@LazyLion re midi settings … and other things
tl;dr - you need to setup you midi for the sdcard when a usb stick is not inserted;
environments - usb stick / sd card
hen you attach a USB drive it does not just override the patch directory,
it actually overrides the whole ‘environment’.
what does the environment mean in this context?
what does it include?
so the environment is how the organelle is configured and what patches are available.
- what patches are available ( /Patches )
- what system extras available (/System)
- orac etc that use media and data directory for samples etc,
- which midi devices/channels are used for pd (aka patch_loades.sh)
- any system override of pure data options (/System/pd-opts.txt)
- any override of mother.pd (/System/mother.pd)
the idea is pretty simple,
if you save a setup on the USB thats working, then it doesn’t matter what you do to the sdcard - it will still work next time you use it. moreover, you could have different usb sticks with different setups.
this is kind of ideal for performance setups. (albeit usb is slower than sdcard)
the ‘disadvantage’ is you have to be aware than anything you install with the USB installed, will be installed the USB stick not the sdcard … but thats kind of the point, to maintain two separate environments.
(you can of course copy things between the sdcard/usb stick using the patch manager)
you can switch between the usb and sdcard, without using remove the usb stick, using storage>eject and reload
what is not included in the ‘environment’?
any system level software/runtime environment
e.g. if you upgrade pure data or the the Organelle OS, this is for everything.