How i installed Monome 40h on Windows 10 successfully ... ;)


#1

You know it. Something doesn’t work. You search for a solution in the web and if you’re lucky, parts of all threads you read fits together to a solution.

So, here’s mine to get a Monome 40h (kit) work on Windows 10 (latest 64bit):

  1. Install MonomeDevice Installer (for Windows of course) -> https://github.com/monome/install/releases
  2. Install Bonjour -> http://adcdownload.apple.com/Developer_Tools/bonjour_sdk_for_windows_v3.0/bonjoursdksetup.exe
  3. Install Max 7 by Cycling 74 -> cycling74.com/downloads/
  4. By now, the serialsosc service isn’t working correctly in Win 10 as you can read here: SerialOSC installation Windows 10 64bit
  5. So, last step is -> Starting serialosc manually. You can find the serialoscd.exe in C:\Program Files (x86)\Monome\serialosc.
  6. Here we go: Monome is plugged in, start serialoscd.exe (and ignore the mentioned debugger mode ;), starting a maxpatch like Monome Sum (github.com/monome/monome_sum/releases/tag/1.3a), Choose your monome in the upper left corner and start smiling :wink:
  7. Hotplugging doesn’t work at this time cause the service doesn’t work correctly. Therefor you have to exit max (and sometimes serialosc, too) and start them both again to get the monome 40h work again with another patch.
  8. If you like you can use some patches from the new monome package for Max 7 -> Max 7 package manager (In the package manager, you have to type in “monome” in the search bar and install it … )

Do not install MonomeSerial or a Serialosc Maxpatch. Both are not needed any more! Except you like to use some old patches, which depends on MonomeSerial. If you are interested in them, i found a list of these old patches here: archive.monome.org/docs/app:monomeserial:list. An interesting patch for example is the Brontologik Patch by Pyrolator: archive.monome.org/docs/app:brontologik4. But beware: I didn’t tested how to get the monome work with MonomeSerial again on Win 10. That’s another story … ;).

Good Luck!


SerialOSC installation Windows 10 64bit
First [frustrating] tests with monome & LattePanda
Monome 40h
SerialOSC not locating monome
#2

you can use monomebridge or pages to connect with old monomeserial patches


#3

Ok. THX! Didn’t know that …


#4

good catch with brontologik! remember having lots of fun when I had a 256, if not my favourite app for 256 :slight_smile: what a beast! (also when bloating the JVM for 2 minutes while launching :smile:)


#5

Your pages-link seems to be offline … ;( Here’s is another link i found for pages: http://pages.post-digital.net/pages-latest.zip


#6

Yeah thought so … ;). Unfortunately there is no 40h/64 version of it. I tried to get him to do it and he answered very kindly … that he wil not do it … ;(. If i ever get a 256 i’ll give it a try!


#7

Hi There,

I’ve been working from this guide:

https://llllllll.co/t/how-i-installed-monome-40h-on-windows-10-successfully/3383?u=sandy

to try to get an older grid i got second hand working on a new windows laptop

I’ve managed to get serialOSC running and connecting to ports. however when I connect the grid, the lights all light up at half brightness. and when i run monomeSum, I’m not seeing any responses in the program. I’ve tried a couple of different monome apps but none of them are receiving any input from the grid.

I tried using an older serialOSC max patch in my copy of Max6, but that won’t even find the grid. i’m unsure as to how to proceed?

thanks so much