I just purchased and received a BomeBox. After a firmware update (from 1.0 to 1.3) I was able to get everything connected successfully. The BomeBox even properly handled the USB MIDI ports for two (2) separate but identically configured MOTIF-RACK XS sound modules! Kudos to the BomeBox!!!!! I've been playing around with the Config App to get familiar with the capabilities of the BomeBox.
I do have three (3) questions:
- MIDI Ports: What is the purpose of the 'Auto Alias' USB MIDI Ports? I noticed USB Ports with an 'Auto Alias' for each connected device. These 'Auto Alias' USB Ports appear to mirror the MIDI Ports without an 'Auto Alias'.
- MIDI Routing (Part 1): Am I able to load a previously saved MIDI Route Setup using a MIDI command? During a live performance, I need the ability to 'change on the fly' MIDI route assignments. Using the BomeBox Config App, I know I can: a. Create a MIDI Route Setup for each unique 'MIDI Controller/Destination Setup' and load the desired MIDI Route Setup at the appropriate time. OR b. Use the 'Active' indicator to enable or disable specific routes as appropriate. However, both of these solutions would require the use of a computer or tablet during a live performance. And this leads me to my final question...
- MIDI Routing (Part 2): I am also a Bomes MIDI Translator Pro user. According to the documentation, I can load BMTP projects into the BomeBox. With BMTP I am able to dynamically change MIDI routing via MIDI commands by activating and deactivating presets that have preset/translator level MIDI routing. If I use BMTP to achieve what I'm trying to do in question #2, I would imagine I would not use the MIDI routing capability of the BomeBox. I'm guessing that using BMTP MIDI routing and the BomeBox MIDI Routes at the same time would cause some unexpected MIDI routing between devices. Please let me know if I understand this correctly.