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VG-99 USB Driver MS Vista - Version 1.0.0
« on: January 23, 2008, 10:01:34 PM »
VG-99 USB Driver MS Vista - Version 1.0.0

http://www.roland.co.jp/support/downloads/index.cfm?ln=jp&SearchBy=RcId&dst=P&iRcId=0000021786&dsp=1&sPrNm=VG%2D99

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ftp://ftp.roland.co.uk/productsupport/Drivers/VG-99_USB_Drivers(Windows).zip



Roland VG-99 Driver Ver.1.0.0 for Windows Vista

About this driver
This is the Roland VG-99 driver for Microsoft(R) Windows Vista(TM). This driver also supports ASIO(Steinberg Audio Stream I/O Interface) 2.0. 
System requirements
This driver has the following requirements.
Operating System
Microsoft(R) Windows Vista(TM)
* This does not work with the 64-bit Edition of Windows Vista(TM).
Computer
A computer with a USB connector that supports USB Specification Revision 1.0 or higher 
Cautions and Limitations
*   Sound interruption or other less-than-perfect outcomes may be experienced if your computer's performance and specifications are somewhat inadequate. The types of applications you use and the way in which you use them can also influence the experience you receive. 
*   On some computers, the driver does not load correctly if the VG-99 is already connected when Windows is started up. As a result, it will not be possible to use the VG-99 via USB. If this occurs, wait until after Windows has started to turn on the power of the VG-99 (or to connect it). 
*   If the VG-99 does not work correctly after resuming from sleep mode, you should exit all
applications that use the VG-99, and then turn the power of the VG-99 off and on again. 

*   If the USB cable is disconnected and reconnected while the VG-99 is in use, or if the power of the VG-99 is turned off, then on again, it may stop operating correctly. If this occurs, after resuming, you should exit all applications that use the VG-99, and turn the power of the VG-99 off, then on again.
*   If your computer was experiencing a heavy processing load, such as when accessing a CD-ROM Drive or network while the VG-99 was being used, the VG-99 may no longer operate correctly. If this occurs, stop the playback or recording, then try starting playback or recording over again. If
you are still unable to play back or record, quit all programs that are using the VG-99, then turn the VG-99 off and then on again. z If notes are broken off prematurely, increase the "Audio Buffer Size." If you want to set the latency low, decrease the "Audio Buffer Size." 

Installation
* To reinstall or update the driver, refer to "To reinstall."
1.   Start up Windows with all USB cables disconnected.
(except for keyboard and mouse)

2.   Exit all applications before you begin the installation. 
3.   Double-click the Setup icon.
* If a message informs you that "Driver installation must be performed by an administrator," you must log on to Windows as a user whose account type is Administrator, and then perform the installation.
4.   A confirmation screen regarding User Account Control will appear, click [Continue]. 
5.   The message "Roland VG-99 Driver will be installed on your computer. ---" will appear. Click [Next].
* If any other message appears, follow the directions of the message.
6.   Click [Next] to begin installation.
7.   If a dialog box regarding Windows Security appears, click [Install]. 
8.   The screen will indicate "The VG-99 driver has been installed."
* If any other message is displayed, proceed according to the contents of that message.
9.   Use a USB cable to connect the VG-99 to your computer, then turn on the VG-99. 
10.   The lower right corner of the screen will indicates "Installing device driver software," and the
driver will be installed automatically.


* If any other message is displayed, note the contents and close the message.
11.   When the lower right corner of the screen indicates "Device driver software installed
successfully," installation is complete.
Click [Close] to close the "Driver Setup" dialog box. 

12.   If the "System Settings Change" dialog box appears, click [Yes] to restart Windows. 
13.   Refer to "Before you begin," and make the necessary settings for using the VG-99. You won't be able to use the VG-99 unless you make these settings.

* If you are unable to use the VG-99 after connecting it, it's possible that a problem has occurred. Refer to "Troubleshooting."

Before you begin
Input/output device settings for your application
In order to obtain optimal performance from your applications, specify the input/output device for your applications as described below. (For details on making these settings, refer to the owner's manual for your application.)
* If you are unable to select the VG-99 device, a problem may have occurred. Refer to "Troubleshooting."
Audio input/output device
Of the total audio input/output channels provided by the VG-99, there are 2 INs and 2 OUTs
[WAVE OUT Devices]
OUT (Roland VG-99)

* If you've specified a different name in the "Sound" settings of the control panel, the name you specified will be displayed.
* In WDM/KS compatible applications, such as Cakewalk SONAR, this is displayed as "Roland VG-99."

[WAVE IN Devices]
IN (Roland VG-99)

* If you've specified a different name in the "Sound" settings of the control panel, the name you specified will be displayed.
* In WDM/KS compatible applications, such as Cakewalk SONAR, this is displayed as "Roland VG-99."

