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MIDIBuddy Frequenlty Asked Questions (FAQ)
What you can do with MIDIBuddy that you can’t do with Bome MT Pro by itself?
How do install/deinstall MIDIBuddy?
Simply unzip the executable and put it in a folder of your choice. Note that the folder needs to have write user privledges to this folder to store an maintain the configuration file. There is no install/deinstall script.
On first open or changes to your existing MIDI ports, it will prompt you for an output port. Select the input port you wish to monitor with MT Pro as defined in your MT Pro project
After that, MIDIBuddy will sit in your system tray and you can right click on the MIDIBuddy icon to reconfigure ports, change other settings, etc. You can also quit from here our use the defined shortcuts as indicated in the supplied Readme file.
What messages does MIDIBuddy send?
MIDIBuddy sends special MIDI System Exclusive (SysEx) message. We do this to not conflict with any other pre-defined MIDI standards. Of course, you can convert these messages to anything MIDI messages you would like with Bome MT Pro. The format of all supported output messages are available in the “Readme” file supplied with the software. We also supply a Bome MT Pro template that contains the possible incoming messages. You can use this template to customize the rules and actions you want to take when receiving MIDI events from MIDIBuddy.
How to I get support on MIDIBuddy?
If the question or issue is with the functioning of MIDIBuddy, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. As the user base grows, we may have a web site/forum to handle increased volume of questions.
Many of the questions we have had so far are less about MIDIBuddy and more about how to set up MT Pro project files to handle MIDIBuddy input. If the question is more of a “how to I get MT Pro” to do X when I get MIDIBuddy event Y, these questions are best handled by going the bome support site (just like any other MIDI product out there). This site can be found at:
Does MIDIBuddy Work on Macintosh or Linux?
No, right now it is Windows only. Depending on the user interest in this product, we may decide to implement on on the platforms but right now, we only support Windows. It is only tested on Windows 10, however it may work on previous versions.
Can I get an evaluation copy of MIDIBuddy befor I purchase it?
We offer 10 day evaluations of fully functioning copies of MIDIBuddy. You will still need to sign our licensing terms. Simply make a request to email@example.com
We currently do not have a download web site but may in the future depending on the interest level?
How Much does MIDIBuddy cost? What are payment options?
MIDIBuddy is currently $40 USD. Payment is via PayPal only. Pricing is subject to change at anytime. Once you purchase, however, you are fully licensed and your license will not be revoked unless you do not comply with our licensing terms.
Can I get a customized copy of MIDIBuddy? I want it to send message X instead of message Y. I want Z functionality added …
Yes, I will consider custom builds of MIDIBuddy, this requires special pricing. Simply send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If your are prospect or existing customer and want a new feature, I will also entertain adding the new feature to a later version of MIDIBuddy.
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