Hi, I’ve got some questions on extended functionality for the Hypno. I’ve seen a lot of conflicting information floating around on all these topics so I’d like to form one place to just collect the current consensus on the state of these ideas with the Hypno.
First of all, we know for a fact that Hypno runs a Raspberry Pi and thus is a USB Host in and of itself, which essentially means you cannot just connect it via USB to another host, like your desktop or laptop computer, and send Midi messages to it.
My question is then inquiring to the nature of current workarounds and solutions to this for the end goal of, say, sequencing a live set to cycle through presets and time synced automations without the need of CV and other modular gear.
I’ve found two possible workarounds to this with, again very mixed reports. First off https://forum.sleepycircuits.com/t/cv-video-midi-and-gear-questions/201/2?u=isja
As mentioned in this thread, using a physical midi interface, such as a Focusrite or Arturia Keystep type unit to “bridge” the midi gap and then converting the Din5 output from that to USB for the Hypno using one of the converters in the compatible USB Device list.
I’ve also seen someone who has done this with a Roland UM one and Ableton, apparently to a positive result. https://forum.sleepycircuits.com/t/video-challenges/67/33?u=isja
Some have also experimented with Midihub.https://forum.sleepycircuits.com/t/cv-video-midi-and-gear-questions/201/6?u=isja
And now, with no data on if this works or doesn’t, someone mentioned this Host to Host device that says in it’s description it would work for joining things like DAWs and Raspberry Pi systems. https://forum.sleepycircuits.com/t/cv-video-midi-and-gear-questions/201/12?u=isja
Finally, I have seen that you cannot, as is, use something like NDI and Usb Midi at the same time without external gear, and further more that only one USB (Video in, or Midi) is optimal or possible. Is this just with the original Hypno with the one micro USB or does this apply to the current model, even with a multiple USB I/O. If so, then how are presets stored on a USB if then recalled with MIDI? Furthermore, would it be possible for a preset to store a video loop location from, say, an attached USB drive video input as well as the internal Hypno parameters or is that asking way too much?
That’s all for now, thanks for any engagement whatsoever on the topic!