Understanding custom templates and MIDI devices
Wondered if anyone has any knowledge about the following, can't get anything quite definitive out of the manual...
If I've understood correctly, the external MIDI ports will ONLY work if the USB cable is unplugged (hence needing a PSU)? I did wonder if i could use a powered USB hub without a host connection, and hence get power and have the external ports working, but this doesn't appear to work?
In any case, if the keyboard is powered by USB with no host, then the only control template that appears to be available is "Default", as opposed to the "Template 1" (or any of other custom templates) you see when you go into MIDI mode with a host attached. Is there any way to select my custom templates with no host attached? Does the keyboard behave any differntly than this if it's powered with a PSU?
For the custom template I've setup, I've got the buttons across the top sending out various triggers to switch sounds on another keyboard. Once they've been pressed once, they stay lit, which doesn't reflect what's really going on my controlled keyboard (a Yamaha Reface CP), and even despite that it doesn't seem to make a lot of sense for them to behave in the way they do. Is there any way to make the button feedback do anything different than what it sees fit, or otherwise get it to respond to incoming CC from the controlled keyboard?
Related, I'm not 100% what each of the availble MIDI devices is for:
Komplete Kontrol - 1: This is the only one that seems to do anything in my DAW (Reaper).
Komplete Kontrol EXT - 1: I gather this is the External MIDI ports, but if they don't work unless the USB is unplugged, then why is it made available in the host?
Komplete Kontrol DAW - 1: I'd have assumed this is what I need to use in my DAW, but I can only get the KK plugin to work using "Komplete Kontrol - 1" (which is fine btw, I just don't fully understand what the DAW MIDI device is really for). The only instance where I've I think needed to use this one is when I've setup external control so the KK's transport buttons work my DAW transport.
Am I understanding/using these MIDI devices correctly?
Am soon going to have a look at ReaKontrol, which is apprently a Reaper plugin to get tighter integration and KK track focus.
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