Okay. I've decided to try a new thread, because I wasn't getting the answers I needed. So, first I will give you the information you might need to help me with this problem:
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.
Digital Piano: Casio Privia PX-120 Digital Piano.
Music Software: Mixcraft Pro Studio 5.
USB-MIDI Interface: Yamaha USB-MIDI Interface UX-16. Yamaha USB-MIDI Interface UX-16
Okay. If anymore information is needed, I'll be more than happy to give it.
Okay. So here is the deal:
I'm a pianist. I use music software to record my music. I plug the usb-midi interface into my piano, and then to my computer. When I press Record
in my music software, I play on my piano. It's supposed to send MIDI to my computer, but it doesn't. So the software really records nothing.
The music software recognizes the Yamaha USB-MIDI Interface UX-16
, but it isn't receiving MIDI information. The green light on the Yamaha USB-MIDI Interface UX-16
lights up and blinks when I play on my piano, showing that it's supposedly working correctly
like it should. But the problem occurs on the other end, at the computer.
Awhile back, when I first started using the software and my piano, it worked fine. But one day it magically stopped working. At that time, I had a no-name generic USB-MIDI Interface. It was plug-n-play,so it didn't have any drivers
to install. And it worked. But stopped working one day. After doing lots of research, and coming up with possible solutions, I decided to buy a better, more expensive, brand name USB-MIDI Interface, that came with a cd with an exact driver
: the Yamaha USB-MIDI Interface UX-16
.That way I at least knew that I had a driver.
Well, after installing this and rebooting my computer, I tried it out with my software. I still wasn't receiving MIDI information when recording. I uninstalled the Yamaha USB-MIDI Interface UX-16
and re-installed it (making sure to do it correctly) and repeated the process. Still nothing.
I'm very frustrated that I spent $40 (actually $50, got it on sale) on this interface and it still doesn't work. I came to the conclusion that the usb-midi interface wasn't the problem. I figured it was my computer.
With this in mind, I did more research, only coming up with people who have similar problems, but all who have different solutions. I was losing hope. I brought my computer to Geek Squad, but they said it was a problem that couldn't be fixed in store because there could be multiple problems. And I wasn't going to pay over $150+ for Geek Squad to come to my house and use Google to solve the problem, because I could do that myself.
I gave it a break for a while, but then in school I'm given assignments and have to make three songs. .........
. I'm in deep water.
I get back on the internet and search again. I chat with a Geek Squad agent online, hoping I get new solution ideas. Fortunately I did, and I'm still clinging to this possible solution. I told her the problem, and she said they had a case with printers also stop working all of a sudden after a while. She said it was a driver problem. She went on Casio (the creators of my piano), and she found USB-MIDI Drivers. Here's the link if you want to check it out: Electronic Musical Instruments - Download - Support - CASIO
These drivers are for the digital pianos themselves
. PLEASE correct me if I'm wrong. With this, I realized that I never had to install a driver for my piano,
nor did I even know that my piano had
Soooooo, I decided to download it. BUT, something was stopping me. These drivers are only for 32-bit computers. My computer is 64-bit. I called Casio, and they said they don't have a 64-bit version of the drivers. I decided to find alternatives.
It seems as if many people with a similar problem to mine use the USB-MIDI Drivers from Roland
. Roland has digital pianos that I'm guessing have drivers. So I found this forum with the person who had the same question I had, and someone gave a solution, along with a detailed explanation on how to do it. PLEASEEEEE, Look at this link: Is there a Casio usb midi driver for keyboard or controller for a 64 bit or x64 operating system os? - Yahoo! Answers
Okay. I had a problem with this: "[Roland.NTamd64.6.1] ;; Windows7 %RDID0053DeviceDesc%=RDID0053Install, USB\VID_07CF&PID_6802 The ID is after the comma and the one you see above is from the Casio keyboard i have."
Notice how he says that the Hardware ID(USB\VID_07CF&PID_6802)
is from his Casio keyboard. This means that his computer recognizes his digital piano as a device on his computer. My computer doesn't recognize my piano. It recognizes only my Yamaha USB-MIDI Interface UX-16
. If I look at the Hardware ID for my USB-MIDI Interface, this is what I see:
The Hardware ID for my Yamaha USB-MIDI Interface UX-16
looks similar to his Hardware ID for his Casio digital piano
, doesn't it? So even though my Hardware ID isn't for my piano, would it be safe to still follow his directions for his solution?
So that's the question I need to be answered right now. Also, if you have any other solutions, of course that helps! My project in school is due like 2 weeks from now. So here's what I can do:
1.) I can use the solution that the guy gave up above.
2.) I can call Windows 7 Support (but I doubt they could help me. I would just have to ask them if there's anyway I could get a 32-bit driver to work on a 64-bit computer. And then if I can, I would just have to hope that works.).
3.) I can downgrade my computer to 32-bit. But I doubt this would work, seeing as my computer was built
a 64-bit. Changing it to a 32-bit would just give it the options of a 32-bit.
4.) I can spend money to get my computer downgraded to Windows XP 32-bit. This is a stupid option, because it might not even solve the problem, plus, I don't like how Windows XP doesn't have the good looks of Windows 7. I'm also trying not to spend money.
I really don't want to downgrade to anything, because 64-bit is good, especially for running my software. Software uses a good bit of CPU I bet. I just want to solve this problem so it will be just as easy as it was before when it was
Thank you SOOOOOOOOO much for your time and consideration! Who ever helps me solve this problem, I promise to give you a free copy of my new album due out early January 2013.
*P.S. I had to type up this thread twice, because my laptop died. I thought it was plugged in, but the adapter wasn't connected to the other part. And windows system resume didn't even take place. The regular "Starting Windows.." So, I had to re-type it.
**P.S.S. I forgot to mention, that I can use my computer keyboard to compose music within the music software, and that method does
work. I can make a song using the computer keyboard. So it's not a software problem. And also everything is up-to-date. The drivers for the usb-midi interface and for the software.
***P.S.S.S. I will post pictures below for your further reference.