Init Midi with startup file [solved]


I was under the impression that I could initialize midi from within my tidal startup file

My current startup file
    s.reboot { // server options are only updated on reboot
        // configure the sound server: here you could add hardware specific options
        // see
        s.options.numBuffers = 1024 * 256; // increase this if you need to load more samples
        s.options.memSize = 8192 * 32; // increase this if you get "alloc failed" messages
        s.options.numWireBufs = 64; // increase this if you get "exceeded number of interconnect buffers" messages
        s.options.maxNodes = 1024 * 32; // increase this if you are getting drop outs and the message "too many nodes"
        s.options.numOutputBusChannels = 2; // set this to your hardware output channel size, if necessary
        s.options.numInputBusChannels = 2; // set this to your hardware output channel size, if necessary
        // boot the server and start SuperDirt
        s.waitForBoot {
            ~dirt = SuperDirt(2, s); // two output channels, increase if you want to pan across more channels
            ~dirt.loadSoundFiles;   // load samples (path containing a wildcard can be passed in)
            // load additional sample libraries
            // ~dirt.loadSoundFiles("~/projects/???/*");
            // s.sync; // optionally: wait for samples to be read
            ~dirt.start(57120, 0 ! 12);   // start listening on port 57120, create two busses each sending audio to channel 0
            // optional, needed for convenient access from sclang:
                ~d1 = ~dirt.orbits[0]; ~d2 = ~dirt.orbits[1]; ~d3 = ~dirt.orbits[2];
                ~d4 = ~dirt.orbits[3]; ~d5 = ~dirt.orbits[4]; ~d6 = ~dirt.orbits[5];
                ~d7 = ~dirt.orbits[6]; ~d8 = ~dirt.orbits[7]; ~d9 = ~dirt.orbits[8];
                ~d10 = ~dirt.orbits[9]; ~d11 = ~dirt.orbits[10]; ~d12 = ~dirt.orbits[11];

        s.latency = 0.3; // increase this if you get "late" messages

I am running this file via command line ...

sclang ~/bin/superdirt/superdirt_startup.scd

... and tried to add these adapted lines from the userbase tutorial:

~midiOut = MIDIOut.newByName("Midi Through", "Midi Through Port-0");
~dirt.soundLibrary.addMIDI(\midi, ~midiOut);

But I always get the following error:

ERROR: Message 'soundLibrary' not understood.

However, if I open Supercollider, paste and run my startup file and then run ...

MIDIClient.init; // 1
~midiOut = MIDIOut.newByName("Midi Through", "Midi Through Port-0"); // 2
~dirt.soundLibrary.addMIDI(\midi, ~midiOut); // 3

... line by line it will work.

So I guess it something to do with the order or rather point of execution.

Any tips whether and how I can incorporate the midi initialization into my startup file (without having to open Suercollider explicitely) would be very appreciated.

Here's mine :


s.waitForBoot {

	~midiOut = MIDIOut.newByName("Tidal", "Tidal");
	~dirt.soundLibrary.addMIDI(\midi, ~midiOut);


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Nice! Thanks a lot. I was not aware of the s.waitForBoot which did the trick.

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Glad I can help :slight_smile: I have to give credit to a fellow Tidal Cyclist on Toplap for sharing the solution a while ago though.

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Well, you could subsume this as a small example of: We all stand on the shoulders of giants, don't we?