I am a complete Newbie in using the Miniak Editor and the Miniak itself; i just bought a used one in very good condition to use it in a band of young students as "replacement" for a MIniMoog (Bass or Lead)(definitely cheaper, soundwise good enough, only the GUI reminds me of my first steps of desperately trying to edit my first DX7 in the eighties:-)
Since the Mac-Version of the editor is only vs.1.8 I am using a virtual machine on my macPro with Windows 7 Systemsoftware and Miniak-Editor 2.2 plus a USB->MIDI Interface to connect both, Mac & Miniak.
So far, eveerything seems to work, parameters can be changed in realtime,
programchanges on the Miniak (by turning the DATA-Buttun) are transmitted to the editor,
the programnumbers that are shown in the editor correlate to the sounds in the "ALL"-bank in the Miniak
pressing the "request patch"-button in the editor seems not to work properly - if I repeat pressing the "Request Patch" button several times (without changing the sound on Miniak) I get a new setting in the Editor every time,
oscillators have different waveshapes every time, sin/tri/pulse change, sometimes there is NO waveform to be seen in the waveform-icon
the program name is never transmitted correctly, most of the time I see things like <ô€Foilàe€>
Does anybody else make these experiences or am I the only one?
Thanks a lot for tips & ideas,