Bome Network

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.
Bome Network Diagram

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.

A handy feature for BomeBox owners: the world icon brings up the web config of the respective BomeBox. The Bome Network tool also shows notifications when a BomeBox becomes available or vanishes on the network.

Download

Download Bome Network 1.4

Released: 2021-05-31
Windows
XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10

macOS
10.10 - 11.0

→ Download Archive

Bome Network 1.4 macOS Legacy

Released: 2021-05-31.
macOS Legacy
10.7 – 10.9 (Intel)

Version History

Version 1.4:

  • 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-establishment on restart
  • Enhancement: Dark Mode support
  • Enhancement: configurable prefix/suffix for virtual port names
  • On M1 Macs, running native Apple Silicon

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.

Unlimited Named MIDI Ports

With the Unlimited Named MIDI Ports (available for purchase), you can add your own named virtual MIDI ports, and use the in the Bome Network MIDI Router and other applications on your computer. Like that, you can easily create duplicate MIDI streams or organize your MIDI ports with more meaningful port names.
Unlimited Named MIDI Ports can be purchased in our web shop:

Screenshots

Bome Network Windows Tray

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On Windows, Bome Network resides in the tray (you may need to fold up the tray using the arrow to see the Bome Network icon). Notifications appear in the message center.

FAQ

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:

  1. Click on Local Resources
  2. Select Settings in Remote Audio
  3. Select Play on Remote Computer