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#1143 Multiple Midi Devices Get Confused

v0.43
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nobody
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2014-06-06
2014-04-29
Anonymous
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Pd version 0.43.4-extended
Mac OS X 10.7.2/Intel (also happens on Mac OSX 10.5.5/Intel)
Built-in sound

Hi all,

Thanks for a brilliant piece of software, please can I raise an issue which is a problem especially gigging...

When using multiple midi devices, if there is any change to the midi devices available (e.g. I sometimes use a pedalboard depending on situation), this confuses which device is assigned to which input/output in PureData, even using completely different midi devices - I understand that PureData uses id numbers for each available device/port, which can change, rather than the names of the devices which do not.

Therefore, please can this be change to use midi device names, so the PureData input/outputs settings stay the same, even if a device is offline/unavailable? This would mean one can use multiple midi devices with confidence (and make use of more than 16 channels output!)

Thanks,

Rob

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  • Anonymous
    2014-06-06

    I'd suggest using Midi Patchbay http://notahat.com/midi_patchbay and setting up a pair of IAC Midi In & Out ports in the Audio Midi Setup app.

    My setup is 2 IAC ports (Pure Data In & Pure Data Out) which pd opens at startup using the following startup flags:

    -midiindev 1 -midioutdev 2

    Then I use Midi Patchbay for dynamic routing. This is similar to using Aconnect or QJackControl on Linux.

     


Anonymous


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