USB instruments/controllers that don't need specific drivers

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Kermit Jagger
571 posts since 14 Oct, 2004 from UK

Post Tue Feb 10, 2009 1:23 pm

Could everyone list their USB MIDI instruments and controllers working on the Receptor without having to install drivers ? Thanks.

223 posts since 15 May, 2006

Post Tue Feb 10, 2009 2:51 pm

M-Audio Axiom 25 controller keyboard is successful for me. I have not gotten the M-Audio Trigger Finger to work via USB other than getting power from the Receptor.

690 posts since 13 May, 2004 from Silicon Valley

Post Tue Feb 10, 2009 3:54 pm

M-Audio Axiom 61
Emu Xboard (49 & 61)

Kevin L

91 posts since 22 Dec, 2006

Post Thu Feb 12, 2009 12:00 am

M-audio Axiom 61 too... (bad keyboard action, but sooooooo great as a controller!)
I want to test my Evolution UC-33 (not a keyboard, but surface controller), but haven't had time yet.


17 posts since 15 Feb, 2008

Post Thu Feb 12, 2009 1:55 am

Novation's Remote Sl 61 and zero are working great for me except for the automap feature that is of course unavailable.

I can also add Korg's Nanokey since it's been used by Groovology himself live at the Namm show :)

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411 posts since 25 Apr, 2007 from Northern CA

Post Thu Feb 12, 2009 6:41 am

Studiologic/Fatar Numa 88 works...on just about everything actually. I have been checking out Ubuntu Studio (and a few other Linux distros) and the 'VMK-88' USB midi device shows up without fail.

By the way, the best Linux distro so far is Ubuntu Studio RT (real time). The latency is so low that I can use my motherboard audio (realtek) at something like 3 msecs latency...and this is all with running VST, ASIO, and energyXT through Wine! :D


91 posts since 22 Dec, 2006

Post Fri Feb 13, 2009 7:16 am

I suppose all the Korg Nano series (key, pad, mixer) work on the Receptor, since they don't need any driver...


Kermit Jagger
571 posts since 14 Oct, 2004 from UK

Post Thu Mar 05, 2009 7:04 am

any more ?

40 posts since 5 Jul, 2008

Post Thu Mar 05, 2009 7:58 am

Axiom 49 works too, but only the controller.

The Axiom keyboards actually generate TWO class compliant devices. One for the controller, and a separate one for the MIDI-In-Out-Thru. Since the receptor only works with one USB controller, the second one device is disregarded. Its good though that the controller device is the one Receptor chooses to use!

93 posts since 10 Feb, 2009

Post Thu Mar 05, 2009 10:01 am

Just to clarify (perhaps the obvious), if you buy an Axiom keyboard to be BOTH a keyboard AND a controller, you MUST run through MIDI In (can't use USB)....

37 posts since 7 Nov, 2004 from Caspar, CA

Post Thu Mar 05, 2009 7:14 pm

Recently I discovered that my UC33 control surface (Evolution/M-Audio) can work with Receptor via USB without any special installed driver. I usually use it connected to Receptor via MIDI-in, but it does work through USB.


2 posts since 17 Mar, 2009 from Sweden

Post Tue Mar 17, 2009 5:03 am

RoyG wrote:I can also add Korg's Nanokey since it's been used by Groovology himself live at the Namm show :)
I have a new (black) Korg nanoKey, and I tried plugging it into any of the USB connectors on the back of the Receptor, but it didn't work for me. Any idea what I am doing wrong?


223 posts since 2 Dec, 2006 from Minnesota

Post Tue Mar 17, 2009 9:27 am

Try plugging it in prior to booting Receptor. I have a NanoKontrol and it did not work plugging it into my already running Receptor, but works fine if plugged in prior to turning on Receptor.
Tom B

1 posts since 18 Mar, 2009

Post Thu Mar 19, 2009 10:42 am

M-Audio Keystation Pro and Keystation 88es both work fine via USB. Novation Remote Zero SL works fine, but X-Station does NOT without a driver. Yamaha tells me that the KX8 will NOT work via USB without installed drived.

BTW, just so everyone is aware of something which I've only recently learned: you can use a MIDI merge box (eg by MIDI solutions) to plug 2 keyboards into the Receptor's MIDI in port, if you can't use USB for either of them. Muse tells me that this works fine. (I've just ordered mine.)


8 posts since 17 Apr, 2004 from Switzerland

Post Mon Mar 23, 2009 11:04 am

Novation XioSynth works also as a Keybard didn't rty any Controls though

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