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Dedicated MIDI interface over Midi port audio interface?
Old 2 weeks ago
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Gear Head
Dedicated MIDI interface over Midi port audio interface?

Which is better in terms of latency and quality???
Using the Scarlett audio interface MIDI out port and chaining all my synths and drummachines with the thru ports?? Or getting a USB Midi interface with 4 ins and outs so I can connect every machine to it's own port?? I read somewhere that splitting audio and midi is always better. Now I have one usb cable that handles all my audio ins and also handles MIDI messages. If I get an midi interface I would have 1 USB cable handling Midi messages and 1 usb cable for only audio in&out...

My goal is to have the least possible latency..
Old 2 weeks ago
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Gear Nut
 

Chaining devices with Midi thru ports is just less flexible in general, and I'm not a fan of it. How many devices are you needing to hook up?
Old 2 weeks ago
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Originally Posted by proverbs View Post
Chaining devices with Midi thru ports is just less flexible in general, and I'm not a fan of it. How many devices are you needing to hook up?
2 drummachines, 2 mono synths. Ableton is my masterclock and sequencer. So i'm sending start/stop, clock AND midi notes from ableton to my machines and the audio is going into Ableton. pretty much a pain in the ass to sync everything perfectly, when adjusting the midi delay compensation, the clock AND outgoing miidi notes go completly out of sync..
Old 2 weeks ago
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USB MIDI interface with multiple MIDI Outs should behave significantly better.

(but if you're going to use more than one USB MIDI/audio device, you'll run into sync issues/glitches anyway.)
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