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Mark of the Unicorn License Agreement and Limited Warranty on
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Packing List and System Requirements
THANK YOU FOR CHOOSING MOTU
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using it.
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SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
FastLane-USB will run with any USB-equipped
Macintosh running Mac OS 8.6, Mac OS 9 or Mac
OS X (10.2 or later). If you are attempting to use
FastLane with an older Macintosh model equipped
with a USB adaptor card, contact MOTU for
information about compatibility.
PACKING LIST
FastLane is shipped with the items listed below. If
any of these items are not present when you first
open the box, please immediately contact your
dealer or Mark of the Unicorn.
■
FastLane-USB Interface
■
USB cable
■
CD with software drivers
■
This manual
■
Product registration card
MIDI CABLES NOT INCLUDED
To connect MIDI devices to FastLane-USB, you
need MIDI cables, purchased separately.
MIDI SOFTWARE COMPATIBILITY
FastLane-USB is compatible with the following
kinds of MIDI software:
■
All MOTU software products
■
All MIDI software under Mac OS X
All FreeMIDI- and OMS-compatible software
running under Mac OS 8.6 or Mac OS 9
■
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GETTING STARTED
Follow the directions in this booklet to successfully
install and begin using FastLane-USB.
®
VISIT OUR WEB SITE FOR SOFTWARE UPDATES
Driver updates are posted on our web site as soon
as they become available, so check our web site for
the latest drivers: www.motu.com.
FAMILIARITY WITH MACINTOSH
This manual assumes that your are familiar with
using a Macintosh computer. If you are not, please
review your Macintosh User’s Guide before
proceeding.
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Installing FastLane-USB
CONNECTING A USB MACINTOSH
Using the USB cable included with FastLane-USB
(or any standard USB cable), put the Type A plug
into a Type A USB jack on the computer, the USB
computer keyboard, or any other USB device
connected to the computer that has an available
Type A USB jack. The USB cable allows the Mac to
communicate with all MIDI devices connected to
FastLane.
If you have several FastLane-USB (or other
MOTU) interfaces, see “Connecting multiple USB
interfaces” on page 8.
The flat,“Type A”
USB plug connects to
the computer.
You can use any available
Type A jack.
Figure-1: You can plug the Type A connector into a Type A jack
directly on the computer itself, a USB keyboard connected to the
computer, or any other USB device already connected to the
computer that has an available Type A USB jack.
The square,“Type B”
USB plug connects to
the MIDI interface.
Figure-2: The square Type B plug goes into FastLane.
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CONNECTING MIDI GEAR
Connect each MIDI device’s MIDI IN jack to one
of FastLane’s two MIDI OUT jacks as shown by
Connection 1 below. Conversely, connect the
MIDI OUT jack on the MIDI device to one of
FastLane’s two MIDI IN jacks as shown by
Connection 2.
FastLane
MIDI
OUT
One-way MIDI connections
MIDI devices that do not receive MIDI data, such
as a dedicated keyboard controller, guitar
controller, or drum pad, only need Connection 2
shown in Figure-3. Similarly, devices that never
send data, such as a sound module, only need
Connection 1. However, if you plan to use editor/
librarian software with the sound module, or if you
need to get system exclusive bulk dumps from it,
make both connections. In general, make both
connections for any device that needs to both send
and receive MIDI data.
MIDI
IN
MIDI cables
Connection 1
Connection 2
MIDI Device
MIDI
IN
MIDI
OUT
Figure-3: Connecting a MIDI device to FastLane-USB. If you are
connecting a sound module or other device that does not need
to transmit MIDI data, you only need to make Connection 1
shown above. Conversely, if the device is a MIDI controller such
as a drum pad or guitar controller, you only need to make
Connection 2.
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CONNECTING ADDITIONAL GEAR WITH MIDI
THRUS
If you use up both MIDI OUTs on the FastLane,
and you still have more gear to connect, run a
MIDI cable from the MIDI THRU of a device
already connected to the interface to the MIDI IN
on the additional device as shown below in
Figure-4. The two devices then share the same
MIDI OUT port on FastLane. This means that they
share the same set of 16 MIDI channels, so try to
do this with devices that receive on only one MIDI
channel (such as effects modules) so their receive
channels don’t conflict with one another.
