MIDEX 8 DRIVER
The important thing is that until this happens, Cubase users will find that the Midex 8 keeps their timing far more solid than any other MIDI interface. Rock-solid sub-millisecond timing that bypasses USB and operating-system uncertainties. There is no technical support available for these releases. Bear in mind that just as with VST Instruments, your MIDI timing won’t be any more precise during recording — it’s only on playback that higher precision timing kicks in — so you won’t gain anything from LTB or AMT when attempting to capture the subtleties of a live performance. I can see their point, but it does mean that if you want the timing of LTB with sync features, you’ll either have to buy an audio card with sync capability, or an expensive stand-alone product such as Steinberg’s Timelock Pro as well.
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Steinberg’s Midex 8 mideex all that for Cubase and Nuendo users, but do remember that although it will work fine as a standard MME interface with other music applications, the advantages of LTB timing will be completely lost.
As with most software, the retail value is reflected in the license to use this product. With the standard interfaces, timing varied by up to 2. The important thing is that until this happens, Cubase users will find that the Midex 8 keeps their timing far more solid than any other MIDI interface.
Steinberg offers a range of products at special education pricing for facilities, educators and students. As long as enough data is sent in advance even in fits and starts mides keep the buffer topped up, the AMT8, Midex 8, or Unitor 8 will be able to carry on with perfect precision.
The Midex 8 is an ‘end’ device, so each nidex you plug in will need its own USB port. Steinberg wisely recommend not connecting other USB devices to the same port if they have ‘fluctuating bandwidth requirements’, and at the very least not using them at the same time.
Once the drivers have been installed, any standard MIDI application can use the Midex 8 in the normal way. Sadly, I suspect more people will be upset by the current lack of multi-client drivers, and anyone currently running a stand-alone synth editor alongside Cubase will have to discard it to use the Midex 8. With VST Instruments now offering sample-accurate playback timing, musicians with hardware MIDI synths are becoming the poor relations, at least as far as timing is concerned.
These convey far more information from the other side of the studio than standard LEDs, but it’s a shame that all the indicators share a common transparent moulding, since some light leaks from one to the next — at some angles this results in an adjacent inactive digit being nearly as bright as an active one.
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The views expressed are those of the contributors and not necessarily those of the Publishers or Editor. I’m sure many musicians will agree with their priorities, but reading between the lines I suspect Steinberg may still manage this with a future driver release.
MIDEX 8 | Steinberg
Each beat of the VST Instrument is sample-accurate, and will emerge every mS or samples apart, so if you record the two audio signals into a stereo audio track, any MIDI timing discrepancy can be measured by examining the relative positions of the sample-accurate VST Instrument in the left channel and the MIDI drum source in the right channel of the waveform. Multiple Midex 8 devices can only be currently run under Windows ME.
Windows 98 owners will need to upgrade to Windows 98SE. Windows ME supports multiple Midex 8s. Sequel Content Sets turn Sequel and Cubase into a fully fledged music factory for your favorite music style! Mac OS and Mac OMS drivers are still in preparation, and apparently Steinberg’s drivers are not recognised by any version of Windows older than Windows 98SE, so those with the original Windows 98 release will have to upgrade.
If you run out of suitable ports and want to use a USB hub to provide more, make sure you buy a self-powered one, and that each of its ports can provide more than the mA required by each Midex 8.
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However, although this reset function is handy, as is the ability to hot-swap any USB peripheral, the Windows user should never do either with the Midex modex while a MIDI application is using it, since this will cause a crash. The contents of this article are subject to worldwide copyright protection and reproduction in whole or part, whether mechanical or electronic, is expressly forbidden without the prior written consent of the Publishers.
Shop Software Host Applications. Steinberg also recommend deactivating the MIDI ‘Reset on Stop’ function to prevent audio dropouts with low latency settings, and ensuring that the System Preroll setting is at least mS to maintain a stable MIDI output with lots of audio tracks.
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Steinberg Zero Downtime As with most software, the retail value is reflected in the license to use this product. This is handy when you want to control several synths from a single keyboard for instance, and Thru mode gets deactivated automatically as soon as any application starts sending data to the inputs or outputs.
Company Press Careers Distributors. I had no problems at all using the Midex 8, and the timing certainly sounded very tight — but is it actually better than a standard MIDI interface?
Try Steinberg Software now for 30 days. In addition, those with complex setups who want to install multiple Midex 8s only currently available if running Windows ME should note that the USB buss of a computer can only supply up to 1 Amp, which will only power two interfaces. Currently there are only two such applications: Great care has been taken to ensure accuracy in the preparation of this article but neither Sound On Sound Limited nor the Editor can be held responsible for its contents.
Data can be sent from multiple misex simultaneously, which is a big improvement over a standard serial or parallel-port MIDI interface where the more ports there are, the more the delays can accumulate. Video tutorials Our YouTube channel not only offers a selection of product presentation videos but also several very helpful and informative video tutorials.