“OH, NO!!! He’s back with one of those tips that never work!”
Yeah, a few of my most recent tips have exploded in my face haha
But this seems to work:
I have a AKAI MPD16 4x4 drum pad gizmo which AKAI in their infinite wisdom have decided to stop supporting.
In this case it means no new drivers!
Long story short, I tried to use a USB cable for power and a MIDI cable for … MIDI.
And it works!!! No drivers involved … EVER!
It’s slightly crippled though, since the onscreen GUI with all functionality isn’t available in Win7 64.
But vee hav ouR wayz aRound zat kind of pRoblem, you know …
Hint: it works in my XP32 boot
Anyways, if you have some old USB thinge without driver support but with a MIDI port, it’s definitely worth a try.