How to stop Max from making virtual MIDI devices on Mac?


    Mar 15 2010 | 12:14 pm
    I'm trying to work around a current bug in the intersection of Max and Apple's latest Java MIDI support - see http://cycling74.com/forums/topic.php?id=24092 .
    My question is whether there is a way to make Max (and specifically a standalone built with Max) *not* automatically create the "to MaxMSP" and "from MaxMSP" virtual MIDI devices on the Mac? I know I can delete them with the following code, but I'm trying to prevent them from being created in the first place...
    Thanks,
    Dan

    • Mar 15 2010 | 12:18 pm
      On the other hand I would like to know if there is a way to make them appear ;) I can't find them in the first place !
      Are they only created on the Mac version ??
    • Mar 15 2010 | 12:28 pm
      Yes, they are only automatically created on the Mac - I'm not sure that there is a built in function in the Windows OS that allows for it, unlike CoreMIDI on the Mac.
    • Mar 15 2010 | 1:08 pm
      It would be nice to have a preference for switching the creation of virtual ports on/off like eg. in Bidule. I've asked for this some time ago but didn't get a definite answer from cycling. It's probably hard-wired in some legacy code.
    • Mar 15 2010 | 1:43 pm
      Ok thanks for your answer Dan ! I have just installed Midi Yoke to get some virtual links.