email@example.com wrote:ThomasHelzle wrote:....You mean midi routing from track to track or what is the most critical for you?
I had a little time to play around last night and I find routing MIDI track to track very convenient and implemented in a way that is easily understandable.
The more I get to spend some time with BWS the more I am liking it, definitely.
And so stable on my machine - unbelievable compared to Live. No glitches so far.
What I miss most, so far, is the ability to run MIDI over LAN.
Being able to send MIDI back and forth between computers has totally enhanced my work methods. I really don't know yet if I want to do without that or if I want to move the programs on comp. #2 over and do everything on one computer again.
That's not so much joy once one gets used to a multi set-up.
It is doable, obviously, and I am most enjoying what I have so far with BWS, so the positives are outweighing the negatives.
If I can figure a way to get MIDI over LAN, game over and here's my card!
But until then I continue to weigh the +'s / -'s.
I think truly that is my only stumbling block - MIDI over LAN. I realize this has been promised for v2; however, when will v2 arrive? And when it does will it be a paid update?
Naturally, these are rhetorical questions so in the meantime I'll continue to demo and ponder the +/- situation
Also, in the meantime, I'll bet some enterprising really smart person will come up with a method
Thank you for the compliment Thomas! I try
Ah, I see, well, that's a rather special requirement
I would really test CopperLan if the other solution doesn't work, since they offer exactly that - Midi Over Lan and virtual midi on the same machine with a kind of node-based editor.
But I also wonder why LoopMidi/rtpMidi don't work for you. I found rtp a bit fiddly at first to set up but found a great setup video on YouTube and then it clicked. I tried it out again yesterday with TouchDAW on my android phone as a Mackie Control and it's totally fun. I use it via Wifi though. It's especially funny since I have my BCF2000 attached too, and the motorfaders move also when I move the slider on the phone and the other way around. I would have expected some conflicts with such a setup.
Do you have Apple Bonjour installed? It seems to be critical for easy network communication with zero setup in rtp....
What do you use with Live?
For me, BWS is extremely stable for months now. There were to-expected bugs every now and then, but hardly any crashes like people are seeing now - and those bugs got quickly resolved. I hope the same will happen for the bigger audience now.