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MIDI Setup… in Mac Standalone

August 12, 2011 | 7:03 am

I can’t seem to get the "MIDI Setup…" window to work in a standalone. After I build the standalone and open the window instead of seeing a nice list of the MIDI devices and the option to offset their channels I get a window with a diagonally striped background and the word (deviceviewer) in parenthesis. Not sure which version of Max broke this. I am now using the latest – 5.1.8 on OSX 10.6.8.

I notice the same problem when I open my patch in Max5. I get the window with the word (deviceviewer). This goes away if I select "MIDI Setup…" in Max 5. Then everything magically works and my copy of the MIDI Setup works.

Here is the patch – Just an exact copy of the MIDI Setup that comes in Max5 but with an added inlet so that I can use pcontrol to open the window.

– Pasted Max Patch, click to expand. –

Any hints on getting this to work or a way to code the MIDI offsets so that user can use multiple MIDI devices easily with my software would be great.

Thanks – Stefan


August 12, 2011 | 10:13 pm

that’s weird, I get the same problem on XP. Is there an actual file named "deviceviewer" that makes the object? If I make a new object and enter "deviceviewer" then it comes up just like MIDI Status. I couldn’t find the exact name in the C74 folder though. So, if there is, maybe including them in the standalone would do the trick?


July 11, 2013 | 5:16 am

I’m having the same problem.

I can get the "MIDI Setup…" which displays correctly in an application when I add it manually in ‘maxinterface.json’, but not when I try to include it in my patch, or any custom menu made with [menubar].


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