How to connect External Synthesizer with 2 pin DIN plugs for MIDI-IN & MIDI-OUT

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by P. Jayant, Jan 14, 2008.

  1. P. Jayant

    P. Jayant Guest

    Under XP with SoundBlaster Live card, I could connect the external
    synthesizer using the Gameport on the SB Card. After installing Vista, I
    have had to change to an SB Audigy card which has no Gameport. Is there
    any way to connect the same synthesizer to a U S B porton the
    motherboard, assuming a connector with USB plug at one end and two 5-pin
    DIN Plugs at the synthesizer end is available. Does Vista or anyone else
    has the driver for enabling such connection?

    P. Jayant
    P. Jayant, Jan 14, 2008
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  2. P. Jayant

    Carlos Guest

    Two lines of thought:
    #1.- If you are running Vista x86, go to the Vista forums in creativelabs
    web site.
    You will find there support drivers for "old" SBLive cards in one thread and
    also how to use your gameport (don't know if that enables MIDI too) in
    another thread.
    #2.- Vista drivers for your suggested adapter (USB to MIDI) should be
    provided by the hardware manufacturer. A little googling might help you there.
    Last but not least, there is no MSFT support for gameports in Vista x64
    (neither in XP x64).
    Carlos, Jan 14, 2008
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