[Solved] Standalone operation


#1

Hello, does the Morph work without a computing device, IE utilizing a suitable hardware USB host like the Mio4 or retrokit RK005?


#2

I can’t say that we’ve tested with those. We have tested with the Snyderphonics MantaMate, which is a USB->CV converter (among other things) for modular synths. Some USB host devices do need firmware adjustments to recognize the Morph which presents itself as a USB Multimode device, capable of USB MIDI. I can get a contact with iConnectivity to test with their devices.


#3

Thanks Peter… it wouldn’t hurt to test with all the standalone hosts you can find. More people are looking to step away from the computer all the time.


#4

no doubt. I hope to hear back from iConnectivity soon, and will try to meet up with other companies at Superbooth and Synthplex to test there.

Peter.


#5

Works for me for the iConnectMIDI4+. Make sure you buy something with USB hosting capabilities. Some iConnectivity products don’t have this - e.g. afaik the iConnectMIDI2+ wouldn’t be suitable.


#6

Excellent! I have that device and use it as my main host. The upper level mio devices are hosts too, as is the retro kits 005. Thanks.


#7

Actually, I misread that. I have the Audio 4+


#8

The Audio4+ should also have the host port. Don’t have it myself (only the Midi4+) but would assume that it also works.


#9

I also want to confirm that the Morph works with the ExcelValley MIDI USB Host.


#10

Great! I have 3 different hosts I’ll report on when my Thunder ships. Looks like it will fly…


#11

That’s great. I was intending to send a note about testing with one of the iConnectivity or Retrokit devices once obtained.

One thing to note is that the ExcelValley MIDI USB Host does not support a USB hub. Though, I believe the iConnectivity mio4/mio10, iConnectMIDI4+, iConnectAudio4+, and the Retrokit RK-005 do support powered USB hubs to connect multiple class-compliant devices.


#12

I couldn’t get it to work directly with the Expert Sleepers FH-1, but I was able to get it recognised by going through an axoloti first; probably becuase of USB Multimode.


#13

I just bought a RK005 mostly to use it with the Sensel and it does not work. I guess it’s the power consumption on start up. Had the same issue with my Teensy. (Sensel crashes Teensy / USB Host)
Hopefully the promised lower power needs will make it usable.


#14

As mentioned in the other thread, good news, the update is available today. Just download the new SenselApp from sensel.com/start and update your firmware. Then go into Morph-XXXX, check Slow Charge, and then click “Send Settings to Morph”. Then you should be able to use this low power mode.


#15

Just chiming in here - a Kenton USB host is on its way to us to test out. Also, I tested with the Expert Sleepers FH2 Factotum, and it did not work, but I am working with the developers to get it going. Testing a new FH2 firmware tomorrow, will report back! If it works, I’ll ask if Os can push it the changes into firmware updates for their other USB host products.