Is it possible to hook up 3 different MIDI controllers, each having features that others don't, but control them (well, two at a time) simultaneously and be able to record realtime performances utilizing data transmitted by more than one controller at a time (choosing omni MIDI incoming in a DAW sequencer)?
For example, let's say I have a breath controller plugged into a CME UF7, and a ribbon controller plugged into a Kurzweil PC1X, and a Novation Remote 25 SL that has a X/Y pad--all of these features are unique to each controller. Now I play a passage, modulating the X/Y pad on the Remote SL, breath-controlling the UF7, and then use the ribbon on the Kurzweil--all in one performance. Will I be able to capture all that by simply setting the incoming MIDI channel to omni?
All my stuff are in storage, and I only have one controller at where I live right now, so I can't try this theory out. Anyone can confirm if this will work or not?
On a related note--is it possible to do this:
Let's say I'm playing on the Kurzweil PC1X, using one of the presets on that board. What if I blow into the breath controller of the UF7 while the two boards are connected? Will I be able to breath control the Kurzweil from the UF7's breath controller?
In theory, yes. However it may well depend on whether the drivers for your devices play nicely with each other.
I'm currently using 2 keyboards; one for note entry and the other for controller information, with no problems. However, both are connected via MIDI interface so neither have drivers to contend with. I'm waiting for a CME UF5 to turn up so I can check that out for you as well.
I have a Kurzweil MIDIBoard passing data through an Expressionmate (ribbon and breath controllers) into the MIDI input of my interface - a TASCAM FW-1884 - that is also capable of generating its own MIDI data internally from the control surface (use it all the time to control soft synths).
I don't even think about it any more - I usually just turn to the device and dive in without a second thought. If you line it up correctly so that all of the data passes through to the input of your MIDI interface, you should be golden.