How does iConfig build its dropdown list of devices to select for the 'Reserved' column in the 'USB Host Jack 1' Table of the 'MIDI Info' screen?
Is this facility meant to create a persistent binding between a particular device and a Port 'Name' (and thereby numerical Port identifier)? i.e., If I select a given device from the 'Reserved' dropdown for the row n, then every time I plug that device in, it will come up on 'Port n', with Name 'HSTn'*?
*with the fact that these Port 'Names' may be renamed out of the discussion for the moment.
I am experiencing two problems with this facility. Please see attached screen shot*:
*OK - the 'attach file facility of this website does not work for me. Grab the screen shot here:
In Port row 1, please note the device 'ID: FC08 USB MIDI interf (Port 1)'. Also note that this device does not appear in the 'Reserved' dropdown list.
My naive assumption is that any compliant device connected should appear this list. Is this assumption correct?
By compliant, my understanding is that this would be any USB MIDI class-compliant device - is this correct?
OK, this is an el-cheapo eBay import special 'line lump' MIDI IF. Accordingly, it may not be truly class-compliant. However, I have not before had reason to suspect that it be fully class-compliant - it has always 'just worked'. Plus, there is a fully definitive text string ('ID: FC08 USB MIDI interf (Port 1)') in the 'Connected Device' column for this device. Why is this not seen in the 'Reserved' dropdown.
Would the iConnectivity 1x1 USB/Lightning MIDI IF resolve this problem?
2) Last night, I (thought I) 'Reserved' the 'Port' 8 - 'Name' HST8 row to my 'Novation DMS ReMOTE SL Compa (Port 1)'. But this morning, the association was gone, and that 'Port 8' - 'Reserved' cell read just 'None'. What did I do wrong?
4th Gen iPad
iConfig Mac 4.1.0