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I can't get my kids VAMP2 to talk to the computer and the website a nd manual are crap!!! I bought a usb-midi interface just to make it easier- the lights on the interface light up (power,in , and out) but the vamp software says no product available or some crap like that. I also tried running thru the gameport on his soundcard and still have the same problem. I am running windows xp pro - any ideas or suggestions would be much appreciated.
 

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Of cource you have tried changing the midi in & midi out leads? I remember there were some twisted logic in them. I had a V-Amp 2 connected to SB Live and didn't get them to negotiate at first place. Then when I connected the leads like they should all worked fine.
I recall the line from V-Amps midi in should go to Midi out in the sound card - or vice versa. Try changing them if you already hadn't.
 

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Yea, In goes to Out, and Out goes to In. I had problems with the MIDI going through the sound card port, but the USB fixed that and worked fine. I am also using XP Pro.
 

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I had the same problem under WinXP home edition.

The solution turned out pretty simple. If you go to the BIOS settings on booting up the computer, there's something about MIDI port enable or words to that extent. Mine was unticked, and disabled. I simply enabled it by ticking it... and I've been using my V-Amp with my computer ever since. It's connected to the gameport of my sound card.

Since then, I've heard of more people having the same problem, which got sorted the same way... so I hope it also works for you.

Good luck!
 

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When I hooked my V-Amp 2 to my PC (WIN XP) via M-Audio 1x1 midi USB, it gave me a little flack at first. I hooked up the interface, and then when it asked for the drivers, I pointed it to the driver CD ROM. It did it's thing, then rebooted. Still no light on the midi interface. Un-plugged it then plugged it back into the USB port. It popped up again that it needed the drivers. Walked through a shorted version of the driver intall process, though it didn't need the CD this time. Then I had finally had a light come on. Plugged in the V-Amp to the midi interface. (USB midi out > v-amp2 midi in, V-AMp2 midi out>USB midi in), and it popped up a driver install AGAIN. Cancelled it and got into the v-amp program and it didn't detect a device. Ok, unplugged v-amp from midi interface, and plugged in again. Popped up the driver install again. This time i clicked through it. Got into the V-AMP 2 program and FINALLY, saw all the patches, etc.

The conclusion I came to, is that each time it was popping up that driver install window, it was for a different device or at least the PC saw each component as a different device. So basically it needed to set up the driver for each part of the chain.

Also, once I got it working it was worth all of the trouble. It kicks ASS! You can change various settings for the effects, and each setting is labeled pretty clearly as to what it changes. Also, you are able to configure just about any combination of effects TOGETHER. Which is something the basic V-Amp2 doesn't let you do, or at least not that I could figure out. You can move patches around, put all the ones you use in the order you use them. Back up your V-AMP settings in case you lose them, and other stuff that I have forgotten to mention.

Hope it works for you!
Amra
 
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