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Windows 7: WINDOWS 7 x64 not detecing MIDI devices


06 Jul 2011   #1

Windows 7 x64
 
 
WINDOWS 7 x64 is not detecting MIDI devices

Here's something I've been having a major problem with for over several months. I've recently started to make music and I'm interested in using some of the MIDI capabilities on several of the instruments I have, mainly drum machines and synthesizers. The problem is Windows 7 is not detecting these MIDI to USB interface devices and instruments I have.

I've tried using three interface devices so far with no luck what-so-ever. I've tried different two types of MIDI to USB cables, these are generally small, and they both work because I tested them on my friends Macbook and they were 100% functional.
So, I decided maybe I should get a better piece of recording equipment, thinking there would be better platform support, so I purchased a Focusrite Saffire 6 USB, low and behold, I had the same problem!

Here's the issue as best as I can describe it:

The MIDI to USB cables and the Focusrite interface detect the MIDI IN coming from the MIDI OUT port of the instrument, however Windows is not reading the converted MIDI information running through the USB cable into the computer.

Here's a list of the solutions I've tried:

  1. Updating my chipset drivers.
  2. Uninstalling and re-installing chipset drivers.
  3. Un-installing and re-installing my sound drivers.
  4. Using the latest USB drivers (and even beta drivers) and utilities provided by the interface products.
  5. Trying different USB ports assuming it was a power issue.
  6. Uninstalling and re-installing the product drivers, rolling back to older drivers as well.
  7. Updating Windows.
  8. Tested under two different DAWS; CuBase and Sony ACID. I also tried different stand-alone soft-synths, they didn't detect the MIDI devices either.
  9. I've tried a few obscure MIDI drivers I dug up from a few places, but to no avail, I un-installed them.
  10. I've tried sacrificing 3 goats to Microsoft, that didn't work either.
I'm convinced that this is a Windows / Hardware compatibility issue. I'm tempted to get a Mac product so I don't have to worry about this time pilfering fiasco. If anyone would like to take a stab at this I would be very grateful.

Here's my system specs:


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Owner: Microsoft
Organisation: Microsoft
User: 
Computer Name:
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium Home Edition Media Center 6.01.7601 Service Pack 1
Report Date: Thursday 07 July 2011at 11:11
 
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<<< System Summary >>>
> Mainboard : MSI MS-1651
> Chipset : Intel PM45
> Processor : Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo P8400 @ 2266MHz
> Physical Memory : 4096MB (2 x 2048 DDR2-SDRAM )
> Video Card : NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT
> Hard Disk : Western Digital WD3200BEKT-22F3T0 (320GB)
> DVD-Rom Drive : Optiarc DVD RW AD-7560S
> Monitor Type : SAMSUNG - 15 inches
> Network Card : Realtek Semiconductor RTL8168/8111 PCIe Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
> Network Card : Intel Wireless WiFi Link 5100
> Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Home Edition Media Center 6.01.7601 Service Pack 1 (64-bit)
> DirectX : Version 11.00
> Windows Performance Index : 5.8 on 7.9
 
<<< Mainboard >>>
> Manufacturer : Micro-Star International
> Mainboard : MSI MS-1651
> Bios : American Megatrends Inc.
> Chipset : Intel PM45
> Physical Memory : 4096MB DDR2-SDRAM
> LPC bus : Yes
> PCI Bus : Yes
> Bus PCI-Express : Yes
> USB Bus : Yes
> SMBus/i2c Bus : Yes
> Bus HyperTransport : No
> Bus QPI : No
> Bus CardBus : No
> Bus FireWire : Yes
 
<<< Processor >>>
> Processor : Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo P8400
> Frequency : 2266MHz
> Number of Core : 2
> Support : Socket P (478)
> Cache L1 : 2 x 64KB
> Cache L2 : 3072KB
> FPU Coprocessor : Present
> Core 1 Activity : 0%
> Core 2 Activity : 0%
 
<<< Video >>>
> Current Display : 1280x800 pixels at 60 Hz in True Colors (32-bit)
> Touch Support : No
> Number of monitor : 1
> Monitor Type : SAMSUNG 
> Video Card : NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT
> nVidia CUDA : Yes
> OpenCL : Yes
> OpenGL : Yes
> GDI Plus : Yes
> Direct2D : Yes
 
