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XV-5050 64 Bit Driver creation
Posted: 24 July 2010 01:30 AM   [ Ignore ]  
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Hey Guys! I just thought for anyone out there looking for a 64bit driver for the XV5050, Roland have made it clear they arn't making one, but I got fed up today of not having one as it was the only device holding my system back from being fully 64bit compatible and decided to investigate piggybacking another Roland Driver.

The good news is I managed to do it successfully! The driver I based it on is the Edirol SD-80 64bit driver and the Fantom-v 64 bit driver.

By comparing the above two drivers, I discovered all but 2 files were the same (but with different model numbers), so I decided to open up those two files and edit them to the XV5050's specifications, and managed to create a fully tested and working 64bit driver for this device!

I must make this clear for legal reasons. Although i programmed 2 files in this driver, the bulk of the files are property of Roland and that must not be forgotten. I hope the moderators can see past this self programmed driver in order to allow people to benefit from it who would have otherwise lost the use of this hardware.

pm me for more details!
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Posted: 24 July 2010 05:50 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]  
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Creative hacking (hackers - useful adaptation of code, cracking - misuse of code).

Hat's off to you, I'm sure any XV-5050 owners will be grateful.
BTW - is this a Vista 64 bit driver, or a Windows 7 64 bit driver?
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Posted: 24 July 2010 09:15 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]  
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Well the original XP driver works on Vista 32bit and Seven 32bit (even though it aparently doesn't according to roland!)

This driver is from a Seven 64bit version by Roland, but I noticed the Vista version is identical, and the coding doesn't seem to refer to vista or Seven at all, just 64.

Eitherway, I know its Seven 64bit compatible at least
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Posted: 13 August 2010 11:01 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]  
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Hello from a newbie. smile

Thanks for "creating" this driver, Alan.
I've just acquired a 2nd-hand XV-5050 and would really appreciate if you could send it to me (pm sent). wink

A bit off-topic, what editor should I use?

Thanks in advance.
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Posted: 13 August 2010 11:07 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]  
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If you pm me your email I'll send it over to you. I'll also send you the patchlist for Cubase if you want it.

I've never been one to use the Editor as I've always patched straight into Cubase using the file I'll send, but heres the Roland link to the XV-5050 Editor

http://www.roland.com/products/en/_support/dld.cfm?PRODUCT=XV-5050
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Posted: 13 August 2010 11:28 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]  
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Thanks, Alan. smile
I've already sent you a pm. wink
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Posted: 13 August 2010 11:41 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]  
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P.S: no I haven't, the hour before I can send a pm is not up yet, lol
I will asap. smile
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Posted: 13 August 2010 05:06 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]  
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File received. Thanks a lot, Alan. smile
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Posted: 28 August 2010 03:35 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]  
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You're our true Hero for having achieved this success!! Already PM'd you for it :D

Thanks!!
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Posted: 28 August 2010 03:43 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]  
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So far I've sent the driver out 6 times this month and every time its worked flawlessly.

So long as there is demand I'll keep mailing it out!
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Posted: 28 August 2010 03:53 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]  
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Just tried it and it works flawlessly!! Absolutely brilliant, Alan!


Update: test environment

Driver works under OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

Patchlist works on Cubase 5.1.1

Thank you very much!!
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Posted: 28 August 2010 10:45 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]  
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I also installed it a couple of days ago and it's been working fine. smile
Windows 7 64bit

Thanks again, Alan. wink
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Posted: 07 September 2010 12:06 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]  
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Thank you!!! Your drivers work fine!!

Windows 7 64 bits

JYM
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Posted: 11 September 2010 01:56 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]  
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Hi all

Thanks to alanwilson04 i put the XV-5050 working with Windows 7 Ultimate x64.
it dosenĀ“t work with Vista 64Bits, i have tried many times without success.

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Posted: 26 September 2010 06:03 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]  
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Hi Alan,

Thankyou VERY much for your genius and your kind e-mail. I very much appreciate it. Thankyou also for the instrument definitions. Greatly appreciated. I have given the XV-5050 a thorough workout today under the 64-bit driver you inovatively 'created' and it works 100% perfectly!! Brilliant stuff!!

I am a newbie to these forums an I'm guessing that critisism of ROLAND is probably a no-no... but a really must say that I am a programmer myself (among many other things) and the excuses that these hardware firms are using to not provide 64-bit drivers for their products is wearing a little thin with me. 64-bit arcitechture is the way of the future of computing and NEW drivers do NOT need to be written for the 64-bit environment... It's just a matter of taking the original 32-bit source code and re-compiling it for the 64-bit environment!!! It would literally take someone under 10 minutes per driver!!! If these firms don't want to do it, then they should release their source code to the public so that those in the know can do it!!!! The idea that the copyright of the source code of their driver is a big secret and belongs to them is a joke. The driver serves but one purpose and that is to interface with your printer or scanner or in this case synth and no one is going to rip it off and base another product on it because it can only do what it does... it's not going to form the base code for the next smash hit computer game for the play station for heavens sake...

Can anyone say, 'Planned redundency?'... I wonder...

Alan, I am wondering. I can't remember if the lower model, the XV-2020 had a USB interface but I know the higher model, the XV-5080 did. Have you thought about doing another mod to the driver. Other fellow XV series owners might benefit from your wisdom and nouse. These synths are under 10 years old... Somebody has to help the strong comunity of users...

Thanks again, mate.

Appreciated. grin

Napier.
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Posted: 26 September 2010 09:35 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]  
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I'd guess it would be easy enough, all I'd need to do was add the port information and change the device name, problem is I don't know the XV5080 so I'd need to have someone help me out.

I'll look at the old driver and have a go anyway
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