Installing & Setup the Driver
This section explains how to install the drivers needed for connecting the
DR-880 to a computer, and make the necessary settings.
Installing & Setting Up the Driver (Windows) .............................. (p. 2)
Installing & Setting Up the Driver (Macintosh) ............................ (p. 13)
What is a USB MIDI driver?
A “USB MIDI driver” is software that transfers MIDI data between the DR-880 and application
software running on your computer, when your computer and the DR-880 are connected by a USB
cable. The driver sends MIDI data from your application to the DR-880, and from the
DR-880 to your application.
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1
Installing & Setting Up the
Driver (Windows)
Driver Installation
The installation procedure will differ depending on your system.
Please proceed to one of the following sections, depending on the system you use.
• Windows XP users ............................................... (p. 2)
• Windows 2000 users ............................................ (p. 6)
• Windows Me/98 users ........................................ (p. 9)
■ Windows XP users
1
With the DR-880 disconnected, start up Windows.
Disconnect all USB cables except for a USB keyboard and USB mouse (if
used).
2
Open the System Properties dialog box.
1. Click the Windows Start menu, and from the menu, select Control
Panel.
If you are using Windows
XP Professional, you must
log on using a user name
with an administrative
account type (e.g.,
Administrator). For details
on user accounts, please
consult the system
administrator of your
computer.
2. In “Pick a category”, click “Performance and Maintenance”.
3. In “or pick a Control Panel icon”, click the System icon.
fig.2-1
3
Click the Hardware tab, and then
click [Driver Signing].
Open the Driver Signing Options
dialog box.
4
Make sure that “What action do
you want Windows to take?” is
set to “Ignore”.
If it is set to “Ignore”, simply click
[OK].
If it is not set to “Ignore”, make a
note of the current setting
(“Warn” or “Block”). Then change
the setting to “Ignore” and click
[OK].
Depending on how your
system is set up, the
System icon may be
displayed directly in the
Control Panel (the Classic
display). In this case,
double-click the System
icon.
If you changed “What
action do you want
Windows to take?” in
step 4, you must restore
the previous setting after
you have installed the
driver.
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Installing & Setting Up the Driver (Windows)
5
6
Click [OK] to close the System Properties dialog box.
Exit all currently running software (applications).
Also close any open windows. If you are using virus checking or similar
software, be sure to exit it as well.
7
Prepare the CD-ROM.
Insert the CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive of your computer.
8
Click the Windows start button. From the menu that appears, select
“Run...”.
Open the “Run...” dialog box.
fig.2-3_30
9
In the dialog box that appears,
input the following into the
“Open” field, and click [OK].
D:\DRIVER\XP2K\SETUPINF.EXE
* The drive name “D:” may be different for your system. Specify the drive name of your
CD-ROM drive.
10 The SetupInf dialog box will appear.
You are now ready to install the driver.
11 Use the USB cable to connect the DR-880 to your computer.
* Before you connect the USB cable, you must first set the DR-880’s USB mode to
“MIDI”, and switch off the DR-880’s power.
1. With the power switch turned OFF, connect the AC adaptor to the
DR-880.
2. Connect the AC adaptor to an electrical outlet.
3. Use the USB cable to connect the DR-880 to your computer.
For details on how to set
the USB mode, refer to the
“DR-880 owner’s manual.”
Once the connections have
been completed, turn on
power to your various
devices in the order
specified. By turning on
devices in the wrong
order, you risk causing
malfunction and/or
damage to speakers and
other devices.
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Installing & Setting Up the Driver (Windows)
12 Set the DR-880’s power switch to the ON position.
Near the task bar, your computer will indicate “Found New Hardware”.
Please wait.
13 The Found New Hardware Wizard will appear.
This unit is equipped with
a protection circuit. A brief
interval (a few seconds)
after power up is required
before the unit will operate
normally.
