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How to Set Up Virtual MIDI Routing

Mac Only

This page covers setting up virtual MIDI routing on Macs. If you are using a Windows computer, you will need to use a third-party application to create virtual MIDI ports. Here are a few common options:

Sending MIDI between Sensory Percussion and another application on the same computer requires a few steps, since you'll be essentially running virtual MIDI cables between the two programs.

On a Mac you'll use the Audio MIDI Setup app:

  1. Open Audio MIDI (it's located in your Applications/Utilities folder)

  2. Click Show MIDI Studio under Window in the top menu.

A screenshot of the Window menu dropdown

  1. In the window that appears, double click on the IAC Driver Icon to reveal another window.

  2. In that new window, click the "+" button to add ports.

A screenshot of the IAC Driver Properties window


If you would like to send and receive MIDI virtually in Sensory Percussion, you must use two AIC Buses. Otherwise, you will create a MIDI feedback loop.

In the IAC Driver Properties window, you can add as many ports as you need and name them however you like.