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Playing MIDI keyboard through X3L
by welliott on 2009-09-15 22:12:15.7520

Hi.  I hooked up my MIDI controller to the X3 Live and, for the most part, it works great.  There's just one thing:

...and I'm kinda new w/ MIDI, so sorry if I use the wrong terms, etc...

Does the X3L not pass the "key signals"?  Only the program change signals?  I plug the MIDI controller directly into the computer and can play all the soft synths etc. in Acid.  So I thought you could plug the MIDI controller into the X3L, and then plug the X3L's MIDI out/thru into the computer.   Basically just using the X3L as a middle-man.  (It sounds stupid and pointless, but there's a reason I wanna do this.  And I'm just curious, too.)

Is this not possible?


Re: Playing MIDI keyboard through X3L
by Crusty_Old_Rocker on 2009-09-15 23:16:27.2810

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.



Re: Playing MIDI keyboard through X3L
by mimungr on 2009-09-16 06:26:19.3840

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.

Re: Playing MIDI keyboard through X3L
by welliott on 2009-09-16 09:01:35.6490

Awesome, thanks guys.

Re: Playing MIDI keyboard through X3L
by MikeAshelby on 2011-10-08 08:40:34.2220

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.

Very dissappointed.

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