I've got a Kawai ES-110, a Novation Launchkey 49, and most recently have purchased a Neutron. Bet you can guess my question.
I have no problem triggering the Neutron with a standard MIDI cable from the Kawai. The Launchkey is USB-MIDI only. I can trigger softsynths with the Launchkey. But even with everything set to channel 1, not a peep from the Neutron. I've tried all the channel switches on the Neutron. Does anyone have any thoughts?
I use the Mio 2, which has 2 each of DIN in, DIN out, and USB. All routable, all filterable, and still pretty inexpensive.
And useless to Delmar, since he needs a device that works as a USB host. This piece does have some interesting features though – being able to connect two computers at once and doing onboard routing, merging and processing that can be set up on a computer, then brought to a gig to work standalone.
To be clear, I'd like to play the Launchkey into the iMac and trigger the Neutron, running audio into an Apollo Twin and record with Logic. Maybe play with sequencing, which I have never done. Surprising that there isn't a simple cable that converts USB-C to 5-pin DIN. I have a MOTU Fastlane but I think it's unusable with Mojave. I've done a bit of research, downloaded the latest driver I could find but I can't tell if the Fastlane is working.
That's exactly what I want to know! I didn't think it was going to be such a big deal. Guess I better educate myself. I just worked a 15 hour day - my last for the foreseeable future. Time to make music!
Just connect the controller and Neutron to the Mac via USB. Open Logic and create an external audio that sends midi to the Neutron. You can create a template for this. Also, If you want to play the Neutron without open logic, I recommend some free app like Midi Patchbay