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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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