Connecting MidiTzer to Hauptwerk

By Per Schultz

It's possible to use the 216 to control the HW (any sample set) using only standard stuff. Here's how I did it:

Some prerequisites:

MIDI-YOKE and the latest MidiTzer are needed. A working Hauptwerk sample set where the stop control matches the MidiTzer stop controls.

In the MidiTzer input screen I have Active MIDI inputs to: SB Live MIDI (my device) and MIDI-YOKE 2


All to MIDI-YOKE 2 (this is not used, its purpose is to prevent keyboard input to MidiTzer) Aux to SB Live MIDI, channel 16 (to handle the MidiTzer stop keys from my console)

In the MidiTzer Output screen:

MIDI output device: All to MIDI-YOKE 3 (to silence MidiTzer. May not be necessary). At the bottom, select Merged Out Device: MIDI-YOKE 1

In HW under General settings:

MIDI Input paths: General and Util pistons: In from MIDI-YOKE 1, channel 16

This works (including trems) but it requires that the HW setup matches the MidiTzer regarding Stop Key assignments. In my case I used the Milan Virginia. The general idea is to silence the MidiTzer by using a dummy MIDI device and transfer only the stop information to HW via MIDI-Yoke. The thing that makes it possible is the latest MidiTzer feature, Merged Output Device. This feature will transmit MIDI information from the Stop keys from the MidiTzer screen. The input from the keyboards and pedal is sent directly to HW. The only drawback is that on the MidiTzer screen the keyboard keys won't move and playing with the mouse isn't possible either. Not a serious limitation.

The big job is to match the HW sample set Stop keys with MidiTzer.