I'll be using USB-MIDI, and I notice that between the time I bought the BCF2000 a few months ago and now the USB-MIDI driver listed on the Behringer site has been updated: to version 220.127.116.11 ( http://www.behringer.com/EN/Products/BCF2000.aspx ) from WIN32 version 1.0.10. The new one has "bug fixes and enhancements":
USB MIDI Driver
USB MIDI DRIVER (V18.104.22.168) for BCF2000 & BCR2000 (94 KB)
BSOD removed when device was using USB-3 mode and Logic was started
Audio was distorted in case of heavy midi traffic
in some early models of BCF2000 a switch from or to LC, BC or MC Mode causes the device to not work correctly if the user does not wait at least 7 seconds after switching off the device before switching it on again. A system message will now pop up saying : “The I/O device is configured incorrectly or the configuration parameters to the driver are incorrect.” In that case just click that box, switch off the BCF2000 wait for at least 7 seconds and switch it on again.
The DLL was removed.
I know many people were using the "old" driver and their system was stable. I was wondering is anyone using this newer one? If not, do people think I should maybe use the older one instead, and only update the driver if I have any problems?
Re: the bugfixes, I don't know that the way they describe the bugs would predict I would have them: I don't use USB-3 or Logic; and I don't think my small projects would result in "heavy MIDI traffic", though I do use a couple or three of VSTi's at a time, and can be "heavy on the pedal" of my USB-MIDI connected hardware synth ... so, I don't know, maybe that could result in what would qualify as "heavy MIDI traffic"?
Thanks for any thoughts!
Alexis -Cubase 6.5.0/SX22.214.171.1244, XP SP2, 4GB RAM (1GB not accessible, but used just to balance the computer so it doesn't tip over); Delta 66 in Omni i/O Studio; Motif8; UAD-1