Make sure that the screen indicates “BOSS DR-880”, select“Install from a
list or specific location (Advanced)”, and click [Next].
fig.2-7
14 The screen will indicate “Please
choose your search and
installation options”.
Select “Don’t search. I will
choose the driver to install”, and
click [Next].
If the screen indicates
“Windows can perform
the same action each
time you insert a disk or
connect a device with
this kind of file,” click
[Cancel].
15 Make sure that the “Model” field indicates “BOSS DR-880”, and click
[Next]. Driver installation will begin.
If the “What action do you want Windows to take?” setting was not set to “Ignore”, a
“Hardware Installation” dialog box will appear.
If “What action do you want Windows to take?” is set to “Warn”
1.
Click [Continue Anyway].
2.
Continue the installation.
If “What action do you want Windows to take?” is set to “Block”
1.
Click [OK].
2.
When the “Found New Hardware Wizard” appears, click [Finish].
3.
Return to step 1 (p. 2) and re-install the driver from the beginning of the procedure.
fig.2-9_30
16 The Insert Disk dialog box will appear.
Click [OK].
The Insert Disk dialog
may not appear. In that
case, proceed to step 17.
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Installing & Setting Up the Driver (Windows)
17 The Files Needed dialog box will appear.
Input the following into the “Copy files from” field, and click [OK].
D:\DRIVER\XP2K
* The drive name “D:” may be different for your system. Specify the drive name of your
CD-ROM drive.
18 The Found New Hardware Wizard will appear.
Make sure that the display indicates “BOSS DR-880”, and click [Finish].
Wait until “Found New Hardware” appears near the taskbar.
19 When driver installation has been completed, the System Setting Change
dialog box will appear.
Click [Yes]. Windows will restart automatically.
If you changed “What action do you want Windows to take?”
If you changed the What action do you want Windows to take? setting, restore the
original setting after Windows restarts.
1.
If you are using Windows XP Professional, log on to Windows using the user name
of an administrative account (e.g., Administrator).
2. Click the Windows start menu, and from the menu, select Control Panel.
3. In “Pick a category”, click “Performance and Maintenance”.
4.
In “or pick a Control Panel icon”, click the System icon. The System Properties
dialog box will appear.
* Depending on how your system is set up, the System icon may be displayed directly in the Control
Panel (the Classic display). In this case, double-click the System icon.
5. Click the Hardware tab, and then click [Driver Signing]. The Driver Signing Options
dialog box will appear.
6. Return the What action do you want Windows to take? setting to the
original setting (either “Warn” or “Block”), and click [OK].
7. Click [OK]. The System properties dialog box will close.
Next, you need to make the driver settings.
(➔ MIDI input and output destinations (p. 11))
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Installing & Setting Up the Driver (Windows)
■ Windows 2000 users
1
With the DR-880 disconnected, start up Windows.
Disconnect all USB cables except for a USB keyboard and USB mouse (if
used).
2
3
Log on to Windows as a user with administrative privileges (such as
Administrator).
Open the System Properties dialog box.
Click the Windows Start button, and from the menu that appears, select
Settings | Control Panel. In Control Panel, double-click the System icon.
fig.2-12
4
Click the Hardware tab, and then
click [Driver Signing].
Open the Driver Signing Options
dialog box.
5
Make sure that “File signature
verification” is set to “Ignore”.
If it is set to “Ignore”, simply click
[OK].
If it is not set to “Ignore”, make a
note of the current setting
(“Warn” or “Block”). Then change
the setting to “Ignore” and click
[OK].
6
If you changed the “File
signature verification”
setting in step 5, you must
restore the previous setting
after you have installed the
driver.
Close the System Properties dialog box.
Click [OK].
7
Exit all currently running software (applications).
Also close any open windows. If you are using virus checking or similar
software, be sure to exit it as well.
8
Prepare the CD-ROM.
Insert the CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive of your computer.
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Installing & Setting Up the Driver (Windows)
9
Click the Windows Start button. From the menu that appears, select
“Run...”.
