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usb midi keyboard on sony vaio laptop (sz120pb)

Discussion in 'Recording' started by dkatayama, Apr 3, 2007.

  1. dkatayama

    dkatayama Guest

    i'm wondering if anybody has run into a similar problem.

    i have novation usb midi keyboard that i use with an old version of reason.
    when i used to run this setup on my ibm thinkpad, the usb connection worked just fine to run the midi keyboard. but when i started to use this new sony vaio laptop, it would never recognize the midi keyboard thru the usb port. i always have to use a m-audio uno and go thru the midi ports.

    i would really like to just use the usb port...
    has anybody else run into this?
  2. hueseph

    hueseph Distinguished Member

    Oct 31, 2005
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Is it possible that the USB port doesn't have enough power to power the keyboard directly? I would think that if you use a power supply along with the keyboard, it should be recognized fine. (I'm gussing that you have to use and external power supply when going thru the Uno.
  3. dkatayama

    dkatayama Guest

    i think i may have answered my own question...
    it isn't a matter of power but more of a usb issue.
    my laptop has a built in webcam with mic.
    this utilizes the usb driver that is required for the novation usb midi keyboard to be recognized by winxp...
    so i guess i'll have to disable the webcam to work the novation!!

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