Re: Talking to Oasys via MTP network
- Just to update this subject:
After talking to MOTU it turns out that although you can connect 2 of
their MTP interfaces via their network ports, you can only use it
reliably connected to a single computer; not one on each end. So you
get a 16 port interface.
I had it working to address all 16 ports plus one Oasys port from the
OS X machine, but I was not able to get sysex into Unisyn on either
side. So the way to make this work for Oasys PCI is to run the 2
interfaces separately with their respective Macs and connect 2 sets
of MIDI ports on each. Just slightly more complicated.
On May 9, 2006, at 6:29 PM, Nick Rothwell wrote:
>> With an app like DP4 running as a router on the G4 it would be
>> possible to direct the 16 incoming channels to either Oasys A or B.
> True, although using Digital Performer is probably overkill...
>> suppose connecting MIDI cables from one interface to another would
>> let you send 32 channels to DP4, but only one 16 channel port seems
>> to travel the network connection.
> I never managed to get network connections working properly between
> MTP's - I always got data corruption and the like - but if it's
> working for you, then that's good.
> (The only clean way I can think of to get more channels is rather
> esoteric - run a MIDI-to-OSC bridge at both ends and do it all over
> Ethernet, in which case you could get rid of all the MIDI hardware
> completely. I don't have a lot of experience of OSC in OS 9 so I
> don't know what kind of latency and/or jitter you might get.)
> nick rothwell -- composition, systems, performance -- http://
- On 4 Jun 2006, at 04:08, Joe F. wrote:
> After talking to MOTU it turns out that although you can connect 2 ofI went through this whole process about 15 years ago, and concluded
> their MTP interfaces via their network ports, you can only use it
> reliably connected to a single computer; not one on each end.
that (i) dual-computer mode didn't work, and (ii) single-computer
mode wouldn't work reliably; in particular, it wasn't possible to
send Roland system exclusive through the network port. That's what
made me sell my MTP's. (That, and FreeMIDI.)
nick rothwell -- composition, systems, performance -- http://