Bear in mind that just as with VST Instruments, your MIDI timing won’t be any more precise during recording — it’s only on playback that higher precision timing kicks in — so you won’t gain anything from LTB or AMT when attempting to capture the subtleties of a live performance. I had no problems at all using the Midex 8, and the timing certainly sounded very tight — but is it actually better than a standard MIDI interface? With the standard interfaces, timing varied by up to 2. This is handy when you want to control several synths from a single keyboard for instance, and Thru mode gets deactivated automatically as soon as any application starts sending data to the inputs or outputs. As with nearly all USB peripherals, installation is simplicity itself:
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Steinberg also recommend deactivating the MIDI ‘Reset on Stop’ function to prevent audio dropouts with low latency settings, and ensuring that the System Preroll setting is at least mS to maintain a stable MIDI output with lots of audio tracks.
These convey mideex more information from the other side of the studio than standard LEDs, but it’s a shame that all the indicators share a common transparent moulding, since some light leaks from one miedx the next — at some angles this results in an adjacent inactive digit being nearly as bright as an active one.
MIDEX 8 | Steinberg
Try Steinberg Software now for 30 days. I’m sure many musicians will agree with their priorities, but reading between the lines I suspect Steinberg may still manage this with a future driver release. Steinberg and Emagic made headlines at the Frankfurt Musik Messe, when they announced that they would in future share certain aspects of their expertise. Each beat of the VST Instrument is sample-accurate, and will emerge every mS or samples apart, so if you record the two audio signals into a stereo audio track, any MIDI timing discrepancy can be measured by mideex the relative positions of the sample-accurate VST Instrument in the left channel and the MIDI drum source in the right channel of the waveform.
A three-metre-long USB cable is also supplied, which should be adequate for most studios. As long as enough data is sent in advance even in fits and starts to keep the buffer topped up, the AMT8, Midex 8, or Unitor 8 will be able to carry on with perfect precision. As with nearly all USB peripherals, installation is simplicity itself: I part containing continuous hi-hats on every 16th note ie.
Sadly, I suspect more people will be upset by the current lack of multi-client drivers, and anyone currently running a stand-alone synth editor alongside Cubase will have to discard it to use the Midex 8. Steinberg wisely recommend not connecting other USB devices to the same port if they have ‘fluctuating bandwidth requirements’, and at the very least not using them at the same time.
Rock-solid sub-millisecond timing that bypasses USB and operating-system uncertainties. This overcomes the sometimes temperamental nature of both the Universal Serial Buss and the operating system, since the interface doesn’t have to rely on smooth delivery of data in real time.
This is handy when you want to control several synths from a single keyboard for instance, and Thru mode gets deactivated automatically as soon as any application starts sending data to the inputs or outputs. Some people will be disappointed at the lack of a stand-alone patchbay facility, but once Cubase is up and running there’s little you can’t duplicate. Steinberg maintain that since the LTB aspect of Midex 8 is so closely linked to Cubaseit would be foolish to compromise its timing by adding multi-client capability.
This won’t bother everyone, but it will affect those musicians who want to run stand-alone synth editors alongside Cubase.
STEINBERG MIDEX 8 MIDI INTERFACE
The Midex 8’s timing also seemed fairly consistent as I loaded the other midwx with MIDI data, while that of standard multi-port devices tended to get worse as more and more data was sent to them.
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Steinberg Zero Downtime As with most software, the retail value is reflected in the license to use this product. Some of you may already be thinking that you could just install a utility like Hubi’s Loopback to add multi-client capability, much as we have done in the past with other interfaces. Both require specially written code in their host sequencer application to benefit, which is why the Midex 8 will only deliver improved timing with Cubase VST 5.
With VST Instruments now offering sample-accurate playback timing, musicians with hardware MIDI synths are becoming the poor relations, at least as far as timing mdiex concerned. Windows ME supports multiple Midex 8s. WaveLab WaveLab Pro 9.
In essence, both do exactly the same thing. Our YouTube channel not only offers a selection of product presentation videos but also several very helpful and informative video tutorials. However, after this excellent timing performance, I was disappointed to find that the current Midex 8 drivers are not multi-client, at least not when using the standard Windows MME driver interface. Current PC drivers not multi-client. Windows 98 owners will need to upgrade to Windows 98SE.
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Currently midxe are only two such applications: LTB is used for the first time in the Midex 8. Unfortunately you will lose LTB support in the process — only when Cubase talks directly to the Midex 8 drivers do you get the improved timing.
As with most software, the retail value is reflected in the license to use this product.