Meris MIDI

Setup examples

Meris IO

Connect the computer to the MIDI DIN portsMeris IO interface. You need two MIDI cables.

Connect one of the MIDI IO jack to the Meris pedal EXP port with a TRS (stereo) cable.

IO interface configuration :

Nothing to configure.

Meris pedal configuration :

  • MIDI channel : any channel
  • EXP Mode : MIDI
  • MIDI output mode : MIDI OUT

Editor configuration :

  • MIDI in : select the device corresponding to your computer MIDI input port used with IO interface
  • MIDI out : select the device corresponding to your computer MIDI output port used with the IO interface
  • MIDI channel : same channel as the Meris pedal

Disaster Area MIDI-Baby

Connect the computer to the USB port of the MIDI-Baby.

Connect the MIDI-Baby multijack to the Meris pedal EXP port with a TRS (stereo) cable.

MIDI-Baby configuration :

  • MultiJack set as MIDI I/O
  • MIDI Thru enabled on USB and Multijack
  • USB function: MIDI
  • MIDI input channel: same channel as the pedal

Meris pedal configuration :

  • EXP Mode : MIDI
  • MIDI output mode : MIDI OUT
  • MIDI channel : any channel

Editor configuration :

  • MIDI in : Disaster G3 MIDI
  • MIDI out : Disaster G3 MIDI
  • MIDI channel : same channel as the MIDI-Baby interface, which must be the same channel as the Meris pedal.

MIDI Baby firmware bug

There is an issue with the MIDI THRU mapping in the Baby v22, essentially the “USB” and “MultiJack” settings are reversed.

Please update with the latest version (23a) from the website: disasterareadesigns.com/support

Then set up your Baby with MIDI I/O, and disable MIDI THRU for all ports. This will route incoming MIDI from one port to another but not mirror data across the same port.

Set up Enzo as described in the documentation: MIDI, channel 1, OUTPUT (not THRU.)

Meris with DMC 3XL

https://www.thegearpage.net/board/index.php?threads/new-meris-pedal-enzo-multi-voice-synthesizer.1973380/post-32121460

  1. if you use firmware 1.60 or older on your DMC 3XL, this editor will only work one way - from pc/mac to your meris pedal, it also only worked for me when the Meris pedal was connected to the DMCs midi output, didnt work connected to its multijack midi out (even though it did work that way without the app)
  2. the Disaster Area support team can send you the 1.62 firmware, which is not on their web at the moment because its just a Beta version yet.
  3. then the settings should be the following:

MERIS:

  • EXPR = midi
  • MIDI CH = 1
  • MIDI = out

DMC:

  • DevA = Meris (MERS)
  • JACK = MID3
  • InCh = OFF (or anything else than 1 in this case)
  • USB = MIDI
  • THRU = ON (or some have the option USB here, probably another firmware)
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