Electra One is designed to enable bi-directional communication with your MIDI devices.
By following the steps below, you can establish the necessary connections for
bi-directional communication. Whether you're using MIDI IO cables or USB connections,
Electra One will be able to send and receive MIDI messages, allowing you to control
and sync with your MIDI devices.
When you use Electra One's controls such as faders, lists, or pads, it generates MIDI messages
based on your actions. These messages are then sent from Electra One's MIDI output port to the MIDI
input port of your connected device. This enables you to control various parameters on the device,
adjusting settings, and making real-time changes.
Electra One is capable of receiving MIDI messages as well. As your MIDI device sends messages,
such as parameter changes or preset updates, they are received by Electra One through its MIDI
input ports. Electra One analyzes these incoming messages and updates its on-screen controls
accordingly. This ensures that the visual representation on Electra One reflects the current
state of your MIDI device, providing you with real-time feedback and visual feedback of the controls.
Electra One supports a range of MIDI message types, including Control Change (CC) messages for
continuous control parameters, NRPN messages for extended parameter control, Program Change messages
for preset switching, Note On/Off messages for triggering musical notes, and even SysEx messages for
manufacturer-specific or device-specific commands.
To establish connections for bi-directional communication with Electra One:
Devices connected to MIDI IO ports:
- Connect one end of a MIDI cable to Electra One's MIDI output port.
- Connect the other end of the cable to the MIDI input port of your MIDI device.
- Take another MIDI cable and connect one end to Electra One's MIDI input port.
- Connect the other end to the MIDI output port of your MIDI device.
USB MIDI devices connected to Electra One USB Host port:
If your device supports USB MIDI, connect its USB output port to Electra One's USB host port
using a standard USB cable.
- Connect one end to Electra One's USB Host port.
- Connect the other end to the USB port on your USB MIDI device.
This connection allows bi-directional communication between Electra One and the USB-connected device.
If you want to connect Electra One to a computer or other USB devices, use a standard USB cable.
- Connect one end to Electra One's USB device port.
- Connect the other end to the USB port on your computer or other USB devices.
Electra One is a class-compliant USB MIDI device. It means it will get recognized by all commonly
used operating system without installing any driver. Also, the controller can be connected to
MIDI routers or other devices.