To use the software, you most likely need to prepare your computer so
it can pass MIDI events from Molecular Acid to your sound source.
inside the .zip are distributions for OS X, Windows and Linux. You can launch the app without going through the setup, but you won't get sound.
Mac OS X:
firstly, you need to make sure you have installed mmj, a Java extension which enables it to do MIDI. Follow the instructions on their site.
then, you need an active IAC virtual MIDI port inside your computer. Creating one is rather simple:
- open Audio/MIDI Setup (it's in ~/Applications/Utilities).
- Click on the MIDI Devices tab. (On Snow Leopard it looks a bit different, make sure you can see the MIDI setup window;
go to the menu bar, Window -> Show MIDI Window.)
- Doubleclick the IAC Driver icon, check the Device is online box, optionally enter an adorable name for the device.
Now if you're using Snow Leopard, open Java Preferences (~/Applications/Utilities), and in the Java Applications field, drag the line with 32-bit in it above the 64-bit one. Also you have to run the app in 32-bit mode. Right click on nodalinterface.app, hit get info and check the open in 32-bit mode box.
you're on your own, sorry :(
I don't have either. You'll need a virtual MIDI port, so google that. If i remember correctly, on Windows MIDIYoke is what you're after. if you find a solution that works, feel free to email me!
The Example Project (requires Ableton Suite 8)
once you open the project, you probably have to reconnect the midi routings (hopefully the mappings won't be deleted). So in each track, at midi from, choose your virtual midi port and then choose channel 1 for track 1, channel 2 for track 2 and so on.
Please be aware that this is experimental prototype software. If it shouldn't work as expected, there is no refund.
Download and use at your own risk.