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Author Topic: Serial Drivers  (Read 7003 times)

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Offline RetroGrouch

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Serial Drivers
« on: March 25, 2024, 02:40:36 PM »
Hi Everyone.

New here. I hope this is in the right place. Trying to pass on what little I've learned.

Put together a Windows 95 laptop (Gateway 2000 Liberty) and I am using it to control my JV-1010, 05R/W, and CBX-K1G.

Besides a Korg and Roland Editor, I also have Voyerta MIDI Orchestrater and XG works installed.

Installed the Yamaha driver, tested, all good. Installed the Korg driver, and it seemed to fight the Yamaha driver. Installed the Roland driver, and all hell broke loose. Had to re-instyall windows. Com 1 was locked, and nothing could access it.

After installing a SS drivew (HDD died during all this), I looked at the pinouts for the adapter cables carefully. Nothing out of place there.

Then, I got to thinking (oh oh). Isn't a serial MIDI driver a serical MIDI driver ? Why would they be manufacturer specific ?

Os, to test my hypotheses, I installed only the Yamaha Serial MIDI driver. And, low and behold, all three synths respond using just the one driver !

Offline G40

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Re: Serial Drivers
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2024, 12:17:13 PM »
Good info!