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https://web.archive.org/web/19970415080756fw_/http://www.midiman.net:80/prportman4x4.htm

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4 in / 4 out PC MIDI interface
-4 ins /  outs parallel port PC MIDI interface with SMPTE Sync, and 64 independant MIDI transmit and recieve channels that can all operate simultaneously at full MIDI bandwidth
-The MIDIMAN Portman 4x4/S plugs into the PC printer port and supports high speed bi-directional printer port modes minimizing PC overhead
-the 4x4/S is shipped with windows MME-compliant multiclient drivers, remote control Windows Software and a parallel cable
-Fully Windows MME compatible and works with Windows 3.1, 3.11, and Windows 95
-Works with all MIDI Sequencers, editors and librarians that support the windows multimedia standard

Stand-Alone MIDI Patchbay
-When disconnected from the pc, unit operates as a stand-alone MIDI patchbay
-Remote Control Windows software included

SMPTE Time Code Writer/Reader
-Can read and write 24, 25, 30 drop and 30 non-drop frame LTC SMPTE formats
-Any SMPTE time write offset can be set using the included Portman 4x4/S software
-Converts LTC SMPTE to MIDI Time Code (MTC) for syncing any MTC capable sequencer
to SMPTE
-Selectable "flywheel" that can be set to any value from 1 frame to 255 frames, or forever
-Can perfectly regenerate even the worst SMPTE time code
-Performs "JAM" sync in all modes

drivers available for:
windows 3.1
windows 3.11
windows 95
windows 98
windows ME
windows XP***

originally priced at £249 in the UK
later priced at 279.95 in the US

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Package Contents
Included in the PORTMAN 4x4/S package should be:
• The PORTMAN 4x4/S interface unit.
• DB-25 to Centronics parallel cable.
• DC 9v 500 ma power supply (US only).
• This instruction manual.
• A drivers, applications and diagnostics disk

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Printer Port Hardware Modes
Most computers’ parallel printer ports operate in one or more of
the following modes: Compatible, Bi-directional, EPP, and ECP.
The mode is usually manually set in the CMOS setup of the computer
(please see your computer’s user guide for more information).
While Compatible mode works with almost all printer
ports, it is also the lowest performance. If available, choose ECP
or Bi-directional first. Then when running the diagnostic software
(or drivers), set H/W Mode to match the printer port mode
you’ve selected in your CMOS setup. If the higher performance
settings do not work with your computer, back off to Compatible
Mode, which is adequate for MIDI data rates.
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Re: Midiman Portman 4x4/S winME driver
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2017, 07:22:30 PM »
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original press release:
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Midiman is Now Shipping Their New Portman 4x4/S
For: Immediate Release
Retail: $ 279.95
(1996)
Arcadia, CA
MIDIMAN answers their MIDI studio and multimedia customers requests for more power and performance in an external MIDI interface;
MIDIMAN's new Portman 4x4/S is a 4 In / 4 Out parallel port PC MIDI interface with SMPTE sync, and 64 independent MIDI transmit and receive channels that can all operate simultaneously at full MIDI bandwidth.

When disconnected from the PC computer, the 4x4/S acts as a stand-alone patchbay.

The Portman 4x4/S ($279.95 msrp) is fully Windows MME compatible and works with Windows 3.1, 3.11 and Windows 95.

When functioning as a SMPTE time code writer/reader, the Portman 4x4/S can read and write 24, 25, and 30 drop or non-drop frame LTC SMPTE formats. Using the included software, any SMPTE write offset can be set. Portman 4x4/S converts LTC to MIDI time code (MTC) for syncing any MTC capable sequencer to SMPTE.

Got a bad spot on your recording? -- the 4x4/S can perfectly regenerate even the worst SMPTE time code with a selectable flywheel that can be set to any value from 1 frame to 255 frames, or forever, and it performs 3JAM2 sync in all modes.

The MIDIMAN Portman 4x4/S plugs into the PC printer port and supports high speed bi-directional printer port modes minimizing PC overhead. The 4x4/S is shipped with Windows MME-compliant multiclient drivers, remote control Windows software and a parallel cable.

For more information contact:

MIDIMAN,
45 E. St. Joseph St., Arcadia, CA 91006

Telephone: 818-445-2846
Fax: 818-445-7564
Internet Email: info@midiman.net

Press Contact: Tim Ryan
Tim's Phone: (818) 445-2842
Tim's Fax: (818) 445-7564
Tim's email tmryan@earthlinklnet