Here’s a mod for the MOTU Microlite.
Problem: I use a program called MIDI Patchbay to route/merge midi in the computer. If my Macbook is disconnected, crashed, or sleeping, my MIDI footcontroller (MFC-101) cannot control my effect/amp processor (Axe-FX) or other rack gear.
Solution: This mod adds a MIDI-thru feature to the Microlite. It is controlled by a new switch on the front panel. The switch selects between two operating modes:
||LED off||Microlite is a 5×5 usb midi interface|
||LED on||IN1 is routed to OUT2, OUT3, OUT4, and OUT5
IN2 is routed to OUT1
74HCT595N (get at least 2 of these)
1k ohm resistor
wire wrap wire
small gauge hookup wire for switch and LED
heat shrink tubing for LED and resistor