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Roland XP-10 Midi help?

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Hi All,

I recently acquired a Roland XP-10 that I'm trying to get talking to my computer. I've hooked it up to the MIDI cables from my soundblaster (I know, I know...) gameport, turned off Midi Local on the XP-10 just like it says to in the manual, and... nothing. I've got no midi going into the PC, and when I send stuff from Midi-Ox the XP-10 gives no response. Has anyone on here come across anything similar? I'm pretty certain that it's not a problem with my PC, since my old keyboard controller (an ancient Evolution branded as a Commodore) worked fine and the only thing I've changed is the keyboard.

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Swapped the cables around? Can you plug teh old board in to confirm it's still OK now? Got a hardware monitor you can try? (midibox will do nicely) LED on the cable ala midibox midi troubleshooting? Trust the guy who sold it to ya? Got a friend's PC you can try? I'm outta ideas :)

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OK, this is just embarrassing. After a couple hours messing with soundcard settings, wading through the XP-10's awful menu system while constantly repeating "It's gotta be something weird with this new keyboard" and looking for the magic menu setting "make things work" I look under my desk and what do I see?

A 15-pin D-sub plug.

Like the kind that should really be connected to my soundcard.  :-[

I swear, some days it's just not even worth getting up in the morning.

Thanks S1, Goblinz - I know the question was pretty damn stupid to begin with, looking back. Not as stupid as I bloody feel now tho  ;D

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Congratulations. You are my third "it's not plugged in" for today. And I don't work with newbies either - it happens to the best of us.... with surprising regularity!

I was so paranoid I'd do it with a cooling fan on my new PC, that I checked them all twice, even though I could see all the fans spinning :D

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LOL, it happens to us all.... It's either that or screw all the cables in, which I hate doing.

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...remember when you told me that you want to plug my plug into your socket?

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...that I checked them all twice, even though I could see all the fans spinning :D

That's scary. "Okay, it's spinning, that's good. Now let's check if it is really plugged in or just spinning for no reason"? ;D

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Hey, for all we know, it was powering the fan from the PCI buss ;)

Yeh sure it's extremely unlikely, and like I said, it was paranoid.... but hey, it's the most expensive thing I ever bought, I wasn't going to take any risks with it :)

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