[PD] Number of the available midi ports shown

Dan Wilcox danomatika at gmail.com
Wed Sep 30 12:24:49 CEST 2020

I'd recommend not choosing inputs directly in Pd, but use IAC MIDI busses and then route the hard device to them with something like MIDI Patchbay. I use this all the time, but then again I am not using as many simultaneous interfaces as you are.

http://notahat.com/midi_patchbay/ <http://notahat.com/midi_patchbay/>

> On Sep 30, 2020, at 12:11 AM, pd-list-request at lists.iem.at wrote:
> Date: Tue, 29 Sep 2020 19:23:00 +0200
> From: Maximiliano Estudies <maxiestudies at gmail.com <mailto:maxiestudies at gmail.com>>
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> Dear list,
> I recently stumbled on a problem with the number of available midi
> interfaces shown under _midi settings_. I am using four different
> keyboards, three of them connected via USB Midi and one over a ESI M8U Midi
> interface. I also need 4 internal IAC MIDI Buses.
> My problem is that the ESI interface has 16 ports that are shown as
> different devices, and Pd shows only the first 21 available devices, so
> when the interface is connected I can't select some of the other keyboards
> as inputs because they are not shown in the drop-down list.
> I only need the first port of the ESI interface and I can't disable the
> rest in the audio-midi config, and this is the only interface I have.
> Would it be possible to extend the drop-down menu to all the devices?
> I'm using Pd-0.50 on OSX Sierra (10.12).
> Cheers,
> Maxi

Dan Wilcox
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