DIN Devices.

Other than that, perhaps Akaipro might have a recommendation on how to configure their device.

Steve Caldwell
Bome Q and A Moderator and
Independent Bome Consultant/Specialist

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August 29, 2018 3:34 pm

if midi BOME has access to all ins and outs including ‘MIDIOUT2’ which is the DIN output, shouldn’t this be achievable somehow with virtual ins/outs more or less having Bome Translator Pro be the man-in-the-middle?

( at August 30, 2018 6:48 am)

Well if USB MIDIOUT2 is recognized by the MPK25 as a MIDI Thru port to the DIN connector, then yes it should work. If your DAW cannot communicate MIDI Clock to one port and MIDI Data to another port, you can set up a translator to capture the MIDI Clock only output that data only to MIDIOUT2. This is assuming, of course, that your MPK25 can handle traffic from both USB MIDIOUT ports simultaneosly .

( at August 30, 2018 2:20 pm)

“Well if USB MIDIOUT2 is recognized by the MPK25 as a MIDI Thru port to the DIN connector, then yes it should work. ”

what would the routing with virtual ins/outs look like for this?

( at August 30, 2018 5:55 pm)

Route the output of your DAW to a Bome Virtual MIDI port (Say BMT1)

Then in MT Pro set your default route to MIDIOUT (This goes to your MPK25 for data)

Set up a translator that monitors for MIDI Clock for input and send it to MIDIOUT2 (for pass through to the MIDI DIN Port on your MPK25). Do not set up a default route. Let the translator handle this separately.

If you don’t want MIDI Clock to go to MIDIOUT set up the above translator with “Swallow” Set.

Of course you should also have input from MIDIIN (From your MPK25) and output to BMT1 (for your DAW). Set up either MIDI routing, translators, or a combination there of depending if you want incoming messages from your MPK25 translated.

( at August 30, 2018 6:15 pm)

Thanks! I will give that a shot.

( at August 30, 2018 6:49 pm)
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oops I messed up the attachment. Here it is

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