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Re: Edirol/Roland USB legacy driver hack for Windows 10

Postby forumuser665131 » Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:25 pm

Worked a treat. I hadn't used the keyboard since upgrading to Windows 10 some months ago, so I wondered what was going on. Many Thanks.

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Re: Edirol/Roland USB legacy driver hack for Windows 10

Postby Motormouth » Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:06 am

You just turned a lonely, handed down chunk of plastic into a music creating tool! I really appreciate your instructions.
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Re: Edirol/Roland USB legacy driver hack for Windows 10

Postby stevekc » Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:07 pm

Roland SonicCell - How to install SonicCell drivers on Windows 10
https://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index ... #msg124309
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Re: Edirol/Roland USB legacy driver hack for Windows 10

Postby marekdziem » Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:07 pm

HI there!

I have a Roland u-8 device with drivers installed and functioning on a windows XP laptop and am amped to get going with this nifty device!

But I don't have the cubase controller and tuner applications that shipped with the u-8 originally...

does anybody have these critical install files that would solve my dilemma - PLEASE!!?
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Re: Edirol/Roland USB legacy driver hack for Windows 10

Postby MilindChitnavis » Tue Dec 31, 2019 6:31 pm

Thank you so much for the clear and precise instructions!
Solved my problem of not finding a driver for my Edirol FA-101 on Windows 10 OS.
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Re: Edirol/Roland USB legacy driver hack for Windows 10

Postby sonichouse » Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:50 pm

I used this hack to get my PCR M30 working on Windows 10, after finding this page:

https://www.roland.com/uk/support/by_pr ... es_drivers

...that says it isn't supported beyond Windows 8.

However, I then happened upon this page:

https://rolandus.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/a ... river-Mode

...that explains how to change the settings of the PCR M30 so that it doesn't need a driver by changing the driver type from "orG" (Original) to "GEn" (Generic).

I don't know if there are similar instructions for other units but hopefully this might help someone.
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Re: Edirol/Roland USB legacy driver hack for Windows 10

Postby BillB » Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:27 am

Hi Sonichouse, welcome to the forum and thank you for making a helpful suggestion.

Many Roland / Edirol USB devices can use either the generic USB driver or the ‘original’ driver mode. Generic will work in most cases, but the original driver will usually provide improved performance or function. In the case of UM-550\880 midi interfaces, original mode allows the use of:
FPT = Fast Processing Technology of MIDI Transmission: This optimizes MIDI data processing by making efficient use of the USB bandwidth according to the amount of MIDI data being transferred.

So if using generic mode, you have to check in the manual to see what you may be losing. It is, at the very least, a reliable fallback, so very good to be reminded that it is there.
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Re: Edirol/Roland USB legacy driver hack for Windows 10

Postby adrian_k » Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:00 pm

Thanks guys for this thread :)

Just to add I've changed my PCR-M30 to use the general midi driver as suggested above and have seen no problems so far, latency is fine and all works as I would expect. I am a very light midi user though...
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Re: Edirol/Roland USB legacy driver hack for Windows 10

Postby Wonks » Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:12 pm

adrian_k wrote: I am a very light midi user though...

Have you been on a diet? :D
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Re: Edirol/Roland USB legacy driver hack for Windows 10

Postby adrian_k » Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:42 pm

Definitely eating less pasta .. ;)
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Re: Edirol/Roland USB legacy driver hack for Windows 10

Postby MusicM » Sat Jun 06, 2020 12:08 pm

Thanks to this post I now can use my Edirol UA-1EX soundcard on Windows 10. How nice!

However, since that time my desktop PC reboots from time to time on its own. Sometimes twice a week, sometimes things go well for a couple of weeks, I can't really pull an arrow on it. A few weeks ago I received a blue screen with a 'clock watchdog timeout' message. However, this was only once.

Because it started to annoy me a little I removed the Edirol UA-1EX from my PC and connected my amplifier with my on-board sound card. The result: less good sound but no sudden reboots anymore.

Could these reboots be caused by the modified .inf file / use of the Windows 8.1 driver under windows 10?
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Re: Edirol/Roland USB legacy driver hack for Windows 10

Postby Jugo6 » Sat Nov 14, 2020 8:07 pm

Hi everyone,

as many thist saved some old Roland / Edirol gear :clap: . my PCR500 but moslty the UA-700 (very nice stuff, loads of possibilities, even outdated. Comes in nicely recording but also playing on Jamulus).

I followed mainly the same procedure, but couldnt run install/setup, so after disabling signature enforcement, I switched on the interface, went to device management, and could repair the error by choosing updating the driver manualy (the directory with the adapted .inf file).

Typical that it seemed to work on advanced mode by a default Windows10 driver. To be noted: larger Windows update tend to destroy the driver, so I had to do the process again this week. But the Edirol UA-700 works again. Thanks and all the others: keep trying!
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Re: Edirol/Roland USB legacy driver hack for Windows 10

Postby BillB » Sun Nov 15, 2020 6:42 pm

Jugo, welcome to the SOS forum and thanks for sharing your experience.

MusicM, welcome also!

As to the cause of reboots - who knows with Windows. It would seem that most folks are modifying these drivers without any undue consequences.
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Re: Edirol/Roland USB legacy driver hack for Windows 10

Postby KuotaGrant » Mon Nov 16, 2020 1:21 am

I originally used this hack about 2 years ago and it has worked perfectly until just recently. It doesn't always load on startup or reboot which is weird, I think.

It began happening about 3 weeks ago shortly after a Windows 10 update. Earlier this week there was another update and it remains to be seen but seems to be loading mostly ok now.

If anyone has any ideas why sound drivers inconsistently load OR how to enable them when they have not loaded I am all ears as rebooting is a pain. I tried going to device manager but when it doesn't load it doesn't appear there, which I guess makes sense.

Any thoughts would be appreciated. And, again, thanks a ton to the original poster who gave directions on editing drivers. Otherwise my V20 Studio, which I love, would be garbage.
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Re: Edirol/Roland USB legacy driver hack for Windows 10

Postby ajmiller » Tue Nov 17, 2020 7:57 pm

I recently used this tutorial to get my Edirol UA-25 working on Win10.

https://youtu.be/Iqu_sv6Znuk
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