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Author Topic: 19" M-audio Midisport 8x8/s (July 2000) supports windows 7 64bit  (Read 3192 times)

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for WINDOWS 98 OR MAC OS 8.6+
https://www.leighsmith.com/2021/01/12/open-source-midisport-macos-64-bit-device-drivers/

http://web.archive.org/web/20030813234640fw_/http://www.midiman.de/d_ms88.htm
https://web.archive.org/web/20010331094131/http://www.midiman.com:80/product.htm
https://web.archive.org/web/20040206180842/http://www.m-audio.ca:80/EngSite/EngProfolder/EngMIDIIntpages/EngUSBIntH.html

https://web.archive.org/web/20010121221800/http://www.midiman.net/midiman/html/products/USB8x8.htm
original drivers posted on midiman.com site: https://web.archive.org/web/20001207072400/http://www.midiman.net:80/midiman/html/dr/drmid.htm#midi8x8
checking the manual for the 8x8/s we can see that there is NO mention of XP which means that this product pre-dates the release of windows XP.... but it also includes mention of Windows 2000, so logically this must have been released inbetween the two operating systems releases, which is a small window between 2000 + fall 2001.

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Multiplatform USB MIDI Interface
Click for closer look...(msc: $499.95)

The flagship of the MIDISPORT line, the USB MIDISPORT 8x8/s, is a powerhouse with features and band-width to burn. In addition to being a gateway to the high speed and enormous channel capacity that USB offers, the MIDISPORT 8x8/s may also be connected to the "legacy" serial ports of older computers. Rock-solid drivers on both Apple Computer and PC, full SMPTE implementation, and the ability to run multiple units simultaneously are just a few of the reasons this interface is the one to choose. Add to that stand-alone MIDI patchbay operation, a MIDI cable tester, and an easy-to-read front panel design, and it's easy to see why the MIDISPORT 8x8/s is the most sought after multi-port MIDI interface on the market today.
Features:
• 8 independent in / 8 independent out MIDI Interface (128x128 MIDI channels) in professional 19" single height rack mount chassis.
• High-speed connection to USB-equipped PC or Apple computers.
• Alternate "legacy" serial connection to non-USB PC or Apple computers.
• MIDI in and out activity indicators for each port.
• Includes 6 ft. USB cable.
• When disconnected from the PC, unit operates as a stand-alone MIDI patchbay.
• Built-in "MIDI cable tester" mode.
• Windows 98 compatible -- true Plug-and-Play installation requires no IRQ, I/O Address or DMA chan-nel setup.
• Mac OMS Compatible. Works with Mac OS 8.6 and above.
• Includes Windows and Mac Control Panel software.
SMPTE Time Code Writer/Reader
• Reads and writes 24, 25, 29.97, 30 drop or 30 non-drop frame LTC SMPTE formats.
• Any SMPTE time write offset may be set-up via included control panel software.
• Converts LTC to MIDI Time Code (MTC) for syncing any MTC capable software.
• Selectable "flywheel" that can be set to any value from 1 frame to 255 frames, or forever.
• Can perfectly regenerate even the worst SMPTE Time Code.
• Performs "JAM" sync in all modes.
• Lifetime Warranty.

Requirements: WINDOWS 98 OR MAC OS 8.6 or higher. plus OMS (OMS provided on CD)

About USB:
USB (Universal Serial Bus) is a standard interface port on desktop and laptop computers. Nearly all recent PC computers provide USB ports, as well as the Apple iMac, iBook, Powerbook, G3 and G4. USB supports the connection of up to 127 devices simultaneously!

USB device installation requires no tools. Everything remains external to the computer and therefore no computer disassembly is required. The USB port is compact in size -- it is therefore a "small miracle" for both portable and desktop computer users.
MIDIMAN and USB:
MIDIMAN is committed to providing powerful yet affordable USB solutions to the music marketplace. Stay tuned for further developments!


http://web.archive.org/web/20041204232728/http://www.m-audio.com/products/en_us/MIDISPORT8x8s-main.html
http://web.archive.org/web/20041204180603/http://www.m-audio.com/index.php?do=products.list&ID=usbmidiinterfaces

i think this is an early version of the usb driver which contains something called a USB SHIM?
https://web.archive.org/web/20000819132953/http://www.midiman.net:80/drivers/usbmac104.sea.hqx

https://web.archive.org/web/20051218131555/http://www.m-audio.com:80/index.php?do=products.list&ID=usbmidiinterfaces


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M-Audio’s most advanced MIDI interface, the USB MIDISPORT 8x8/s is a powerhouse with features and bandwidth to burn. 8 x 8 operation offers enough connectivity to directly interface with tons of MIDI gear and discretely address up to 128 MIDI channels—in and out. In addition to the high speed and convenience of USB, the MIDISPORT 8x8/S also features a legacy serial port allowing connection with older computers. Full SMPTE time code support even allows synchronization to videotape and multitrack recorders.

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Re: M-audio Midisport 8x8/s (2004?)
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2017, 04:45:13 AM »
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https://www.sweetwater.com/sweetcare/articles/midiman-midi-interface-not-working-properly-windows-98-windows/

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* Make sure you are using a power supply with the Midisport8x8.
* Connect the midi interface directly into your computer’s USB ports, not through a hub.
* Check for multiple failed installations of the Midi Sport by going into safe mode (during bootup).
* Make sure you have the current driver (as of 9/3/01 it’s version 1.05)
Then go into device manager (right-click on My Computer, properties, device manager) and double-click USB and also Sound, Video, and Game controllers.
Verify that there is only one copy installed. If there are more than one, remove all instances of them.
Then search your C drive for these files and delete them while in safe mode:
*8×8*.* usb8x8ldr.sys midisprt8.* oemsetup.inf
Reboot and Windows will find the device again and ask for the installation disc or directory.


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Re: M-audio Midisport 8x8/s (July 2000)
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2023, 10:07:22 PM »
https://web.archive.org/web/20030813234640fw_/http://www.midiman.de/d_ms88.htm MS8x8_1010_web.exeWindows 98/ME/2000/XP driver for MIDISport 8x8/s USB MIDI interface in installer form. Please do not connect the device to the USB port during execution, otherwise the existing drivers cannot be updated. The driver can now be removed via Control Panel Software. Revoked beta status. 1.21 02/10/03 600kB