Open the “Run...” dialog box.
fig.2-14_40
10 In the dialog box that appears,
input the following into the
“Open” field, and click [OK].
D:\DRIVER\XP2K\SETUPINF.EXE
* The drive name “D:” may be different for your system. Specify the drive name of
your CD-ROM drive.
11 The SetupInf dialog box will appear.
You are now ready to install the driver.
12 Use the USB cable to connect the DR-880 to your computer.
* Before you connect the USB cable, you must first set the DR-880’s USB mode to
“MIDI”, and switch off the DR-880’s power.
For details on how to set
the USB mode, refer to the
“DR-880 owner’s manual.”
1. With the power switch turned OFF, connect the AC adaptor to the
DR-880.
2. Connect the AC adaptor to an electrical outlet.
3. Use the USB cable to connect the DR-880 to your computer.
13 Set the DR-880’s power switch to the ON position.
If the “File signature verification” setting was not set to “Ignore”, a “Digital
Signature Not Found” dialog box will appear.
Once the connections have
been completed, turn on
power to your various
devices in the order
specified. By turning on
devices in the wrong
order, you risk causing
malfunction and/or
damage to speakers and
other devices.
If “File signature verification” is set to “Warn”
1.
Click [Yes].
2.
Continue the installation.
If “File signature verification” is set to “Block”
1.
Click [OK].
2.
When the “Found New Hardware Wizard” appears, click [Finish].
3.
Return to step 1 (p. 6) and re-install the driver from the beginning of the
procedure.
This unit is equipped with
a protection circuit. A brief
interval (a few seconds)
after power up is required
before the unit will operate
normally.
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Installing & Setting Up the Driver (Windows)
14 The Insert Disk dialog box will appear.
Click [OK].
15 The Files Needed dialog box will appear.
If the Insert Disk dialog
box does not appear,
please read The “Insert
Disk” dialog box does
not appear (p. 22).
Input the following into the “Copy files from” field, and click [OK].
D:\DRIVER\XP2K
* The drive name “D:” may be different for your system. Specify the drive name of your
CD-ROM drive.
16 The “Found New Hardware Wizard” may be displayed.
Verify that “BOSS DR-880” is displayed, and click [Finish].
17 The System Settings Change dialog box may appear.
Click [Yes]. Windows will restart automatically.
If you changed “File signature verification”
If you changed the “File signature verification” setting, restore the original setting after
Windows restarts.
1. After Windows restarts, log in to Windows as a user with administrative privileges,
(such as Administrator).
2. In the Windows desktop, right-click the My Computer icon, and from the menu that
appears, select Properties. The System Properties dialog box will appear.
3. Click the Hardware tab, and then click [Driver signature]. The Driver Signing
Options dialog box will appear.
4. Return the “File signature verification” setting to the original setting (either “Warn”
or “Block”), and click [OK].
5. Click [OK]. The System properties dialog box will close.
Next, you need to make the driver settings.
(➔ MIDI input and output destinations (p. 11))
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Installing & Setting Up the Driver (Windows)
■ Windows Me/98 users
1
With the DR-880 disconnected, start up Windows.
Disconnect all USB cables except for a USB keyboard and USB mouse (if
used).
2
Exit all currently running software (applications).
Also close any open windows. If you are using virus checking or similar
software, be sure to exit it as well.
3
Prepare the CD-ROM.
Insert the CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive of your computer.
4
Click the Windows Start button. From the menu that appears, select
“Run...”.
Open the “Run...” dialog box.
fig.2-19a_30
5
In the dialog box that appears,
input the following into the
“Open” field, and click [OK].
D:\DRIVER\ME98\SETUPINF.EXE
* The drive name “D:” may be different for your system. Specify the drive name of your
CD-ROM drive.
6
The SetupInf dialog box will appear.
You are now ready to install the driver.
7
For details on how to set
the USB mode, refer to the
“DR-880 owner’s manual.”
Use the USB cable to connect the DR-880 to your computer.
