can't figure out my MIDI setup


    Nov 26 2007 | 6:00 am
    Help! I'm trying to work my way through the tutorials and I can't sort out my MIDI setup. I"m on tutorial 12.
    My setup: iMac 10.5 Max 4.6 Access Virus TI via USB
    Max is receiving MIDI from the Virus, no problem...it's doing so even when I had not assigned the Virus to Abbrev "a", which, to my understanding, it should actually NOT do since the tutorial patch specifies "notein a".
    Furthermore, I can't get any sound out of the Virus via Max. I set the Abbrev to A, no offset, turned off the other devices, made sure it set to receive channel 1...can't get a thing.
    Further weirdness: in Max's MIDI setup window, I can deselect every input and output device, and Max is still receiving the note messages from the Virus' keyboard.
    Everything looks to be in order in the Mac's MIDI Setup as well.
    Any suggestions?

    • Nov 26 2007 | 6:28 am
      Hmmm...I can get sound out of the Virus by clicking the on-screen keyboard in MIDITester. Still can't get notes out of Max, though.
    • Nov 26 2007 | 6:49 am
      got it by double-clicking on each note out object while locked and switching the output to the virus manually. should i have to do that when the virus is the only enabled output device in MIDI setup, or is this a OS 10.5 glitch?
    • Nov 26 2007 | 9:27 am
      Does your Virus work at all in X.5? I've read lots of complaints of people using Logic/Leopard/Virus. Don't know if this is with all Virus models, or just with some.
      Best,
      Zip Boterbloem Media Mechanics Zwaluwstraat 54 2025 VR Haarlem The Netherlands +31627014758 zip@knoware.nl
      Op 26-nov-2007, om 7:00 heeft Adam Barnett het volgende geschreven:
      > > Help! I'm trying to work my way through the tutorials and I can't > sort out my MIDI setup. I"m on tutorial 12. > > My setup: > iMac 10.5 > Max 4.6 > Access Virus TI via USB > > Max is receiving MIDI from the Virus, no problem...it's doing so > even when I had not assigned the Virus to Abbrev "a", which, to my > understanding, it should actually NOT do since the tutorial patch > specifies "notein a". > > Furthermore, I can't get any sound out of the Virus via Max. I set > the Abbrev to A, no offset, turned off the other devices, made sure > it set to receive channel 1...can't get a thing. > > Further weirdness: in Max's MIDI setup window, I can deselect every > input and output device, and Max is still receiving the note > messages from the Virus' keyboard. > > Everything looks to be in order in the Mac's MIDI Setup as well. > > Any suggestions?
    • Nov 26 2007 | 9:44 pm
      On 26 Nov 2007, at 06:49, Adam Barnett wrote:
      > got it by double-clicking on each note out object while locked and > switching the output to the virus manually. should i have to do > that when the virus is the only enabled output device in MIDI > setup, or is this a OS 10.5 glitch?
      You can specify the device name in the noteout:
      [noteout "Virus Synth or Whatever it is Called" 14]
      (name followed by channel). This is safer than relying on any implicit selection of device.
      You can, of course, build menus of devices, but figuring out which item to loadbang in brings you back to your original problem unless you do it by name.
      -- N.
      Nick Rothwell / Cassiel.com Limited www.cassiel.com www.myspace.com/cassieldotcom www.last.fm/music/cassiel www.loadbang.net
    • Nov 26 2007 | 9:49 pm
      Adam Barnett schrieb: > got it by double-clicking on each note out object while locked and > switching the output to the virus manually. should i have to do that > when the virus is the only enabled output device in MIDI setup, or is > this a OS 10.5 glitch?
      I guess the midi documentation needs to be refurbished. They deal with old OS 9 issues, though still functional, I never touched these a.. abbreviations since years. Instead have a look at midiinfo to see how to set midiports nowadays.
      If you do not specify a port, any receiving object like notein, ctlin etc. will receive on all ports. But you can send only on one port, which is by default the internal synth...
      hth
      Stefan...
      -- Stefan Tiedje------------x------- --_____-----------|-------------- --(_|_ ----|-----|-----()------- -- _|_)----|-----()-------------- ----------()--------www.ccmix.com
    • Nov 26 2007 | 10:51 pm
      Nick Rothwell schrieb: > You can, of course, build menus of devices, but figuring out which item > to loadbang in brings you back to your original problem unless you do it > by name.
      That's why I made my St.Midinport You can specify a part of the name and it will switch to it on loadbang. [St.Midinport Virus] would be enough no matter how complicated the real name is...
      Stefan
      -- Stefan Tiedje------------x------- --_____-----------|-------------- --(_|_ ----|-----|-----()------- -- _|_)----|-----()-------------- ----------()--------www.ccmix.com