Is there a way to rename the Virtual Ports?

My Yamaha stage piano always sends out active sensing and timing messages so I created a translator that filters those out and sends the filtered output via Bome Virtual Port 1. I also have another translator that converts aftertouch messages on my Komplete Kontrol S49 into modulation messages and sends its output to Bome Virtual Port 2.

I was wondering if it would be possible to rename these virtual ports to something like "CP33 Filtered" and "KKS49 AT-Modulation". Right now, all virtual ports are presented to OSX and MIDI apps as "Bome MIDI Translator x". I'd like to create custom virtual port names that are more representative of what my virtual ports do.

I thought I could just create aliases for the Virtual Ports, but those are only visible within BMT itself. Any suggestions on how this could be done?


No this is not possible with Bome MIDI Translator Pro.

However stay tuned as we are looking into an extension to Bome Network Pro to add this feature. I cannot proved a timeline for this availability, however.


In the meantime you could probably use something like LoopMIDI, however LoopMIDI ports are different from Bome Virtual Ports in that LoopeMIDI makes 2 calls to the host operating system for any message sent or received where Bome MIDI Translator virtual ports only make 1.  This might have some impact on performance.


Steve Caldwell
Bome Q and A Moderator and
Independent Bome Consultant/Specialist