Quote: Originally Posted by fireberd
I have a home recording studio with Sonar and have several MIDI I/O's. Some are via USB connections such as my Edirol PCR500 MIDI keyboard and some are through my Focusrite Saffire Pro 40 firewire connected audio and MIDI I/O recording device.
With the Edirol PCR 500 MIDI keyboard, I had to install drivers
before it was recognized.
Yes I thought of that and went to get the box while I called myself stupid:P But it said there's no need for drivers. And I remember now that I never installed drivers for the add on card. It's just plug and play.
This has something to do with windows 7. It doesn't automatically pick your midi device,and the default settings differs from XP. And you can change the midi in out settings in something people call registry....Have no idea what they mean.
From another forum:
"I am an active musician who has recently made the switch from XP to Windows 7, skipping Vista. I connected my Edirol UM-1, and the drivers installed successfully. The interface works fine within my DAW software, but I also like to have WMP use the UM-1 as the default MIDI output device. When I went to the control panel to make that selection, I discovered that the MIDI device section was missing completely.
There are several threads on this topic in the Vista forums, but I haven't found much discussion about this topic in the Windows 7 forum. The fact that this problem remains from Vista to Windows 7 does not give me much hope that a solution will come from Microsoft.
My questions: Is there a solution to this problem that doesn't involve registry hacks or questionable downloads? And/or has anyone had any success in Windows 7 using registry hacks or software patches."
Yet another forum:
"Midi Output and Windows 7
Being a professional musician/music teacher I found vista to be frustrating with midi driver
I originally fixed this with a registry hack to midimapper I found on the net.
Later I addressed this problem with midi yoke and Vista midipicker.
Windows 7 doesn't seem to handle midi output selection at all.
I have tried midi yoke and vista midi picker with no success.
This seems to be a problem with VanBasco's midi player, Sibelius, Datasonics' Music Master and Cakewalk sonar 8.
XP had the best solution with a midi device selector in the control panel, but Vista took this away and windows 7 is much the same but worse.
I am sure these bungles by Microsoft have forced many musicians onto macs.
Using dxi synths is all very well for programs that can use these plugins but for software without plugin support it is a nightmare.
Vista was a big consumer of system recources; windows 7 is much better here, but there is no point having programs running in the background that are not being used, just to make their startup faster.
If I can't find a solution to my midi woes soon, I will have to revert to XP or at worst Vista"