Alesis (better) vs Roland Serial Driver

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Posted by RichardX on July 08, 1998 at 12:21:22:

I don't understand why y'all seem to prefer the Roland
driver. I don't know which version of the Alesis
driver you have tried, but the one you can download
from the Alesis web site now, is much better than the
Roland. It will allow the serial rate to be specifally
set, up to 460.8K bits/sec. The Alesis driver also
supports com ports other than 1 & 2.

My question is, what is the maximum rate the QS8 can
talk on the serial port? The QS8 is supposed to be
RS-422 compatible and that should mean greater speed.

From what I understand, setting the switch on the QS8
to "MAC" really means, RS-422.

Why is everyone using 38.4??? I am mystified. The
Alesis literature says the port can be 4 times faster
than MIDI, which should mean in the range of 115,200
bits/sec. Is the only software setting in the QS8
38.4 and slower? Is anyone using 115,200? Is anyone
using a MAC with the QS8? If so, what speeds are you

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