DATE PRODUCT PACKAGE DOCUMENTATION ONLY DONATION  

31-Jul-2015

DIY NetMIDI EGP Free v0.1

DIY NetMIDI EGP Free v0.1

DIY NetMIDI EGP Free v0.1

 

21-Sep-2015

Benchmark MIDI v0.1

Benchmark MIDI v0.1

   

QUICK START (DIY NetMIDI EGP)

Download the complete package. Write .img file on a USB disk. Use Rufus and make sure to set the "DD Image" writing mode. Boot the DIY system and connect all your MIDI devices. That's it, the system is plug-and-play. Install the ipMIDI Multicast driver on your Windows/Mac and everything is ready. No IT/Networking expertise. Read the documentation for details.

You are free to use any Asus/Asrock x86 motherboard with the TPM support. Remember to enable the TPM in the BIOS/UEFI firmware. Performances are very generous: up to 40000 packets per second (80000 with redundancy). Performance was artificially limited and depend on the processor speed. In the worst case (low-power electronics), the performance will be greater than 1000 events per second. Intel Celeron and Intel Pentium are the best choices.

You must use the net-console for system logsDownload socat and type the following command in the socat folder:

socat.exe udp4-recv:55555 -

The DIY system export all your MIDI devices on the network in both directions. There are several schemes to export MIDI devices on the network. "Broadcast" is the most simple scheme that is now available:

SOURCE   DESTINATION  
USB1, USB2, ..., USBn and all ALSA devices
to     Multicast MIDI (21928 UDP, MIDI first port)  
Multicast MIDI (21928 UDP, MIDI first port) to       USB1, USB2, ..., USBn and all ALSA devices
 

 

The system may hang only at startup. Do not worry, reboot the system. This is only a protection mechanism.

Use the forum to share problems and solutions.


 KNOWN ISSUES

DATE PRODUCT  VERSION  PROBLEM FIX
08-Ago-2015   DIY NetMIDI EGP 0.1 Network Multicast MIDI input only works with dhcp service on the network, including programming next version