<<< IO Ports >>>
> Port installed : Intel(R) ICH9 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2937
> Port installed : Intel(R) ICH9 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2938
> Port installed : Intel(R) ICH9 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2939
> Port installed : Intel(R) ICH9 Family USB2 Enhanced Host Controller - 293C
> Port installed : Intel(R) ICH9 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2934
> Port installed : Intel(R) ICH9 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2935
> Port installed : Intel(R) ICH9 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2936
> Port installed : Intel(R) ICH9 Family USB2 Enhanced Host Controller - 293A
 
<<< Drives >>>
> Number of Disk Controller : 1
> Number of Hard Disk : 1
> Number of CD-ROM Drive : 1
> Drives Letters : C:\ D:\ E:\ 
> Drive C: (Hard Disk) : 3 GB available on 74 GB
> Drive D: (Hard Disk) : 129 GB available on 237 GB
> Drive E: (DVD-Rom) : 0 KB available on 0 KB
 
<<< Printers >>>
> Default Printer : Adobe PDF
> Printer installed : Microsoft XPS Document Writer
> Printer installed : Fax
> Printer installed : Adobe PDF
> Universal Driver : Not Installed
> Spooler : 0jobs in queue
 
<<< Devices >>>
> Type ofmouse : Microsoft PS/2 Mouse
> Type ofkeyboard : Standard PS/2 Keyboard
> Joystick : None
> HID Devices : No
> Modem : Motorola SM56 Data Fax Modem
> Webcam : 3
> Devices UPnP : 1
> SCSI Host #0 : 2 Devices
> Biometric : No
> Trusted Platform Module : No
 
<<< Multimedia >>>
> Device Audio : Micro-Star International 82801IB/IR/IH (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller
> Audio Playback : Speakers (High Definition Audio
> Audio Playback : Microsoft Sound Mapper
> Mixer Device : Speakers (High Definition Audio
> Device multimedia : AVIVideo
> Device multimedia : CDAudio
> Device multimedia : Sequencer
> Device multimedia : WaveAudio
> Device multimedia : MPEGVideo
> Audio Compression : Microsoft IMA ADPCM CODEC
> Audio Compression : Microsoft CCITT G.711 A-Law and u-Law CODEC
> Audio Compression : Microsoft GSM 6.10 Audio CODEC
> Audio Compression : Microsoft ADPCM CODEC
> Audio Compression : Fraunhofer IIS MPEG Layer-3 Codec (decode only)
> Audio Compression : Messenger Audio Codec
> Audio Compression : Ogg Vorbis Audio CODEC
> Audio Compression : Microsoft PCM Converter
 
 
<<< Power Status >>>
> Power Status : Yes
> Battery : Yes
> Supply : Main supply
> Active Power Scheme : High performance 
> ACPI Tables : 12
 
<<< Voltage, Temperature and Fans >>>
> Processor Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo : Sensor DTS
> Core 1 : 42 C
> Core 2 : 37 C
> NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT : nVidia Driver
> Temperature : 48 C
> Temperature (GPU) : 48 C
> Hard Disk Monitoring : S.M.A.R.T
> Hard Disk WDC WD3200BEKT-22F3T0 : 35 C
> Battery : Driver
> Battery #1 : 12.50 V
 
<<< Windows Hardware Experience Index >>>
> Global Performance : 5.8 on 7.9
> Processor Benchmark : 5.9 on 7.9
> Memory Global Benchmark : 5.9 on 7.9
> Graphic Performance : 6.5 on 7.9
> Gaming Performance : 6.5 on 7.9
> Hard Disk Benchmark : 5.8 on 7.9
 
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***** End of report *****
Cheers.

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06 Jul 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums mitwyatt.

I'm in unknown territory here, I did find this MS help page which maybe will be of some kind of help. MIDI devices not detected
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06 Jul 2011   #3

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Thanks! I've been through that thread before and even tried using that utility provided at www.sdim.gr/mpc/, no luck however.
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