MIDIoverLAN CP 2.2 review

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Using computers in musical studio has become very common.

License: Demo
OS: Mac OS X
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Developer: MusicLab, Inc.
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Price: $129.00
Updated: 28 Jul 2005
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Using computers in musical studio has become very common. Now computers not only work as sequencing equipment, but also as multi-track digital audio workstations. In modern studio environment a whole lot of computers may be networked locally so that among the other things they can share MIDI data, which makes use of MIDI cables and hardware MIDI interfaces unnecessary. Not only does such a local network (LAN) reduce the necesity of using external MIDI hardware, but it may also drastically increase the effeciency and flexibility of such a multi-computer studio.

We have been working hard to make our MIDIoverLAN communicate not only between several MIDI apps on a single machine, but between those on several computers, which finally led us to creating a new enhanced version of MIDIoverLAN. It's now called MIDIoverLAN CP - our MIDI cross-platform solution for communication between MIDI applications both local and over network.

Why cross-platform? MIDIoverLAN CP communicates not only PC computers. Our new solution can now communicate PC and Mac computers into unified MIDI network.

Ever wished to flow MIDI stream over the local network without torturous setups of MIDI interfaces and cables? Want to get a fast MIDI connection between different applications in your computer? We are proud to announce MusicLab MIDIoverLAN CP - cross-platform solution for these problems.

MusicLab MIDIoverLAN CP is the world's simplest, robust and unique utility that allows you:
1. Connect MIDI applications running on several locally networked computers. Now you can easily receive/transmit MIDI events from/to remote computers via local network so that you can:
Synchronize sequencers on several computers
Synchronously play from several sound sources located on different computers
Play jam sessions on several computers
Record music playing back on remote computer

2. Open more than one MIDI program! It can share its own ports between (up to 4 for PC version) your favorite MIDI programs.

3. Create local MIDI Pipe devices supporting fast MIDI events transfer from MIDI OUT port to MIDI IN port i.e. it allows to direct MIDI OUT stream from one MIDI sequencer to MIDI IN port of another one (Mac version supports "local" mode via localhost).
In any case mentioned above you could install your studio connections without traditional MIDI cables wherever it's possible!
MusicLab MIDIoverLAN CP is the best choice if you want to

Receive/transmit MIDI events from/to remote computers via TCP/IP network
Synchronize sequencers or play MIDI over local network
Run your favorite softsynths on dedicated computer
Combine the best of all MIDI programs
MusicLab MIDIoverLAN CP features

Convenient control panel
The most MIDI time accuracy possible
MusicLab MIDIoverLAN CP editions

1 Standard edition - provides up to 16 "LocPipe" / "NetPort" MIDI devices to transfer MIDI stream between several MIDI/Audio oriented applications (sequencers, samplers, softsynths)
2 Platinum edition - provides up to 64 "LocPipe" / "NetPort" MIDI devices to transfer MIDI stream between several MIDI/Audio oriented applications (sequencers, samplers, softsynths)
Each "NetPort" / "LocPipe" is equal to 16 MIDI CHANNELS.

trial version will work for 14 days after installation.

What's New:
CoreMIDI 1.3 support is added.
Improved MIDI Monitor visualization.
Advanced error logging is added.
Invariable driver's display name bug is fixed.
OSX Tiger (10.4.1) compatibility.

Mac: OSX 10.2.4, G4 400 Mhz, 128 MB RAM

Mac: OSX 10.3, G4 800 Mhz, 512 MB RAM.

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