Sound Quest Midi Quest 12 Pro [WiN] [TOP]
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Sound Quest Midi Quest 12 Pro [WiN]
1. Install the 32-bit version of Midi Quest or Solo Quest under Windows 95.2. Copy the SQ.INI from your Win95 "Windows" directory to the WinNT "Windows" directory.3. The Windows NT registry must be updated.4. Go to the Windows NT System32 directory and run REGEDT32.EXE.5. In the "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE on Local Machine" window perform the following:6. Double click on SOFTWARE to open it.7. Choose "Edit/Add Key..." to add a new key, name the key "Sound Quest" and press the OK button.8. Select "Sound Quest".9. Choose "Edit/Add Key..." to add a new key, name the key "Midi Quest" and press the OK button.10. Select "Midi Quest". (Note: if using Solo Quest, enter Solo Quest instead)11. Choose "Edit/Add Key..." to add a new key, name the key "6.0" and press the OK button.12. Select "6.0".13. Choose "Edit/Add Key..." to add a new key, name the key "Serial" and press the OK button.14. Select "Serial".15. Choose "Edit/Add Value..." to add a new value, name the value "Serial" of Data Type "REG_SZ" and press the OK button.16. A string value will be requested, enter your program's serial number and press OK.17. You can now close the registry editor. 18. Run the program from File Manager or create an icon and run the program from the icon.
Please check the Mac app with an antivirus before launch as it is downloaded from the developer's website, and we cannot ensure that it is safe. Commonly, this application's installer has the following filename: midiquest11.0.2.pkg.zip. The program is included in Audio & Video Tools. This Mac application is an intellectual property of Sound Quest Inc. The software is also known as "MidiQuest11".
So far, so good. We had PC software that allowed us to perform patch librarian tasks using MIDI (called System Exclusive or SYSEX) on many of the devices but it requires bi-directional data transfer between the sound module and the computer, and signals in a single MIDI cable only go one way: You need two cables connecting the In and Out ports. From the computer OUT to the module IN; and also from the module OUT to the computer IN. The computer requests data; the module sends it; the computer sends more data.
This story started somewhere in 2015, when a user named Keropi posted a thread on the Vogons forum, about cloning a Music Quest card. What is a Music Quest card, you may ask? It is a clone of the Roland MPU-401 MIDI interface. Keropi had collected a lot of information on it in a previous thread. But I suppose that begs the question: what exactly is a Roland MPU-401?
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