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MantaJuce is an application to translate input from the Snyderphonics Manta to regular MIDI.

MantaJuce uses the JUCE framework so it should be possible to compile it for Linux, Mac or Windows. I haven't tried on Windows at all.

Download Mac Universal Binary V0.61

This binary should run natively on Apple Silicon and on Intel macs, back as far as OS10.12 (Sierra). However testing has been minimal, please contact me if it doesn't work.

Download Linux Binary V0.6

Intel version. No installation necessary just run the binary.

Download Raspberry Pi (Rasbian) Binary V0.63 compiled with clang

Download Raspberry Pi (Rasbian) Binary V0.63 compiled with gcc

These two versions are for Raspberry Pi. The two versions are from identical source code, but compiled with different compilers. They should work the same, but it is possible that there are performance differences. I compiled and tested on a Rpi3b with Rasbian. They should probably work on other Debian based Raspberry Pi installations. On my old Rpi model 3b the pi was struggling to power the manta as well as my mouse, keyboard and midi interface all at once over the usb2 connections. The manta gets very unstable if it doesn't get enough power - so you may need to use a powered hub.

Download MantaJuce icon set

This is a set of icons, on Linux you may want to manually associate the icon with the executable binary.

MantaJuce incorporates libManta. If you can't connect to the Manta then you need to follow the instructions in the libManta readme to fix it with a udev rule. Download and unzip the file below and follow these instructions:

* Place the file 99-manta.rules into your system's /etc/udev/rules.d directory.

* Unplug the Manta, run sudo /etc/init.d/udev restart, then plug in the Manta.

* If that doesn't work, try editing the file and changing ATTRS to ATTR and/or try changing MODE:="0666" to MODE="0666".


Download Source Code V0.6

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If you use MantaJuce, please let me know! I would like to hear your music and feedback on the app. Contact me by emailing parenthetical at this domain.


MantaJuce Screenshot