USB hot plug with hi?

Jun 25, 2008 at 9:34am

USB hot plug with hi?

Hi C74…

is there any chance to see hot plug support for USB interface handled by
[hi] in Max 5 ?

On windows, it seems possible to do so by re-instanciating the hi object.
On the other hand, one has to restart Max on Macintosh…

It is a super handicap to have to restart Max because of only one interface
that has been unplugged from a USB hub, and it really becomes a hell
when working with *many* interfaces, with a heavy-long-to-load patch.
I think super collider has it working right…

Would be a super great improvement, and spare a lot of stress with these
so baaaaaaaad USB plugs… [Who the hell is the engineer who designed
such a plug?]

BTW, does anyone has idea where to find secure USB connector (e.g. with
clips like XLR)?
(Neutrik has the ethernet format but no USB…)

thanks for any hint..

Jun 26, 2008 at 4:39pm

i’ve gone through a LOT of hell with this sort of problem, mostly with USB MIDI devices. for a while i was using a setup that featured 2 midi controllers, each routed to different programs, with max routing midi to Reason via a loopback. every time anything got unplugged, i’d have to completely restart the program.
as far as the hi stuff, from what i know about the windows device driver system, it should, in theory, be possible to hot plug somehow, but that feature is rarely implemented. i don’t know a whole lot about the osx implementations, but i imagine the same problem might exist.
so… in short, as far as i know there is no good solution to this. personally, i use a lot of electrical tape.

Jun 27, 2008 at 11:10am


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