Faking MPE

Hey there. I have a specific scenario that I'm hoping a bomebox can help me setup. So amongst other things my setup consists of an mpe controller, a hardware mpe synth and a non-mpe sequencer. Ideally I'd like to be able to transition from mpe performance using the controller to sequencing the same synth without any reconfiguration, but this becomes an issue because if the synth is configured for MPE when in receives normal single channel polyphonic midi data from the sequencer it will miss notes etc.

So the idea is that I'd like the bomebox to be able to take a single channel of midi data and split notes across the other midi channels while keeping cc data on the incoming channel.

Additionally we want to be able to have the mpe controller pass through without being modified. As long as it works when just one of those inputs is active I'm not worried about the controller and the sequencer conflicting, though if this can be avoided as well then that's ideal.

Is this possible with the bomebox?


Yes, you can do this with BomeBox, however you will also need Bome MIDI Translator Pro to develop the project and upload the project when done. You would set up using whatever rules you want to direct different notes to different output channels. The trick will be setting up the proper rules to your liking.  Once you have it working on a computer, you can upload the project file to BomeBox and execute it there.


Steve Caldwell
Bome Q and A Moderator and
Independent Bome Consultant/Specialist