With the objective being to split the MIDI channels between two MT-32/CM units for use with a DOS-based, 486-class PC
- MIDI-OX Routing ~ $??
Most cumbersome (and potentially jittery) setup, requiring MIDI to be routed through a second PC running MIDI-OX.
Ahh, my mistake then I guess. Accomplishing this with a 'vintage' PC does change things a lot. That also explains some confusion I had just now reading your response, thinking: "Why would you need a second machine?".
MTPII units can still be had for ~$20, even today
. The host interface type, whether serial(MAC), parallel, or USB, is irrelevant if the MTP is used solely as a standalone patchbay, since it would involve only MIDI connections.
I guess the search strings I used were not good enough LOL.
Using the MTP as a standalone device had not occurred to me for some reason. I agree, that is the better option.