I would like to send and receive midi notes to and from Ableton and my synths.
I have a Bome Box connected to an ESI M4U eX midi interface which is connected to various synths in my studio. I would like to send midi notes from Ableton to my synths (ex: midi channel 1:1 triggers a drum machine kick, 1:2 triggers the snare etc). I would also like to be able to trigger midi notes from my hardware and have that sent to Ableton for recording. I watched this video Tutorial: Set up Bome MIDI Translator Pro as a MIDI filter for Ableton Live or other DAW - YouTube and found it didnt click for my situation. I own MIDI Translator Pro.
I have been able to set up Ableton External instruments with Bome Box and can get sound coming through and MIDI sent out. It just doesnt make sense as the MIDI channels seem to be shared throughout the synth rack even though I’m drilling into my drum machines specific MIDI channel but if I go to another MIDI channel, the same midi channels are triggering the drum machine (2:1 triggers kick, 2:2 triggers snare).
Has anyone tried this sort of back and forth midi set up with Bome? Should I have just bought a long usb cable and run the ESI M4U eX solo?
Thank you and I apologize as my imposter syndrome feels really high right now.