Where’s the manual? Bome midi translator

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Where’s the manual for creating rules?
I’d like a guide that explains step by step process of creating rules for Bome midi translator , what’s incoming and outgoing, what’s the syntax?

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April 24, 2017 8:35 pm
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You’re absolutely right. Although the user’s manual does have a Quick Start chapter which we hoped would guide first-time users through the first steps, it’s not enough.

The other problem (which few users realize) is that there are many many different use cases for MT Pro that it’s impossible to do a step-by-step which helps everyone. Some people want to control software via keystrokes, some want to filter a MIDI stream between controller and software, others want to process MIDI data from device to device, others use MT Pro as a general purpose MIDI router and merger, others just for generating MIDI events (using the timers), and so on.

So for some time, we have the plan to produce some short tutorial video clips, each showing the setup of one common usage scenario.

I hope we’ll get to it soon.
Thanks,
Florian

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April 26, 2017 12:34 pm
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Hi,

did you checked the PDF Manual?
Open MTPro and press F1 or go to the Help Menu.

I hope this will help. Cheers!

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April 24, 2017 10:56 pm

Just bought MTP and I would like to add to openskies2009 ’s comment… I think there is a real need for an absolute beginner’s guide to MTP. The manual does not provide this in any way.
Speaking as an idiot, 😉 I only got MTP working by accident, by seeing the video and realising that I had to rout my APC Mini MIDI in to the MTP translator 1 – a process which was not mentioned explicitly anywhere in the manual.
It might seem obvious now its working, but on first trying the program, this was far from obvious.
Yes, routing is mentioned, but nothing as basic as a ”connect this to this to get midi happening”

A good, step-by-step beginners tutorial would be a great help 😉

( at April 25, 2017 5:02 pm)

Hi T Watson,
we’ve tried to create the manual so it does provide step-by-step guidance to a beginner, but also serves as a reference for advanced users. In particular, chapter 2 is written for beginners, and it does explain how most people will want to use the MIDI Router (chapter 2.4.3).

But we take any user problems to our heart and try to improve matters. Your cited problem show that the user’s manual does not do a good job of letting people find the information they need, and probably still explains it in a too complicated way. We’ll work out something.

( at April 26, 2017 12:29 pm)

Another thing that I found I needed to watch out for is how default midi routing interacts with translators.
Typically I don’t turn on any default routing and let translators handle everything. Without doing this, I have to be careful of side affect of unwanted input going to output. If you have any default routing and you do not want a given signal to pass through, you have to create a translator for it with ”swallow” set, otherwise the signal will pass through to the default route. I learned this the hard way.

It is entirely possible to have both default routing and translators simultaneously but you just have to be careful to ensure you are getting what you want and nothing else.

Regards,

Steve

( at April 26, 2017 4:59 pm)