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Hey Folks!

I'm considering adding a Radial Key Largo mixer to control my Nord Elector 5D and Apple MacBook Pro running Mainstage.

 

Its specs look amazing; except that it seems I'd be losing the ability to use "bus powered" USB MIDI controllers if I opt to send the Mac's audio through the Key Largo via USB.

That would ultimately mean using a traditional MIDI connector etc.

Am I missing something in the specs or is that just the way it is?

 

As always, thanks in advance!

Tom

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I use the KL-8 now but when I had the KL I connected the USB of the KL to the Mac running Mainstage, and then the MIDI controllers to the MAC, so it shouldn't be an issue if the bus-powered MIDI controller currently works fine connected to your Mac.
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Hey Folks!

I'm considering adding a Radial Key Largo mixer to control my Nord Elector 5D and Apple MacBook Pro running Mainstage.

 

Its specs look amazing; except that it seems I'd be losing the ability to use "bus powered" USB MIDI controllers if I opt to send the Mac's audio through the Key Largo via USB.

That would ultimately mean using a traditional MIDI connector etc.

Am I missing something in the specs or is that just the way it is?

 

As always, thanks in advance!

Tom

I don't think so â it depends on your MBP and how many ports you have. I use that exact same rig: Nord Electro 5D73 & Novation Launchkey 61 controlling MainStage on a 2015 15" MBP Retina. Launchkey USB goes to one USB port, Key Largo in the other. Up up and away.

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It should do. I run Stage2EX into USB and KL into USB on 2014 Macbook pro (albeit the Stage2 isnt bus powered). I also run the Wave through the KL's midi ins/outs and that works fine too
Nord Stage 2EX | Nord Wave | Mainstage | Key Largo
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I use key largo with my 2 yamaha refaces(cp and yc) and the sound is fantastic!

Now i will start to use macbook and mainstage...

I use it in my home studio as a recording interface and it is excellent!

My advice is to buy it, you will never regret it!

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