Do any modules or synths accept USB midi direclty (powered)?

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Do any modules or synths accept USB midi direclty (powered)?

Post by twistedneck » Wed Dec 18, 2019 2:54 pm

I have a few usb midi keyboards and I'd like a module or a synth that can accept them directly without needing a powered USB midi box. those go from $70 to $200 and seem like money I could put towards the synth itself.

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Post by kpreid » Wed Dec 18, 2019 3:55 pm

There are several MIDI-CV interfaces which can act as USB hosts. Look for a USB "A" port on the face of the module. Here's a ModularGrid search (within Eurorack format) that turns up some of the modules with this capability.

I use the Expert Sleepers FH-2, myself.

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Post by ckwjr » Wed Dec 18, 2019 5:53 pm

Polyend Poly has midi USB and USB hosting

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Post by mrhooks » Wed Dec 18, 2019 8:29 pm

Not sure if this is what you're looking for, but String Theory is a Eurorack string synth module that accepts/requires a MIDI controller:

https://makesynthsnotwar.com/modules/stringtheory/

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Post by sduck » Wed Dec 18, 2019 11:33 pm

The squarp hermod will work with a arturia keystep with only one usb connection.
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Post by pulsewidth » Fri Dec 20, 2019 12:10 am

Monome Ansible has a MIDI mode, which has four different allocation modes: poly, mono, multi, and fixed. Haven’t tried it yet, but it sounds versatile.

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Re: Do any modules or synths accept USB midi direclty (powered)?

Post by twistedneck » Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:16 pm

thanks for commenting everyone

new from namm

it seems there is a USB A port in the analog MFB synth pro

this is from the manual

'This device has exclusively been designed to generate and process audio signals as well as control signals corresponding to MIDI-, M-Bus- and USB-specifications. Any further use is not allowed and will preclude any warranty claims against MFB.'

i wonder if 'USB specifications' means - yea it'll power up a usb midi keyboard no problem and get all the note and cc data handled lol

time do do more searching on the recommended below

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Post by twistedneck » Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:22 pm

pulsewidth wrote:
Fri Dec 20, 2019 12:10 am
Monome Ansible has a MIDI mode, which has four different allocation modes: poly, mono, multi, and fixed. Haven’t tried it yet, but it sounds versatile.

wow that looks like a well built setup too something about it looks cool the video is still going nice

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Post by twistedneck » Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:28 pm

sduck wrote:
Wed Dec 18, 2019 11:33 pm
The squarp hermod will work with a arturia keystep with only one usb connection.
wow why did i not see this i already ordered up an ES-9 but this might be even more powerful

i need to investigate

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Post by twistedneck » Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:31 pm

mrhooks wrote:
Wed Dec 18, 2019 8:29 pm
Not sure if this is what you're looking for, but String Theory is a Eurorack string synth module that accepts/requires a MIDI controller:

https://makesynthsnotwar.com/modules/stringtheory/
this is super simple all i would need is a way to convert from your typical usb powered midi keyboard (primarily designed for pc connections) to the std 3.5 midi in

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Post by twistedneck » Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:37 pm

kpreid wrote:
Wed Dec 18, 2019 3:55 pm
There are several MIDI-CV interfaces which can act as USB hosts. Look for a USB "A" port on the face of the module. Here's a ModularGrid search (within Eurorack format) that turns up some of the modules with this capability.

I use the Expert Sleepers FH-2, myself.

very good thanks for helping kpreid

you now helped me clarify my thoughts im looking for a mini or used mega synth that i can leave in a Chicago practice area at a friends house something that will hook up directly to and power on of the many Native instruments / Arturia / Novation / Akai usb A power required keyboards

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Post by twistedneck » Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:38 pm

ckwjr wrote:
Wed Dec 18, 2019 5:53 pm
Polyend Poly has midi USB and USB hosting
hell yes it does good find

why do i feel like i 'need' all of these?

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Re: Do any modules or synths accept USB midi direclty (powered)?

Post by naxuu » Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:58 pm

If you already have some sort of MIDI to CV solution, Endorphin.es' Shuttle Mate is a USB MIDI host that will convert to DIN MIDI. Rackable, can be had used for around $100.

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