[visurfacereader] Re: Beta 4.1 now available

Hi All,

Thanks to David for the pointer which did indeed solve the installation problem.

Some more basic questions to help get me up and running please:

1. It seems that each time you install a new beta version, you first have to remove the previous one rather than just installing over the top. Is that right?

2. I plan to use the FW1884 with Sonar. In the SR "Add surface" dialogue, the FW Control MIDI port, which is what Sonar uses, shows up. Do I still need to install virtual MIDI cables with MIDI Yoke, and how will that affect normal Sonar use if at all?

3. From what Tim said, the best way to start testing will be to switch the FW to emulate Mackie. I need to figure out how to do that, and again how that will affect the Sonar set-up. The alternative would be to start trying to get SR to learn FW native controls. Any thoughts on how to proceed very welcome.

Best,

Peter

At 13:02 21/06/2012, you wrote:
Peter,

David's already put you on the right road for the component you're missing,
but I should point out that SurfaceReader should be capable of being trained
to work with any of the modes that the FW1884 can support - it's amatter of
defining a protocol for each mode.  Having said that, we're working on a
thorough Mackie Control definition file at the moment, so it'll be the
sensible place to start.  Once we've got that happy it'd be more than
interesting to attempt definitions for the other modes, as I remember Phil
Muir telling me that the unit's Native mode offered some advantages.

Best wishes.

Tim Burgess
Raised Bar Ltd
Phone:  +44 (0)1827 719822

Don't forget to vote for improved access to music and music technology at

http://www.raisedbar.net/petition.htm




-----Original Message-----
From: visurfacereader-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:visurfacereader-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Peter Bosher
Sent: 21 June 2012 10:33
To: visurfacereader@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [visurfacereader] Re: Beta 4.1 now available

Hi Tim/All,

I've only just twigged that I should be able to run and test Surface Reader
on my DAW with the FW1884, so I'm now trying to install and have hit my
first hurdle.

When I run the installer I get the following message:

"This installation package cannot be installed by
the Windows Installer service.   You must install
a Windows service pack that contains a newer version of the Windows
installer service."

This is under Win XP 32-bit Service Pack 3 with all Windows updates, using
the 32-bit installer.

Best,

Peter

At 15:51 20/06/2012, you wrote:
>Hi Jim,
>
><http://www.raisedbar.net/surfacereader/surfacereader.htm>http://www.ra
>isedbar.net/surfacereader/surfacereader.htm
>should do it.
>
>Best wishes.
>
>Tim Burgess
>Raised Bar Ltd
>Phone:  +44 (0)1827 719822
>
>Don't forget to vote for improved access to music and music technology
>at
>
><http://www.raisedbar.net/petition.htm>http://www.raisedbar.net/petitio
>n.htm
>
>
>From: visurfacereader-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>[mailto:visurfacereader-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jim
>Noseworthy
>Sent: 20 June 2012 15:38
>To: visurfacereader@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>Subject: [visurfacereader] Re: Beta 4.1 now available
>
>Hi Folks:
>
>I've lost the link to the visurfacereader] Beta download section.
>Could someone email that to me please?
>
>Thanks all over the place.
>
>
>From:
><mailto:visurfacereader-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>visurfacereader-bounce@fre
>elists.org [mailto:visurfacereader-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
>Tim Burgess
>Sent: Wednesday, June 20, 2012 10:49 AM
>To: <mailto:visurfacereader@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>visurfacereader@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>Subject: [visurfacereader] Beta 4.1 now available
>
>OK all, this update fixes the problems relating to saving of protocols
>and subsequent loading of their dependent surfaces.  Please go grab.
>
>Best wishes.
>
>Tim Burgess
>Raised Bar Ltd
>Phone:  +44 (0)1827 719822
>
>Don't forget to vote for improved access to music and music technology
>at
>
><http://www.raisedbar.net/petition.htm>http://www.raisedbar.net/petitio
>n.htm
>
>
>


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Email: peter@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
http://www.soundlinks.com/
Tel': (+44) (0) 1494 794 797
Fax: (+44) (0) 1494 583 146
snail://
SoundLinks Limited,
43 Broadlands Avenue,
Chesham,
Bucks.
HP5 1AL
England.



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