Erm, I suppose. I am interfacing with hardware though. Not software. And I would like to be able to send midi information to the hardware from either Max or from _any_other_application_ so that I can, well, make best use of it.
I get the midiyoke response, maybe I'm naive. Can a hardware midi interface INTERFACE with more than one application at a time? My miditerminal only allows for 1 program to be open. If you open max after a program is already open it'll say that the device is in use. I'll probably try the maudio and motu interfaces and see if they yield better results.
As far as I know from experience, you must expect this behavior. MidiYoke will solve the problem for you, without a doubt and with no complications. It would interest me, however, to know why you would NOT want to use it.
Midiyoke is a horrible application. I despise it with all my life energy. I refuse to install it again!! All the virtual midi cable applications I've used are horrible. Anyone that says midiyoke works well is fooling himself. For one reason I can note is that unloading applications that make use of midiyoke causes issues. Try enabling a couple midi ins with midiyoke and then File>Exit MAX/MSP and you'll see what I'm talking about. HORRIBLE!
Oh the pain, oh the suffering. I can no longer suffer in silence. I must primate message all of you in regards to my eternal woes.