midisport (8×8) compatibility?

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    • #105944
      Paje
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       Greetings all,

      Curious if VSig is presently compatible with the Midisport 8×8.  I just downloaded  Vsigfile V2.4.9.0 & it is not recognizing any midi device (the midisport is otherwise working fine with ProTools, etc. ,etc.,).

      If not, is there any rememdy available or int he works?

      Regards,

      Paje

    • #118066
      IDeangelis
      Member

       Hi Paje

      this may depend on computer configuration.

      Does your MIDI interface show up in Vsigfile Preferences > Comms Setup > MIDI > input and output fields?

      best

      I

    • #118067
      Paje
      Member

       Yes I,

       Thank you kindly for the reply.  When I first composed that message, no – nothing was showing as an available MIDI connection; "NO MIDI devices available" or something to that effect.  Then, after I submitted the message, it did show up with just the first 2 (of 8) ports available.  Then, all 8 ports and the SMPTE port showed… still later, nothing again save "MS GS Wavetable Synth".  At the moment I am seeing 6/8 Inputs available and all 8 + SMPTE & the wavetable on the Output.  So, long story short, it seems to behave erraticaly.

      My Orville is connected to In/Out Ports #2.  When I select the "Get DBase" option I can see a quick (single flash) activity light  on the MIDI OUT Port #2, but that is it.  No import has occured that I can locate.  All "Gets" (dbase, user files, setup) have these same results. Do I need to configure the Orville itself for communications or is something else amiss?

      Thanks in advance for your assistance!

      Below I've attached my computer system configuration in case that is of relevance.

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    • #129177
      IDeangelis
      Member

       Hi Paje

      when a MIDI interface shows up in the fields I mentioned, it should work. There is pretty much nothing else regarding configuration needed in Vsig. MIDI devices should be properly installed and configured on the computer (nice one, you have!).

      Orville, as any other Vsig supported unit, simply needs to have MIDI: enabled, system exclusive : on and device ID: 1, under SETUP > MIDI tab. Both MIDI cables (IN/OUT) should be connected (handshaking).

      best

      I

    • #129220
      J20056
      Participant

      For what it's worth, I use a H7600 with a MidiSport 4×4 on a WinXP PC and I have no problems.

    • #129221
      Paje
      Member

      Thanks IDeangelis,

       This is showing:

      On The Orville MIDI Setup

      MIDI: enabled

      serial: enabled

      program load: on

      sequence out: off

      system exclusive: on

      device ID: 1

      (2nd page of MIDI setup)

      base channel: 1

      omni mode: on

      note mode: poly

      pressure: channel

      pitch bend: 0

      sysex speed: 10

      (3rd page – looks to be serial settings only)

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      So – it would seem I've everything set up correctly.  Again, I see a brief connectivity flash on the  MIDISport's MIDI OUT #2 when I do the get in vsig… yet I am unable to find any database downloaded anywhere.  Que fa?!

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    • #129236
      IDeangelis
      Member

       Paje

      settings are fine.

      I have no other advice as we can't support computers devices. You should try a different interface or , better, a serial cable…it's faster than MIDI.

      all the best

      I

    • #129393
      studionebula
      Participant

      For what it's worth: I had a MIDISport 8×8 several years ago. It did not handle System Exclusive messages correctly. I encountered this problem while using it with SoundDiver, a PC program for editing patches in MIDI synthesizers. I had problems with several different synthesizers while using this program. Eventually I tried using a different MIDI interface and the problems went away. 

      I am sure that Vsig uses System Exclusive messages to communicate with the Eventide hardware. As someone already suggested, your best bet may be to use a different MIDI interface or an RS-232 connection to your computer.

       –Adam

    • #129610
      razo1
      Member

      Studionebula,

      Could I ask you what midiinterface you got working with SoundDiver? (I'm having the same problem now).

      Razo

    • #129616
      studionebula
      Participant

      I was probably using an Edirol UM-880 USB interface.

      –Adam

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