I am thinking of buying one of these but I am just curious as to how the hardware synth works within ableton over Midi/USB.
If I connect it via MIDI does it just only act as a keyboard? e.g. I can only use it to play other plug in synths?
I am wondering if I open the mininova editor in, say 3, midi channels in Ableton, when I select each individual channel (say the patch is name Patch 1, 2 and 3), the LED display will update with the patch name on the MiniNova and I will then also be able to play the sounds through the midi channel? As well as this, am i able to change the patch/mininover editor sound from the Mininova Keyboard? e.g. i open the editor in ableton but use the keyboard to choose what patch will be selected in the midi plug in.
As well as this, how well does the arpeggiator integrate with Ableton? Say I record a 4 bar loop with an arpegiated effect in Channel one which was trigged from the keyboard with the editor plug in and and then I select the next channel which has a different sound, will the effect in the first channel still be playing?
I guess im also saying that id quite like the idea of being able to edit the midi patch in the editor from the keyboard on the fly/live and have that certain sound saved there if i switch to a different channel and to then have to patch name update on the keyboard so its a bit clearer what the sound is.
I hope this makes sense...struggled a bit to try and make it clear!