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MOTU Midi Express XT Serial question

Post by basic303 » Sat Jul 09, 2011 7:42 pm

So I'm considering buying a a MOTU Midi Express XT to map out all my midi stuff, I plan to just use it to control my hardware with other hardware, I don't intend to use it as a computer to hardware interface. However, I've read that in order to create the specific maps and patches, you need to hook it up to a computer. I've also read horror stories of the old serial versions of the XT not working with anything past Windows 98. Would I be able to set specific maps on the MOTU with a laptop running Vista?
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Re: MOTU Midi Express XT Serial question

Post by snod_donkey » Sat Jul 09, 2011 9:28 pm

I bought a Midi Express 128 to find it will not work as stand alone without the computer. Well at least i cant get it to work stand alone .......... :?

I use Midi-ox on Windows 7 to do basic routing. Not sure if there is anything better

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Re: MOTU Midi Express XT Serial question

Post by Altitude » Sun Jul 10, 2011 1:44 pm

dont bother. It is not worth hassle. I wrestled with one for a while on XP and it was a suckfest. Just find a dedicated patcher like a DMC MX-8 on ebay (there are like 5 on there right now)

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