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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 .

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…

-- Pasted Max Patch, click to expand. --


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.

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