[ASIO device] When using the VG-99 with an ASIO-compatible application, select "Roland VG-99" as the ASIO setting for your application.
* To prevent an audio feedback loop or double monitoring, make settings on your application to turn monitoring off or use ASIO Direct Monitoring.
* When using the VG-99 with ASIO, we recommend that you set your application so that it does not use the Microsoft GS Wavetable Synth. (In order to decrease the load, and for convenience when changing the driver buffer size)

MIDI input/output device
* In the Windows Media Player, the MIDI input/output device of VG-99 cannot be used. Please select the following device in your MIDI compatible application.
[MIDI OUT devices] 
    Roland VG-99 CONTROL 
Roland VG-99 MIDI

[MIDI IN devices] 
    Roland VG-99 CONTROL 
Roland VG-99 MIDI

Settings when VG-99 is used with the Windows Media Player
1.   Open "Control Panel," click "Hardware and Sound," and then click "Sound."
* If you're using the Classic View, double-click "Sound."
2.   In "Playback" page, choose Roland VG-99's "OUT", and then click [Set Default].
* If the above WAVE ports cannot be selected, a problem may have occurred. Refer to "Troubleshooting."
3.   Click [OK] to close "Sounds."
4.   Open "Windows Media Player," select an Audio file, and then play back the file. 


To change the settings
To change or verify settings
1.   When changing driver settings, always make sure to first quit all applications using the VG-99. This is unnecessary when only checking the settings.
2.   Open "Control Panel," click "Additional Options," and then click "Roland VG-99."
* If you're using the Classic View, double-click "Roland VG-99."
3.   The "Roland VG-99 Driver Settings" dialog box will appear.
4.   To modify the settings, make the changes and click [OK]. To simply check the settings, be sure to click [Cancel] after viewing the settings.

* For details on the setting items, refer to "About the items in the Settings dialog box."
About the items in the Settings dialog box
Audio Buffer Size
Ordinarily, set the fifth position from the left for the buffer size.
* Note!
After you've changed the "Audio Buffer Size," make sure to restart all applications which are using the VG-99.
Then, if you are using a program that offers a function for testing audio devices, we recommend that you run such
tests.

Also, you may want to check to see if your application is one of those that provides a setting for adjusting the buffer size.
"Use Smaller ASIO Buffer Size" check box 
If this check box is selected, the buffer size when using ASIO-compatible applications will be
made smaller.
If you experience pops or clicks when this check box is selected, deselect this check box.

* You must deselect this check box when adjusting the "Audio Buffer Size."
"Use ASIO Direct Monitor" check box 
Check this if you are using the ASIO Direct Monitor function with an ASIO-compatible application.
The "Light Load" check box
Normally, you should leave this check box cleared.
* The modified setting will take effect after you turn the power of the VG-99 on/off.
Information
This field shows the driver version.
To reinstall
1.   Delete the driver as described in "To uninstall."
* When you uninstall, the settings of the setup dialog box will be initialized. For details on the setting items, refer to "About the items in the Settings dialog box."
2.   Install the driver as described in "Installation."

To uninstall
1.   Start Windows with all USB cables disconnected.
(except the keyboard and mouse)

2.   Open "Control Panel" and click "Uninstall a program."
* If you're using the Classic View, double-click the "Programs and Features" icon.
3.   In the list, choose Roland VG-99 Driver, and click "Uninstall/Change." 
4.   If a dialog box regarding User Account Control appears, click [Continue].

* If you are asked to enter the password for an administrative account, log on to Windows as a user whose account
type is Administrator, and then perform the uninstallation.
5.   The display will indicate "The installed Roland VG-99 Driver will be uninstalled." and click the [OK].
6.   The display will indicate "You must restart the operating system in order to complete the
uninstallation." and click the [Yes]. Windows will restart. 


Troubleshooting
Cannot install/uninstall the driver
Is the VG-99 set to Advanced mode?
Set the VG-99 to Advanced mode. 
Are you logged onto Windows with the appropriate user rights? 
You must log on to Windows as a user whose account type is Administrator.
* For more information regarding this, consult your computer system administrator.
Cannot select/use the VG-99 device
Was the driver installed correctly? 
If you can't use the VG-99 even though you've installed the driver, the driver might not be installed correctly. Use the procedure described in "To reinstall" to reinstall the driver. 
Is the VG-99 WAVE/MIDI device name displayed? 
If the device name is not displayed, exit all applications that are using the VG-99, and turn the power of the VG-
99 off, then on again.
If this does not solve the problem, use the procedure described in "To reinstall" to reinstall the driver.

