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scvkiltie

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using zendrum as a controller for synthesizer
« on: September 06, 2008, 02:52:22 PM »

Hello all, I have a question about using a synth to produce the sounds played by the zendrum... my problem is that the synth only has a midi out, while the zendrum requires a midi in into the synth... is there a device that will convert the out to in ??? Could I possibly use Battery 3 or garage band and use the synth as a plug in, and then control the synth this way... Thanks, Rob
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john emrich

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Re: using zendrum as a controller for synthesizer
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2008, 03:00:07 PM »

What synth are you talking about?  If there is no MIDI or USB in, nothing will work as an external controller.  As far as VST instuments, yes you could use a Zendrum.

John
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Re: using zendrum as a controller for synthesizer
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2008, 08:10:35 PM »

Thanks for the reply John, I am using a Novation Xiosynth 25. It has a usb and a midi out only. I hopes this helps. Rob
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Re: using zendrum as a controller for synthesizer
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2008, 08:36:23 PM »

That synth is more of a controller.  It does have a synth engine, but it is mono.  It might be a better idea to look at another module or VST.  Mono units like this are great for solo lines and work well with the built in controls like mod and pitch.

Good luck!
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