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Posted by Bob on December 20, 2000 at 20:22:49:
In Reply to: solution posted by elmo on December 20, 2000 at 15:08:18:
: : i have set the switch on my qs to "pc"
: : and set i/o to 38.4.
: : do any other global qs parameters
: : need to be set?
: genMIDI on
: : i have one serial port (com1).
: port is enabled in system bios.
: no conflicts with existing modem or other
: hardware. fine.
: i remember reading
: : something about com2 being preferred
: : over com1.. does anyone know about this?
: the software never has a preference;
: using one over another is a potential solution
: when there are conflicts or complications with com ports.
: : the cable is connected securely, but,
: : i bought this cable at a computer store;
: : are all din8-db25's made the same, or could it be
: : that my cable
: : can't handle serial communication (it was
: : supposed to be a mac printer cable, i think)?
: here was my problem.
: not all serial cables are the same. some cables
: (like mac printer cables, apparently) have two
: leads switched around inside even though the jacks
: are correct. a "null modem adapter" switches
: them back so qs can talk to pc properly.
: i got this info from searching this qs forum
: for "alesis serial". after reading like 50
: postings, i had a list of things to check
: for problems. obviously this was a big help
: to me, and i'm sure no one answered me because
: it's such a common problem.
: what really pisses me off, looking back,
: is that one measley page in the alesis
: manual listing potential pitfalls could have
: prevented so much frustration!!!!!!!!!!!
Quite correct!! Korg, for example, uses a serial cable
with the pin out wired differently. Which of course, only they sell (special).A standard cable won't work.