FastLane
MIDI
OUT
MIDI cable
MIDI Device
MIDI IN
MIDI
THRU
MIDI cable
MIDI IN
Additional device
Figure-4: Connecting additional devices with MIDI THRU ports.
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CONNECTING MULTIPLE USB INTERFACES
The USB (Universal Serial Bus) specification allows
you to connect multiple MOTU interfaces to a
single Macintosh. You can mix and match any
combination of MOTU USB interfaces to suit your
needs.
The USB (Universal Serial Bus) specification allows
many USB devices — theoretically up to 127 — to
be connected to a single computer. However, many
USB devices, including all MOTU USB interfaces,
reserve USB bandwidth, so the theoretical and
practical limits for MOTU interfaces are
considerably fewer. In theory, the maximum
number of MOTU USB interfaces you can connect
to one Macintosh is around 25 interfaces.
Practically speaking, regardless of how slow or fast
your USB-equipped Macintosh is, you should be
able to connect upwards of 10 or more MOTU USB
MIDI interfaces to the Mac and still enjoy just as
much performance from each one as if it were the
only one connected. Just don’t try to run your USB
scanner or digital camera while playing back and
recording MIDI!
it, usually between 4 and 7 ports, to which you
connect multiple USB MIDI interfaces as shown
below in Figure-5. Connect them to the hub in the
standard fashion, as if you were connecting them
directly to the computer. If needed, you can
connect multiple hubs to each other to get enough
USB ports for your multiple MOTU USB
interfaces.
The flat,“Type A” USB plug on the USB cable from each
MOTU interface connects to the USB hub.
Standard USB Hub
USB
cables
For further details about USB, visit www.usb.org.
To connect multiple FastLanes (or other MOTU
interfaces) to a Macintosh, you’ll need an
inexpensive device called a USB Hub (purchased
separately from your computer peripherals
dealer). A USB Hub has multiple Type A ports on
Figure-5: An inexpensive, standard USB hub, such as the
mac hub4U™ shown above from Entrega, allows you to connect
multiple MOTU USB MIDI interfaces. You can even mix and
match different models of MOTU interfaces, using the combination that best suites your needs for synchronization, number of
MIDI ports, etc.
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Installing the MOTU USB Software
OVERVIEW
Mac OS X software installation & setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Mac OS 9 software installation & setup. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
MAC OS X SOFTWARE INSTALLATION & SETUP
Install the FastLane USB driver as follows:
1 Insert the MOTU USB MIDI installer disc.
CoreMIDI and Audio MIDI Setup
CoreMIDI is the “under-the-hood” portion of Mac
OS X that handles MIDI services for MIDI
hardware and software. CoreMIDI provides many
universal MIDI system management features,
including MIDI communication between your
FastLane MIDI interface and all CoreMIDI
compatible software.
2 Double-click the Mac OS X installer.
3 Follow the directions that the installer gives
you.
What does the installer do?
The installer checks the computer to make sure it
satisfies the minimum system requirements for
your FastLane interface. If so, the installer
proceeds with the driver installation.
Audio MIDI Setup is a utility included with
Mac OS X that allows you to configure your
FastLane MIDI interface for use with all CoreMIDI
compatible applications. Audio MIDI Setup
provides:
A “virtual” studio on your Mac that graphically
represents your MIDI hardware setup and that is
shared by all CoreMIDI-compatible programs
■
A simple, intuitive list of your MIDI devices
whenever you need it in any CoreMIDIcompatible program
■
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Launching Audio MIDI Setup
1 Make sure your FastLane MIDI interface is
connected and turned on.
Creating a MIDI configuration
Once your FastLane MIDI interface appears in
Audio MIDI Setup, you are ready to add devices,
indicate how they are connected, and identify
properties they may have for particular purposes.
This information is shared with all CoreMIDI
compatible applications.
2 Launch the Audio MIDI Setup utility.
This can usually be found in /Applications/
Utilities. If not, just search for Audio MIDI Setup.
