Sending MIDI to other applications (beginner help)

Jun 4, 2012 at 4:58pm

Sending MIDI to other applications (beginner help)

My understanding is that when using the object “midiout” or “noteout” you should see a virtual output option which can be routed to other applications. I only see Microsoft Synthesizer, Microsoft GS Wavetable Synth and my USB MIDI interface. I’m using MAX 6 and Windows 7 64-bit. I have looked through the max docs and in every dialog box I can find for a way to enable virtual MIDI. I assume this is some sort of OS setting I’m missing. Any help? Thanks.

#56483
Jun 4, 2012 at 6:34pm

You have checked the MIDI Setup… window to ascertain that those virtual ports are enabled, yes?
MIDI Setup Window

#202501
Jun 4, 2012 at 6:40pm

Christopher,

The virtual ports do not show up as options in the MIDI setup window..any thoughts?

Thanks

#202502
Jun 5, 2012 at 5:39am

Sorry, I overlooked that you’re on Windows (even though you said so quite plainly in your initial post). I think those virtual ports are Mac only. This page of the manual says “At the present time, CoreMIDI is the only driver which supports the creation of virtual MIDI ports.”

#202503
Jun 5, 2012 at 8:46am

Why not using midiYoke? Its free and working with win7 32 bit (haven’t tried 64 bit)

http://www.midiox.com/

#202504
Jun 5, 2012 at 2:36pm

Christopher,

I must have missed that sentence when I read that page. Oh well.

Sysex,

That looks like the solution.

Thank you both!

#202505

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