hey Mike, thanks, the gear is fun, I literally just started doing the hardware thing like a month ago. In late October, I was about to order a Meeblip Triode but decided to check Craigslist and someone had just listed an Anode, I couldn't believe my eyes, picked it up locally for $70. In any case, I really envisioned a setup where I could control 1, 2,or 3 hardware synths on 1, 2, or 3 of the banks with the PD1 as the sequencing brains, and use maybe like the 4th bank for drums.
I just tore down my setup last night, but I'll probably be setting it up every weekend. If you go to the download area for the editor, it will let you download the editor itself, but there will also be a download button for the manual of the editor. In fact, I think you can run the editor without having the PD1 hooked up. You should check it out, it will give you a really good idea of what you can program.
From what I discovered (or didn't discover), when NOT in Midi mode, all the Banks send to all midi channels. So basically, I had my Meeblip set to channel 2, 3, or 4, and it would still receive midi from any of the banks on the PD1, which is not good. The only way to set a channel for midi out is in the editor, in Midi config mode, the 16 step sequencer buttons can each get a Midi channel assignment. So you can enter Midi mode, select the first "page" by pressing the 1st step sequence button, then you get 16 pads sending midi out to channel 1, and you press 2, you get the 16 pads sending midi out to channel 2, and so on and so forth. This is pretty useless IMO. I could be missing something though, but I don't think I am. I was also pretty shocked/disappointed that there's no start/stop via midi or CC (for the master transport controls). I know there's no Midi sync, but I thought well hey, at least I'll be able to set the BPM then have the DAW or whatever other external sequencer and the PD1 start simultaneously just by pressing start on the PD1 or the DAW. Unfortunately, I don't think there's a way to do this. You literally just have to start the PD1 and whatever other gear manually on the downbeat, which is both cool and annoying at the same time.
I'll update the thread if I have some big breakthrough.
PD1 jamming with Meeblip Anode