Digital Snake

Q.Does the Digital Snake's REAC interface support transmission and reception of MIDI data?

A.Yes, MIDI data can be transmitted and received between REAC devices.

The S-4000S and S-4000H are equipped with MIDI IN and MIDI OUT connectors. MIDI data received at the MIDI IN connector of one REAC device is passed (via the REAC cable) to the MIDI OUT connectors of other REAC devices in the system. Effectively, this extends the length of a MIDI cable.

This functionality allows MIDI devices to communicate over extremely long distances. For example, you can use MIDI Time Code (MTC) to synchronize equipment, trigger sound modules or samplers, or use MMC to operate MIDI devices.


    Features and cautions when transmitting/receiving MIDI messages via REAC:
  • MIDI data received at the Master REAC device's MIDI IN connector is output unchanged from the MIDI OUT connector of the Slave REAC device (and any Split REAC devices).
  • MIDI data received at the Slave REAC device's MIDI IN connector is output unchanged from the MIDI OUT connector of the Master REAC device.
  • A Split REAC device can only receive MIDI data from the Master REAC device. (It cannot receive MIDI data from a Slave REAC device.)
  • When a REAC device is set to "Split," its MIDI IN connector is disabled.
Note:
The terms "Master," "Slave," and "Split" indicate the setting of a REAC device's REAC MODE switch. See the S-4000 Digital Snake Owner's Manual for details.

(2006/04/04)

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