* Before you connect the USB cable, you must first set the DR-880’s USB mode to
“MIDI”, and switch off the DR-880’s power.
1. With the power switch turned OFF, connect the AC adaptor to the
DR-880.
2. Connect the AC adaptor to an electrical outlet.
3. Use the USB cable to connect the DR-880 to your computer.
Once the connections have
been completed, turn on
power to your various
devices in the order
specified. By turning on
devices in the wrong
order, you risk causing
malfunction and/or
damage to speakers and
other devices.
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Installing & Setting Up the Driver (Windows)
8
Set the DR-880’s power switch to the ON position.
9 The driver will be installed automatically.
10 In the dialog box, click [OK].
This unit is equipped with
a protection circuit. A brief
interval (a few seconds)
after power up is required
before the unit will operate
normally.
* If a message recommends that you restart Windows, restart Windows as directed.
Next, you need to make the driver settings.
(➔ MIDI input and output destinations (p. 11))
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Installing & Setting Up the Driver (Windows)
Settings
■ MIDI input and output destinations
Windows XP/2000/Me users
1
Open Control Panel.
Click the Windows Start button, and from the menu that appears, select
Settings | Control Panel.
Windows XP
Click the Windows start button, and from the menu that appears, select
Control Panel.
2
Open the Sounds and Audio Devices Properties dialog box (or in
Windows 2000/Me, Sounds and Multimedia Properties).
Windows XP
In “Pick a category”, click “Sound, Speech, and Audio Devices”.
Next, in “or pick a Control Panel icon”, click the sounds and Audio
Devices icon.
Depending on how your
system is set up, the
Sounds and Audio
Devices icon may be
displayed directly in the
Control Panel (the Classic
display). In this case,
double-click the Sounds
and Audio Devices icon.
Windows 2000/Me
In Control Panel, double-click the Sounds and Multimedia icon to open
the “Sounds and Multimedia Properties” dialog box.
3
Click the Audio tab.
fig.2-28_30
4
5
For MIDI music playback, click the ▼
located at the right of [Default device] (or
in Windows 2000/Me, [Preferred
device]), and select the BOSS DR-880
from the list that appears.
Select the appropriate
MIDI device for your
system. You do not
necessarily have to select
BOSS DR-880.
Close the Sounds and Audio Devices Properties dialog box.
Click OK to complete the settings.
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Installing & Setting Up the Driver (Windows)
6
Make MIDI device settings on your sequencer software. For details on the
Select the MIDI OUT/IN device to the BOSS DR-880.
This completes driver settings.
For details on MIDI device
settings, refer to the
owner’s manual for the
software you are using.
Windows 98 users
1
Open Control Panel.
Click the Windows Start button, and from the menu that appears, select
Settings | Control Panel.
2
Open the Multimedia Properties dialog box.
In Control Panel, double-click the Multimedia icon to open the “Multimedia
Properties” dialog box.
fig.2-29_30
3
4
Click the MIDI tab.
Set “MIDI output”.
Select [Single instrument], and select
the BOSS DR-880 from the list that
appears.
5
6
Close the Multimedia Properties dialog box.
Click OK to complete the settings.
Make MIDI device settings on your sequencer software.
Select the appropriate
MIDI device for your
system. You do not
necessarily have to select
BOSS DR-880.
For details on MIDI device
settings, refer to the
owner's manual for the
software you are using.
Select the MIDI OUT/IN device to the BOSS DR-880.
This completes driver settings.
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Installing & Setting Up the
Driver (Macintosh)
The installation procedure will differ depending on your system.
Please proceed to one of the following sections, depending on the system you use.
• Mac OS 9 users...................................................... (p. 13)
• Mac OS X users ..................................................... (p. 19)
Mac OS 9 users
■ Installing the driver
Use either OMS or FreeMIDI as the MIDI driver.
The included DR-880 driver is an add-on module for using the DR-880 with
OMS or FreeMIDI.
