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I got the Minim but it's useless without being able to use Ableton Live or Minim Music lab. When will either of these two be available on either platform please?
Hello Moon, just following up on the possible Windows 10 integration possibly this month. Is it still a plan for this month, or is it still being worked on? Thanks!
Thanks Moon! Excited to get to use my Minim on Windows!
Hey Moon, I asked Ableton in October if they planned on Supporting the Minim, but got this response. It's great to see you guys have the update working in Windows, thanks for your hard work!
> Moon said:
> Hi Beau,
Hi Beau,Our firmware update software for Windows has just been approved by the Windows Store. We will be releasing that part soon.We are working on a version of the Minim Editor for Windows, it's release is still a ways away, as we are a bit more concerned about getting some App support for Bluetooth-MIDI Devices on Windows 10 at the moment.
Hey Moon, thanks for the update! I will wait, glad to see the firmware releasing soon! Is this firmware an .EXE file I would download and install directly in Windows, that would allow Bluetooth MIDI capability? It would include a Bluetooth MIDI driver as well?
The firmware update is going to be a package in the Windows Store.After upgrading your firmware, Windows 10 will natively see your Minim as a Bluetooth-MIDI Device after pairing to it.The driver is a part of Windows 10. Only a few software's currently support the Enhanced MIDI System for Windows 10 that this driver is part of.
Hey Moon, am I able to use the Minim in Ableton Live or in Windows 10 as a USB device for now?
Hi Beau, Minim's USB Port is for charging only.Minim cannot operate as a USB-MIDI Device.
Thanks for that Moon, how are things going with the Windows 10 firmware update? Let me know if you need someone to help test. It's great to see you're heavily active on the discussion board, is it just you from Livid or are others here as well?
It is mainly just me trolling these forums.Amounra, who works with us on Ableton Live scripts, also graciously helps out with Ableton related requests.We relay things from here to the other departments when necessary.Sure, if you want to test the windows version of firmware update, you can access it from here:https://www.microsoft.com/store/apps/9pnzlkdnpdkkIt has been approved by a few of us here and has been approved by the Microsoft store.It is currently a 'private link', so you can't search it in the Windows Store yet.We will be releasing Minim Firmware Update, once Apple approves the iOS version (the OSX version has been approved).Here's a video of the OS X Version in operation, so you can see what will happen:http://lividinstruments.com/dl/software/demonstration_videos/minim_firmware_update_osx_demo_video_20170104.movIt's functionally the same as the Windows versionAfter updating to v176, you will be compatible with Windows 10 Bluetooth MIDI.The only test app really available for Windows 10 Bluetooth MIDI is available in the Windows Store as 'Midi Monitor'Windows has some cool features built in, though, that show the promise of what they are doing:- automatic connection whenever an app tries to connect to your device's MIDI Port.- automatic reconnection if a connected Bluetooth-MIDI Device unexpectedly disconnects.Cheers,Justin
Hi Matty,We now have a documentation page for Minim Firmware Update.http://wiki.lividinstruments.com/wiki/Minim_Firmware_UpdateAnd the program is available and searchable in both the Apple and Microsoft app stores.The flash writes can take a long time, and so it is somewhat easier for a disconnection to occur when updating the firmware.My first thought, is to make sure you have your Minim in a good position relative to your computer.If you are using a Desktop under a desk for example, perhaps put Minim under the desk as well.If you are using a laptop, maybe put Minim about 1 ft away from it.Let me know if this helps.As a second bit of advice, if you enter the 'connect' page, and 'disconnect', and then 'reconnect' to your minim by clicking on it after disconnection, it should force the firmware update to continue if it stalls like you described.Let me know if this helps, and we'll move on from there.
Matty, I'll test the firmware updated too when I'm free! Thanks Moon for providing us this!
@Matty: Okay, it's working consistently on my Windows 10 machines. Keep me posted, and I'll keep helping.@BeauSmithI've also added official documentation today on connecting to Windows and Android, and I've added some compatible Apps for Android. Feel free to check it out!http://wiki.lividinstruments.com/wiki/Bluetooth_LE_MIDI_Connection
Hi Moon !
Hi Matty,I don't have any great ideas at the second, but since the firmware update partially completes, but will not continue after a reconnection, there is likely a bug with the 'continue' operation.I'm going to take a good look at the software tomorrow, and try to get an update out for you that fixes that issue.Yes, the Guitar Wing dongle is compatible with Minim, and yes, you can update Minim with the current development version of Guitar Wing Firmware Update, which is available here.Maclividinstruments.com/dl/software/guitar_wing/dev/gwing_fw_update_113_osx.zipUbuntulividinstruments.com/dl/software/guitar_wing/dev/gwing_fw_update_113_ubu.zipWindowslividinstruments.com/dl/software/guitar_wing/dev/gwing_fw_update_113_win.zip
Thanks Matty!I'm glad you are no longer stuck in firmware update mode. I will work to get 'Continue' working better on the Windows version for the next go round.I will let you know if I need more help with the testing. Thanks for the offer!
Hello Moon, I'm testing on Android right now. I'm using the Tab S2 on Android 7.1.1. None of the apps you listed are able to be installed from the google play store. MIDI BLE Connect, General MIDI Synthesizer, ect. I can pair through my bluetooth settings but that's it. Thanks for your help so far!