I've recently purchased a motu express xt parallel and I'm having
trouble getting my computer to recognize the device. My computer is a
pc laptop (win XP) and I've installed a pcmcia parallel card (32 bit
drivers) and unfortunately the the midi ports are not being recognised
by various apps. ie ableton 4.14, midi quest (librarian). I have run
setup for the express driver and software recently downloaded from the
motu site, but have not been able to follow the read-me instructions
with regards to selecting the lpt/com port tree from the device
manager. This is because the paralell port's driver has been installed
as a BACKPACK device (pcmcia parallel by Microsolutions). Under that
device the options a little different but it seems to match IRQ and
enabled. Also I noticed that upon installation, no midi device appears
in my device manager tree. I have tried adding one manually through
the wizard, and automatically searching for drivers, but this causes a
serious windows error/crash.
I have a suspicion that these pcmcia parallel cards are not for use
with anything but printers and cd-roms, but I've never heard any
confirmation of this to be true.
www.micro-solutions.com/downloads/index.asp is a link to the website
for the card
PCMCIA adapter- Texas Instruments PCIxx21/x515 Cardbus Controller
I've tried just about everything I know to get this to work. Any light
you can shed on the situation is greatly appreciated.
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