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balu

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Android - which MIDI devices are working?
« on: November 17, 2014, 02:36:54 AM »
Hi Arlo,

congratulations for this brilliant Software, that's what i've searched for.

Yesterday i tried to build a test setup with two MIDI-Interfaces on my Android devices:

Yamaha MX61 Synthesizer
Midmate II USB MIDI Cable

Both working without any Problems on Windows PC (no special driver neccessary), also on Android Nexus 5 or Mediatab on "MIDI Commander" or "USB MIDI Monitor".

In my setup i want send MIDI Program-Changes and a few of other MIDI-Controls to my Keyboards.

I checked every options in SLM config, but nothing seems to work.

Please publish a list of working MIDI Interfaces for Android 4.x.x Devices.

Maybe you have a few of hints, whats wrong.

Thanks

Balu

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Re: Android - which MIDI devices are working?
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2014, 08:36:29 AM »
Apparently something is missing in the USB portion of my MIDI implementation. I don't have a USB interface to test with -- I've just been using RTP -- but I ordered one, and when it arrives I'll test it and let you know what I find.
« Last Edit: November 17, 2014, 10:01:04 AM by arlo »

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Re: Android - which MIDI devices are working?
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2014, 01:21:14 PM »
Hi Arlo,

thanks a lot for your quick response. I couldn't sleep right anymore, but now i fixed the problem.
 
Now my Midi-Interface is working properly with Set List Maker.  ;D

Your Answer was a push start thinking.
Finally i found the right hint in documentation of another Midi App (TouchDAW).

For this kind of connection you chose, debug-mode on USB-Interface must be enabled on Android device.

Midi Commander obviously communicate by another way with USB-Interface, so it is working without debug mode.

Now i am very happy and confident to build a working setlist with included Midi Program Changes.

Balu

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Re: Android - which MIDI devices are working?
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2014, 01:24:20 PM »
I forgot:

How To Enable USB Debugging Mode Android KitKat Nexus 4, 5 & 7:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0X8RqwuZDp8

Balu

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Re: Android - which MIDI devices are working?
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2014, 02:42:16 PM »
Good work! But I think this should not be necessary with Set List Maker, so I'll still look into it further.

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Re: Android - which MIDI devices are working?
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2014, 03:54:07 PM »
Have you tried sending MIDI into Set List Maker, or only sending it out from Set List Maker? I have a USB MIDI interface to test with now, and I was able to send data from Set List Maker, but not receive data.

I do have USB debugging enabled on all my devices and I forgot to see what happens if I turn that off. I still want to confirm whether that is needed -- it shouldn't be.

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Re: Android - which MIDI devices are working?
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2014, 11:35:41 AM »
I just released version 1.1, which fixes what I think was the problem I experienced receiving MIDI. It also includes a new MIDI Status window to help in troubleshooting the MIDI setup:

http://www.arlomedia.com/apps/setlistmaker/support/release_notes.html

And I started a general thread for USB MIDI on Android here:

http://forum.arlomedia.com/index.php/topic,739.0.html