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V_Synth XT and WinXP

Postby rcraven » 07:56, 18 July 2017

Hi

WinXP SP3

Tried to install the Roland drivers on WinXP, but when the USB is plugged into the V-Synth XT the WinXP driver installation thinks it is a "Standard USB Hub" so, of course , it won't accept the driver inf file I point to.
Any thoughts?

Installed it on Win7 64 and it seemed to work OK, but couldn't get the Arp to work. (Arp works OK on the Midi at the back).

Great machine if I could only get these few problems sorted.

All the best
Royce
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Re: V_Synth XT and WinXP

Postby rcraven » 01:49, 24 July 2017

Hi, just keeping you all updated with this bizarre driver installation.

Finally found the "Standard USB Hub" in the inf file in C:\Windows\System32\Drivers and it loaded then changed to "Generic USB Hub" and so I pressed finished.
Then the diver installation screen appeared again looking for the Roland V-synth dirver. Yah !!!
I pointed to the freshly downloaded drivers which it happily loaded.
Finally the end dialog appeared saying that there was an error "The driver class would not allow the driver to be installed"
Tried it many times, but no joy.

Any one have any ideas ??
Thanks
Royce
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Re: V_Synth XT and WinXP

Postby Andy.T » 14:23, 10 October 2017

Hi rcraven
I gave up in the end and just bought a usb to midi lead on Amazon for a few quid.Works fine.
If you do get one of these, just remember to turn the laptop off and on after the adapter has auto loaded its driver.It should be plain sailing from then on.
Oddly,I can get the XT to work with my laptop (WinXP ) in storage mode though, using usb on the XT.
Hope this helps
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Re: V_Synth XT and WinXP

Postby rcraven » 02:45, 13 October 2017

Thanks Andy. I also gave up and just use a Midi interface.
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Re: V_Synth XT and WinXP

Postby Calvin7s » 07:01, 21 October 2017

Hi Royce. I don't have a V-Synth XT (just wish I did as the samples on line sound great, like the Yamaha FS1R strange great).

I'm not very technical and I'm pretty sure you are the dude that wrote a C++ program to convert the SR-JV80 patches for the XV5080 to convert them to the Fantom X, so you are clearly more tech savvy than I.

Just the other night I was trying to install drivers for my new (used) USB MIDI keyboard controller and it kept telling me it was damaged, the drivers were USB 1.1, the DAW wouldn't recognize it, it was just useless via the USB.

Then I did something simple. I knew for sure that my MIDI patchbay USB was working, so I temporarily unplugged it and put it in the USB keyboard and it worked. Two things changed. The USB cable and the USB port. Like I said, you are obviously tech savvy so I wouldn't be surprised if you already tried something like this. But it never hurts to suggest a possibility.

Now please get a Roland Integra and come up with a great (automated by programming) method to convert Fantom and 5080 custom patches to Integra patches (or I should say tones). Happy Halloween.
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Re: V_Synth XT and WinXP

Postby rcraven » 03:50, 23 October 2017

Hi Calvin7s

Thanks for the USB thoughts.
I have a couple of old PCs that I did a clean install of WinXP and then installed SP1 to SP3 testing each time.
The V-Synth driver didn't want to work. So I gave up and just use the Midi ports.

I have an Integra 7 converter that I wrote to convert Matt's (Patchman) wind controller patches.
He used them as a starting point and then slaved over modifications for the extra things you can do in an Integra 7.

As he is a dealer and product specialist he got a unit very early, unfortunately there was little documentation that was available at the time and I had to do it 'blind', by sending him stuff to test over and over again.
He kindly tried to swing a loan of a development machine, but Roland Australia didn't want to know.
So I am yet to play with one.

From what I remember I converted his XV, FantomS/X and SonicCell Libraries.
He said that they were very close, but this kind of coding, while possible, is both frustrating and very time consuming and you never really know if you got it right.

Trying to convert for a machine that you don't have is not a good idea.
That being said I have been playing around with a Jupiter 8 simulator for my XV, FanS/X and SonicCell for quite a while now.
Although it failed to bring back my JP8, that I sold 30 years ago, it is a lot of fun to get back to super quick sound design.


All the best
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