USB-MIDI Connection Between Two USB Hosts

Past couple of weeks searching for something I recall existed; found it!
http://compasflamenco.com/midi-c-3/midi-usbusb-p-4.html

Has anyone used this? any experience?
I might give it a try :wink:

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Good find, let me know how you get on if you are the first daring Organellonaut to try it.

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in fact it seems to look like the iconnectmidi, but cheaper and smaller. I connect my organelle with iconnectmidi2+ on my laptop with 2 usb cable and it works very well with ableton. You just have to set up properly “iconfig” software by opening the good gates.

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@ghostly606 i’ll report back;

Yep, i also have an iconnectmidi2+ and it works, even with some quirks (did use it on the Pianoteq video) but rather leave it for the IPad “duties”.

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Hi all, I am the developer of the “MIDI USB-USB”. Some Organelle users bought it to connect it to a DAW on a PC or Mac.
http://compasflamenco.com/midi-c-3/midi-usbusb-p-4.html?language=en

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Hola from Granada :slight_smile:
I’ve just ordered one (so only 1 left now ) ,
hopefully, as I’m not far away, should arrive soon, and can report back.

Cheers
Mark

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Oooo I want one!

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Yeah, I went with the purchase, even having the iConnectMIDI2, its on the mail for some 15 days now :frowning:
BUT tomorrow is Monday lets hope it gets delivered!

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I sent it to you by MRW so you can have it tomorrow.

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It has already arrived, I hope you try it soon and tell us.

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YES!!

and I have since been using it successfully in various scenarios. Was getting accustom to it :wink:

Organelle > MIDI USB-USB better use the (provided!) 35cm USB cable, otherwise LED’s on the MIDI USB-USB will be upside down. (its Organelle USB plugs upside down)
Works as expected; 4 bidirectional MIDI ports. Now that Organelle has OS3.0 its a matter of configure Pd and patching :wink:

Total of 128 MIDI channels thru this device! “back and forth”
MIDI USB-USB Puerto 1 - 16Ch
MIDI USB-USB Puerto 2 - 16Ch
MIDI USB-USB Puerto 3 - 16Ch
MIDI USB-USB Puerto 4 - 16Ch

Ending note: I was curious about USB power handling how the MIDI USB-USB receives from both ends?
Turns out it simply does not work attached to my, “high regarded” powered USB Hubs - neither Belkin or Anker
BUT!! happened to try adding UNPOWERED USB hubs in between and it works; gets detected!

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cool, mines arrived too, but no time to look at it till tomorrow

power handling/powered hubs, Im a bit confused…what topology were you trying?
usb hosts have to be self powered, so thats ok… so the ‘problematic area’ i guess is:

organelle 
   -> usb hub -> midi usb-usb -> mac          
              -> pico/soundplane 

here, i do use a usb powered hub, so the pico/soundplane draw power thru the hub rather than the organelle.

i guess, i could get one of the adapters that allow power to be added directly via usb. (i.e data lines from computer/hub, but power from another psu), but ive heard of audio (ground loop) issues with these.

anyway, not a vital thing… if Ive got the organelle attached to the mac, id probably just connect the eigenharp to the mac too :wink:

Im glad it works with unpowered hubs though, that was something that i did wonder about.

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Without going exhaustive with many topologies, the way I see it is:
IF there is “lots” of power (from “good” powered USB it does not work, all lights get steady on, so this is from either sides…

@thetechnobear You’ll get time to play with it :wink:

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thanks @SevillaSoft, it arrived safely (and quickly too) and works perfectly.
its going to be a really handy thing to have around.

@keymanpal , seems to work with both my powered hubs (a manhattan 7 port, and pluggable 10 port) , both when powered and unpowered. using the topology I depicted above… i.e. where the dongle is attached to one outlet of the hub, and then connects to the mac.

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Thanks you @thetechnobear and @keymanpal for your trust.

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So, better luck then me…

ohh ideas I have and possibilities… 25h day :wink:
Organelle > MIDI USB-USB > Axoloti (4 ports)
or
Organelle > MIDI USB-USB > IOS device…

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Here’s a DIY method for connecting two USB hosts together to send/receive USB-MIDI between them.


Haven’t tried it but looks promising!

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I’ve just ordered a MIDI USB-USB from Sevilla Soft to connect Organelle to Ableton … and hopefully be able to send MIDI to both Ableton and Organelle from my MPK mini somehow :thinking: probably more than a couple ways to do that… Looking forward to tinkering !!