* Either OMS or FreeMIDI must be installed in your Macintosh, as appropriate for
the sequencer software you are using.
* Disconnect the DR-880 from the Macintosh before you perform the installation.
OMS can be found in the
OMS 2.3.8 E folder within
the OMS folder of the
CD-ROM. If you would
like to know more about
OMS, refer to
OMS_2.0E_Mac.pdf
which can be found in the
same folder.
If a DR-880 is already connected to your Macintosh when you install the driver, a message like the
following will appear when the Macintosh is started up. Perform the steps described below as
appropriate for the message that is displayed.
If the screen indicates:
“Driver required for USB device ‘unknown device’ is not available. Search for driver
on the Internet?”
➔ click [Cancel].
If the screen indicates:
“Software required for using device ‘unknown device’ cannot be found. Pl ease refer
to the manual included with the device, and install the necessary software”.
➔ click [OK].
Use the following procedure to install the DR-880 driver.
1
Exit all currently running software (applications).
If you are using a virus checker or similar software, be sure to exit this as well.
2
Prepare the CD-ROM.
Insert the CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive.
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Installing & Setting Up the Driver (Macintosh)
3
Double-click the DR-880 Driver-E Installer icon (found in the Driver E (Mac
OS 9) folder of the CD-ROM) to start up the installer.
4
Verify the Install Location, and click [Install].
fig.3-2_40
5
If a message like the following is
displayed, click [Continue].
The other currently running
applications will exit, and
installation will continue.
6
A dialog box will indicate Installation completed.
Click [Restart] to restart your Macintosh.
■ Setting the driver
OMS settings
1
Use the USB cable to connect the DR-880 to your computer.
* Before you connect the USB cable, you must first set the DR-880’s USB mode to
“MIDI”, and switch off the DR-880’s power.
1. With the power switch turned OFF, connect the AC adaptor to the
DR-880.
2. Connect the AC adaptor to an electrical outlet.
3. Use the USB cable to connect the DR-880 to your computer.
2
Set the DR-880’s power switch to the ON position.
fig.3-3
3
From the CD-ROM, drag the Driver E (Mac OS 9) - OMS
Setting folder to the hard disk of your Macintosh to copy
it.
fig.3-4
4
14
In the Opcode-OMS Application folder where you
installed OMS, double-click OMS Setup to start it up.
For details on how to set
the USB mode, refer to the
“DR-880 owner’s manual.”
Once the connections have
been completed, turn on
power to your various
devices in the order
specified. By turning on
devices in the wrong
order, you risk causing
malfunction and/or
damage to speakers and
other devices.
This unit is equipped with
a protection circuit. A brief
interval (a few seconds)
after power up is required
before the unit will operate
normally.
Installing & Setting Up the Driver (Macintosh)
fig.3-5_35
5
If a dialog box like the one shown
here appears, click [Turn It Off]. A
confirmation dialog box will then
appear, so click [OK].
We recommend that you
turn off AppleTalk, by
selecting Chooser from
the Apple menu.
fig.3-6_35
6
The Create a New Studio Setup
dialog box will appear. Click
[Cancel].
If you accidentally clicked [OK],
click [Cancel] in the next screen.
fig.3-8_35
7
Choose “Open” from the File
menu.
From the Setting folder that you
copied in step 3, select the DR-880
file, and click [Open].
A screen like the one shown here
will appear.
fig.3-9_35
8
From the Edit menu, select OMS
MIDI Setup.
In the OMS MIDI Setup dialog box
that appears, check Run MIDI in
background, and click [OK].
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Installing & Setting Up the Driver (Macintosh)
fig.3-10
9
From the File menu, choose Make
Current.
A diamond mark (◊) indicate in the settings are enabled.
If you are unable to select Make
Current, it has already been
applied, and you may continue to
the next step.
10 Verify that MIDI transmission and reception can be performed correctly.
From the Studio menu, choose Test Studio.
fig.3-22_50
When you move the mouse cursor
near the DR-880 icon, the cursor
will change to a shape.
