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Offline PaSiTee

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Midi Monitor for OS9?
« on: December 15, 2017, 09:00:21 AM »
Midi Monitor by Snoize is a handy midi signal monitor application for OS X (both PPC and Intel). It shows the midi keys pressed, the channels used etc. Is there any similar software for OS9?

I've been trying to get my MIDI keyboard to communicate with my Quicksilver for quite some time now, with no success. I have the M-audio Audiophile 2946 interface and OMS set up, and on paper everything should work. I have not yet installed proper DAW software, but have been toying with NI Soundforum, which works from the keyboard of my Mac but not from my midi keyboard (a Roland PC-200 MKII). I also have an Edirol UM-1S midi interface that works well on OS X and Garageband, but I cannot get that working either on the quicksilver even with the proper drivers downloaded from this forum. I might be missing something, but I'm not sure what. Anyhow, the keyboard works on OS X, so it's either my midi interface or my software setup. OMS recognizes the Audiophile and UM-1 as interfaces and I can set the Roland as keyboard, but I have not yet found a way to test whether midi signals really come through.

The Midi Monitor works well on OS X, but all equivalents I've found for OS 9 refer to COM ports (printer or modem) which are not present in the G4, and are generally a decade older than OS9 or G4. I'm planning to install some DAW software, but at first I'd like to get my midi working.


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Re: Midi Monitor for OS9?
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2017, 01:08:12 PM »
i just read that Sequencer plus on the IBM/PC (DOS) has an extensive midi analyzer.. not much help to you unless you have a vintage DOS machine + MIDI Interface tho

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Re: Midi Monitor for OS9?
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2017, 06:10:43 AM »
https://www.snoize.com/MIDIMonitor/
heers the program the OP is referring to


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Re: Midi Monitor for OS9?
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2017, 03:14:14 PM »
The Midi Monitor works well on OS X, but all equivalents I've found for OS 9 refer to COM ports (printer or modem) which are not present in the G4, and are generally a decade older than OS9 or G4.
I'm very curious what those "equivalents" are. Please explain. If you've actually found an OS9 "MIDI Monitor" we all want to know what it is.

That said, I had to read your post 3 or 4 times to begin to understand the issues, but I think I have a decent theory.
You're attacking all of it backwards. You've "been trying to get my MIDI keyboard to communicate with my Quicksilver for quite some time now, with no success." Thing is, your keyboard doesn't "communicate" with the computer - it sends data to the software: i.e. the DAW that you do NOT have.
OMS and all other MIDI "stuff" is there to serve and be under the control of the main DAW.

The DAW is the foundation the system is built upon.

Decide on and install the DAW, then work outwards from it to the keyboard(s) and/or modules or whatever.  I think you'll make more sense of it all that way.
« Last Edit: December 24, 2017, 09:40:04 PM by GaryN »

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Re: Midi Monitor for OS9?
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2017, 04:12:13 PM »
I have an old EMagic 2/4 USB midi interface (Unitor) that works flawless with all midi stuff.
Where's the problem ? similiar interface shurely would do the same job ;)
Software links to the midi subsystem, not the hardware port.