Adding devices in Audio MIDI Setup
To add a device in Audio MIDI Setup:
3 Confirm that the Fastlane-USB is present in
the MIDI Devices tab of Audio MIDI Setup.
If the interface does not appear, or if it is grayed
out, check your USB cable connection, make sure
the THRU button on the front of the
FastLane-USB is NOT pushed in (disengaged) and
click Rescan MIDI.
1 Click Add Device.
Figure-7: Adding a MIDI device.
2 Drag on its input and output arrows to draw
connections to FastLane that match its physical
connection.
Figure-6: A MOTU FastLane-USB interface as it appears in the
MIDI tab of Audio MIDI Setup.
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Figure-8: Connecting the device to the FastLane interface.
3 Double-click the device to make settings, such
as input and output channels, that further describe
the device.
Figure-9: Device settings.
4 Repeat the above steps for each MIDI device
connected to the interface.
5 When you are finished, quit Audio MIDI
Setup.
Your configuration is automatically saved as the
default configuration, and it is shared with all
CoreMIDI-compatible software. You can use the
Configuration menu to create, duplicate or delete
alternative configurations.
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MAC OS 9 SOFTWARE INSTALLATION & SETUP
FastLane requires several software drivers. Install
them as follows:
1 Before you begin, use the Extensions Manager
WHAT DOES THE MAC OS 9 INSTALLER DO?
The installer checks the computer to make sure it
satisfies the minimum system requirements for
FastLane. If so, the installer adds the following
items to your Mac system:
Control Panel (Apple menu) to switch to the “Base
Set” of System Extensions and Control Panels.
Installer
What it is/does
This disables third-party extensions that may
interfere with installation. You can switch back to
your normal Extension Set after installation.
MOTU
USB Driver
A system extension that allows the Macintosh to talk to FastLane.
MOTU FreeMIDI USB Driver
Goes in the FreeMIDI Folder inside your
System Folder.
2 Insert the MOTU USB MIDI CD-ROM.
MOTU OMS
USB Driver
Goes in the OMS Folder inside your System
Folder.
3 Run the Mac OS 9 installer and follow the
directions that the installer gives you.
FreeMIDI
System
Extension
This system extension is placed in your System Folder and serves as an integrated MIDI
operating system for all FreeMIDI-compatible software.
FreeMIDI Folder
This folder is placed in your System Folder
and contains files that are required by FreeMIDI.
FreeMIDI
Applications
Folder
This folder is placed on the top level of your
hard disk. It contains several programs that
help you configure FreeMIDI.
FREEMIDI OR OMS?
FreeMIDI and OMS are industry standard MIDI
System Extensions for Mac OS 9. They allow MIDI
software to talk to FastLane and the devices
connected to it.
FreeMIDI is included in the FastLane software
installation. OMS is available as a free web
download at www.opcode.com.
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Which one should you use? If you are not sure, the
table below can help you decide:
If you use this
Choose this
MOTU software only
FreeMIDI only
OMS-compatible software only
OMS only
Both MOTU and OMS-compatible
software, running separately
FreeMIDI and OMS
separately
Both MOTU and OMS-compatible
software, running together
OMS, with FreeMIDI
using OMS
Regardless of what you decide, you’ll need to
configure FreeMIDI and/or OMS for your new
FastLane interface. Refer to the section below that
applies to you.
FreeMIDI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
OMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
FreeMIDI and OMS separately . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
OMS, with FreeMIDI using OMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
For new FreeMIDI users
If you haven’t previously installed and used
FreeMIDI on your Macintosh, follow this simple
procedure:
1 Make sure that FastLane is connected to the
computer.
2 Locate the FreeMIDI Setup program on you
hard drive. During installation, it is placed in the
FreeMIDI Applications folder on the top level of
your hard drive.
3 Double-click the FreeMIDI Setup application
icon to launch the program.
4 If this is the very first time you’ve run a
FreeMIDI program on this computer, and you
happen to have OMS installed in the computer,
you’ll see the dialog below.
