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:shock: *** I'm so pleased*** :D I was literally on the verge of buying a MOTU or ESI interface to relpace my grand old Midex 8. For some strange reason I was looking at the Steinberg site and saw a little reference to discontinued gear ?
I could not believe my eyes ! it would seem that very serious efforts in customer care and support and starting to have an impact.

Thankyou Steinberg - in particular those who managed to convince the team that this was a good move !

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Hello. I recently installed windows 7 (32-bit) so I can run Cubase 6. Like others I am glad to hear that drivers for the midex has been released for windows 7 (I have the midex 3). However, when I extracted the files and double-clicked the "InstallMidex3", I get the window: "The version of this file is not compatible with the version of windows you are running. Check your computer system information to see whether you need an x(86)32-bit or x64(64-bit) version of the program". Am I installing it the wrong way? If someone has a solution I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you!

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On 32 bit OSs, the old drivers can ( and must ) be used.

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Thanks for replying. Where can I find the old drivers? They work with windows 7 32 bit?

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WCmusic wrote:Thanks for replying. Where can I find the old drivers? They work with windows 7 32 bit?
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Thank you very much!

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Hello, I have Windows 7 (32 bit). I just installed the old midex 3 drivers from the archives directory (I tried them all) and still no luck. Is there anyone else out there running midex 3 on windows 7 32 bit? Can you give some suggestions? Thanks!

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OK I think you have to differentiate between Midex 3 and Midex 8, and also between 32-bit and 64-bit. The 64-bit drivers recently released work with the Midex 8 on both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7 and Vista. Although I have both a Midex 3 and Midex 8, I haven't tested the Midex 3 on Windows 7 32-bit. I do have a Windows 7 32-bit machine and I'll try to get the Midex 3 working on it and report back.
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I have a Midex 8 and have not been able to use the new drivers (on 32 bit win 7) as it looks as though they are for 64bit only.looking in the archive I can see other drivers but am not at all clear as to what is what.I am pretty annoyed with Steinberg as the new drivers clearly have 32/64 bit and win7 on the driver description.But it does look as though they are 64 bit only which desont really make sense.Does anyone have a way to get Midex 8 working in 32 bit Win 7?
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Mic2002 wrote:Does anyone have a way to get Midex 8 working in 32 bit Win 7?
Yep, Marsi ( posted in german on page 2 )
He uses the old 32 bit driver V. 1.903.


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DaDa wrote:
Mic2002 wrote:Does anyone have a way to get Midex 8 working in 32 bit Win 7?
Yep, Marsi ( posted in german on page 2 )
He uses the old 32 bit driver V. 1.903.


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I've tried all of the legacy drivers and can't get any of them to work on 32 win7. Is there a trick to installing these? My pc just says remove USB connection then restart and reconnect...but it just won't load the driver..

Why i am so annoyed is that when I saw the new drivers available for the Midex 8 they are clearly marked as 32/64 bit but it's now clear they are 64 bit only.Have now moved to a new pc and found that not only my main midi interface doesn't work but that my wave lab 5 is useless too as the upgrade path has gone.

Have also found out that basically if you try and run say ezdrummer,and the Grand,you won't be able to run Halion Sonic using a 32 bit system with 4 gig.There isn't enough memory...its like chasing a rainbow, and a very expensive one at that.
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4 gig is enough to have benefit from a 64 bit system cause now cubase can use the full 4gb instead of just 2gb. Even when using 32 bit cubase on a 64 OS. (I run cubase 4 on XP64 LOL I know not an obvious choice but working great for me, with a midex3 ) BTW only use the latest 32 bit midex driver!
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As was mentioned earlier, I'm trying to find drivers for my midex 3 to work with windows 7 (32 bit). I too downloaded the new driver and it clearly stated 32bit/64bit. However, when I tried it, it would say "not compatible". I also tried the legacy drivers (32 bit), but no luck. Before I spend money on a midi time piece, I rather have my midex up and running. If anyone had any luck getting midex 3 to run in windows 7 (32 bit) please let me know.