Click the DR-880 icon shown in the
diagram at the right. If you hear
sound from the DR-880, the settings
have been made correctly.
For details on connecting a
MIDI sound module, refer
to the owner’s manual for
your MIDI sound module.
11 Exit OMS Setup.
From the File menu, choose [Quit]. If the AppleTalk confirmation dialog box
appears, click [OK] to close the dialog box.
12 Make MIDI device settings on your sequencer software.
Select the MIDI OUT/IN device to the BOSS DR-880.
This completes the series of steps needed to connect the DR-880 to the
Macintosh, install the MIDI driver, and make the driver settings.
16
For details on MIDI device
settings, refer to the
owner's manual for the
software you are using.
Installing & Setting Up the Driver (Macintosh)
■ FreeMIDI settings
1
Use the USB cable to connect the DR-880 to your computer.
For details on how to set
the USB mode, refer to the
“DR-880 owner’s manual.”
* Before you connect the USB cable, you must first set the DR-880’s USB mode to
“MIDI”, and switch off the DR-880’s power.
1. With the power switch turned OFF, connect the AC adaptor to the
DR-880.
2. Connect the AC adaptor to an electrical outlet.
3. Use the USB cable to connect the DR-880 to your computer.
2
3
4
5
Once the connections have
been completed, turn on
power to your various
devices in the order
specified. By turning on
devices in the wrong
order, you risk causing
malfunction and/or
damage to speakers and
other devices.
Set the DR-880’s power switch to the ON position.
From the CD-ROM, copy the Driver E (Mac OS 9) – FreeMIDI Setting
folder onto the hard disk of your Macintosh.
This unit is equipped with
a protection circuit. A brief
interval (a few seconds)
after power up is required
before the unit will operate
normally.
Open the FreeMIDI Applications folder from the location into which you
installed FreeMIDI, and double-click the FreeMIDI Setup icon to start it up.
The first time you start up, use the following procedure.
When “OMS is installed
on this computer...”
appears, click [FreeMIDI].
1. A dialog box saying “Welcome to FreeMIDI!” will appear.
Click [Continue].
2. When the FreeMIDI Preferences dialog box appear.
Click [Cancel].
3. The About Quick Setup dialog box will appear.
Click [Cancel].
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Installing & Setting Up the Driver (Macintosh)
6
7
8
From the File menu, choose Open.
Select DR-880 from the FreeMIDI Setting folder you copied in step 3, and
click [Open].
From the MIDI menu, choose Audition Channels.
The DR-880 dialog box will appear. Choose Use all Channels, and click
[OK] to close the dialog box.
9
Verify that MIDI transmission and reception occur correctly.
From the MIDI menu, choose Check Connections.
If you are unable to select
Open, make settings as
follows.
1. From the File menu,
choose FreeMIDI
Preference.
2. Uncheck “Use OMS
when available.”
3. Close FreeMIDI.
4. Return to step 4 and
continue the procedure.
fig.3-13_40
10 Click the DR-880 icon shown in the
diagram at the right. If you hear
sound from the DR-880, the
settings have been made correctly.
11 Once again choose the MIDI menu command Check Connections to end
the test.
12 From the File menu, choose Quit to exit FreeMIDI Setup.
13 Make MIDI device settings on your sequencer software.
Select the MIDI OUT/IN device to the BOSS DR-880.
This completes the series of steps needed to connect the DR-880 to the
Macintosh, install the MIDI driver, and make the driver settings.
18
For details on MIDI device
settings, refer to the
owner’s manual for the
software you are using.
Installing & Setting Up the Driver (Macintosh)
Mac OS X Users
■ Installing the driver
1
2
Disconnect all USB cables other than those for your keyboard and mouse,
and restart your Macintosh.
Prepare the CD-ROM.
Insert the CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive of your computer.
3
4
5
In the Driver (Mac OS X) folder of the CD-ROM,
double-click DR-880USBDriver.pkg.
