Old 09-27-2009, 09:43 AM   #1
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Default Miditech MIDI driver crash (SOLVED)

i ve got relatively unknown midi keyboard from miditech
everytime i try to enable driver for the miditech keyboard in midi input box reaper get freezed
after that playback doesnt work and aplication is not responding
after i shut down the aplication with task manager and try to run new instance of reaper
aplication is frozen, start up screen does not appear, and there is only white window

this bug appeared in every reaper version i had from (2.58) to latest (3.11)

os XP Pro SP3 5.1.2600
soundcard terratec 6fire 24/96
CPU Type QuadCore Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600, 2400 MHz (9 x 267)
midikeyboard miditech midistart-2 http://www.miditech.de/produktee.htm
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Old 09-27-2009, 09:51 AM   #2
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The old MIDItech driver seemingly doesn't like Reaper.

The only reported (and similar) issue with the Midistart 2 is here:
http://forum.cockos.com/showthread.php?t=15477

This post in the aforementioned thread contains a possible solution:
http://forum.cockos.com/showpost.php...0&postcount=13
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Old 09-28-2009, 11:19 AM   #3
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Thanks, problem solved!
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Old 09-29-2009, 04:24 AM   #4
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I confirm that Midistart 2 issue (reaper freezes), I also confirm the workaround through midi-ox. Ok, it's clear that this is a cheap USB keyboard => As mine now RIPs in its box and as I have enough available space I can try to upload too...
Cockos are your interested ?
... I'm joking but what midi-ox can do that reaper can't ? A real bug IMO.

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Old 09-29-2009, 08:09 AM   #5
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I'd say it's just a crappy, cheap and not very widespread product mostly sold in Europe. Pretty much all less simplistic cheapo keyboards are "class compliant" and don't need a driver at all and it seems that MIDItech saw the problems with the driver and made the latest versions of the Midistart 2 class compliant (can be recognized by a round sticker).

I may be a bit biased though - my first MIDI controller was a MIDItech and it sucked and literally started losing its teeth after 2 years - all keys in an octave were one part and there was no hinge mechanism or something, they were all moored by a thin plastic strip which was under constant torsion and finally broke when you played on that thing. After repairing a few keys with (more solid) duct tape I gave up.
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Old 09-30-2009, 10:15 AM   #6
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Quote:
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I'd say it's just a crappy, cheap
Yeah.. confirmed + totally bugged (whatever is the host): sometimes, it just says "0". Dead.
=> 2masseev, be cool on the wheels..

I just had a look on the box, I understand now: it's written "Made in Germany" on it

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my first MIDI controller was a MIDItech and it sucked and literally started losing its teeth after 2 years
ha ha! Confirmed as well. But hey! you should have kept it, Steindork. A must have for you: it would have perfectly suit your incredible studio you've shown in the lounge...
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