UpShot and MIDI DLS Synth (Catalina)

    Nov 09 2020 | 3:57 pm
    Dear Friends
    For some reason I can't use macOS build-in DLS Synth together with examples provided with the UpShot package. Can you confirm this (or... deny it)?

    • Jan 02 2021 | 11:33 pm
      After investigating the problem more closely, I found that on Catalina and Max 8.1.8 [midiout] and [noteout] (maybe other objects too, but I haven't checked yet) do not react to attempts to set up the macOS build-in DLS Synth as output device when i try to do this by the "usual" method: filling an [umenu] with data from [midiinfo], connecting middle [umenu] outlet to the [midiout] and selecting a device from available [umenu] items (however all other midi outputs except the mentioned one can be selected without any issues).
      But, which is puzzling, macOS build-in DLS Synth can be selected from the context menu after shift-click on [midiout].
      I also found a nice workaround: if I put the "name" attribute box between [umenu] and [midiout] it also works perfectly.
      I answer to myself, but maybe someone will need it too.
    • Mar 08 2021 | 3:16 am
      Yaniki, I have the same issue; I can't select the AU DLS Synth using a umenu, but I can get it if I double click the midiout object. This is really annoying for me because I have 25 students handing in patchers that need to have the midiout selectable. Thanks for the workaround and the reassurance that I'm not the only one!
    • Mar 09 2021 | 7:47 am
      Haha... definitely you are not alone. Btw. as I see: the problem is still present after update to Big Sur.