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M-Audio Posts More Vista Drivers

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I just noticed that M-Audio posted 32-bit vista drivers for a many of their products including:

  – Fast Track USB
– Session 1.5
– M-Audio Micro
– M-Audio 02
– Trigger Finger
– Axiom 25, 49, 61
– Oxygen 8 v2, 49, 61
– ProKeys 88, 88es
– KeyStudio
– Keystation Pro 88
– Keystation 49e, 61es, 88es
– eKeys 49, eKeys
– X-Session Pro and X-Session (UC-17)
– MIDISPORT 1×1 (works for old and new versions)
– MIDISPORT Uno USB
– MK-225c
– MK-249
– MK-249c
– MK-361
– MK-361c
– MK-425c
– MK-449c

In addition, a beta version of the Fast Track Pro driver is also available.

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M-Audio Announces Vista Compatibility for 2nd Quarter 2007

Maudio_vista Article update: M-audio has released a ton of 32-bit drivers for their products – see this post.

I just received a press release indicating M-Audio will offer drivers for most of their products for Vista by the end of this quarter.

"Los Angeles, CA, May 30, 2007—M-Audio®, a leading provider of creative tools for
computer-centric musicians, is proud to announce the release of Microsoft Vista
drivers for many of the company’s most popular products.

M-Audio
currently expects to release 32-bit Vista drivers for all of the following
models during the second quarter of 2007: all FireWire products; all currently
selling USB MIDI keyboards; Fast Track™ USB, Fast Track Pro, JamLab™, MobilePre™
USB, Black Box™ and Transit® USB interfaces; Conectiv™ and Xponent™ DJ
interfaces; and the Revolution™ 5.1 PCI card."

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Will your M-Audio Axiom work with Windows Vista?

Vista_ready_axiom Article Update: Check out this article for M-Audios announcement about compatibility.

According to the M-Audio knowledge base, "Currently, M-Audio does not offer Vista drivers or Vista software updates (beta or otherwise)."   Despite this information, some users on the Ableton forum are reporting that they are able to use their Axiom keyboards with Vista. I decided to do some hands-on testing with my Axiom 25 on a Vista system and see for myself how well it worked.

I plugged my Axiom into the USB port of a HP Pavilion dv9000t laptop running Vista. Much to my surprise,  Vista auto-detected the Axiom and installed two ports – one port the Axiom controller  itself, and another port for external MIDI in/out.

I was able to map the ports within FL Studio 7 and Ableton Live 6.0 and the keys, knobs, pads, assignable buttons all work as expected.

So, while this is not officially supported, it seemed to work for me.

I did not have a chance to test the Enigma editor (I was testing this on a friends system and ran out of time).  If any of you readers out there have done so, feel free to add a comment to this post and let us know how well it worked.

Copyright 2007, Mark Mosher