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It’s either / or. USB, or MIDI DIN plug. It was an Eventide design decision. People are using these boxes in ways that weren’t anticipated, early on. That’s how I understand it, from what I’ve read here.
I have three H9s over Bluetooth to H9 Control. Those (and everything else) slave to a master MIDI Clock. I can control all 3 H9s from H9 Control, and any master tempo changes are reflected back through the app. My PitchFactor does have to ‘stay blind’ until I’m ready for it, though. USB disconnected.
You still can … just with the H9 as master MIDI Clock. It’s nearly the same result, but hands-on control will be in another location. You’d have to switch everything around … OUTPUT – XMT; CLK IN – OFF; CLK OUT – ON; …
And – of course – swap the MIDI cable: H9 MIDI OUT to MiniBrute MIDI IN. Once you start getting to 3-4 MIDI devices, it’s best to start thinking about MIDI thru splitters / mergers, or a MIDI matrix. It saves on a lot of re-cabling, and it’s cleaner MIDI (versus serial daisy chains). Entire system re-configuration, by software.
I’m not familiar with that synth, but that does indicate no MIDI Clock Transmit or Receive. Odd.
The MIDI implementation Chart is your best friend. Once you’ve looked at a few, and deciphered what they are saying, you can see exactly what each device will / will not do. Standard format, so it’s easy to compare synth-to-synth. That is, if a manufacturer even bothers to include one. A lot of them don’t, or have their own take on presentation (Roland). It’s becoming more difficult to see what they dumbed down, or left out to cut costs.