Driver for Keystation Pro 88 for Windows 8.1 64 bit?????!?!?!?

I'm trying to work out why the driver website doesn't work. I put in the details of my keyboard (a Keystation Pro 88) and my OS (Windows 8.1 64bit) and then I'm taken to a page which asks me to tick a bunch of boxes, fill in some details and then when I click next, nothing at all happens. No download whatsoever. Can anyone please advise how I get the driver for my kit?

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  • Hello,

    Thanks for posting!

    The Keystation Pro 88 is a class-compliant device, meaning it does not require drivers for Windows XP, Vista, 7, or 8.

    If you click on "Click for Info" on the drivers page, it simply takes you to a page showing all of the class-compliant controllers.

    So, it should be "plug and play" with Windows 8.1. Are you having trouble using the KP88 with any particular software?

    Let me know some details and I'd be happy to help!
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    • I am also having an issue with my M_Audio Keystation Pro 88 device. using win 8.1(64) via powered by usb my audio software (Native Instruments, Virtual Piano etc.) all read the Keystation Pro however, the MIDI signals are not being transferred. upon pressing any key there is no sound nor does the software identifies any signal being sent from the Keystation. any advise would be greatly appreciated thank you.
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  • Dan, thanks so much for your reply.

    What about with a Mac? Because I'm trying to use it on a Macbook Pro with Maverick and had the same issue
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  • Okay, then there may be something else at play here. Perhaps a hardware issue.

    Mac OSX has also been class-compliant for a long time.

    What are you testing with? Any particular software?

    You can use a simple MIDI diagnostic program to test as well:

    Mac: MIDI Monitor
    Windows: MIDI-OX

    Open one of these programs will all other MIDI/audio programs closed. In the Sources section of MIDI Monitor, you should have a check box for your KP88 or an M-Audio MIDI device.

    If you see that, then any key you press should display the note messages in the software. Same idea goes for the MIDI-OX on Windows.

    Let me know if these programs respond at all. Also try testing a new USB cable if you haven't already.
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  • Dan - it was the wire! Thank you!!

    (P.s. on the MIDI Monitor app - thank you for that btw - there was no checkbox for any named device, but there were checkboxes which said 'Port 1' and 'Port 2' once a live wire was plugged in)

    Something needs to be done about the website - because I went through the process of trying to find the driver using the driver/device selection tool and instead of the website informing me that no driver was required it left me trying to work out how to get a driver.

    Really grateful for your help here though - thanks now
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  • Excellent, good to hear!

    Thanks for the feedback on the website. There are a few older products that do require drivers, but really most of them are class-compliant now.

    Thanks again!
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  • When I was using the KS P88 with FL Studio it was really easy to assign any digital knob to any of the controllers on the physical keyboard. I can't seem to do that with Garageband?
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  • I’m happy
    OK thanks Dan - this has all been really useful.
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  • Ok I just wanted to come back on this as I've discovered something interesting in relation to midi-mapping from Garageband to M-Audio Keystation Pro 88

    See - the volume and pan is always automatically assigned to one of the sliders and one of the knobs (respectively) on the Pro88

    But I noticed that if I press 'A' Garageband goes into 'Automation' mode, which basically brings up a drop down menu of various other things apart from volume - including compression, delay, ambience, reverb. When you select one of those, the slider that is normally assigned to volume gets assigned to the selected effect.

    This ain't advanced like most other software, but at least it's a useful fix for people who enjoy manipulating these aspects of the sound using a physical slider.
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    • I think in the end I was actually wrong about Garageband :-/ maybe I'll invest into Logic.

      Incidentally, I am looking into getting a sustain pedal and I notice that there are two sockets for the sustain pedal. Do you know why there are two? All the pedals I'm looking at have one plug, not two. Is there a special pedal I need to buy for the Pro 88?
    • Generally, anything labeled "sustain pedal" will work. The M-Audio SP2 is stocked in most music retailers.

      There are two sustain inputs because these can be assigned to other functions; for example, holding down a bass note or triggering some type of software change. However, when you connect a sustain pedal like the M-Audio SP2, no programming is necessary. It will act as sustain by default.

      Thanks!
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  • I’m frustrated
    Hi Dan, my friend gave me his but for some reason this keyboard does not respond when I plug in the USB. It does power up, but the windows 7 noises for USB plug and play doesn't come up like my Axiom 61 or even the heads up by the clock, down right.
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  • Hello, guys! :-) I'm facing the similar problem with Keystation Pro 88 on Windows 7 Ultimate SP1, on Acer Aspire E 15 E5-572G-71R4.
    Soon after I plugged in the controller it stops working / receiving midi signal/
    The cable is fine, it works on my Desktop PC perfectly, the OS is the same.
    I used MIDI-OX... loses the signal, too.
    I found a driver: USB_MIDI_Series_Installer_5_0_1_Driver_5_10_0_5139
    Unfortunately it didn't help...
    If someone of you has any idea how to solve the problem, share it to me, please! :-)
    Thank you in advance!

    Greets
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