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Author Topic: Midiman Portman 2x4 pc parallel Midi interface  (Read 2227 times)

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Offline G40

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Midiman Portman 2x4 pc parallel Midi interface
« on: December 17, 2017, 12:28:33 PM »

Trying to install this on my Win98SE machine and can't find the right driver. Downloaded the recommended one from the midiman / m-audio website but as far as I can tell it's for another interface (PC/P), and seems to be missing files.

I'm going to keep digging online but would appreciate any leads!
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Re: Midiman Portman 2x4 Midi interface
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2017, 01:02:47 PM »
These:

http://www.treiberupdate.de/treiber-download/download-45729-treiber-MIDIMAN-Portman2x4Parallelport-MIDI-Interface2MIDIEin.html

Don't work... they look like they contain the right driver, but pointing windows to the inf file provided results in the PCS (serial port) driver being installed

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Re: Midiman Portman 2x4 Midi interface
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2017, 03:17:33 PM »
Downloaded the recommended one from the midiman / m-audio website but as far as I can tell it's for another interface (PC/P), and seems to be missing files.

Turns out it wasn't missing files. In fact, I had failed to copy a couple of hidden files.

I still haven't managed to get it to work though. I'm pretty sure it's the wrong driver - doesn't seem to support more than a single in and out port (which is correct for the PC/P, but not the 2x4).

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Re: Midiman Portman 2x4 Midi interface
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2017, 02:33:53 PM »
Still no luck finding the right drivers for this.

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Re: Midiman Portman 2x4 Midi interface
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2018, 04:45:23 AM »
hey i didnt notice that there was no driver available for this interface
i will try to help track them down

please see this thread:
http://www.oldschooldaw.com/forums/index.php/topic,2757
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Re: Midiman Portman 2x4 Midi interface
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2018, 08:45:21 PM »
http://web.archive.org/web/20010616013809/http://www.midiman.net:80/download/drivers/port2x4.exe

download this file
its most likely compatible with windows 95 only though, because its from 1996
it might work with win98se..
make sure you set your parallel port to EPP mode in the bios



seems to be driver version 3.1

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Re: Midiman Portman 2x4 Midi interface
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2018, 03:32:14 AM »
I have one of these, works on Win98se just fine but not on XP. I have the cd that comes with the unit, I will upload the entire contents for all to get. The cd contains many more drivers, manuals, here's from the readme.txt file:

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Midiman Drivers CD Folder Contents

The drivers are categorized by Series Folders, then by Operating System.

Operating System Acronyms

   W9X    for Windows 95/98/
   ME   for Windows ME
   W2K     for Windows 2000
   NT   for Windows NT
   MAC    for Macintosh

Biport 2X4

Dman Series
   Dman
   Dman PCI
   Dman 2044

Delta Series
   Delta 1010
   Delta 66
   Delta 44
   Delta AudioPhile 2496
   Delta Dio 2496

Lagoon

MidiLink

MidiSport Series
   MidiSport 1X1
   MidiSport 2X2
   MidiSport 4X4
   MidiSport 8X8
   
Portman Series
   Portman PCP
   Portman PCS
   Portman 4X4
   Portman 2X4

Winman Series
   Winman 1X1
   Winman 2X2
   Winman 4X4
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Re: Midiman Portman 2x4 Midi interface
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2018, 10:47:58 AM »
thank you for your assistance Shiney!
i have the winman 4x4 and the portman 4x4/s
both of which came with 3.5" diskettes not cds for the drivers