ok, I'm not sure if I am mis-communicating but we are making this a bit more confusing than it has to be I think.
know all about MIDI. This CME keyboard is simply a controller, ie, it cannot be run without software on the computer, it acts just like a regular keyboard, sending signals to the software.
This keyboard has USB and MIDI out. Prior to Windows 7 I was using it in XP, with the USB out, with the USB driver from their site, and Ableton Live, was one
of my several
MIDI sequencers I have been using. (FLStudio, Acid pro were some of the others but thats irrelavent). My point is that even with the USB driver this keyboard will not do anything until you have software with VST's (virtual instruments).
Under Win 7, I have Ableton Live running just fine. The software itself is doing it's job, for example I can load my saved work, and play VST instruments using my regular qwerty keyboard as the 'signal sender'. I cannot however use my CME keyboard via USB because there is no USB driver that works in Vista/7 for this model therefore windows or ableton does not recognize the device when I connect it via USB. The link you referenced is the main download page but the vista driver shown is not for my model keyboard.
So my question is, if I buy an audio card with MIDI in like this one:
As long as the audio card itself has appropriate drivers fir Windows 7 and functions properly, than I can switch and use the MIDI out on my CME to send the signals to my software correct?
Simply put, scratch the idea of using USB and finding a driver for the CME KEYBOARD
(since there isn't one) and use the MIDI out which would only require an audio card
with a driver
Am I confusing you more or did this explain it better.
Thanks for taking the time.