FREEMIDI
For existing FreeMIDI users
If you’re adding a new FastLane interface to a
USB-equipped Mac that already has FreeMIDI
installed, be sure to run the MOTU USB MIDI
software installer as described earlier in this
booklet to update FreeMIDI. Then simply run
FreeMIDI Setup. Your new FastLane interface will
automatically appear in your current FreeMIDI
configuration. If it doesn’t, make sure it’s turned on
and check cables.
5 Since this is the procedure for using FreeMIDI,
click the FreeMIDI button.
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After the initial splash screen, the Welcome to
FreeMIDI dialog box appears as shown below.
Figure-10: You should see FastLane by name in the list on the
right.
8 If you are in a hurry, you can just click Done
6 Click Continue. The About Quick Setup dialog
appears.
7 Click Continue again and you’ll see the Quick
Setup window below. You should see your FastLane
interface in the list on the right-hand side.
and proceed to the next section, “Saving the
FreeMIDI Configuration”.
Figure-11: An example of a bare-bones FreeMIDI Configuration.
This is the minimum setup you need to use FastLane.
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9 If, however, you would like your MOTU MIDI
software programs to display the names of the
MIDI devices connected to your MIDI interface,
you can use the Quick Setup dialog in Figure-10 to
identify them by their manufacturer and model
names. If you can’t find one of your devices by
name in the pop-up menu lists, just use the “other”
designation for now. You can rename the device
later. When you are finished with the Quick Setup
window, click Done, and the FreeMIDI
Configuration window appears, looking
something like Figure-12 after you position the
MIDI device icons as desired.
Saving the FreeMIDI Configuration
Once you have a FreeMIDI configuration, you’ll
want to save it to disk so that you don’t have to
configure FreeMIDI for your studio again.
To save your configuration:
1 Choose Save from the File menu. Alternately,
you can type command-S on your Mac keyboard.
2 Use the suggested name “FreeMIDI
Configuration” or enter another name for your
configuration, if you like. Use the directory pop-up
menu to navigate to a disk and folder in which you
wish to save this configuration. Click Save or click
Cancel to cancel the operation.
Quitting FreeMIDI Setup - and that’s it!
Once you’ve saved your configuration file, you are
now ready to use FastLane. You do not need keep
FreeMIDI Setup open. The only time you need to
open FreeMIDI Setup is when you would like to
make changes to your FreeMIDI configuration.
You can re-open FreeMIDI Setup at any time.
Figure-12: A FreeMIDI Configuration window with MIDI devices.
Click a device name to change it. The devices here appear by
name in your MIDI software programs. To add a device, use the
Create Device or Quick Setup commands in the Configuration
menu. To delete a device, click it and press the delete key.
Learning more about FreeMIDI
This booklet only covered FreeMIDI bare
essentials to get FastLane running. If you have
Performer, Digital Performer, Mosaic, FreeStyle, or
Unisyn, consult their manuals to learn more about
the many other great FreeMIDI features that
support these programs.
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OMS
The software installation for FastLane (as
described earlier) detects OMS if it is present in
your system and places the MOTU USB OMS
driver in the appropriate place. To activate
FastLane in OMS, follow this simple procedure:
1 Launch OMS Setup.
2 If this is the first time you’ve run OMS Setup,
follow the directions it gives you to successfully
create a studio setup.
3 From the Studio menu, choose MIDI cards &
interfaces.
You’ll see the following alert.
5 Click Search.
☛
On a USB Macintosh, you don’t need to
check either of the serial port check boxes in this
window because FastLane is not connected to a
serial port.
FastLane will appear in your Studio Setup window,
as demonstrated below.
☛
If FastLane does not appear, check power
and cables and try again.
4 Click Update Setup.
You’ll see the following dialog.
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FREEMIDI AND OMS SEPARATELY
If you plan to use both FreeMIDI and OMS
separately, set up OMS as you normally would (see
OMS’s included on-line documentation for
assistance) and then follow this procedure for
FreeMIDI:
1 Make sure that FastLane is properly connected
to the computer.
2 Locate the FreeMIDI Setup program on you
Figure-13: FastLane in the OMS studio setup window.
