I’ll preface this by saying my zynthian only arrived today. I’ve put it together and I’m testing it out. My assumption is, given you assign each layer a midi channel, that only a midi signal on that channel will trigger the syth assigned to that layer/channel. Right? So essentially each layer is a separate instrument played by a separate midi channel?
Well I’m finding that when I enter a layer, all the incoming midi channels go to that layer. I have a midi keyboard and a Sythstrom deluge, both of which you can assign the midi out to specific channels. Well every midi out signal plays the currently open layer, regardless of what channel the deluge or midi keyboard has been assigned.
Going through the web interfaces midi log is also interesting. It shows the midi signals, but the channel is simply the channel assigned to the currently active layer, not the input device. I can have the Deluge putting out midi on channel 1 and if I’m on a layer with channel 2 assigned, the midi log will show channel 2 signals. Then if I change the Zynthian to a layer with another midi channel assigned, the midi log starts showing that channel.
It’s totally possible I’m completely misinterpreting how this thing should work, so please correct me if that’s the case. But I’m pretty confused right now.
Oh and for clarification, I’m doing midi through USB.