Hi there - long time admirer of monome and recently took the plunge and purchased an Arc (to use with my Kyma system) and shortly after fell even deeper and now have grid, norns, crow and ansible. Fantastic devices, all very inspirational.
I’d really appreciate some tips on the best way (does such a thing exist?) of connecting this gear up to avoid re-connection etc.
At present I kind of have two ways of working. The first is arc or grid plugged into computer, a bit of routing in Osculator and on to Kyma where my sounds are both controlled by and control the monome devices. This works well.
The second is as standalone monone ecosystem (grid, arc, norns, crow, ansible) -this of course works well.
Where i’m struggling is to approach the best way of linking norns to Kyma. I guess ideally I’d:
Keep my grid and arc plugged into norns and have kyma approach them directly via osc. I’m sure this is possible but I assume I’d have to write/load a script to pass-through the osc data unaffected?
sending midi (or osc) from norns to kyma, e.g. to play kyma sounds using meadowphysics or kria midi running on norns. Am I right in thinking my only options here are either going via midi to computer (usb-midi-midi-usb) or can the midi data get sent via osc somehow?
Lastly, if i unplug Arc or Grid from computer (MacOS 10.13.6) and re-plug in I find i have to re-start computer before they can be found again? Is this is a common problem?
Sorry, i’m sorry these are very newbie questions and I appreciate the answers will of course involve me reading/trying/understanding more but if you could push me off the right direction I’d appreciate!