Currently Being ModeratedSep 15, 2009 11:16 PM (in response to welliott)Re: Playing MIDI keyboard through X3L
The POD X3 Live is not a MIDI sound module. It doesn't have a MIDI synth chip in it to turn MIDI instrument performance data into sound.
The MIDI ports on the POD X3 Live are purely for control purposes.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 16, 2009 6:26 AM (in response to welliott)Re: Playing MIDI keyboard through X3L
No, it doesn't pass Note On/Off messages. It doesn't pass SysEx either. Well, at least I've never gotten either to work. And there's probably a bunch of others, too. It doesn't have a true MIDI through. The only stuff I know for sure that it will pass through are Program Change and Control Change.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 8, 2011 8:40 AM (in response to welliott)Re: Playing MIDI keyboard through X3L
That is soo annoying! I play keys and electric guitar, and sing. I've just spent ages working on a setup that uses syncs patch changes between the x3l and the computer that I use for the synth... However, for simplicity, I was going to plug the keyboard through the X3L (I also only currently have 1 midi-in on my computer)... but it seems this won't work...
Why on earth doesn't the X3L pass midi-notes... It just needs to ignore them and pass them on - not do anything with them. This is another example of poor forethought from line6.