6 Save your OMS Setup.
7 Add devices to your OMS interface in OMS
Setup.
Consult the on-line documentation included with
OMS for further information about adding devices
to FastLane in the Studio Setup window and other
related tasks.
hard drive. During installation, it is placed in the
FreeMIDI Applications folder on the top level of
your hard drive.
3 Double-click the FreeMIDI Setup application
icon to launch the program.
4 If this is the very first time you’ve run a
FreeMIDI program on this computer, you’ll be
asked if you want to use FreeMIDI or OMS as
shown below.
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5 Since this is the procedure for using FreeMIDI
2 Locate the FreeMIDI Setup program on you
separately from OMS, click FreeMIDI.
hard drive. During installation, it is placed in the
FreeMIDI Applications folder on the top level of
your hard drive.
6 Proceed to Step 5 on page 13 and continue
from there to complete the FreeMIDI setup.
3 Double-click the FreeMIDI Setup application
☛
Also be sure to choose the Allow other
applications option in FreeMIDI preferences of
FreeMIDI Setup as shown in Figure-14 on page 19.
In OMS Setup, choose Edit menu>OMS MIDI
Setup and make sure that the Run MIDI in
background option is not checked, as shown below.
icon to launch the program.
4 If this is the very first time you’ve run a
FreeMIDI program on this computer, you’ll be
asked if you want to use FreeMIDI or OMS as
shown below.
5 Since this is the procedure for OMS with
FreeMIDI using OMS, click the OMS button.
6 Go to “OMS” on page 16 and follow the
procedure for using OMS.
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If you don’t see the dialog above when you
run FreeMIDI Setup, refer to “Toggling
FreeMIDI’s use of OMS” below.
OMS, WITH FREEMIDI USING OMS
If you plan to use both FreeMIDI and OMS
together, set up OMS as you normally would (see
OMS’s included on-line documentation for
assistance) and then follow this procedure for
FreeMIDI:
TOGGLING FREEMIDI’S USE OF OMS
If you have OMS, you can make FreeMIDI use it or
stop using it as follows:
1 Launch FreeMIDI Setup.
2 Choose FreeMIDI Preferences from the File
menu.
1 Make sure that FastLane is properly connected
to the computer.
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3 Check or uncheck the OMS option as shown
FreeMIDI compatible
MIDI software
below.
OMS-compatible
MIDI software
FreeMIDI and
OMS talk to
your MIDI
programs.
The drivers
talk to OMS
and FreeMIDI.
Figure-14: FreeMIDI preferences (in the File menu of FreeMIDI
Setup).
HOW THE MOTU USB MIDI DRIVERS WORK
You don’t need to know this, but just in case you’re
wondering how your FreeMIDI and OMS
compatible software actually “talks” to FastLane,
the diagram below illustrates how. The FreeMIDI
and OMS drivers shown below belong in the
FreeMIDI and OMS folders in the System Folder.
(The installer puts them there.)
The system extension
talks to the OMS and
FreeMIDI drivers.
FastLane talks to the
system extension.
Figure-15: The USB drivers for FastLane establish
communication between the interface hardware and
your FreeMIDI and OMS compatible MIDI software.
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THE MIDI THRU BUTTON
The MIDI THRU button on the front of the
FastLane-USB, when pushed in, creates a direct
connection from each MIDI IN connector to its
corresponding MIDI OUT connector. For
example, data received on MIDI IN A is routed
directly to MIDI OUT A. Similarly, data received
on MIDI IN B is routed directly to MIDI OUT B.
This provides a direct connection from the MIDI
device connected to the input to a different device
connected to the output. For example, you could
use your MIDI controller connected to MIDI IN A
to play a MIDI sound module connected to MIDI
OUT A, without the need to run any MIDI
software on the computer.
MIDI THRU button
When MIDI THRU is engaged, MIDI
communication to and from the computer is
temporarily disabled. The USB cable connection
to the computer is still required, however, as it
supplies power to the FastLane-USB. Therefore,
MIDI THRU mode still requires the USB cable to
be connected to the computer, and the computer
must be turned on.
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