Hi…I really need some help, I’ve used bome several years ago and it worked fine.
but now after I install the translator , it constantly says that my midi port can’t be opened(maybe in used). But actually I didn’t open any other software.
the status is always pending(error)
I use rme ucx ,Roland rd800, seaboard rise, Korg kronos and some other devices, even if I disconnected all the cable left only one device, the problem is still here.
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Is it always the same device or is it all MIDI devices? If a specific device, which one?
Are you running on Windows or Mac? Do you have CopperLan installed? I know that CopperLan insists on taking control of all MIDI ports. I had to disable it (and later I uninstalled it). There may be other background applications that do similar things. Do you have any MIDI mapping software installed besides MT Pro (even if you don’t think it is running)?
Could you provide a list of your MIDI enabled applications?
I’m using Windows, don’t have CopperLan(a software?)
Other software can use my devices without problem, both daws and some standalone instruments
Have you restarted your computer and as very first thing before starting anything else, started MIDI Translator Pro?
I have restarted, I’m using the latest 1.8.2 build853 version.
Windows 10 1703
I am only aware of one single reason why a port shows “pending(error)” in MT Pro: if it is used in a different application. So I still believe that some process is using the MIDI devices.
Unfortunately, there is no easy way (that I know of) to find the process blocking a MIDI device. What you could do: download Process Explorer, restart your computer, then start Process Explorer and use from the Find menu “Find Handle or DLL”, and enter the search term “winmm”. That’ll likely give you more results than processes which actually block the MIDI device, but it’s worth looking through that list, and/or posting it here.
Note that Windows 10 introduced a new MIDI API which might also block the MIDI ports only for applications NOT using the new API. Have you activated Bluetooth? The new BLE-MIDI is also using the new Windows 10 MIDI API.
You’re the only person reporting such a problem, so it should be possible to fix it for you!
I wonder what the latest MIDI related application you installed. Maybe that would be the most likely suspect. It is odd that only BMT is pending and that no other applications are blocked unless they all use the new API.
I’m not using bluetooth, but I’m using logitech wireless keyboard and mouse…they should not bother midi I thing?
The shouldn’t bother anything MIDI. Just out of curiosity, have you ever tried right clicking a port you cannot open and then unchecking “Open” and then re-checking it? This is very odd as I have never seen anyone with this problem yet unless something else MIDI was running and trying to access that port. I’m on the same Bome Build and running Windows 10 1709 OS Build 16299.125.
I just tried…same as before, can’t open…
It’s really odd, I tried the bome translator several years ago and it worked fine. And now my other daws and apps work fine too.
I just find another app can’t open midi port, it’s called midi tools from mountainutilities.eu
Hi, thanks for trying. We have many thousands of active users, so there must be something on your computer which blocks the MIDI ports. Have you already tried the Process Explorer method above to, hopefully, find the culprit?
Hi Florian, I’ve tried and list the pictures below, you can check them.
I use MIDI Tools and MIDI-OX occasionally. It would be interesting to know if you can open with MIDI-OX.
I tried, exiting both totalmix and firefaceusb app…still the same, I’ll try midi ox anyway..
I tried MIDI-OX(which I just remembered I’ve used before), yes, it can’t open port too…..
Hi, I just found out if I install the Korg MIDI Driver for Winows 10. I can no longer see my Korg PA900. To fix, I deinstalled the driver and then went to device manager. My PA900 still showed up and instead of using the Korg Driver, I selected Generic MIDI driver and now it works. The only caveat is Windows 10 sees it as a Generic MIDI device but at least it sees it and recognizes what it sends and receives.
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that’s a korg problem, their driver requires your korg devices in first 8 position of midi devices list, so use their tool or manually delete some devices and let the korg things be in front of the list will work…
Interesting. I just decided to uninstall and revert my Korg device back to the default Generic Windows MIDI driver.
If you let the korgs in first 8 position, they’ll be fine…
I highly doubt that the new API is required. Maybe if you show me the services you have running on your system, we can find out which one is the culprit. I still suspect it has something to do with TotalMixFX or associated services it uses. Maybe we successfully killed the application but there was still a service running. Like maybe and OSC service.
You know what….I finally resolve this damn problem…It’s a windows reg problem(probably the system’s bug)…nothing about the running processes and services
That also solve other problems related to midi port(which I think using old API)
That is awesome. Thanks for sharing this!
here’s the process related to winmm (sys32 and syswow64)
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I would be suspicious of TotalMixFx. Try killing it and see if that helps.
I wonder why other apps work fine….only midi Translator can’t use my devices…
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The only port I can connect is the kronos…
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Hi, Open your Dos Prompt as administrator and then type the following: tasklist > tasklist.txt Then post the file. We can see if there is something running that looks suspicious. Keep in mind that only 1 application can use a given port in Windows at a time, so any DAWs you have running concurrently should be routed through Bome MIDI Translator if you want to use them in both places. The DAW would then use a Virtual Port routed to by MT Pro.
Also, close any browsers you have open. If Chrome is one of them, kill all of the Chrome processes then try to open you MIDI ports using MT Pro. There are some network enabled applications these days that like to open an hold open MIDI ports and they are not gracious about closing them when you are done using them.
If other Apps work OK, try going to %APPDATA%Bome folder and delete any .bmts files there.
映像名称 PID 会话名 会话# 内存使用
I’ve deleted the backup bmts files…still can’t open ports..
Hi, I don’t see any glaring issues with your task list. Did you delete all .bmts files or just backup files? If just backup files, go ahead and spin them out to a safe place then delete them in your AppData folder. Also try uninstalling and re-installing MT Pro.
As a last ditch effort, you can try going to device manager and look at your Software Devices (anything there that is MIDI) and Sound, video and game controllers (again anything that is MID), and delete them then restart you computer. Windows should regenerate the devices when you reconnect them. You may need to re-install MTPro to get your Bome MIDI Translator Virtual Ports back though. If none of this works, I’ll ask Florian to step in to see if he can assist further.
I deleted all the bots file to try…still same as before
Did you un-install and re-install MT-Pro? Also, are you running your devices through a USB Hub? If so, lets see if anything works with Bypassing the hub.
I uninstall and reinstalled several times…
Maybe we should look at one device at a time. Lets start with the RD-800 since it is a simpler device. It appears that the RME UCX is a much more complicated device (audio, OSC and more in one device).
Try connecting it directly and set the driver up for Generic MIDI USB driver as shown on page 53 of the RD-800 user manual. I’ve found on one of my Roland Devices (A-300), I’ve had problems if using the custom driver since the custom driver is not class compliant.
According to the Seaboard Rise, it is class compliant, however so maybe we could start with that with direct USB connection. I’m also going to ask Florian for assistance.
I use a midi cable to connect the rd800 and ucx now….
It doesn’t work, I disconnect all the midi devices letting only vmk88 and the port can’t be opened
Wether through a hub or not(using the kronos’s working straight USB port)
Same as seaboard rise along
OK, I’ve alerted, Florian. I’ll let you know if I can think of anything else to try.
Thank you Steve！
What application are you running with Powershell?
I just opened a powershell window myself I think. normally not there(like now)
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