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eMagic Unitor8 and Windows XP

01 May 2012 - Nic Ho Chee

How big a MIDI chain is too big a MIDI chain? If after chaining a set of instruments together you can play a note, go away get a cup of tea, and come back to hear the note being played on the last instrument in the chain, it may be a tad long.

At this point you probably want to be able to send a signal to all of your instruments in parallel, and this is where the Unitor8 comes in... it's an 8in 8out MIDI box which supports SMPTE timecode and connects to a MAC or Windows PC via firewire or USB. The company that made the Unitor8, eMagic was absorbed into Apple and no longer supports the Unitor8 for Windows.

There are Windows 2000 drivers which will work for Windows XP, there doesn't however appear to be a route for Windows 7 installation as the drivers are unsigned and possibly not compatible. If you do have Windows XP you can do the following:

You should see the following in the Device Manager under Universal Serial Bus controllers: You should also now be able to select the Unitor channels in you MIDI enabled applications:

It should work as expected from now on, just don't upgrade to Windows7+ and you should be fine!