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Windows 7: Whats up with Midi?

04 May 2009   #1

Win 7 Ultimate
Whats up with Midi?

I've jumped from xp to Vista and Windows 7 Ultimate(dual boot) on my new PC. Can't get drivers to install and supposedly the driver is native to the OS now. I updated my vista the midi will not install and my win 7 build 7100 is not having any luck as well.

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05 May 2009   #2

Dual Boot Windows 7 Ultimate 7600 x86 and x64

Midi functions here just fine on 7100.
It has worked through all versions of Windows 7.
What kind of DAW/Midi hardware are you running?

If you are running a pro/semi pro setup I would certainly recommend a FRESH 7100 install.

I am running SONAR 8 Producer Edition with an Akai MPK49 with no hiccups...
My Delta 192 requires me to install Vista drivers in Vista mode.
Drivers for my Akai MPK49 are installed just by plugging it in.(USB)
You usually have to install drivers for your gear still no matter what your os but Win 7 does a good job of recognizing most stuff if it is USB.

Give us more info as far as your gear goes and we can help a bit better.
Welcome to the forums.
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05 May 2009   #3

Win 7 Ultimate

My Windows build 7100(7077) is a fresh install. My keyboard is the Oxygen 8 (newer model) from M-audio. I can get the OS to recognize the keyboard when I install the driver in xp compatibility mode, but not sure if it should appear as HID. I guess its not bcuz reason won't pick up the keyboard.

Thanks for the quick response.
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12 May 2009   #4

Win 7 Ultimate

no more updates on this? i tried using linux and getting a bunch of crap.....gonna have to dual boot my PC which i preferred not to do.
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04 Jun 2009   #5

Windows 7 32 bit both Ultimate and Home Premium


I need midi as well. I have a Soundblaster Audigy card which used to work perfect in Vista. I really need midi! Any news?

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05 Jun 2009   #6

Win 7 Ultimate

I ended up getting a new midi keyboard. Everything is working fine now.
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05 Jun 2009   #7

Windows 7 32 bit both Ultimate and Home Premium

My machine just doesn't play midi... Any idea on how this can be solved?
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02 Oct 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

For people having problems with M-Audio MIDI devices and there is info on the M-Audio site regarding certain issues of compatibility with Intel chip based computers.

Typical case being your software recognizes the device and the MIDI device is shown under the device manager yet the software will not respond to and input from the controller.
I have had this issue with both a O2 or also known as Keyrig 25 and the Triggerfinger. It was very frustrating and I almost blamed Windows 7 but after some research I realized many people had the same problem, mostly Intel based macs.

The official solution stated from M-Audio is to just use a usb hub. I dug out a small unpowered 4 port usb hub I had and so far so good. All of my programs now respond just as they should.
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