I have ordered a Mod Dwarf a while ago, and I am eagerly waiting for it. I was wondering though if it’ll be able to do the following:
I have two MIDI devices for now that I wish to use (Aodyo Sylphyo and Roland Fantom X8), and in order to switch the different configuration, I am planning to order a MIDI foot pedal (such as the Harley Benton MP100, but not settled yet). That plus the Dwarf mean 4 MIDI devices to manage.
I then looked at Blokas’ Midihub as a means to connect them all, but I dislike that I would need to use a computer in the setup to do any changes (I plan to use an Android tablet for the light changes on the Dwarf).
I was then wondering if I could use a MIDI interface such as the ESI M4U Ex to hook up all the DIN MIDI devices (except the Dwarf of course), route them over USB MIDI to the Dwarf, and do all the “wiring” in the Dwarf (with use of plugins such as MIDI filters to do conditional routing and triggers from the MIDI foot controller, and all) and send back the output via USB MIDI to the M4U and onwards to the devices ?
Alternatively, would it be possible to put on a USB Hub (connected to the Dwarf) a number of DIN-to-USB MIDI cables, and expect to have all the MIDI interfaces showing up on the Dwarf ?
As a side question, I also have a Zoom R24 that can be used as a USB audio interface with 8 input/2 output channels. Would it be able to be hooked to the Dwarf to receive more audio channels over USB Audio (I think I saw somewhere that it is not possible – in any case, it is not necessarily in my plans so far, since I would like to use the Zoom as a 24-track recorder, and AFAIK it is not possible to do so when used as a USB audio interface). I’ll probably want a second Dwarf by then anyway