Bi-directional MIDI communication

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.

USB 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.