Connecting and Disconnecting Devices from an External Port
It is important that you understand the information in Understanding Ports and Devices in the MIDI Device Configuration Window before you attempt to connect or disconnect external devices from an external port.
There is a good chance that your MIDI configuration will exactly or closely match one of the configurations described in Common MIDI Device Configurations. It is highly recommended that you review those common configurations. They will probably help you determine how you will want to connect external devices to external ports, as described here.
To connect an external device to an external port.
|1.||In the MIDI Device Configuration Window, select the external device by clicking its name. It must be an external device, as indicated by the word "External" in the Port or Device column. If the port is an input port, then the device must not already be assigned to another input port. If the port is an output port, then the device must not already be assigned to another output port. If the port is an input port, the device already may be assigned to an output port, and conversely. That is, an external device (eg, MIDI keyboard) that supports both recording and playback can be assigned to two different ports-- one that is an input port, and another that is an output port.|
|2.||Choose the Connect To External Port command in the Device menu.|
Composer will display the Connect External Device to Port dialog box, such as the following:
The external device that you selected in the MIDI Device Configuration Window will already be selected as the External Device.
|3.||In the dialog box, select the external port to which you wish to connect the external device.|
|4.||Click the Connect button.|
To disconnect an external device from an external port.
|1.||In the MIDI Device Configuration Window, select the external device by clicking its name.|
|2.||In the Device menu, choose the Disconnect From External Port command.|