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Mac/V Synth issues

Postby willo » 00:41, 31 October 2015

Hi,

Just hooked up my V2 V Synth to my MBPro, (running 10.10.5) and having some problems.
I have downloaded and installed the MIDI driver (from the Roland site link) and installed it, yet despite going through the manual and repeatedly tried to set up USB as a MIDI connection, I had no luck.

Furthermore, when I'm using Logic Pro X, with a MIDI cable from the V Synth, I can't seem to trigger anything in Logic, and when I play any key on the V Synth, the windows in Logic just flash endlessly...

Confusing.

Any help would be appreciated.

William
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Re: Mac/V Synth issues

Postby danielwolk » 15:02, 31 October 2015

Sorry, Drivers works only with OS 10.8 and earler... Roland forgot about V-Synth users. :(
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Re: Mac/V Synth issues

Postby PauloF » 15:05, 9 November 2015

danielwolk wrote:Sorry, Drivers works only with OS 10.8 and earler... Roland forgot about V-Synth users. :(


Unfortunately, you will have to run your V-Synth via a separate MIDI/Usb interface and this also applies for the AUDIO interface, as there are no Drivers for it any more.

In fact I had my XT working with 10.9, but as soon as I yosemite my iMac, I lost MIDI and AUDIO.
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Re: Mac/V Synth issues

Postby willo » 17:42, 17 December 2015

ouch!
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Re: Mac/V Synth issues

Postby PauloF » 15:09, 20 December 2015

willo wrote:ouch!


Yes... unfortunately those are the bad news...

The good news are that MIDI wise, a MIDI to USB interface that does not require specialized drivers needs to be used for you to be able to connect your V2 to Logic X running under Yosemite. In fact that will be the best to do as it will be independent from the Operating System.

I'm having a big moment of truth as I can't upgrade my Mac Mini to 10.11, as there are no Drivers for the UM-550 MIDI patcher that for me is a MUST to interconnect all my devices...
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Re: Mac/V Synth issues

Postby dysamoria » 02:25, 15 January 2016

PauloF wrote:
willo wrote:ouch!


Yes... unfortunately those are the bad news...

The good news are that MIDI wise, a MIDI to USB interface that does not require specialized drivers needs to be used for you to be able to connect your V2 to Logic X running under Yosemite. In fact that will be the best to do as it will be independent from the Operating System.

I'm having a big moment of truth as I can't upgrade my Mac Mini to 10.11, as there are no Drivers for the UM-550 MIDI patcher that for me is a MUST to interconnect all my devices...


My Edirol UM880 supports class compliant drivers in the OS, but first requires the user to set the device to generic mode. Seems the UM550 is the same: http://www.manualslib.com/manual/315040 ... ml?page=49
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Re: Mac/V Synth issues

Postby PauloF » 17:53, 15 January 2016

dysamoria wrote:
PauloF wrote:
willo wrote:ouch!


Yes... unfortunately those are the bad news...

The good news are that MIDI wise, a MIDI to USB interface that does not require specialized drivers needs to be used for you to be able to connect your V2 to Logic X running under Yosemite. In fact that will be the best to do as it will be independent from the Operating System.

I'm having a big moment of truth as I can't upgrade my Mac Mini to 10.11, as there are no Drivers for the UM-550 MIDI patcher that for me is a MUST to interconnect all my devices...


My Edirol UM880 supports class compliant drivers in the OS, but first requires the user to set the device to generic mode. Seems the UM550 is the same: http://www.manualslib.com/manual/315040 ... ml?page=49


Wow dysamoria!

Those are is the best news today!!

Yes, both UM-880 and 550 can work in Generic Mode so the problem I got should be soved, however let's see how that affects the MIDI processing speed, as I'm using intensive merging, which is very penalizing for performance.

I'll try it and will let you know

Many thanks for the tip
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Re: Mac/V Synth issues

Postby stevo427 » 17:15, 27 February 2016

dysamoria wrote:
PauloF wrote:
willo wrote:ouch!


Yes... unfortunately those are the bad news...

The good news are that MIDI wise, a MIDI to USB interface that does not require specialized drivers needs to be used for you to be able to connect your V2 to Logic X running under Yosemite. In fact that will be the best to do as it will be independent from the Operating System.

I'm having a big moment of truth as I can't upgrade my Mac Mini to 10.11, as there are no Drivers for the UM-550 MIDI patcher that for me is a MUST to interconnect all my devices...


My Edirol UM880 supports class compliant drivers in the OS, but first requires the user to set the device to generic mode. Seems the UM550 is the same: http://www.manualslib.com/manual/315040 ... ml?page=49


Do you know where I can get one of these MIDI wise adapters you mention? I could only find a dodgy cheap one on Amazon that lots of people have had problems with polyphony and not sending all data etc.
Thanks!
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Re: Mac/V Synth issues

Postby PauloF » 19:52, 3 March 2016

stevo427 wrote:
Do you know where I can get one of these MIDI wise adapters you mention? I could only find a dodgy cheap one on Amazon that lots of people have had problems with polyphony and not sending all data etc.
Thanks!


When I referred to MIDI wise, I should have written... MIDIWise, meaning ref to MIDI... sorry for the English jargon.

This is also something that I'm looking after, as my UM-550 has not enough ports for the Synths I have and all the variations/merging I need to do.
Of course I can do all that with the computer but I prefer to do it with hardware only, and not to be dependent on the computer to connect and merge all MIDI in my rig.
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Re: Mac/V Synth issues

Postby dysamoria » 09:02, 3 September 2016

PauloF wrote:
stevo427 wrote:
Do you know where I can get one of these MIDI wise adapters you mention? I could only find a dodgy cheap one on Amazon that lots of people have had problems with polyphony and not sending all data etc.
Thanks!


When I referred to MIDI wise, I should have written... MIDIWise, meaning ref to MIDI... sorry for the English jargon.

This is also something that I'm looking after, as my UM-550 has not enough ports for the Synths I have and all the variations/merging I need to do.
Of course I can do all that with the computer but I prefer to do it with hardware only, and not to be dependent on the computer to connect and merge all MIDI in my rig.


Sorry for not replying months ago. i don't come here often. Only when i need help ;-)

There are a lot of Class Compliant MIDI to USB cable/adapters out there these days. The easiest way to make sure a MIDI to USB adapter will work is to look for adapters for iOS devices (iPad/iPhone) since those require Class Compliance to work.

Example from Roland: https://www.roland.com/us/products/um-one_mk2/
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