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What Is Up With Rocktron PatchMate Loop 8 Midi?

Able Grip

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It says it has midi, but from reading I don't think it will change the patches on my Timeline delay.

Others have talked about adding a Midi Mouse or something.

I know little about midi... Is it possible to get it to control my Timeline? If not why do the say it has midi?
 

Blix

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It doesn't send any midi info unfortunately. So no, you can't control your TL with it.
It would have been a much better product if it could send even simple Pc messages, but no, Rocktron really messed up here IMO.
 

Able Grip

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So what is the midi out it has for?

"The MIDI In/Out/Thru jack makes the Rocktron PatchMate an ideal addition to any floor setup"

"MIDI In/Thru - 7 pin DIN, (standard 5 pin cable plugs in without phantom power feature) Thru/Out 5 pin DIN"

"For further expansion Rocktron recommends combining the PatchMate Loop 8 Floor with any Rocktron MIDI controller, including the MIDI Xchange, MIDI Mate, All Access and All Access LTD."
 

Blix

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So what is the midi out it has for?

"The MIDI In/Out/Thru jack makes the Rocktron PatchMate an ideal addition to any floor setup"

"MIDI In/Thru - 7 pin DIN, (standard 5 pin cable plugs in without phantom power feature) Thru/Out 5 pin DIN"

"For further expansion Rocktron recommends combining the PatchMate Loop 8 Floor with any Rocktron MIDI controller, including the MIDI Xchange, MIDI Mate, All Access and All Access LTD."
Just for passing along any midi that comes in really.
 

Blix

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Could you explain this and/or give me an example please?
The Patchmate can receive midi from a midi controller, but not send own midi info.

Say you have a midi controller, patchmate and your Timeline. Patchmate receive patch change commands on midi channel 1 and the TL is set up to receive on channel 2.
So when you send midi signals through the patchmate it will respond to commands sent on ch. 1 and ch. 2 commands will pass straight through and change patches on your TL. :)
 

Blix

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^Thanks

So it can be controlled but not control...
Yeah. Pretty stupid. But it is a fairly old product I guess. Both Rocktron and Voodoo Labs have fallen behind on products like this, weird.
 




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