Owned my OPZ for about 4/5 months now, truly love it. Bought the OP Lab Module, mostly just to use my 5-pin midi out driver-less keyboard to play the synths - works perfect =D
What I am struggling with is connecting it with my electronic drum kit - Alesis Surge (Old ‘Nitro’ rebrand) - I usually have zero issues when connecting 5 pin midi out of Alesis Surge to my Korg Volca Drums (or any other Volca) - my electric drum kit will play the Volca no problem (with a slight adjustment of the ‘midi note’ setting on the Surge, I quickly find the right note i.e midi note 47 plays the crash on the Volca, no issues.)
The Midi In port on the OPZ Op Lab Module lights up when I hit any pad on the kit, so it is receiving things, but doesn’t seem to trigger any notes on any track on the OPZ. I can get the Alesis Surge drum module to ‘play’ the sequence on the curent pattern on the OPZ by simply hitting the Start/Stop button on the Alesis, so it definitely send midi to the opz, but why can I not just play the drum kits from the OPZ using the Alesis drum kit as the trigger? Should it not be as simple as the way my midi keyboard just triggers the OPZ tracks? (I can play the drum tracks with the keyboard but I want to play it like a real kit, just trigger the sounds from the OPZ not the Alesis Surge)
Ive been really frustrated by this, searched the Alesis Surge manual & Opz Op Lab guide back to front and just cant seem to get any individual notes played out of the OPZ via the Surge. I have tried turning Local Midi off on the Alesis, tried General Midi On/Off - nothing triggers individual notes on any track of the OPZ, but the Op Lab Module lights flash as I hit each pad. I have tried setting the OPZ Op Lab to only receive midi in, turning off all the other options of midi to simplify things, nothing. I have tried the ‘Channel 1 to active track’ setting.
I believe the Alesis Surge drum kit send midi out on Channel 10 - Could this be the issue? I’ve tried changing the “Channel” setting on the OPZ app, on the ‘Midi Settings’ to match it to 10 but this does nothing. I think this refers to midi OUT channel not what channel it is receiving midi IN from.
The main issue may be HOW TO CHANGE MIDI INPUT CHANNEL ON THE OPZ.
Im pulling my hair out, so any help PLEASE???
Cheers in advance