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M-Audio Trigger Finger Software or Drivers (not the pro)

I just bought the M-Audio Trigger Finger(not the pro) from a friend and currently trying to install drivers or at least use this on my laptop which has windows 10. is this possible?
I want to use this for making drum beats in music producing software. any ideas?
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  • Alex, how much did you pay for that decade-old unit, Guy? Do you honestly expect drivers are still being written for that long-discontinued item (discontinued long before AVID sold off M-Audio to inMusic), and with these newer 64-bit computers now flooding the market? Even Trigger Finger Pro (brand new units can easily be found for as low as only $149.99 -- the complete kit! See if you can get a refund and rid yourself of that dinosaur and get on the bandwagon with TFPro, son! And before buying used gear, go online and learn about what you're getting yourself into next time. ;-)
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    • You're absolutely right. My apologies to Alex, with the hope he's doing just fine with his Legacy Trigger Finger. I'm pleasantly surprised to learn driver support for it continued up to Windows 7, so my sarcasm was out of order for sure.

      Thanks for encouraging Alex.
    • The Trigger Finger is a pretty "raw" controller. They are still in use today, and they will work with legacy drivers. I use one, with Linux, very easy to use within an Alsa, or Jackd Midi environment. And really... "Thanks for encouraging Alex" You respond with another condescending comment. Maybe some training in costumer service would be a better suggestion, TFB Noob. (...or, learn not to be a douche bag)
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  • Hi Alex,

    Thank you for posting.

    The last drivers available for the original Trigger Finger will support up to Windows 7, though you're welcome to download and try it out on Windows 10:

    Trigger Finger - Windows 7 Driver

    If you do get it recognized, you'll still need software to use it with if you don't already have anything. The easiest ones to get started with are probably Ableton Live or FL Studio. Both have trials that you can test out:

    https://www.ableton.com/en/trial/

    http://www.image-line.com/downloads/f...

    There are plenty of tutorials out there for both software's to help you get started and set up a midi controller, but if you have any questions, please let me know!
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  • There is an alternative to using the USB port and driver on a computer. If you have a MIDI interface, simply use the power supply and connect the device from the MIDI OUT to the MIDI IN on your interface. You can find MIDI to USB devices that will work with any OS and version with associated drivers for pretty cheap. Moral of the story: dont use the USB, use the MIDI OUT. Hope this helps!
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  • hi, and thanks a lot for having made this forum.

    I have bought a used Trigger Finger (not the pro) for curiosity and I would like to know. I am a newbie so I apologize for the many questions I have here.

    1. if the drivers made available here go with any version of Windows 7, and, if not, which is the recommended version.
    2. What kind of use/connection is given by the MIDI out port (I ́ve read the manual, but frankly didn ́t understand well: also difficult for me to understand the advice given over here by user Bryce Kinsey.
    3. As I just have the hardware, where may I find the Enigma Librarian, or the demo set for Ableton Live Lite 4? And... is it possible nowadays to have such a software installed for practicing on a laptop, old or new?
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