MIDI/Gameport is Evil

Discussion in 'rec.audio.pro' started by Jeff Quindlen, Aug 20, 2003.

  1. I am definitely not a keyboard guy. I am a vocalist doing a home
    studio, running Sonar. I have an older Roland JV-80 Synth that I want
    to hook upto my computer using the gameport. I have the proper MIDI
    to Gameport cable but Sonar and Windows XP do not recognize the
    gameport as a MIDI in/out. Anybody know what my problem is? I tried
    finding drivers for it, that was a dead end.

    Thanks,
    Jeff Quindlen
    Programmer
  2. Les Cargill

    Les Cargill Guest

    Jeff Quindlen wrote:
    >
    > I am definitely not a keyboard guy. I am a vocalist doing a home
    > studio, running Sonar. I have an older Roland JV-80 Synth that I want
    > to hook upto my computer using the gameport. I have the proper MIDI
    > to Gameport cable but Sonar and Windows XP do not recognize the
    > gameport as a MIDI in/out. Anybody know what my problem is? I tried
    > finding drivers for it, that was a dead end.
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Jeff Quindlen
    > Programmer


    First, there are MIDI specific newsgroups which might work better'n
    this'un.

    The gameport is on a what? This is for Windows what - 98,XP,2k?

    The device driver(s) for the soundcard must register the gameport
    MIDI device as a MIDI device. My guess is you'll need
    drivers for the soundcard.

    I recommend also using MidiSniffer.exe to check things out once
    you get that part figured out. Google for "midisniffer.exe" to
    find it.

    --
    Les Cargill
  3. >I am definitely not a keyboard guy. I am a vocalist doing a home
    >studio, running Sonar. I have an older Roland JV-80 Synth that I want
    >to hook upto my computer using the gameport. I have the proper MIDI
    >to Gameport cable but Sonar and Windows XP do not recognize the
    >gameport as a MIDI in/out. Anybody know what my problem is? I tried
    >finding drivers for it, that was a dead end.
    >


    You're sure it IS the right cable? There are two types, using the
    same connectors. One has some electronics built in. one doesn't.

    What soundcard? Or is the gameport integral to the motherboard? It
    may be disabled in BIOS.
  4. Dylan

    Dylan Guest

    I've been having similar problems...

    I've googled for midisniffer.exe and got nothing :-(

    I'd really appreciate a program helping me find out what's going on

    Anywhere else I can look?

    Dylan

    >
    > I recommend also using MidiSniffer.exe to check things out once
    > you get that part figured out. Google for "midisniffer.exe" to
    > find it.
    >
    > --
    > Les Cargill
  5. Chip Borton

    Chip Borton Guest

  6. Les Cargill

    Les Cargill Guest

    Dylan wrote:
    >
    > I've been having similar problems...
    >
    > I've googled for midisniffer.exe and got nothing :-(
    >


    Wow! It vanished! Used to work - that's how I found it.
    This must have crossed somebody's IP bow - I thought it
    was a freebie.

    Sorry for the bad info - I just constructed the
    executable name and found it immedately, several
    years ago.

    > I'd really appreciate a program helping me find out what's going on
    >
    > Anywhere else I can look?
    >


    Look also for MIDIHack.

    > Dylan
    >
    > >
    > > I recommend also using MidiSniffer.exe to check things out once
    > > you get that part figured out. Google for "midisniffer.exe" to
    > > find it.
    > >
    > > --
    > > Les Cargill



    --
    Les Cargill
  7. Laurence Payne <l@laurenceDELETEpayne.freeserve.co.uk> wrote in message news:<d307kv4sdd35o56hnnpp29sohce9ckcilg@4ax.com>...
    >
    > You're sure it IS the right cable? There are two types, using the
    > same connectors. One has some electronics built in. one doesn't.
    >
    > What soundcard? Or is the gameport integral to the motherboard? It
    > may be disabled in BIOS.


    Here's my specs:
    Windows XP Home
    Soundcard is built into my VIA motherboard
    All soundcard drivers have been installed and updated
    My MIDI converrsion cord consists of this:
    One end has the gameport connector,
    the other end has a five prong in and a five prong out

    the problem, however, is not on the MIDI cable end. It has to be on
    the driver/software end. It dosen't recoginize my gameport as a MIDI
    connection. I really appreciate all your help. Thank you.

    Jeff Quindlen
    Programmer

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