The Atari users who are musicians know the majority of devices that expand the number of MIDI IN and OUT ports of our faithful Atari, there are many and different (MO4, Unitor-2, Export, Midex / Midex +, SMP-24 / SMP- II, etc.) with various capacities and other add-ons (synchronisms, dongles ...), all designed specifically for Atari. These devices usually have two aspects in common: they are difficult to find currently and their price is expensive.
Today we will talk about two devices that were not built for Atari but can be used perfectly with our TT (also with Mega STe and Falcon or C-Lab), are connected to the LAN port (8-pin miniDIN) and Cubase has a driver for use them: they are the MacMan and the miniMacMan (both of the brand "MidiMan").
These devices were manufactured for the Macintosh, then: what are they of interest to Atari? The answer has two main factors: they work very well taking advantage of the speed of the LAN port and they are sold very cheap in the present (between 15 and 25 € approximately).
The MacMan has 3 MIDI-OUT and 1 MIDI-IN. It also has a THRU port (in miniDIN format) and can use optional 9v external power (not required with Atari). Three colored LEDs report its operation and the IN or OUT data transmission. Its 9-pin miniDIN port is compatible with the 8-pin cable connector and the Atari LAN port.
The MiniMacMan is a reduced version: it only has 1 MIDI-OUT and 1 MIDI-IN, it does not support external power supply and it does not have THRU. It has three colored leds and its small size makes it ideal for any desk, giving a great use to the LAN port of our Atari.
I have attached a link to the driver for Cubase and the manuals for the two MidiMan devices (obviously designed for Macintosh).
If you find a device without the 8-pin miniDIN cable, you can buy cheap on Amazon with a length of 1 meter.
So you can search for these devices and buy them without making a lot of noise: as Mac users find out, they will label it "very rare" and they will give you a price of € 100!http://www.mediafire.com/file/m8knepirh ... MacMan.rar
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