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Old 20th January 2010 , 08:35 PM
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Default Is it possible to have different MIDI keyboards playing different instruments?

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Yep it sure is.

Just get a USB midi interface such as this, which takes multiple midi controllers and plug them all in and away you go.
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Yep it sure is.

Just get a USB midi interface such as this, which takes multiple midi controllers and plug them all in and away you go.

I have them connected through USB ports (it's still MIDI I guess), do I still need that?
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Edit: See post below

No point you requiring one.
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I have them connected through USB ports (it's still MIDI I guess), do I still need that?
I expect others to be more expert in these matters than me but..... I do not see that you need an extra piece of hardware.
Reason can have four Control Buses.
Edit -> Preferences -> Advanced Control
Then in the Bus select drop-down options you see your available midi input devices. If your two USB midi keyboards are listed as options then you can assign one to Bus A and the other to Bus B. Then in the Reason Advanced Midi Device you simply click on Bus A when you want to set up the Bus A instruments and click on Bus B when you want to set up the Bus B instruments.

Reason also allows you to add midi keyboards
Edit -> Preferences -> Keyboards and Control Surfaces
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I agree, if you don't need it then there is no point buying it.

Each person has different needs.
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Yes, I do have a Midisport... brilliant rock solid bit of kit... but you really only need it if your keyboard doesn't do MIDI-over-USB, which most *do* these days, and only has the standard 5 pin MIDI ports.

I don't know how it works spoecifically on a Mac, if that is what you have, but on the PC you can freely use any combination of MIDI ports, be they MIDI-over-USB or actual MIDI interfaces like the Midisport within your DAW as opposed to having to use just the one interface for audio (at least on the PC with no device aggregation).
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You wouldn't even need to play with Reason's Midi busses. You should be able to set up Midi channels..
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