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Topic: Mac MIDI Remote 1.80 Beta 2 now available

Mac MIDI Remote 1.8 is now available as preview version. The former Mac MIDI Remote was 32 bit only, therefore no longer worked under newer 64 bit OS for quite some time, so this update was overdue (sorry for the long waiting time).

The newly programmed version is fully based on the former remote, basically nothing has changed. Design, functions and features are all the same as before. We improved the display for Retina screens a bit, and might fine-tune this later on.

More important at this time is to get some feedback if we either missed something, or if the new version is not compatible with one or the other system (it should be, of course).

This preview comes without installer. Just unzip and put it into the Applications folder.

[Update]
Outdated Link removed.
Mac MIDI Remote has been released as version 1.81 on our website.
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Thanks for any feedback!

Regards
Matthias Carstens
RME

Re: Mac MIDI Remote 1.80 Beta 2 now available

Amazing!
Sadly my 16" MacBook Pro is sent to Apple for repair. No loading of battery, anymore.
But on Mac mini M1, HDSPe MADI, two Micstasy, it is working.
Had to find out that cmd - s isn't the connect shortcut anymore.
Seems that the "dark" button does not work yet.
Will test the XTC, but it is already packed for the tomorrow gig.

UFX+ XTC, ADI 8 QS w/madi
Micstasy w/ madi
MacBookPro M1
Logic Pro X

Re: Mac MIDI Remote 1.80 Beta 2 now available

Ahh "dark" takes some time...

UFX+ XTC, ADI 8 QS w/madi
Micstasy w/ madi
MacBookPro M1
Logic Pro X

Re: Mac MIDI Remote 1.80 Beta 2 now available

XTC, Micstasy 1, Micstasy 2 also working.
Although I still have problems with auto ID configuration.
But that doesn't matter now.

UFX+ XTC, ADI 8 QS w/madi
Micstasy w/ madi
MacBookPro M1
Logic Pro X

Re: Mac MIDI Remote 1.80 Beta 2 now available

Is controlling 12mic with midi supported now?

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Re: Mac MIDI Remote 1.80 Beta 2 now available

I updated the first post with the link to a new version, called Beta 2. This one brings Retina graphics for OctaMic XTC and Micstasy, others will follow.

@cigame: CMD-S is back to Start/Stop MIDI I/O.

Regards
Matthias Carstens
RME

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Re: Mac MIDI Remote 1.80 Beta 2 now available

pianomannn wrote:

Is controlling 12mic with midi supported now?

No, there is another tool to be released soon that does this.

Regards
Matthias Carstens
RME

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Re: Mac MIDI Remote 1.80 Beta 2 now available

MC wrote:

I updated the first post with the link to a new version, called Beta 2. This one brings Retina graphics for OctaMic XTC and Micstasy, others will follow.

@cigame: CMD-S is back to Start/Stop MIDI I/O.

Is the retina improvement visible ? can't see a difference...

M1-BigSur, Madiface Pro, Digiface USB, Babyface silver

Re: Mac MIDI Remote 1.80 Beta 2 now available

Thanks for releasing MIDI Remote 1.80. We've regained full remote control of our M-32 DA and Octamic XTCs.

We were thwarted for several days by the presence of a MIDI keyboard (Roland A-49) that caused MIDI Remote's 'MIDI IO Setup...' dialog to be unusable. Its 'Output' menu was populated with something other than MIDI devices (Item 1, Item 2, Item 3?), and clicking its 'OK' or 'Cancel' button did nothing but flash the button.  We could only set the MIDI ports after we removed the keyboard.

Little Mountain Music
MacOS 11.6, MADIface XT, 4 x OctaMic XTC, M-32 DA

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Re: Mac MIDI Remote 1.80 Beta 2 now available

Could you please tell us the complete name of the MIDI keyboard as seen in the Audio-MIDI-Setup app? That name might be too long or have special characters that screws our device list.

Regards
Matthias Carstens
RME

Re: Mac MIDI Remote 1.80 Beta 2 now available

In MIDI Studio, the device name was 'Roland A-49' (with a space and a dash), and its ports were named 'Keyboard' and 'MIDI OUT'.

We've known that when you save a MIDI Remote workspace (.mrew) file with a device or port whose name contains a space, it cannot be correctly loaded because the blank is seen as a delimiter. The full device name is obviously not loaded since we see partial device names in connection failure messages. MacOS often has device names with spaces and special characters, so we quit using .mrew files six years ago.

Little Mountain Music
MacOS 11.6, MADIface XT, 4 x OctaMic XTC, M-32 DA

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Re: Mac MIDI Remote 1.80 Beta 2 now available

Please try the below beta 1 of MR 1.81 Mac. It fixes the issues that you reported with the mrew files.

Regarding the Keyboard we tried to further improve the code, but otherwise I wonder if that was an anecdotal story or one encountered with version 1.80. That one has no problem with space and special characters in the MIDI device name on our test systems, which we checked already before the 1.80 release. If that was a current issue please try that keyboard with 1.81 again.

http://www.rme-audio.de/downloads/midir … b1_mac.zip

Regards
Matthias Carstens
RME

Re: Mac MIDI Remote 1.80 Beta 2 now available

Yes, 1.81 beta(1) fixes both problems. The 'MIDI IO Setup...' works with the keyboard connected, and we'll save and use .mrew files on our studio and gig computers. Thank you.

Little Mountain Music
MacOS 11.6, MADIface XT, 4 x OctaMic XTC, M-32 DA

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Re: Mac MIDI Remote 1.80 Beta 2 now available

Thanks for test and feedback!

Regards
Matthias Carstens
RME

Re: Mac MIDI Remote 1.80 Beta 2 now available

MIDI Remote and TotalMix FX understandably interfere when both try to control the same MIDI device. We know to never run them at the same time, but we sometimes forget, causing critical Octamic XTC settings to change chaotically. It would be bad at a live performance.

Could MIDI Remote detect that condition? If so, could it defer (effectively disabling a la 'no response')?

Little Mountain Music
MacOS 11.6, MADIface XT, 4 x OctaMic XTC, M-32 DA

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Re: Mac MIDI Remote 1.80 Beta 2 now available

MIDI Remote Mac has been released as version 1.81.

Regarding simultaneous operation, we will check if the situation can be improved.

Regards
Matthias Carstens
RME

Re: Mac MIDI Remote 1.80 Beta 2 now available

We've never used MIDI Remote at a live performance, so I guess we won't start now wink

Little Mountain Music
MacOS 11.6, MADIface XT, 4 x OctaMic XTC, M-32 DA