Operate two CME Xkey 37 LE in parallel on one DAW track

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KVRer
29 posts since 3 Apr, 2009

Post Wed Jun 16, 2021 4:26 am

I already use a CME Xkey 37 LE. Poly aftertouch and the small desktop footprint are great.
Has anyone tried running 2 CME Xkey 37 LE in parallel on a DAW track. I would like to tune one CME up 3 octaves to do this. So I could address a total of 6 octaves with 2 CME Xkey? Thanks.

KVRist
363 posts since 10 Apr, 2010

Post Wed Jun 16, 2021 7:16 am

There shouldn't really be any difficulties in doing that unless the DAW in question doesn't allow multiple simultaneous inputs to the same track. I used to use two Xkeys in Studio One, but I wasn't able to do it in Notion (from the same company) since it doesn't seem to be able to accept two input sources to the same track.

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KVRAF
12881 posts since 8 Mar, 2005 from Utrecht, Holland

Post Wed Jun 16, 2021 12:12 pm

Some decades ago there was MidiYoke: a virtual midi patchbay. I think it could merge two midi streams into one.
Probably 32-bit only, so no option these days...
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