Does the Play support MIDI thru beyond notes?

I use play to sequence the digitone voices and I wanted to control the digitone’s parameters with a midi controller.
I hooked a midi controller to my play’s midi in and I figured that play could not forward the midi cc changes to my digitone (I even switch midi cc channels in order to figure out if that was a channel problem, but it wasn’t). Did I do something wrong, or the play does not forward midi messages?

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Hi @tprotopgr, welcome to Backstage. I have moved your comment to its own topic, so we can better help figuring out whether this problem is a matter of finding the right configuration or is connected to a feature missing on the Play.

@tprotopgr Have you upgraded to Polyend Play: 1.3 Firmware Update? It sounds a bit like MIDI CC sent via USB to Ableton, a bug that was fixed.

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I have the latest version, yes. But the bug seems irrelevant, maybe I didn’t explain the problem very well…

I have a Midi Controller’s midi out going to PLAY midi in.
Play midi out goes to DigitoNe midi in.

PLAY provides clock and midi notes to DN
MC should be controlling DN’s parameters (say, track level, reverb amount etc) but it does not because (as far as I could check) PLAY does not forward its incoming midi messages to the machines is hooked on (something like a midi through).


Ah, ok, sorry, I think now I understand. Your question is whether Play has MIDI thru beyond notes. It’s a good question, and I realized that in all my MIDI setup combinations I hadn’t tested this.

I’m testing with a MIDI keyboard and a DAW. While the notes pass through, I’m not seeing the CC data reflected in the DAW. This would be consistent with the manual:

its Smart Soft-thru mechanism redirects notes from input to any selected output and channel.

“Smart Soft-thru” is not the same as MIDI thru, I guess. :slight_smile: I suggest you wait to see whether others can confirm this or have other ideas. If the Play doesn’t have MIDI thru, maybe you can ask for it? See Writing a good feature request.

Hi @tprotopgr @icaria36 - let me clarify it - at this stage until Play does not have MIDI thru.


Should we file a feature request or is it already on the Todo list?