intersting tool btw. I had a look at the webside and downloaded the manual. What I mean to understand is:
- eDrumin can act as a class complient USB Midi device and will show up as one in the daw (here cantabile) it is connected to.
- As eDrumin has no external devices to parametrize it you have to use a special software (called Control Application) to do this via USB. This is only necessary during parametrization as it seems, During nornal operation (drumming) the software doesn`t need to run.
- There is an optional MIDI-Out available which seems to output the derived Midi signals in parallel
Furthermore I found a clear statement concerning parallel operation of more than one unit in a set:
Can I use more than one eDRUMin at the same time?
Yes and no. You can connect as many eDRUMin interfaces to your system as you want, but the Control Application only supports editing 4 devices at the same time. Furthermore, using multiple eDRUMin interfaces on a single e-drum kit, you might run into crosstalk issues as one device will not know what’s going on in the other. Assuming you can provide isolation between pads (by using separate stands, for example), crosstalk will not be an issue.
If I got this correctly this means you will only be able to control one eDrumin module at a time. To be serious I don
t have a clue what will happen if you connect more than one module. Furthermore I dont see a Midi Input to daisy chain 2 modules (or did I miss something?).
Should the 2 devices appear as to separate Midi devices in cantabile (f.e. 1 and 2) when connected to USB-ports at the same time it`s easy: I prosume to force the Control Application to do the parametrization for each of them individually you simply have to do parametrization for only one of each units at a time. Afterwards you could reconnect both of them and use them in parallel.
If both units can not be found at the same time or if the order of both units gets mixed up after a shut down things get more complicated. From my point of view a possible solution that could work would be:
- Connect the first module via Midi-Out to a Midi-In of a Midi gateway connected to cantabile and declare the Midi Port as eDrumin Module 1
- Connect this first module addiationally to a USB port of your PC
- Do the parametrization for the first unit
- Disconnect USB
- Connect a second Unit via USB to your PC
- Declare the dDrumin Midi device found by cantabile as the eDrumin Module 2
- Do the parametrization for the 2nd module
In each case you should have available all trigger signals on 2 Midi ports
As far as I saw there are enough capabilities to declare Midi channels and notes to trigger signals inside. So you simply get Midi note on events you can feed to a drum module (or whatever you want to trigger)
Not sure if this answers your question.
Good luck and kind regards, humphrey