Did the computer enter a sleep mode while the VG-99 was connected with its power turned on?
If the VG-99 does not work correctly after resuming from sleep mode, you should exit all applications that use the VG-99, and then turn the power of the VG-99 off and on again.
Was the USB cable disconnected and reconnected while the VG-99 was being used, or was the power of the VG-99 turned off, then on again? 
If the USB cable is disconnected and reconnected while the VG-99 is in use, or if the power of the VG-99 is turned off, then on again, it may no longer operate correctly. If this occurs, exit all applications that are using the VG-99, and turn the power of the VG-99 off, then on again.
On some computers, if the VG-99 is connected while Windows starts up, the driver will not be loaded correctly, and it will not be possible to use the VG-99 via USB. 
If this occurs, start up Windows before you turn on the power of the VG-99 or connect it.
A number such as "2-" is now displayed at the beginning of the device name
Could you have connected the VG-99 to a different USB port?
If you connect the VG-99 to a different USB port, the operating system may automatically add a number to the
beginning of the device name.
Even if this occurs, it will not cause any problems with the operation of the VG-99.

* If you want to restore the device name that does not have this added number, connect the VG-99 to the same USB port as when you installed it, or reinstall the driver as described in "Reinstalling."
Cannot play back/record
Was the driver installed correctly?
Did you make settings as described in "Before you begin" so that the VG-99 driver could be used?
The VG-99 cannot be used unless you make these settings. Refer to the sections on "Before you begin."
Could you have entered sleep mode during playback or recording? 
If the VG-99 does not work correctly after resuming from sleep mode, you should exit all applications that use the VG-99, and then turn the power of the VG-99 off and on again.
During playback or recording, did you turn the power of the VG-99 on/off, or disconnect and reconnect the USB cable?
If you turn the power of the VG-99 on/off or disconnect and reconnect the USB cable during playback or recording, the VG-99 will no longer be able to play back or record. Stop playback or recording, and then start playback or recording once again. If you are still unable to play back or record, quit all programs that are using the VG-99, then turn the VG-99 off and then on again. 
Could you have turned down the volume of the device or application in the volume mixer? 
The system's Volume Mixer lets you adjust the volume for each device or application. 
1.   Open "Control Panel," click "Hardware and Sound," and then click "Adjust system volume."
2.   The Volume Mixer will appear. From the Device menu, choose the device you are using for playback, and adjust the volume. 

* Alternatively, you can open the Volume Mixer by right-clicking the speaker icon located in the lower right of the screen, and choosing "Open Volume Mixer."
Part of the playback is wrong: e.g., notes are broken off prematurely, or some notes are lost
Problems may be solved by making the settings shown below.
"Performance Options" settings of System Properties 
1.   Open "Control Panel," click "System and Maintenance," and then click "System."
* If you're using the Classic View, double-click the "System" icon.
2.   In the Tasks shown at the left, click "Advanced system settings."
3.   A dialog box regarding User Account Control will appear, so click [Continue].
* If you are asked to enter the password of an Administrator account, log on to Windows as a user whose account type is Administrator, then perform the settings again.
4. Click [Settings] of the Performance section, and then click the [Advanced] tab. 
5. Select "Background services," and click [OK].
6. Click [OK] to close "System Properties."

Setting the VG-99's sampling frequency 
You must set the sampling frequency that's been specified through the audio settings of the application so it matches the VG-99's sampling frequency. 
"Audio Buffer Size" in the Settings Dialog Box 
1. Open the Settings dialog box as described in "To change the settings."
2. Increase the "Audio Buffer Size."

Clicks or pops may occur in the sound if a LAN is operating 
Try disabling the LAN in the Device Manager. 
Such problems may be solved if you check the "Light Load" check box. 
If you wish to modify or verify the settings, use the procedure described in "To change the settings."
* The modified setting will take effect after you turn the power of the VG-99 on/off. Unless you experience problems, use the unchecked (initial) setting.
Playback or recording is interrupted, and then you cannot resume playback or recording
Was your computer experiencing a heavy processing load? 
If your computer was experiencing a heavy processing load while the VG-99 was being used, the VG-99 may no longer operate correctly. If this occurs, stop the playback or recording, then try starting playback or recording over again. If you are still unable to play back or record, quit all programs that are using the VG-99, then turn the VG-99 off and then on again.
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Offline hazeshawn

Re: VG-99 USB Driver MS Vista - Version 1.0.0
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2008, 06:09:47 PM »
When will Roland offer a Windows Vista 64-bit Driver? I've contacted them, but they aren't saying anything about development!
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Offline Half_stack

Re: VG-99 USB Driver MS Vista - Version 1.0.0
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2009, 04:24:00 AM »
I am, as are others, hoping that a Vista 64 bit driver will come down the pipe sooner than later!!

Offline vgformort

Re: VG-99 USB Driver MS Vista - Version 1.0.0
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2009, 01:38:08 PM »