A-880

The Roland A-880 was a MIDI Patcher/Mixer at the heart of many MIDI studios in the 1990s.
It has been superseded by USB-based devices.

A-880 Manager is an application that allows you to upload and download connection setups to and from the A-880.
It is available for macOS and Windows.

A-880 Manager 3.2.0 Beta 1 for macOS

This is the first 64-bit version of A-880 Manager for macOS.
It should be compatible with Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) and later, including macOS 10.15 (Catalina).

This version no longer uses the Carbon interface, but Cocoa.
Due to this transition, this version no longer suffers from any Carbon-related problems.
On the other hand, the application now suffers from at least one problem related to Cocoa:
Dialog boxes (such as "Check for update") that pop up during application startup prevent the other windows of the application from showing up correctly. As a temporary work-around, in this situation the application automatically restarts.

See section 2 of the manual for the full list of changes.

Please report any problems related to the transition to 64-bit Cocoa in the A-880 forum at this site.
(You may also want to keep an eye on the forums for the other applications that now come in 64-bit Cocoa versions: MIDI Tools, BC Manager and FCB1010 Manager.)

File: 
a880man-3.2.0b1.dmg — Downloaded 29 times

A-880 Manager 3.1.0.1 for macOS

Beware: this version is 32-bit, so it doesn't run on macOS 10.15 (Catalina). Even on earlier versions of macOS you should now install the 64-bit version listed above.

This version fixes the update checker (which had stopped working when the Mountain Utilities webhost ended support for TLS 1.0), at least for operating systems supporting TLS 1.1/1.2, i.e. OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) and later.
So on Mavericks or later, if you had disabled "Automatic check on program startup" in the "Check for update" dialog box, you can now re-enable it. And of course pressing the "Check now" button should work again too.
On OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) and earlier (which lack TLS 1.1/1.2 support) the update checker still doesn't work, so it's best to switch "Automatic check on program startup" off, although leaving it on will no longer prevent the application from starting up.

File: 
a880man-3.1.0.1.dmg — Downloaded 145 times

A-880 Manager 3.1.0 Manual (update 1)

This is the manual for A-880 Manager 3.1.0.

Note: The A-880 Manager installer contains this manual too and will install it automatically, so you don't need to download it separately here, unless you wish to read it before running the installer. So if you're just updating from a previous version, you can safely skip downloading the manual separately: just download and install the update to A-880 Manager, and you'll be able to read the automatically installed manual anyway.

File: 
a-880-manager-manual-3.1.0-update1.pdf — Downloaded 388 times

A-880 Manager 3.1.0 for Windows - Installer

Main new features of this version:

  • The installer automatically installs the edition of A-880 Manager matching the operating system: the 32-bit edition on 32-bit Windows, the 64-bit edition on 64-bit Windows. (Previously there was only a 32-bit edition, which was installed on 32- and 64-bit Windows alike.)
  • The A-880 Manager update mechanism allows you to specify in which update types you are interested: alpha (development) versions, (‘public’) beta versions, release candidates and release versions.

See section 2 of the manual for the full list of changes.

File: 
a880man-3.1.0-install.exe — Downloaded 670 times

A-880 Manager 3.1.0 for Windows - Portable 32-bit

This is the 32-bit portable edition of A-880 Manager 3.1.0 for Windows.
You don't need to install this edition: simply unzip it to a folder to which you have write-access and run A880Man.exe.
This edition runs on 32- and 64-bit Windows, although for 64-bit Windows the 64-bit portable edition is recommended.

File: 
a880man-3.1.0-x86-portable.zip — Downloaded 117 times

A-880 Manager 3.1.0 for Windows - Portable 64-bit

This is the 64-bit portable edition of A-880 Manager 3.1.0 for Windows.
You don't need to install this edition: simply unzip it to a folder to which you have write-access and run A880Man.exe.
This edition only runs on 64-bit Windows.

File: 
a880man-3.1.0-x64-portable.zip — Downloaded 227 times
Screenshots: 
A-880 temporary setup window
A-880 memory presets window