mLAN On The Mac

User-led online petition urges updates and improvements      13/12/06
mLAN On The Mac
Yamaha's 01X features mLAN

We are guessing that any company that works closely with Apple is pretty much at the mercy of the computer giant's schedules, but, in the case of Yamaha’s mLAN, a group of users has got extremely frustrated at the slow rate of developments regarding the mLAN technology that was designed to offer high speed audio and MIDI networking between computers, synthesizers and other mLAN compatible products. The result of this is that they have initiated an online Save Mlan on the Mac petition that aims to get something done about the situation and to, in their own words, “Please help us make music on the Mac better�.
Here’s the full text of the petition:
Yamaha have been able to get Mlan integrated in Apple's OS and Core Audio, which is supposedly a great thing for Mlan... But as a result they claim that this is also supposedly why they cannot control the timing of updates to the drivers... Mlan users on the Mac haven't seen an update to a barely functional Mlan driver on the Mac since 2004. This is what we are waiting for:
    (1) Sync from a device other than the Mac, (2) No more CPU bursts, (3) No more random offset, (4) GP able to act as an actual patchbay. (5) The new drivers should be backward compatible to at least Mac OS 10.4.4 (6) The new drivers should be compatible with PPC G4 and G5 computers (7) The new drivers should be free for all present owners of Mlan equipment using Mac OSX
The petition can be found online at:


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    7 Comments...  Post a comment    original story
    Christian Mc Cormick    Said...

    Sonic State,

    Thankyou for posting this. You are truly an example to the musical community by doing so.

    83 signatories in three days, and growing...


    13-Dec-06 11:09 AM

    Bart van Berkel    Said...

    thanks sonicstate, this is what we need! Greetings Bart

    13-Dec-06 12:16 PM

    Matt    Said...

    Die Mlan Die!!!!!!

    14-Dec-06 04:02 PM

    alj    Said...

    Given the appalling job Yamaha did with the drivers for the DS2416 on the Mac (some of us will not forget too quickly), I think it will take lots of pressure to make them get it right this time!

    14-Dec-06 11:35 PM

    be-funk    Said...

    Actually the question are

    Is Yamaha going to make MLan an open protocol or not?

    Are we going to see new MLan products soon?

    If the answer to these is NO then we can probably start looking for replacement gear.

    Peace be-funk

    16-Dec-06 04:42 AM

    Christian    Said...

    There are 265 signatures on the petition this morning.

    The numbers continue to grow...

    You can find out more about the petition here:

    Yuu can sign the petition here:

    05-Jan-07 03:34 AM

    Jonathan    Said...

    Have Yamaha lost the plot?.... as well as my future business?

    23-Jan-07 04:39 PM

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