Supplementary information regarding musictrack review video
1. Connecting the Yamaha Reface and Roland JX-03
It may appear that the two instruments are connected to each other directly, however, please note that the mi.1 does not support direct wireless connection between MIDI equipment.
In order to achieve this setup, the mi.1 devices connected to the Yamaha and Roland are actually being routed via the iPad using the MIDI Bridge iOS app.
2. MIDI settings in the Animoog app
Before selecting the mi.1 in the Animoog MIDI settings, it’s necessary to connect/pair the mi.1 as a Bluetooth MIDI device beforehand. This can achieved in the iOS Bluetooth settings, or in an app such as Piano Jukebox.
3. The external mi.1 power supply used for connecting to the volca beats
The mi.1 draws power from an instrument’s MIDI OUT connector, however some equipment – such as the volca beats – only features a MIDI IN connector, preventing the use of the mi.1. We have developed an external power supply board that can be used to overcome this limitation. A circuit diagram of the power supply board can be downladed here, and we’re planning to make a kit available for purchase (￥1,500 JPY) in the near future.
Attached image is temporary.
4. MIDI sync with the volca beats
The current versions of the mi.1 firmware (v2.2.1/v3.2.1) filters MIDI clock (F8) messages by default (i.e. MIDI clock will not be transmitted/received) In order to allow tempo syncing, please send the following SysEx message to disable the MIDI clock filter:
F0 00 02 08 10 55 01 00 00 F7 (MIDI clock will be transmitted/received)
To re-enable the MIDI clock filter, and return to default settings, please send the following SysEx message: F0 00 02 08 10 55 01 00 01 F7 (MIDI clock will not be transmitted/received)