XG Manager 1.6.1 MIDI Thru not working

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Greg Holwell
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XG Manager 1.6.1 MIDI Thru not working

I have just downloaded the 64-bit portable edition of XG Manager version 1.6.1 and extracted it to a brand new folder (i.e. no configuration files left over from
the previous version).

I set up the MIDI devices as:
Input devices: Steinberg UR22C-1 (I have nothing connected to this device's MIDI ports) - unticked
                       USB MIDI Interface - from my keyboard (shows a green light when data is received) - ticked
Thru output device - USB MIDI Interface - to my Yamaha MU10 XG tone generator (flashes a yellow light when data is transmitted)

Output devices: USB MIDI Interface - ticked
                         Steinberg UR22C-1, Microsoft MIDI Mapper, Microsoft GS Wavetable Synth - all unticked
Thru input device - none
XG synth: USB MIDI Interface

I created a setup with the XG voice Church Organ 2 in part 1, channel 1 and saved it as "Church Organ 2.stp".

I played the keyboard and no note sounded, so I checked View MIDI Input and Output Meters. Both showed the  monitored device as being USB MIDI Interface.
The input meters showed data on Channel 1 when keys were pressed and released, and on Other continuously (probably Active Sense).
The output meters showed no data at all.

After shutting down XG Manager, I looked at "Church Organ 2.stp".  Here are the relevant lines:

MidiThruDevices=19:0/Steinberg UR22C-120:0/USB MIDI Interface
MidiInEnabledDevices=20:0/USB MIDI Interface
MidiOutEnabledDevices=20:0/USB MIDI Interface

XGMidiOutDevice=0/USB MIDI Interface

 

Greg Holwell
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P.S. My other XG editor worked as normal on this same MIDI input/output configuration.

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See my other complaint:  USB MIDI Interface's output driver might not be multi-client.

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I have installed loopMIDI as per the XG Manager manual and assigned loopMIDI Port 1 to both XG Manager1.7.0a1's Thru MIDI Output and its XG synth's MIDI Output.  Via the "total data" count on loopMIDI's window,  I am able to see the effect on port 1 of the Note On/Offs, XG System On and the current setup's SysEx data.  Now how do I get all this data - both note and SysEx - into a single-client MIDI hardware output such as the two I have mentioned in these posts, USB MIDI Interface or Steinberg UR22C-1?  Will your MIDI Tools, for which I have the 64-bit portable edition of version 2.2.1, handle this, or must I plump for the 32-bit option of MIDI-OX which I have mastered before but might be too complex for newbies?
I am asking this not just for myself but for any new members of an on-line group for QS300 or compatibles, for which I have yet to find another currently-available program that deals with 3- or 4- element QS300 voices on a DB50XG, SW60XG or MU10.

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The last version of XG Manager that I had got to work with the single-client output driver and no MIDI pipes was 1.5.2a1.   This did not have the MIDI menu by which the XG System On and the setup could be sent in the middle of an XG Manager session; instead, these were sent only at (re)start.