Midi won't work with Soundblaster Live in XP

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Posted by Serasion on July 05, 2002 at 08:20:40:

I can't get midi working on my computer.
This is the equipment I am using:

Roland RS-9 synthesizer
Windows XP
Soundblaster Live!
Pentium 3 667Mhz 256mb ram

I have the midi cable plugged into the joystick port of the soundblaster, and the IN goes to the MIDI OUT of the synth and OUT to MIDI IN.

The synth is able to receive midi; i.e. I can play midi files on the computer and the synthesizer's soundbank is used, but can't get the computer to receive midi.

I've tried using the Creative Keyboard and also Cubase VST 32 5.0 and set midi in to SBLive UART. This is also the only option for midi in.

I've also tried the RS-9 on another computer, which is a Athlon XP 1800+ with 512mb ram and a Soundblaster Live as well, with the same problem. I'm pretty sure this problem is something to do with the computer setup (drivers need to be installed or something), but I don't know what to do.

A few people seem to have similar problems to this but no one has been able to give a definite answer. Any help would be great.


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