BMT Pro & Hauptwerk

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I was obligated to change my MIDI interface, and since its installation, my old configuration doesn’t work any more. Opening my old Midi Translator file, I’ve now first to select the AIO MIDI devices from a long list of inputs and outputs. I’ve tried many possibilities, but in any case, Hauptwerk doesn’t recognise anymore the BMT ports; they’re all offline. Is there in this forum a Hauptwerk user who could help me? I’ve attached my MT file. Thanks in advance.

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July 24, 2019 11:30 pm
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Could you paste a screenshot of how you have your MIDI ports assigned? I’m having trouble seeing which ports are Hauptwerk.

( at July 25, 2019 1:46 am)
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With the short names, Hauptwerk now recognizes all the ports. Thanks. Concerning the MIDI Router, I’ve now to remove the link ‘AIO Midi’ to ‘Bome Virtual Port 5’ and replace it with ‘Studio 26 MIDI In’ to ‘Bome Virtual Port 5’. Is it correct?

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August 2, 2019 6:02 pm

Yes. That should do it.

Steve

( at August 2, 2019 6:03 pm)
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OK so you have replaced AIO MIDI with Studio 26 as shown in the attached diagram. When prompted for Aliases for AIO MIDI, point them to Studio 26 (your new interface) instead.

The other thing that confuses me is that you have a port showing on Haupwerk as “Bome MIDI Translator 1” which leads me to believe you have selected “Long Names” on the settings page in Bome MIDI Translator.  To get the short names to show up instead, change your settings as shown in the diagram below.  Then “Bome MIDI Translator 1” should not appear and you can use BMT 1 to BMT 5 instead.

Steve Caldwell
Bome Q and A Moderator and
Independent Bome Consultant/Specialist
bome@sniz.biz

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August 2, 2019 2:03 pm

Many thanks for your efficient help, Steve. Everything works perfectly now.

( at August 2, 2019 10:22 pm)

My pleasure!

( at August 3, 2019 12:40 am)
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Hello Steve,

I’ve tried to follow your advice, but I’m completely lost concerning the MIDI routing. First, I shall give an answer to your questions: I’m on Windows 10, my old MIDI interface was named ‘AIO Midi’, and I’ve installed the drivers of my new one (Presonus Studio 26). Do I have to connect the ‘Bome Virtual Port 5’ to the ‘Studio 26 MIDI in’? The best should I could use my old configuration with minor changes, because I didn’t build the settings myself (Florian corrected them for me) and I don’t understand how they work.

Now, I explain my material and what I’m trying to do. My organ console is connected to my PC with 2 cables: a USB and a Midi one. The USB plug transmits the signals from my console to my PC via 4 interfaces, located inside my console: ICON ReoMidi4, MIDIIN2, MIDIIN3, MIDIIN4. They never will change because I don’t have access to them. The DIN cable has to be connected to an external Midi interface that I’ve just changed. This external interface sends signals from my console to my PC, but also has to return signals to the console for several displays. The internal interfaces don’t.

I need Midi Translator Pro for 2 reasons.

  1. I sometimes need to trigger the same operation with 3 or 4 pistons, but each piston sends a different signal. Therefore, I’ve to translate some Midi signals to do this.
  2. I’ve several pistons giving sometimes 2 signals for only one press. In order to fix this issue, I use the syntax you’ve kindly built for me (see here).

Currently, opening my BMT file, it asks me to choose the Midi ports IN and OUT (I’ve selected Studio 26 for both settings), but the BMT ports are offline in Hauptwerk, as you can see in the screenshot above.

I hope my explanation isn’t too confusing. Many thanks for your help.

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August 2, 2019 12:29 pm
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Hello Steve,

I’ve tried to follow your advice, but I’m completely lost concerning the MIDI routing. First, I shall give an answer to your questions: I’m on Windows 10, my old MIDI interface was named ‘AIO Midi’, and I’ve installed the drivers of my new one (Presonus Studio 26). Do I have to connect the ‘Bome Virtual Port 5’ to the ‘Studio 26 MIDI in’? The best should I could use my old configuration with minor changes, because I didn’t build the settings myself (Florian corrected them for me) and I don’t understand how they work.

