Roland ED PC-300 Midi Keyboard Controller

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Roland ED PC-300 Midi Keyboard Controller

Unread post by parametric » Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:39 pm

See Footnote . . . . . !
Roland ED PC-300.png

Not a bad little controller, though showing it's age now . . .

Sporting both USB and DIN-Midi OUT - I came across it at home (forgotten that it had been donated some years ago)

and decided to give it a try . . . (It was very clean and had had little use.)

Roland gave up on Drivers for it at WinXP - so, making it talk to Win10 x64 seemed unlikely . . .

A little poking around on the internet found a solution :shock: :dance:

I was skeptical, but followed through - and it worked . . . .

Go here:

and scroll down to <DelMongo>'s Post, that starts . .
1. Plug in your PC-300 to a USB-port.
Just follow the instructions . . . . . Strangely, it "modifies" a Windows 8.0/8.1 Driver for the UM-1 from Roland (link given)

Those of you smarter than me will probably look at that and will KNOW why it worked :lol: - not me, I'm afraid :oops:

I used Notepad++ which is free - and superior to Notepad to edit the mentioned file . . . . . .

The next problem is the Driver signing problem to be dealt with . . .

This is done by holding down <shift> while clicking <Restart>

When Windows comes back - select <Troubleshoot> and then, next screen <Advanced Options>

Next Screen, select <Startup Settings>

READ the next Screen and NOTE - "Disable Driver Signature Enforcement" . . . . . . :idea: THEN click <Restart> . .

When Windows returns . . . . It Pauses at the "Startup Settings" Screen . . .

Remembering what you just read . . . press (7) or F7 to start with THAT feature invoked . . .

Follow the instructions to Find the offending entry in <Device Manager> . . . .

At this point, I discovered that it seemed essential to <Delete the existing Driver> . . . .

(I had to fail, before I realised this was significant - it's NOT mentioned in the instructions . . . )

Having done this, Windows was more amenable to the MANUAL installation of the UNSIGNED Driver I was offering :lol:

Though it did protest and ask me if I was sure to go ahead . . . :roll:

The Driver then installed. I restarted, just to be sure, and when Windows returned after a "normal" startup,

I was rewarded with the PC-300 showing up in device manager. :clap: :clap: :clap:

I opened Reaper, and invoked it as an input device . . .

Opened a session I was working on, made a new track with the PC-300 as input device, and hey Presto . .

All working. MOD and PB controls, even the Volume Slider worked the Level inside Kontakt11's loaded VSTi . . .

Here's the Proof . . .
PC-300 in Win10.jpg
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AS a POSTSCRIPT . . . . A Recent WINDOWS FEATURE Update of March 2019

(Strangely called OCTOBER?) BROKE this install.

I had to unplug/re-plug the PC-300 to re-discover it and Manually reinstall the driver . . .

Update Driver/select driver from THIS Computer/Browse . . . .

The Modified Driver is called RDIF1009.INF Here:
(1.28 KiB) Downloaded 30 times
Windows will complain as "unsigned", but install "anyway". This Done - The PC-300 will reappear in device manager (Y)

:D parametric :D
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Re: Roland ED PC-300 Midi Keyboard Controller

Unread post by Saul » Wed Apr 03, 2019 1:22 pm

Well that is certainly getting on a bit now but, it has USB and you got it working! Proves that older gear need not be redundant and that if there is a will there definitely is a way :clap: :clap: :clap:

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