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#26 Plastik OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jul 25, 2015 2:48 PM

Thanks Gazoo I've been looking everywhere for the midi master software! Does anyone have some schematics for a sidecart rs-232 for those without a PEB? 



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Posted Sat Jul 25, 2015 3:08 PM

Thanks Gazoo, I'll store them for later use, when I've actually got a working cable.

First I'm trying to find some more info. It's REALLY odd, that there is virtually nothing on the internet about it.

 

However, thanks to you, we are a little step closer.

Perhaps we could put it in a wiki.

 



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Posted Sat Jul 25, 2015 3:33 PM

Dexter trust me I searched about a month ago and came up with nothing but just some articles talking about it. I've gotten more information in just these few post on here than all of the internet.



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Posted Sat Jul 25, 2015 5:21 PM

Still waiting to hear if there's any copyright claims on the original disks. Anyone?

 

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Posted Sat Jul 25, 2015 10:06 PM

Gazoo, Mike Maksimik does come on here once in a while--so you could check with him directly on the rights to the software and whether or not he'll let it into free distribution. . .



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Posted Sat Jul 25, 2015 11:49 PM

Gazoo, Mike Maksimik does come on here once in a while--so you could check with him directly on the rights to the software and whether or not he'll let it into free distribution. . .

 

Really? I thought he was completely out of the TI loop and was a full time scuba diver.



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Posted Sun Jul 26, 2015 12:43 AM

Gazoo, Mike Maksimik does come on here once in a while--so you could check with him directly on the rights to the software and whether or not he'll let it into free distribution. . .

 

I found Mike and sent a message to him regarding this. I included in it an experience we shared while having dinner at a steakhouse on a night before a Lima Faire, I have a feeling he'll smile when he reads the message.  ;)

 

We'll see what happens...

 

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Posted Sun Jul 26, 2015 7:44 AM

Dexter trust me I searched about a month ago and came up with nothing but just some articles talking about it. I've gotten more information in just these few post on here than all of the internet.

 

Sad, but true! :(



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Posted Thu Jul 30, 2015 8:41 AM

Attached File  MIDIMASTER.dsk   180KB   16 downloads

Attached File  MIDIFILES.dsk   180KB   16 downloads

 

Mike Maksimik has given me permission to distribute the Midi Master software. Here are the 2 disks that were originally distributed by Cecure Electronics. Mike has requested that the software not be altered in a way that would remove his name from it. Please honor his request.

 

Gazoo

 



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Posted Fri Jul 31, 2015 5:48 AM

Excellent news, Gazoo! Many thanks for doing the legwork on this one.  :)



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Posted Sat Aug 1, 2015 1:26 PM

Thank you Gazoo, after being away for medical maintenance, I noticed you posted the midi software. :)



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Posted Sat Aug 1, 2015 4:23 PM

♫♪ ...thank you for the music... ♫♪♫

 

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Posted Sat Aug 8, 2015 9:48 AM

Has anyone used this software since I posted it?

 

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Posted Sat Aug 8, 2015 10:31 AM

I haven't moved it over to my TI yet, Gazoo. . .but it is on my list of important things to test.



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Posted Sun Aug 9, 2015 5:50 AM

Has anyone used this software since I posted it?

 

Gazoo

 

No, I didn't, I don't feel confident enough to try and make the cable and try it on the nanoPEB. 



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Posted Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:09 AM

I just found my Roland PMA-5. It's a handheld midi device - really cool. I am wondering if I could hook this thing up to my nanoPEB system? would the above wiring that Gazoo posted work?



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Posted Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:45 AM

I just found my Roland PMA-5. It's a handheld midi device - really cool. I am wondering if I could hook this thing up to my nanoPEB system? would the above wiring that Gazoo posted work?

 

 

I have it too ! interested to an answer also :)

 

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Posted Tue Feb 28, 2017 10:45 AM

I just found my Roland PMA-5. It's a handheld midi device - really cool. I am wondering if I could hook this thing up to my nanoPEB system? would the above wiring that Gazoo posted work?

 

at the very least 2 and 3 are reversed on the nanopeb..   pinout should be the same as a peecee

 

also any software using the port needs to use the DSR any custom comm routines will not work on a nano, calls from basic and teii work fine

 

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Posted Tue Feb 28, 2017 11:41 AM

 

also any software using the port needs to use the DSR any custom comm routines will not work on a nano, calls from basic and teii work fine

 

Greg

for the V1 nano, I would amend this to say that any software using the port needs either to use the DSR or to be updated (fixed) to turn on the port as expected by the nano.   I do have the source to Mike's version of Midi Master and have chatted with Swim about making changes, which should be fairly simple.



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Posted Tue Feb 28, 2017 11:53 AM

for the V1 nano, I would amend this to say that any software using the port needs either to use the DSR or to be updated (fixed) to turn on the port as expected by the nano.   I do have the source to Mike's version of Midi Master and have chatted with Swim about making changes, which should be fairly simple.

You have my full support. Also I could make cables and sell them if there's interest.

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Posted Tue Feb 28, 2017 12:31 PM

Speaking of music... one of my dreams for YEARS has been to get this MOD file converted to the TI-99/4A.  I know it can be done, because I used to have it on my old TI decades ago.  When I finally got back into the TI, I was shocked not to find it readily available.

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Posted Tue Feb 28, 2017 1:56 PM

So if I swap the wires as arcadeshopper stated I'd still be dead in the water, huh? That's too bad - the pma5 is a fine midi sound module and I like how compact it is.

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Posted Tue Feb 28, 2017 4:59 PM

So if I swap the wires as arcadeshopper stated I'd still be dead in the water, huh? That's too bad - the pma5 is a fine midi sound module and I like how compact it is.

Yes, though if you have things in place and want to test, I'll update the Midi Master 2.3 disk (as posted in this thread) and you can give it a try.  I ordered a pair of 5-pin DIN MIDI cables for my Yamaha keyboard a week ago, they haven't arrived yet.



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Posted Tue Feb 28, 2017 7:19 PM

I will cobble together a cable tomorrow and be ready to give it a try. Thanks!

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Posted Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:55 PM

I will cobble together a cable tomorrow and be ready to give it a try. Thanks!

 

The files MAING and MASEXB were modified to explicitly turn the serial port on and off. This should make the programs compatible with the nano serial port.  I cannot test anything until the rest of my hardware arrives.

 

If Bruce's later release also works with a non-SAMS system, we can probably modify it to work with the nano as well. 

 

EDIT: for anyone trying to use the 'original' disk attached elsewhere in this thread, the disk volume name should be changed to MIDI, otherwise you'll get a fatal error during the load process.

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Edited by InsaneMultitasker, Tue Feb 28, 2017 9:17 PM.






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