korg USB Midi driver install failed: help please.

Discussion in 'macOS' started by kikedeolivos, Jul 24, 2009.

  1. kikedeolivos macrumors member

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    Hi and sorry if this is the wrong forum for this post.

    I've tried to install the USB Midi driver several times and all I get is a "Install Failed!" (Korg m50)

    I attempted to install the driver that came with the keyboard (CD) and the one downloaded from Korg.com to no avail.

    FYI, I have a Macbook 2.4 Ghz, Intel, 2GB Ram running OS X v 10.5.7

    This is what I'm talking about.

    http://www.salvadorsevita.com/Install_failed.tiff

    Any work around on this?
    Thanks
     
  2. kikedeolivos thread starter macrumors member

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  3. kikedeolivos thread starter macrumors member

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    Are there any musicians in this forum to help me out?
    I've posted the same questions on the Audio forum and didn't receive a single answer.

    I've repaired permissions, etc. and can't install the driver yet.

    Thank you.
     
  4. BobZune macrumors 6502a

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    If you are trying to install in a custom location or separate hard drive, try accepting the default instead. Other than that, short of reading the script and figuring it out, you can ask the Korg people for support, like the error message suggests.
     
  5. kikedeolivos thread starter macrumors member

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    Hi,

    1) The HD has a partition with XP but I always chose Mac HD.

    2) How do I do that? Could you help me?

    3) Called Korg Friday morning (Argentina) and had no answer yet.

    Thank you,
     
  6. MWPULSE macrumors 6502a

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    MIDI drivers are a bit of a weird one, make sure that you have the keyboard set up in default mode and turned on, plugged in etc.

    Have you got any other MIDI driver software on the computer? you can try eliminating the problem piece by piece. I only have hands on experience with yammie drivers which are great, but its an almost one-size-fits-all kinda thing.

    i would suggest trying to get hold of korg's support.

    Good luck :)
    PTP
     
  7. kikedeolivos thread starter macrumors member

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    Hi and thanks for chiming in.

    I always thought - at least while I used Windows - that you can't plug in / turn on the keyboard before installing the driver, is it different in Mac?

    Regarding your question, there's no other MIDI driver on my MAc, this is the first keyboard I'm trying to connect.

    I've called Korg support Argentina and they seem illiterate when it comes down to Macs.

    I have another question If I may: I tried to connect the keyboard's audio out (L/R Mono) to the Audio in on the Macbook. When I pushed hard, I have sound but a nasty and loud ground noise. I unplugged it a little (1/8 " mini plug) and it worked: is that the way the Audio in slot is meant to work or is it a faulty one? This was the FIRST time I've attempted to plug into the Audio slot.

    Thanks
     
  8. MWPULSE macrumors 6502a

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    well really you wanna be checking the manual and see what it says ;) but most of the time i leave stuff plugged in, but as i say it can be different for different units.

    Which keyboard are you using? is it just a midi controller? or a USB/Midi audio interface. If i know i can help do a search myself :-D

    Regarding the audio side of things, it sounds like the USB might be providing a loop thus the ground of the signal has an earth. The easiest and simplest way to solve this would be to get a DI Box of some description, and then connect it to a USB interface. But im not too sure on specifics, thus which keyboard are you using??

    Hope that helps
    PTP
     
  9. dannyjm macrumors newbie

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    Yeah hi
    I had the same problem; here's what I found. Every time I installed, the install failed around the confirm resources step and then I noticed Kontact soft synth app from native instruments I have on my machine was open and unresponsive even though I hadn't started it. There must be a conflict with this app. Sure enough I downloaded and installed the midi driver from Korg on a spare laptop with no music stuff on it and it went fine. So, the answer could be some other software you have installed is claiming the same resource or service. I'm not a software whiz so these aren't technical terms but sometimes third party software assumes it's the only game in town but . . . You may have to uninstall something or hack around to see what the conflict is.
     

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