SoundDiver on Powerbook G3 Lombard w/ Keyspan USA-28X running OS9.2.2
- Hi all, a question for the mac techies.
I've had a Roland XP-30 I bought new years ago. The included disc contained the XP/JV version of SoundDiver and although the original disk version 2 would never work I used the version 3 update that was available from win98 right up to the present with winXP. It's had a few quirks but overall it's served me well for editing the keyboard for many years now, under windows.
Recently I picked up a Mac powerbook G3 Lombard 333mhz laptop running OS9. Actually I bought the computer to setup a MOTU MTP II unit I had and though it's a loooooong story I finally got that rig to work with a Keyspan USA-28X USB to serial interface. The "X" denotes that the interface has "external clock", an additional signal that is required for midi.
Now, the other night I thought to myself I should hook up the keyboard to the powerbook computer and see how the 'ole SoundDiver program looks on the mac. I couldn't get it to work. Today I downloaded the version 3 update for OS9 but yet the SoundDiver program can't find or communicate with the keyboard either through the MTP II or connected directly via a serial cable. I've tried different configs but just can't seem to get it.
Anyone able to offer some advice here would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for reading.
- Hi Greg
I may be wrong - haven't worked for a long time under MacOS 9.2 - but have you installed
OMS (latest version 2.3.8) and gave it a try?
To download under e.g.
>Hi GregHi Groba, I'd actually gotten it to work and did some editing on my XP-30 however it was a real struggle between OMS and FreeMIDI, they both want control of the "system". What would be really nice now would be to have a method of switching between the two as I'm not even sure I could do it again!
>I may be wrong - haven't worked for a long time under MacOS 9.2 - but >have you installed
>OMS (latest version 2.3.8) and gave it a try?
>To download under e.g.
>http://mac.softpedi a.com/get/ Audio/Open- Music-System- OMS.shtml
I have to switch because the MOTU midi interfaces require FreeMIDI while the SoundDiver program requires OMS.
- Hi Greg
I never worked with FreeMIDI, so I am not familiar with it. I don't know the MIDI Time Piece
At least there is a OMS driver for the MIDI Time Piece (maybe only for version I ???) usually
under System Folder/OMS Folder/. Is this driver present? When yes - give it a try and
deinstall FreeMIDI for a change.