The gear is now starting to arrive and so I've set about re-learning how to set up a working MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) system as well as patching instruments and effects through my little mixing desk and a patchbay.
I've spent the last couple of evenings getting my head around creating a good link between my aging external MIDI modules, a couple of MIDI keyboard controllers, 2 MIDI interfaces and a 5 month old computer. It's been a challenge, but I think I've just about cracked it. There will be some of you reading this who will no doubt be having a bit of a laugh as this is stuff what most people were doing about 15-20 years ago, but hey, I'm something of a late starter. And don't forget, I had not planned to go down the hardware route!!!