OSX controller for Minimax ASB - does it work?

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Post by Clamhead » Thu Jan 05, 2006 9:12 pm

I recently downloaded the OSX controller for the Minimax ASB off Creamware's website. No matter how I configure my Mac I cannot get the controller software and the ASB box to communicate properly.The software eventually recognises the Minimax's code but it will not upload or download patch names etc, or download the OS update, despite my being able to tweak buttons and knobs in the software that affect a preset's sound. Has anyone out there got the OSX controller software to work as easily as the PC version.

hubird

Post by hubird » Fri Jan 06, 2006 2:40 am

you must use Tiger...

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Post by Clamhead » Fri Jan 06, 2006 4:26 am

Hi there, thanks for replying. I am actually using Tiger (10.4). It still doesn't work though, either via USB or midi. I've tried switching channels, having it on omni etc. The computer is sending out messages to the box ok as I've tested it in AMS set-up but I'm getting no joy when I try to communicate via the Minimax software, although, as I say, the knobs and buttons all effect the sound of individual presets. I just can't upload/download banks or get any information on preset names or download OS updates to the ASB.

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Post by astroman » Fri Jan 06, 2006 4:59 am

do you use the latest update of Tiger 10.4.3 or a previous version ?
It's now much more version dependant than with ealier Apple systems

cheers, tom

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Post by Clamhead » Fri Jan 06, 2006 5:03 am

I'm using 10.4.3, which I think is the latest version.

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Post by Clamhead » Tue Jan 17, 2006 5:35 am

I've done a bit more research and basically the OSX version of the remote software for the Minimas ASB is a beta version and isn't fully functional. It would have been nice if Creamware had made this clear. I have no idea when the fully functional remote software for OSX will be ready. The PC version works fine however.

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Post by Shayne White » Tue Jan 17, 2006 10:45 am

They have a splashy link to the OSX software on the new ASB site (asb.creamware.com). Is that also a beta?

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Post by Clamhead » Wed Jan 18, 2006 2:32 am

yes, it is exactly the same beta version - just with a splashy link. I think the developers (actually in India) have sent through a beta version and Creamware have posted on their site without really testing it...

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Post by Shayne White » Wed Jan 18, 2006 9:18 am

India!?

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Post by Clamhead » Wed Jan 18, 2006 11:38 am

Yes India. Apparently the Minimax ASB remote software for OSX is being developed in India. That's the global economy I guess...

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Post by Clamhead » Thu Jan 19, 2006 3:37 am

Creamware have just posted a new version of the OSX remote software on their FTP site. This is version 3. Unfortunately, it does not even open in OSX Tiger 10.4.4 let alone work properly... Come on Creamware! Get it right!

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Post by gregae » Mon Mar 06, 2006 7:44 am

Quite right. I have the same problem with the latest Minimax OSX software in Tiger 10.4.3, and seemingly no recourse.

Does Creamware monitor these boards?

- Greg

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Post by Clamhead » Mon May 08, 2006 1:43 am

Just downloaded the latest Minimax ASB software for Mac OSX from the Creamware FTP site. It opens! It works! Thank you Creamware; you got there in the end.

hubird

Post by hubird » Mon May 08, 2006 3:57 am

that's nice :smile:

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Re: OSX controller for Minimax ASB - does it work?

Post by Onyx » Wed Feb 09, 2011 4:57 pm

So is it same to assume that there is no way to get this to work on OSX 10.5?

It crashes everytime I try to run it (error trying to write temp file....)

That really sucks. :evil:

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