In the 110530 MMD, a reader laid out the requirements for a MIDI
sequencer for his machine. The people at A Turn N Time quickly called
attention to their MIDI player, the ReadeR.
In my case, I had built a band organ that was played from the USB port
in my Notepad computer, using Power Tracks Pro as the sequencer. I had
wanted to detach my computer from the band organ; so I found an M-Audio
MidAir wireless controller that did the job. I had to build a connector
to wire it up backwards. But it worked fine, although there were times
that people standing in front of the machine would interfere with the
signal for a couple beats.
I thought a ReadeR might be a next better step. The ReadeR required
MIDI type 0 files, and it took a bit of understanding to get Power
Tracks to make the conversions, but I eventually succeeded. The ReadeR
does exactly what I needed. I can edit tunes on my Notepad, and when I
am happy with them, load them in the ReadeR, and it will play the
machine without the need for any computer. It meets every one of the
requirements laid out in the 110530 digest. The people at A Turn N
Time provide great support, and it works great.