I successfully installed a Midiex8 unit.
Later I got an additional unit and moved them both to different USB ports before I booted up.
I assumed that since the driver had been previously installed, windows would automatically install the drivers at the new ports.
I go a driver error message upon install. Windows showed that two ports were not working as they were missing drivers. I uninstalled in device manager and one by one rebooted with each unit booted alone in each usb port. The original unit I had, repeatedly brought back the two missing driver ports in device manager. I tried to reinstall the drivers … which appeared to go smoothly, but when I attached the units, same outcome.
I then noted that the original unit now showed two missing midi ports, specifically 6 and 8 if that makes any difference.
It was ‘Oh, well’ time. So I proceeded with my midex8 and midex6. Then I noticed occasional bleeding into my synths getting midi I didn’t appear to have routed. I also noted that in a fresh, new project without any tracks, when I hit the transport button I would see midi input 1 flashing on the midex6, but not on the midex8.
So just like there must be a pony under the big pile of horse sheet in the stable, there are a couple questions here.
Does this just sound like a unit going bad? I’m just puzzled why it functioned fine on the original install.
Could it be a screw up from not starting the install before I moved to different USB ports, such that somehow the bad driver install is linked to the midex6, no matter which port it is installed in? I do note that they show up with slightly different names in the midi ports list, e.g., the good unit shows port 1 as “midex8 1,” etc.
If so, maybe I need to uninstall the drivers entirely … as opposed to just uninstalling them through device manager in an open windows session. Can anyone tell me if this might help and how to go about completely uninstalling the drivers?
If you read this far, mega thanks!