This is a tool for macOS and Windows to create MIDI connections to one or more BomeBoxes via Ethernet and via WiFi. The Pro version also allows reliable MIDI connections from computer to computer. That functionality is very similar to Apple’s network MIDI/rtpMIDI.
Standard Edition: use with the BomeBox
The standard edition of the Bome Network tool allows connecting your computer to one or more BomeBoxes via Ethernet and WiFi. Any MIDI application can send MIDI to the BomeBox and receive from it. On the BomeBox, you can configure which MIDI stream is sent to a particular connected computer.
There is also a handy feature for BomeBox owners: the drop-down menu of the tool allows you to bring up the web config of any BomeBox that is connected via Ethernet or WiFi. The Bome Network tool also shows notifications when a BomeBox becomes available or vanishes on the network.
Download Bome Network 1.2.1
XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10
10.7 - 10.14
→ Download Archive
Bome Network 1.3.6 BETA
XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10
10.10 – 11.0
(Intel and M1/Apple Silicon)
10.7 – 10.9 (Intel)
- Feature: program window with list of remote MIDI hosts
- Feature: Remote Direct MIDI ports
- Feature: MIDI Router
- Feature: Unlimited Named MIDI Ports as an Add-On (for purchase)
- Enhancement: more robust Network MIDI connection re-estabnlishment on restart
- Enhancement: Dark Mode support
- Enhancement: configurable prefix/suffix for virtual port names
- Enhancement: integrate Connect to IP into main host list
- macOS 10.7 or later required, including support for 10.15 Catalina, 11.0 Big Sur and Apple Silicon
- a lot of small fixes
Added functionality to connect to a BomeBox via IP address (for accessing BomeBoxes in routed networks).
Bome Network Pro: Computer to Computer
If you want to create MIDI connections from computer to computer (and soon tablets and smartphones), you can do so with a Bome Network Pro license.
I cannot find the Bome Network icon
On macOS, the B icon is present in the top menu bar.
On Windows, you can find the B icon in the tray. By default, Windows hides such tray icons in an overflow area and you need to press the arrow symbol near the clock in the task bar to see all available tray icons. Use the task bar settings to make the B icon visible at all times.
Does it work via Windows Remote Desktop (MSTSC/RDP)?
Unfortunately not, you need to configure it for remote audio:
- Click on Local Resources
- Select Settings in Remote Audio
- Select Play on Remote Computer