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Routings window blank - Micro express USB

Postby exaisle » Wed Apr 18, 2012 1:39 am

I've recently acquired a Micro Express USB second hand.

I have installed the latest drivers (v.4.0.4.8697) and the newest version of Clockworks from the MOTU website.

My problem is that the routings window in Clockworks is blank.

I also tried to older driver and Clockworks (v. 2.5.1) and encountered a similar problem.

Assuming the problem to be that the unit needed an eprom upgrade,(the serial number does not include "M/W" I purchased the relevant eprom from the local MOTU agents (I'm in Ireland).

As it turns out, the eprom was labelled "Micro USB 2.0.1"....the same as the eprom in the unit so it looks like the upgrade had already been done...so €/$20 down the drain but no big deal.

When I installed the older drivers and Clockworks, a message appeared saying "Clockworks cannot communicate with the device. It may be switched off or unplugged" (or something similar).

When I check the Device Manager in the Control Panel, a "MOTU MIDI device" appears amongst the "sound, video and game controllers" and checking the properties tab shows that as far as windows is concerned, "the device is working properly".(I'm running Windows XP SP3.)

I have an older parallel port version of the Micro Express (working perfectly!) and tried loading a .cwf file from that but that proved fruitless too.

Needless to say, any help would be greatly appreciated!

Regards,

E.
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Re: Routings window blank - Micro express USB

Postby exaisle » Mon Apr 30, 2012 9:33 am

Just as an added extra, I installed Clockworks (both versions, 4.0.4.8697 first, then unintalled it, then installed V.2.5.1) on another PC running XP and experienced the same problem.

It it possible that there is a fault in the Micro Express which is causing the problem rather then in the installation of Clockworks and the relevant drivers?
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Re: Routings window blank - Micro express USB

Postby binegar » Mon Apr 30, 2012 5:49 pm

I'm having almost exactly the same problem. I have a Micro Express USB that just arrived via Ebay. I installed ClockWorks from MIDI_Installer_Win_110806.zip (Windows 7 Ultimate). However, nothing is showing up in the Routing Page of the ClockWorks software. OTOH, the manual is so sparse on setting up routing, I have to presume that all my connected MIDI devices are be magically recognized and then appear on the Routing page. This, however, is not happening.
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Re: Routings window blank - Micro express USB

Postby exaisle » Tue May 01, 2012 6:29 am

@binegar - I have another Micro Express, but it's one of the old type which connected via the parallel port, not the newer USB version. Clockworks installed and works without any problem. The routings page doesnt need much in the way of instructions as it's quite easy to figure out how to use it.
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