Setup advice - Theatre Show Musician
I'm composing/performing music for a theatre show, and Loopy HD is the perfect companion. I've experimented with Ableton Live 9 and I don't think it's as quick and easy to use, particularly when changing scenes. I have a selection of gear that I want to use, but I've hit a bit of a wall finding a way to connect them all together. Heres what I have:
iPad mini 2
Focusrite iTrack Dock
Novation Launchkey 25
KMI (Keith Macmillan) Softstep 2
I want 3 mics (violin, 2 vocal), 1 jack lead (guitar) to go into the unit. This I believe I can get around by directing multiple inputs from a separate interface into the the iTrack Dock. (if you have any better methods please suggest.)
The issue that I'm really struggling to resolve is having both the Launchkey and KMI midi units working together. The iTrack dock only features 1 usb input, and apparently a usb hub doesn't work (though I haven't tried with self powered powered usb hub). I need the KMI to trigger loops with my feet when I'm playing instruments, and I need the Launchkey for including piano (and samples with the pads).
Can you suggest any way to make these units work together? Alternative setups suggestions are also welcome (such as switching out the iTrack for something else).