Multiple BomeNet Ports

I’m elated to see the new updates to BomeBox, BMPT, and Bome-Network! Looking forward to the enhanced functionality, productivity and fun using these products.

I’ve upgraded my BomeBox firmware to 1.5. I’ve upgraded Bome-Network to 1.4 (I already have a Bome Network Pro license). I’ve upgraded BMTP to 1.9. And finally, I’ve purchased an Unlimited Named MIDI Ports license.

I am trying to open and use four (4) Bome-Network MIDI ports on my Windows Surface Pro to access four (4) ports on my BomeBox. I’m not certain of the process to do this, but here’s what I’ve done:

Using the BomeNet Utility:
I created four (4) Virtual MIDI Ports
I created four (4) routes using the four (4) Virtual MIDI ports. I was able to see the ports on my BomeBox from the BomeNet Utility.

However, from the BomeBox, I am not able to see the Virtual Ports I created on the Surface Pro. Perhaps I doing something wrong. Any assistance would be appreciated.

Regards,
Gregory Richardson

Hi Gregory,

You will not need to set up any Unlimited Virtual Ports if you have physical devices connected on your BomeBox. Simply attach your devices to your BomeBox. Then go to the Bome Network Tool. If you click on your BomeBox name, you will see the attached devices as shown below. Simply switch them on and they should show up on your computer as local ports prepended by the BomeBox Name.
In the example below. I have a MIDI Fighter Twister and Artuia BeatStep connected and enabled for MIDI remote access. I also have a BomeBox DIN but since nothing is connected to it, I have that port enabled. My other two devices that I had previously connected are not now connected so they show as pending.
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Here is how they appear on my PC within MT Pro. Since I did not open BomeBox DIN for remote connections it does not show.

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Steve Caldwell
Bome Customer Care


Also available for paid consulting services: bome@sniz.biz

Awesome!!! I’ve got my Surface Pro functioning using multiple MIDI streams to/from my BomeBox.

I’m more than elated! I’m in MIDI heaven! Thank goodness you can’t see me right now, because I’m doing my embarrassing happy dance!!! :smile: :smile: :smile: :smile: Now I can remove the MIDI channel mappings from my custom programs and BMTP projects AND fully utilize the multi-timbral capabilities of my tone generators.

I’m still trying to understand the ‘Unlimited Named MIDI Ports’ license. I purchased it thinking it was required for what I was doing. I’m certain I’ll use the license once you explain it’s purpose! :slight_smile:

You’re the ‘real deal’, Steve!!!

Regards,
Gregory Richardson

Great!

Right now I pretty much use unlimited MIDI ports to allow complex routing and sharing of MIDI ports on Windows without using MT Pro. Windows only allows one app to use a given MIDI port at a time.

I use my FaderFox EC4 in this fashion

  1. Create to Virtual Ports EC4-1 and EC4-2

  2. Routing

IN: FaderFox EC4 - > OUT: EC4-1 Virtual Out
IN: FaderFox EC4 - > OUT: EC4-2 Virtual Out

Now I can have two separate apps each monitoring the same controller by using their Virtual Ports and Bome MIDI Translator is not needed (unless I need to do some translations).

There are really many other use cases.

Steve Caldwell
Bome Customer Care


Also available for paid consulting services: bome@sniz.biz