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Offline cyberish

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Is there a "MIDI USB OSX class compilant driver" for Mac OS 9? - A workaround ?

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Re: Mac OS 9 - MIDI driver to behave like "OS X class compilant"
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2018, 02:00:10 PM »
No.

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Re: Mac OS 9 - MIDI driver to behave like "OS X class compilant"
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2018, 03:00:13 PM »
Only way to really achieve this in OS9 is to buy the USB Host MIDI interface from Kenton which converts USB class compliant MIDI into regular MIDI IN / OUT 5 pin MIDI and then you are able to integrate your USB MIDI class compliant device into OS9, Atari ST(E) or any other similar environment.

The real question is whether the USB device in question is really that important to you to shell out £60 or so on said device.

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Re: Mac OS 9 - MIDI driver to behave like "OS X class compilant"
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2018, 06:57:48 PM »
So now we're at the "workaround".

The real question is whether the USB device in question is really that important to you to shell out £60 or so on said device.
Actually, the current price of the Kenton MHST is £74 (£88.80 incl VAT if you're in England). That's $98 / $117 plus shipping!

Don't forget this is in addition to the MIDI-to-serial interface you also need
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The MIDI-to-serial interface AND serial-to USB converter needed with an MDD or other non-serial equipped Mac.

Unless you have OMS 3…oh wait…that doesn't exist.

So, as I said originally… No.

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Re: Mac OS 9 - MIDI driver to behave like "OS X class compilant"
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2018, 09:43:53 AM »
The OP did ask if there was a workaround so I addressed that. That the interface is even more expensive than I quoted makes it all the less worthwhile but to each their own.

However, neither is OMS3 needed nor a serial to MIDI interface as there are no shortage of documented products in this forum that do pci or Usb to five pin MIDI jolly well.

If the OP wants a solution, it is one. Worthwhile? Highly unlikely but that is a subjective aspect surely.

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Re: Mac OS 9 - MIDI driver to behave like "OS X class compilant"
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2018, 01:14:15 PM »
Thx acelera! I did not know about that Kenton device. Nice finding