[Force] USB MIDI output

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At the moment it's possible to get MIDI input from USB devices but it's not possible to send MIDI to the devices. Together with an active USB hub, this could make some setups cleaner.

But of course, fix all the critical stuff which is pissing off all the users here first ;)
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Eliza, Employee

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Hey klaustrophil,

Thanks for posting!

That's a great idea for maximizing MIDI I/O routing options. Be sure to submit this as a feature request directly to the Akai team for consideration!

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Thanks for your feedback! :)
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TheKik Gen

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The Force software is really closed to the Live/X one.
So this hack should work on the Force also...

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Anybody tried this hack on the force?

I dont understand why usb only allowes midi input, no output...
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Burner Phone

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Probably because it's hard to build a UI to support 15(million) different devices, with wacky USB hub structure. Then you have to provide USB Midi-clock to all and maybe route data directly between them.

There's also the 'support issue' when you start connecting class compliant devices which aren't actually class compliant...
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Akai has stated that the reason was simply such that the OS environment they use, had support for USB MIDI In already built-in, so they enabled that for us.

A better MIDI implementation is on the way, according to Akai, and 1-to-1 tracks with MIDI "multi-mode" which should enable us to map MIDI port and channel for MIDI In to individual tracks.

I have seen mention about the USB MIDI Out and that it is on the road map, so it should be coming.

What time frame are we talking about for all this? Well, I see all these version numbers being mentioned by people, but that means nothing in terms of time. Sometimes we get a new version within a month, sometimes it takes six months, etc., so there really is no "time" frame per se, but sort of general features in loose order. This is reasonable, because some things has to be done before others and all that.

I was REALLY hoping for the 3.0 for x-mas, but that's not based on anything but my own hopes. Maybe I have to consider myself lucky if there is another tenth version before then... nah, I still want to hope for as long as possible. :)
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I have the same problem:
the force don't send any midi message to the midi in and out port; instead if you look in to the monitor windows of force software you can see the flow of midi messagge.
Maybe a better midi implementation would be a great things.