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I’m Sour as curdled yak piss.

I am not the only person having this problem, but no one has an answer for it on any forums I have found.

I have plugged in my MPD18 and it will not read it on my computer; the lights on it will turn on/off/switch, but that's all. I am running Win7Ult. and all of my drivers are updated, I have searched devices and nothing has popped up. I have tried it through the MPD18 editor and through FL Studio's FPC and have all my midi input /output set correctly. Am I missing a specific Akai driver or something? I have the Akai editor, the manual, and the cable...it doesn't seem that I should need anything else. Thoughts? Ideas?
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  • Do you see the mpd in the windows device manager?
    How is the mpd connected to your computer?
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  • Hey Lucas,

    Thanks for posting!

    The MPD18 (the original as well as the MPD218) is a class compliant device which means it will not require a manually installed driver, it uses drivers that are already on your computer.

    René has raised useful questions - does your computer register the MPD in its Device Manager under Sound, Video, and Game Controllers? The MPD18 connects via USB but do you have a USB hub in between the controller and the computer?

    If your computer is registering the controller in Device Manager, let's try selecting the MPD as a MIDI input device with a MIDI monitor. The MIDI monitor will allow you to see the MIDI data that is being transferred from the controller to your computer.

    For testing on PC:
    MIDI-OX

    This video will get you set up quickly for Input Monitoring in MIDI-OX:
    Monitoring MIDI Input with MIDI-OX

    If you're having trouble with the connection, let's try connecting the MPD with a different USB cable and with different USB ports on your computer. It will also be useful to test your MPD with another computer to see if you can reproduce what you're experiencing with your computer.

    Try that out and me know how it goes!
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