Naming USB devices.

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pedroschki
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Naming USB devices.

Post by pedroschki » Thu Mar 29, 2012 1:49 pm

Hi,

Wondering if anyone could help shed some light on this quandary I've got:

I've got a number of midi devices (synths/drum machines, etc)hooked up to Win 7/Live 7. They're all connected via those USB/midi converter cables.

The problem is that I've got about 6 of them and they're all named confusingly. So I've got a USB Midi Device,a USB Midi Device Port 2, a USB Midi 2.0, etc.

Now my initial plan was to physically label the cables by their somewhat cryptic names - but unless my imagination is getting the better of me - they occasional seem to change their name, so this wouldn't work.

Is there a solution to this? In an ideal world I'd like to permanently alter their names, so they'd correspond with whichever device they were controlling..

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Re: Naming USB devices.

Post by icedsushi » Thu Mar 29, 2012 2:52 pm

Right! Arggh, doesn't the name that pops up come internally from the device itself? I highly doubt there's any way to change it unfortunately. :|

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Re: Naming USB devices.

Post by pedroschki » Thu Mar 29, 2012 3:09 pm

Arggh indeed! I reckon they are the names of the device itself - just thought they could be a way round this. It wouldn't be so much a problem if some of the ports didn't occasionally stop working and need the USB cables swapping round!

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Re: Naming USB devices.

Post by Anubis » Thu Mar 29, 2012 3:29 pm

Download SiSoft's Saandra and look under USB devices tab and it will give you the manufacturer's names and what port it's connected to.
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Re: Naming USB devices.

Post by pedroschki » Thu Mar 29, 2012 3:33 pm

Thanks Anubis - do you mean the USB manufacturer's name though? Problem is, most of the USB Midi cables are identical, so I'm not sure this would help.

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Re: Naming USB devices.

Post by Anubis » Fri Mar 30, 2012 4:47 am

pedroschki wrote:Thanks Anubis - do you mean the USB manufacturer's name though?
It depends on how the manufacturer identifies the item. Sometimes it's the product name.
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