1. I am positive everything is set up on my computer correctly. But I cannot find a working driver for my Casio PX-200. Apparently no driver came with it. I don't understand what I did wrong when I loaded the disc that came with it.
2. So now I'm looking for a virtual midi controller that's compatible with Vista for the time being so I can start using this. It's been almost a year since I bought these and still no luck!
3. When I try to assign VDL2.5 in stand alone mode to channels in Finale 2007 I get a warning saying I need to update my patches. Everything is loaded correctly so I'm lost with that too!
I would greatly appreciate any help. I can give more info if someone has any leads.
If you live in NASHVILLE, TN. or MURFREESBORO, TN. area I'd be willing to meet with someone when they're free.
I'm not too familiar with Casio products, but they aren't often used in this type of production setting. If you're looking for a hardware keyboard controller (highly recommended to use one with VDL), I'd steer toward something like the M-Audio controllers.
[quote author=Jim Casella link=topic=2805.msg14892#msg14892 date=1226356816] I'm not too familiar with Casio products, but they aren't often used in this type of production setting. If you're looking for a hardware keyboard controller (highly recommended to use one with VDL), I'd steer toward something like the M-Audio controllers.
Thanks Jim, it's an honor hearing from you. I love your work.
Since I will be primarily writing music at home a big keyboard like that isn't a problem. But I already have another keyboard at home with limited space. Is the M-Audio Oxygen controller a purchase I should avoid? I didn't see any info regarding whether or not that one required a driver. But I agree with you, I'd prefer to have a hardware controller.
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Your Casio is a hardware device as well. I just wouldn't trust it to work very well in this type of scenario. Many feel these products lean more towards being ";toys"; than actually being useful in a realistic MIDI rig.
The M-Audio keyboard I recommended (Keyrig 49) will work equally well as the Oxygen series. The Oxygen is more expensive though (since it has extra controllers, which you may not need if you're just getting started with MIDI stuff). Either way, both these controllers are ";class compliant"; meaning, they're ready to work with Mac or Windows without the need to install extra drivers. Occasionally driver updates are released though. If there's ever any doubt as to whether or not your system is playing nice with your MIDI controller, you can always download its latest drivers from the M-Audio website.
Thanks for the compliments. I appreciate it! Hope this info helps.