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Offline chrisNova777

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Maximum MIDI ports/channels on PC Operating Systems
« on: February 23, 2018, 09:06:03 AM »
some questions id love to get answered + confirmed:

what is the Maximum MIDI ports/channels in Windows 3.1?

what is the Maximum MIDI ports/channels in Windows 95?

what is the Maximum MIDI ports/channels in Windows 98 (First Edition) ?

what is the Maximum MIDI ports/channels in Windows 98 (Second Edition) ?

what is the Maximum MIDI ports/channels in Windows ME?

what is the Maximum MIDI ports/channels in Windows 2000?

what is the Maximum MIDI ports/channels in Windows XP?

what is the Maximum MIDI ports/channels in Windows Vista ?

what is the Maximum MIDI ports/channels in Windows 7 (32)?

what is the Maximum MIDI ports/channels in Windows 7 (64)?

what is the Maximum MIDI ports/channels in Windows 8?

answers can use any hardware combination/manufacturer

the Motu MIDI TIMEPIECE AV was released aroun 1995/1996
http://www.oldschooldaw.com/forums/index.php?topic=2032.0
http://web.archive.org/web/19970113172414/http://motu.com:80/pages/MTPAV.html

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Network 2 units for 16 MIDI IN and OUT and 256 MIDI channels (Mac and Windows)
Network up to 4 units for 512 MIDI channels (Mac only)
Fully network-compatible with MTP I and MTP II
Compatible with any software that supports the MTP II
Network units up to 1,000 feet apart

the claim that 2 units can be networked for 16 MIDI in + out has long been made by MOTU!
back in the days of windows 95!!! but i dont understand how this is possible if there was an os limitation of 11 ports back then??? because this would allow only for a PC Flyer connected at the same time as a 8x8 PC Compatible MTP

at the time there was also the Express XT:
MIDI Express XT 8x8 MIDI/SMPTE interface/patchbay/merger with synchronization.
Serves as either a MIDI Machine Control master or slave
http://web.archive.org/web/19970113172732/http://motu.com:80/pages/ExpressXT.html
http://www.oldschooldaw.com/forums/index.php?topic=2555.0

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Re: Maximum MIDI ports/channels on PC Operating Systems
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2018, 09:16:11 AM »
https://books.google.ca/books?id=zzURbSGI6q4C&pg=PA66&lpg=PA66&dq=Master+Tracks+Pro,+Version+6.0&source=bl&ots=m-tsX4Lsrj&sig=SEKsVZop1uade9JWmWaB-kaTcYc&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjuiZSrnLzZAhXn44MKHecmDuEQ6AEIQzAE#v=onepage&q=Master%20Tracks%20Pro%2C%20Version%206.0&f=false


here i can see an ad saying that master tracks pro v6.0 (as of june 1995?) was updated to support 256 midi channels! (256 divided by 16 is 16 MIDI PORTS!)



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Master Tracks Pro is a professional MIDI sequencing program for Mac and Windows. Record, edit, and play musical compositions on your computer with exceptional ease and accuracy. Play back up to 64 tracks of music with independent track looping. The program's wealth of powerful features, combined with its easy-to-use interface, have set the standard for MIDI recording with professional musicians, amateurs, and multimedia producers alike.

Recording and Playback Features

64 tracks with independent track looping
Quickly audition and select sounds for virtually any MIDI synthesizer from Master Tracks Pro's editable Device list. List includes General MIDI, and several popular synthesizers. Customize existing lists or create your own
Bank Select lets you switch to alternate banks of sounds in your MIDI instruments
Assign any controller like volume, reverb, chorus, or pan to any recordable fader for an automated mix down
Step Entry: Input notes in step time with selectable duration, velocity, articulation, and MIDI channel for each note
Looping: Loop any number of tracks independently
Automated Punch-in: Automatically enter and exit record mode at predetermined "punch" points while your sequence plays
SMPTE support: Synchronize your music to film, video, or audiotape
See an accurate display of your sequence's elapsed time, stored tempo, playback tempo, and current time signature
Control playback and recording; select step-time note duration from your MIDI instrument
Import, export, and explode Standard MIDI files: Type 0 or C type 1
Big Counter is perfect for monitoring your sequence at a distance
Multi-Port support allows for up to 256 MIDI channels
Editing Features

Hot Keys add key commands for transposition, quantize, editors, and more
Velocity Window shows every note's velocity
Graphic note editing: Click and drag with your mouse to change a note's pitch, duration, or timing
Note Velocity Stems give you visual velocity editing
Event List Editing: Accurately edit note, controller, and time data from an alphanumeric list
Change Filter: Simple, one-step editing of notes by their location, duration, pitch, velocity, or channel
Cut, Copy, and Paste editing: Insert or delete any selection to modify your music as easily as editing text with a word processor
Individual Track Lock lets you transpose your song without affecting drum parts
Change note duration, velocity, channel, tempo, or time signature globally or for a specific section
Quantize and Humanize: Tighten up timing errors or loosen robotic, step-entered sequences
Fit Time: Automatically adjust tempos to make any section fit a specified length of time
Zoom in or out: See data in macro or micro views
Graphic editing of MIDI controller data complete with ghost notes
Snap to Grid allows you to quantize your step entry with a mouse
Control the music's feel: Slide selected regions forward or backward in time
Song Play List enables you to load and play a whole set list of songs for live performance
Sync your music to SMPTE via MIDI Time Code with a MIDI/SMPTE interface
Use the Event Editor window as a cue sheet
Supports all SMPTE formats for video and film production
Save and load MIDI System Exclusive data (voices, drum machine data, etc.) with Pro's built-in Sysex librarian
Edit and print your music on a Grand Staff in the Notation Editor
Record and play WAV audio directly using Window's MCI commands
Trigger MCI media events during playback at any point within a sequence
Control multimedia devices or play WAV audio files
Support of Windows 3.1 Multimedia Extensions: MIDI Mapper and MCI (Media Control Interface) commands
System Requirements - Windows:

Pentium class CPU or greater, 32MB of RAM, SVGA video, PC running Windows 98 or higher (WinME, 2000, or XP preferred)
Sound Card required for music playback
MIDI interface and MIDI keyboard (or other MIDI instrument) for live recording, and a compatible ink-jet or laser-quality printer for printing sheet music.
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