I have been somewhat chaotic, unwell and so forth over the past year, so my… er… everything ran out of steam. However, just had surgery and some time off to recover, so I rebuilt my home studio.
This had been a disaster area of ‘too much gear and misery’ for a long time, and nothing was quite working. And like, WOW, that pic has the Ultranova - I forgot I’d even had that.
So I need to catch up on the world of Zynthians as mine’s been barely touched during this work/stress time, and I need to finish the final stages of my studio setup.
Which is the big question:
How can I make the Zynthian recognise a bonjour/broadcast RTP-MIDI session?
The way my studio works, I’ve configured it roughly as:
All the Behringer USB-connected synths go to the iConnect MIDI4 and are on different channels, and are broadcast as one session.
The Yamaha HS-8 and Keystep Pro broadcast as another session.
There’s a third broadcast session for a Roland Fantom. Since it has 16 channels and I rarely use it, that’s more of an afterthought.
What I want is for the Zynthian to automatically connect to the “Organ Keystep” session when it boots up. It doesn’t appear to be doing it automatically and I’ve searched a few times but have only really found people asking about the Zynthian being the initiator. For sequencer control from Cubase (or even to Cubase or other patched MIDI devices) it’s fine just connecting to the Zynthian as a session, but I would really like the Zynthian to power up and immediately be connected to the controller keyboard’s port initiated from the MIDI interface.
Once it’s done I also need to look into how to configure the pipe organ and Hammond patches for MIDI 1,2,3 layers - Hammond seems to default that way, Aeolus I found a bit trickier.
But this ‘auto connect’ part will really help me if I can do it, whether thats a command line/conf file edit, or something else?
I have used RTP-MIDI via my Mac as a patchbay between Zynthian and ethernetMIDI sessions and it works great.
I’ve also now (finally) found the mental capacity to wire in my patchbay and the Zynthian gets to be an effects unit as well.
I suppose I will eventually want to build the CV interface and hook it up to those Behringers…