First post, by Pierre32
This statement from the Voyetra Sequencer Plus Gold manual is in the last paragraph here:
They highlight this as an issue for uploading sound banks, but it has another consequence: If I'm inputting notes with a MIDI keyboard, and using an offboard MIDI device like a Sound Canvas for playback, I can't hear the notes as I'm inputting them. I have to record in silence then play it back to hear it. Which is not a very good workflow!
Does anyone know if this is an inherent limitation of the Sound Blaster / compatible MPU-401 interface? I've been googling but can't find it explicitly spelled out anywhere else. Simultaneous MIDI IN/OUT is a pretty essential function for music creation, and seeing as Creative sold MIDI breakout kits for this purpose, it seems odd that you can't do it.
Has anyone been down this road with Voyetra? Are my only alternatives a Voyetra, Music Quest or Roland interface? Does the Gravis Ultrasound have this limitation too?
For the record my card is an Addonics SB Pro compatible based on a YMF-701S.