I'm trying to configure my A-880 with your editor but I came across some problems.
I have an Elektron TM-1 as my test midi interface.
I connected TM-1's input to A-880 MIDI OUT 1 and A-880 MIDI IN 1 to TM-1's output.
I've configured the editor to enable TM-1 input and output.
I've also powered on the A-880 with INPUT/BANK button number 1 pressed so my Control CH is 1 from what I've read on the manual.
When I'm trying to "read" A-880 from the editor the program stucks at "Request Send".
Any idea of what I might be doing wrong?
Forgot to mention that my A-880 firmware is the 1.03 as requested by the editor!
You're confusing the A-880's "Control IN" and "Control Channel":
To make A-880 Manager's "Receive" operation work, you first have to set up the A-880 correctly:
Then start A-880 Manager:
First open the "MIDI devices" dialog box via the main window's Options pull-down menu, and enable the MIDI input and output devices connecting to your A-880 via your MIDI interface. See section 5 of the A-880 Manager manual for further discussion.
Then open an A-880 window (e.g. "A-880 1") and open its "A-880 options" dialog box via its Options pull-down menu.
Set "MIDI input port" and "MIDI output port" to the devices you've enabled in the "MIDI devices" dialog box.
Set "Control Input" to the Control IN you've set on the A-880. (Actually the Receive operation will also work if "Control Input" is set incorrectly, but the A-880 window's connection diagram will be wrong, which will of course be very confusing.)
Set "Control Channel" to the Control Channel you've set on the A-880. (This is essential to the Receive operation!)
Finally press OK: A-880 Manager should automatically retrieve the current setup from the A-880.
See section 7 of the A-880 Manager manual for further discussion.
Hope this helps,
Thanks for the instructions, I have been trying all day to get this talking to Sounddiver and my Korg 01R/W which is on, In 4/ out 4. Control IN 1 on the front which goes to Soundcard (Midi out 1 to Soundcard). Control channel 11 as you said is best. Followed all the instructions as above and the utility gave a green light, which is all good. Do I also need to press 1 and in my case output 4 and vice verser on the front panel to route it or can I just use the utility for this (which didn't seem to change the LEDS). When I load up Sounddiver it seems to change the settings on the front panel back to defaults. Not sure what I am doing wrong here. Thanks
No, you don't have to make connection changes on the A-880 itself: the idea is that you make these changes via A-880 Manager:
If "Automatically update A-880" in the "A-880 options" dialog box (accessible from the main window's Options pull-down menu) is enabled, any "A-880 n" window (n=1...5) automatically uploads its full connection setup to the A-880 whenever you change.any connection in the window (i.e. the "Mixed input" value or any of the 8 "Source" values).
If "Automatically update A-880" is disabled, the connection setup is only sent when you execute "Send" from the MIDI pull-down menu or press the "green socket" toolbutton.
[Note: I see now that the description of the "A-880 options" dialog box in the A-880 Manager manual only mentions the effect "Automatically update A-880" has on the "Memory setups" window. I'll add that it also affects the "A-880 n" windows, as described above.]
The A-880 only accepts connection setups sent by A-880 Manager if the following settings in the "A-880 n: options" dialog box are correct:
I don't know anything about Sounddiver, so all I can think of is that Sounddiver sends a Program Change message to the A-880's Control IN on its Control Channel, thereby causing the A-880 to load its corresponding memory setup.
You might be able to test this hypothesis by somehow routing Sounddiver's output back to the "MIDI input messages" window of A-880 Manager (with the "Record" button pressed): see if anything shows up.
Hope this helps,