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Hi all, just received my MeeBlip Micro in the mail today - can't wait to start making some sounds!
My plan is to somehow build by MeeBlip into my Korg MicroKontrol USB MIDI controller keyboard.
I've had the thing open and there's plenty of space inside, also each of the encoders'/faders' MIDI CC values can be altered so I should be able to use them to control all of the parameters rather than using external controls....right??
Anyway, I have a few questions that I wouldn't mind some advice on:
Power - the MicroKontrol takes power via USB, a 9V adapter or batteries. I was hoping that I might be able to somehow power the MeeBlip inside the keyboard from the same power (seeing as I'm probably only going to want the MeeBlip switched on when the keyboard is). Any ideas? I currently power the controller via USB so ideally it'd be using that power (but I think that's like 5V or something isn't it? Would that be enough for the MeeBlip?) but I guess an alternative is just using one of those 'daisy chain' 9V cables which I could plug into the controller and the MeeBlip (although, again, I'd ideally 'chain' the two internally....??
MIDI - In its simplest form, I figured I could mount the MeeBlip with its ports poking through the back of the keyboard and then just link the keyboard's MIDI out/through with the MeeBlip's MIDI in (using a very very short MIDI cable!) but I'd like to think I could somehow do it neater - could I solder the pins of the keyboard's MIDI out internally to the MIDI in of the MeeBlip? That way it would be linked to the MeeBlip at all times but I could also use an external MIDI in from another keyboard/controller if I wanted to (or would this create some sort of cross-talk??)
Patches - am I right in thinking that the MeeBlip Micro is not capable of storing presets like the other MeeBlips are? If this is the case, I wonder if I might be able to save patches as 'scenes' in my MicroKontrol (it allows for users to save up to 12 internal 'scenes' for use with different DAWs/VSTs etc) but I could feasibly save each of these 'scenes' as a different preset, where the MIDI CC data stays the same but the starting values for each CC are different, allowing for different sounds....right??
Obviously I can just try all of this stuff and see how I get on, but I'd love any input you guys have in case you can save me some time by telling me things that won't work (or save my MeeBlip by stopping me doing something that will cause it to inadvertently set fire!!) :-)
Thanks in advance and glad to be joining the community! :-)