|Q: My Roland VS-880 won't recognize the VSCDR2, or it won't burn CDs. Whats wrong?
A: First of all, confirm that the terminator is set prop-erly (see the VSCDR manual for details). In order for the VS-Series units (which also includes the VS-1680 and VS-880EX) to work with the VSCDR2, they must have the latest software versions: VS-1680 = v2.008 (needs ver-sion 2 or higher), VS-880EX = v2.003 (needs version 2 or higher), VS-880 = v3.20. These can be downloaded free from www. rolandus.com as a ZIP file or as a series of Standard MIDI files for either Mac or PC. Downloads in-clude full instructions for each method of upgrading.
Q: How come Logic Audio does not recognize my MOTU MIDI Interface?
A: You must use OMS with Logic Audio in order for Logic to see the MOTU MIDI Interface. Now heres the fun part: OMS needs to see the MOTU drivers that FreeMIDI installs in your extensions folder before it can be set up properly yikes! Dont panic, just do the fol-lowing and you will be fine . . .
Now SAVE your OMS Setup and then launch Logic. Logic may or may not detect OMS upon startup. If it does, it will ask you if you want to use OMS . . . say yes! Logic will now bootup with all of your MIDI devices intact on the arrange screen! If it doesnt, select Use OMS in your MIDI Communication Preferences in Logic. Last step: Dis-able any FreeMIDI Extensions in your Extension Manager.
Q: I just received the Lexicon Core2 and Ive installed the software and everything properly but the Lexicon Stu-dio Panel will not launch. Why is that?
A: There is a bug fix on the Lexicon Web site that fixes this problem. This is a well known problem with WIN98 and as soon as this file is downloaded and ex-ecuted, the problem goes away.
Q: What are the latest software versions for all my MOTU software and hardware (for Macintosh)?
A: Performer: 6.0, Digital Performer: 2.61, Freestyle: 2.02, Unisyn: 1.5, Mosaic: 1.58, FreeMIDI: 1.43 (required for Mac G4s and Fastlane USBs), Clockworks: 1.07, MOTU Audio System: 2.03, MTP AV Console: 2.03 (requires FreeMIDI 1.4 or higher) Midi Time Piece and TPII Con-sole: 1.1 (or v.1.04 without FreeMIDI), and finally MIDI Express: 1.1 (or v.1.04 without FreeMIDI).