Empty Layer


#1

Is it possible to get an empty layer?
I am using the Single Channel mode and have a second Zynthian connected to the main one.
When I had an empty layer, I could switch to the second Zynthian.


#2

Hi @mheidt!

Could you be more verbose? I would like to understand exactly whats your workflow …
Probably we can implement something cleaner than an “empty layer” … :wink:


#3

Prerequisite: One Midi Controller, that is only having Midi Channel 1, so that I use it in Single Channel Mode.
I have a second Zynthian connected to the first one via MIDI.
Assume I have a Pianoteq Layer on Midi Channel 1 and the second listens to MIDI Channel 2. Now I want to switch the sound, so that the seconde Zynthian is used. That means, that the Midi Events are should be routed to Midi 2 via OUT or THROUGH and the local zynthian needs to be mute.
So you can call it MIDI OUT-Layer instead of Empty :slight_smile:


#4

Hi @mheidt!

Currently it’s not possible to create an empty layer, but you could create an pure effect layer, and the result will be the same. Simply create a “new effect layer” in the channel you want to forward and choose an effect that doesn’t consume much CPU power. A simply “Gain” should do the task :wink:

Kind Regards,


#5

Yes, that works for me.
Would it make sense if we offer the option to rename layer names via webconf?


#6

We could have an alias “names” that could be configured from webconf. Webconf should understand the snapshot format, but it’s quite simple. Simply follow the rabit from here:

So … webconf would show a snapshot preview with the list of “root layer” (fxchains could be shown too), allowing to edit an alias for each one.

Regards :wink:


#7

Isn’t this type of passthrough exactly what MIDI Thru is for?


#8

It’s not a pass through. Midi IN is always sending channel 1.
Zynthian is translating it to a different channel to Midi Out


#9

So sorry, I totally forgot about the MIDI channel 1 part.