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WCmusic wrote:As was mentioned earlier, I'm trying to find drivers for my midex 3 to work with windows 7 (32 bit). I too downloaded the new driver and it clearly stated 32bit/64bit. However, when I tried it, it would say "not compatible". I also tried the legacy drivers (32 bit), but no luck. Before I spend money on a midi time piece, I rather have my midex up and running. If anyone had any luck getting midex 3 to run in windows 7 (32 bit) please let me know.
Yeah me too! I did try the older drivers listed for the Midex 8 and got one or 2 ports going then,the device lost the drivers again and I cant seem to repeat what I had before.I agree they are listed as 32/64 but are clearly not as listed.Is there not a generic driver anywhere that would do?
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Not that I know of. This was my only hope. I actually purchased a motu but if I was able to activate the midex, I would take the motu back. However, it doesn't seem like I will be returning the motu. I hope this does not happen to other Steinberg hardware in the future.

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I suppose it begs the question as to why go to the trouble of only producing a Win 7 64 bit driver? I could consider a re- install of win 7 as 64 bit but I just got a new Rain PC which has been set up at the factory so don't know if I can duplicate the settings...but would be cheaper than having to buy a new midi interface. Steinberg should label the thing properly at the very least.
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I do agree. Although, I did not think about doing a re-install. Maybe I could give it a shot as my last resort (if there are no risks or complications regarding other software).

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One thing worth bearing in mind is that the Midex still works in standalone mode even when the ports arent available in Cubase.On my Saffire audio interface there is one (!!) midi port which I can then patch into the Midex which then distributes to the devices - not perfect as everything goes down the one pipe so to speak but until I get an alternative,it works.Bit of a pain to have to then set each device to separate channels etc mind.
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This teaches me one important lesson - keep checking the forum. I found out about the Win 7 64-bit drivers two days after I took delivery of 3 MOTUs to replace my Midexs. Now the dilemma - to keep the Midexs and sell the MOTUs (still sealed in box) or to sell the Midexs and keep the MOTUs. Alternatively, I could use all six units.

Does anyone know if Midexs and MOTUs play nicely together? Would there be potential for driver conflicts?

A big thank you to Steinberg for making the drivers available. Does this also now mean the driver can be updated for future OS architectures?

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Interesting question! I'm guessing as long as the drivers install correctly you should be ok as its simply a case of selecting the ports via Cubase.The Midexs are great little units no mistake.I'm stuck with a different situation which is the new drivers are not for 32bit Win 7 (why I don't know,but there you go) have a brand new PC formatted with Win 7 32 bit so my midex wont work.At the time the *Steinberg* webite said 32/64 bit drivers which wasnt true.
Do I just get a new midi interface or change my os to 64 bit to get the midex back on line? Cost is about the same one way or another.But are the Midexs going to have much of a shelf life left...will Steinberg release a 32 bit driver??? mmmmm. If one of those Motus are going for a nice price let me know!!
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I would definitely go 64 bit, not for the midex alone but for the extra ram access.
Still I have read reports on the old driver working on win 7 32 bit when win 7 came out. Running XP64 here and a non music Win7 64 laptop so can´t help with that(I would if I could).
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One of the main reason I'm still on XP 32-bit is because of the driver. But it's time to move to Win 7 and 64-bit is the most logical way to go - more RAM access.

After some thought overnight, I've decided to replace the Midexs with the MOTUs because I suspect that Win 7 64-bit will be the last driver build (but I could be wrong). As DAWs become more resource intensive I have this vision of 64-bit systems being the minimum requirement in the future. Over the years it seems that there has been a move away from midi in favor of using samples and devices like the Midex are becoming redundant.

So the upshot is that my Midexs will be up on eBay as soon as I swap them over. I might keep one of them as a backup.

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relayer wrote:One of the main reason I'm still on XP 32-bit is because of the driver. But it's time to move to Win 7 and 64-bit is the most logical way to go - more RAM access.

Over the years it seems that there has been a move away from midi in favor of using samples and devices like the Midex are becoming redundant.
exactly the reason i stayed on xp myself and yes the win 7 64 is the way to go , the midex is working flawlessly here on 64 bit but the thing i find hard to take in is what you say about them becoming redundant ?
as long as there is a midi keyboard or a collector requiring to connect to a daw then they are going to be required .
i think you right in stashing one away for the future , you never know when you might want to pull out all that old midi gear ! ;)
it comes down to weather your a gear junky or a born again plugin user .. i for sure will always keep a midex now as you never know when steinberg will surprise you with one of these little peaches !

can we have a 128 driver release please just incase ;) :lol:

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I'm very happy with my midex as well, works great in W7 64. In fact I prefer connecting my gear over MIDI instead of USB, I've got 9(!) usbports in use while the Midex can do the same thing much more elegantly. Even the lights are worth it :)
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