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Paul Westphal

Midi Maze - STe - 800xl - Will it Work?

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Hi Ya'all!

 

I have the Midi Mate and Midi Maze Prototype on cart for the 800xl.

 

4mb STe with Midi Maze on floppy ( on the Lotharek SD Drive as well )

 

Plenty of Midi cables.

 

Has anyone tried this? and if so, how many Computers will it handle?

 

I have two Midi Mates so I could link up at least three computers at once..

 

Thanks,

 

PAul

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It works. The key for me is to have the 8-bit host though. If I host on an ST the connection seems to drop like mad.

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When I fired up the STe with the midi floppy, it was set as a slave. Ill get to it this week and report back. Looking forward to it! Thanks for the replies guys😀

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It works. The key for me is to have the 8-bit host though. If I host on an ST the connection seems to drop like mad.

 

I wonder if the problem is SIO-to-MIDI on the Atari 8-bits is too slow. Maybe they should use a 6551 or 6850 mod to run MIDI to improve performance.... of course, they'd have to hack A8 MIDI Maze to support that...

 

Then again, MIDI transfer doesn't seem to be a problem with the newer project 1088XEL and 1088XLD homebrew motherboards:

 

 

But more importantly, why isn't MIDI Maze on the Lynx yet??? Or the Jag?

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That's friggon' Awesome! Thanks for the reply!

 

Now I'm wondering if they could do an ST port to the Jaguar and code it for the Jaglink. :)

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That's friggon' Awesome! Thanks for the reply!

 

Now I'm wondering if they could do an ST port to the Jaguar and code it for the Jaglink. :)

 

 

They could if they had permission from the author. That's been mentioned as an issue over in the Jaguar area of this site.

 

But then again, has anyone made a JagLink - or CatBox Link - to MIDI cable? So the Jag could be hooked up to a MIDI Maze ring of STs and A8s?

 

Apparently, there's a controller chip in the modern A8 MIDI adapters that does the transfer processing so there's no need for a Motorola 6850 or MOS/Synertek/Rockwell 6551 to assist/improve upon the MIDI/serial transfer duties...

 

 

Notice the 1088XLD is installed inside that 1050 Disk Drive case...

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