Now, I explain my material and what I’m trying to do. My organ console is connected to my PC with 2 cables: a USB and a Midi one. The USB plug transmits the signals from my console to my PC via 4 interfaces, located inside my console: ICON ReoMidi4, MIDIIN2, MIDIIN3, MIDIIN4. They never will change because I don’t have access to them. The DIN cable has to be connected to an external Midi interface that I’ve just changed. This external interface sends signals from my console to my PC, but also has to return signals to the console for several displays. The internal interfaces don’t.

I need Midi Translator Pro for 2 reasons.

  1. I sometimes need to trigger the same operation with 3 or 4 pistons, but each piston sends a different signal. Therefore, I’ve to translate some Midi signals to do this.
  2. I’ve several pistons giving sometimes 2 signals for only one press. In order to fix this issue, I use the syntax you’ve kindly built for me (see here).

Currently, opening my BMT file, it asks me to choose the Midi ports IN and OUT (I’ve selected Studio 26 for both settings), but the BMT ports are offline in Hauptwerk, as you can see in the screenshot above.

I hope my explanation isn’t too confusing. Many thanks for your help.

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August 2, 2019 12:26 pm
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Hi Steve,

Indeed, your tip avoids big problems when the configuration changes. My case is very complicated, I’m afraid. I’m under Windows 10 and I’ve installed the drivers of my new interface (Presonus Studio 26). Hauptwerk uses the Sequencer port only for software like Reaper, for example. My current organ console has 5 keyboards, a pedalboard, 150 pistons and many displays. But all those MIDI signals come from 5 different MIDI interface inside the console. I shall try modifying my settings in the way you suggest and come back for some feedback. Many thanks again.

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July 25, 2019 5:15 pm

OK, Also make sure that if you have any other applications loaded (Like maybe Studio One), that they are not configured to use your BMT virtual ports.

Steve

( at July 25, 2019 5:31 pm)
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Hi, I’m really not sure what the problem is here, however I have a few tips that might help.

  1. Create more meaningful generice names as aliases for the ports you want to use and the point those aliases to the real ports you are using. That way if you change your MIDI interface again, all you need to do is re-assign the aliases for those ports and then MT Pro will remember the alias names and the real ports they are assigned to.
  2. Instead of having translators define the input and output ports, assign the ports at a preset level. Create different presets for each routing you want and then put the translators with that routing under that preset.  That way if you have 24 translators defined with the same input and output, you don’t have to change 24 translators if you want to change the routing. You can just change the routing on the parent preset and the translators under it will use that as a default.
  3. Also when defining specific inputs and outputs (now at the preset level) use the Aliases you set up instead of the real port name. Again once the aliases are assigned, you are done and do not need to modify the translators again. I suspect you are being prompted for the ports at startup because the port names are changing.

You can clear alias assignment by going to Preferences -> Reset and clicking “Remove All Aliases”. Then the next time you restart MT Pro, it will prompt you for any aliases and their assignments used within that given project file. Again if the actual MIDI ports move around on you (because of a MIDI IO change), you will need to re-assign your aliases to the new real device.

Now with Hauptwerx, I’m not sure why it is not seeing the BMT ports, and am unclear on their definition of Console, vs Sequencer so maybe see if you check Sequencer instead things will work.

Also are you on Windows or Mac? Do you have any custom MIDI drivers or are using the standard OS drivers. I know some custom MIDI drivers break the OS functionality. For instance, if I load the Korg MIDI driver on Windows. It reduces the number of ports available on my system. Consequently, I had to uninstall the Korg MIDI Driver if I wanted to use more than 10 MIDI ports on my Windows system. Did your new MIDI interface come with a driver?

 

Steve Caldwell
Bome Q and A Moderator and
Independent Bome Consultant/Specialist
bome@sniz.biz

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July 25, 2019 4:04 pm
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And here, the problem in Hauptwerk.

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July 25, 2019 11:30 am
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Hello,

Thanks for your answer. Here attached the screen shot. The 5 virtual ports are offline in Hauptwerk.

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July 25, 2019 11:23 am