In the authentication dialog box, input the password and click [OK].
If the “Authernticate”
dialong box appears
during the installation,
input the password and
click “OK”.
The display will indicate “Welcome to BOSS DR-880 USB Driver
installation”.
Click [Continue].
6
7
If the display indicate “Important message,” read the contents and click
[Continue].
The display will indicate “Select the location for installation”.
Click the drive in which the operating system is installed to select it, and then
click [Continue].
8
The display will indicate “Easy installation”.
Click Install or Upgrade.
9
The display will indicate “Installing this software requires you to restart
your computer when the installation is done. Are you sure you want to
install the software now?”
Click [Continue installation].
10 The display will indicate “The software was successfully installed”.
Click [Restart] to restart your computer.
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Installing & Setting Up the Driver (Macintosh)
Cautions when using the DR-880
Before you use your sequencer software, please note the following points.
* Connect the DR-880 to your computer via a USB cable before you start up your sequencer or other
software.
* Do not disconnect the USB cable from the DR-880 while your sequencer or other software is running.
* Disconnect the USB cable from the DR-880 only after you have quit your sequencer or other software.
* Leave the Sleep function of your Macintosh turned off.
* The DR-880 will not work in the Classic environment of Mac OS X. Use the DR-880 when the Classic
environment is not running.
■ Setting the driver
1
Use the USB cable to connect the DR-880 to your computer.
* Before you connect the USB cable, you must first set the DR-880’s USB mode to
“MIDI”, and switch off the DR-880’s power.
1. With the power switch turned OFF, connect the AC adaptor to the
DR-880.
2. Connect the AC adaptor to an electrical outlet.
3. Use the USB cable to connect the DR-880 to your computer.
2
3
Once the connections have
been completed, turn on
power to your various
devices in the order
specified. By turning on
devices in the wrong
order, you risk causing
malfunction and/or
damage to speakers and
other devices.
Set the DR-880’s power switch to the ON position.
Make MIDI device settings on your sequencer software.
Select the MIDI OUT/IN device to the BOSS DR-880.
This completes the series of steps needed to connect the DR-880 to the
Macintosh, install the MIDI driver, and make the driver settings.
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For details on how to set
the USB mode, refer to the
“DR-880 owner’s manual.”
This unit is equipped with
a protection circuit. A brief
interval (a few seconds)
after power up is required
before the unit will operate
normally.
For details on MIDI device
settings, refer to the
owner’s manual for the
software you are using.
Troubleshooting
Problems common to Windows and Macintosh
Problems occurring only in Windows
Problems occurring only in Macintosh
Cannot install the driver correctly
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Is the CD-ROM correctly inserted into your CD-ROM drive?
Installation is not possible unless the CD-ROM included with the DR-880 is inserted in your
CD-ROM drive. Make sure that the CD-ROM is correctly inserted into your CD-ROM drive.
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Is the CD-ROM or the lens of the CD-ROM dirty?
If the CD-ROM or the lens of the CD-ROM drive is dirty, the installer may not work correctly. Clean
the disc and/or lens using a commercially-available CD cleaner or lens cleaner.
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Are you installing the software from a networked CD-ROM drive?
The software cannot be installed from a networked CD-ROM drive.
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Is there sufficient free space on your hard disk?
Delete unneeded files to increase the amount of free space. After deleting the unneeded files, empty
the recycling bin.
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Is the DR-880 connected correctly?
Make sure that the USB connector of your computer is connected to the DR-880 by a USB cable.
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Is the power of the DR-880 turned on?
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The power switch of the DR-880 may have been set to the USB position.
Make sure that the power switch of the DR-880 is set to the DC position. Do not use bus power
while installing the driver. Check this, and if you are using Windows, close the Sound and
Multimedia Properties dialog box (Sounds and Audio Devices Properties in Windows XP, and
Multimedia Properties in Windows 98), re-open the same dialog box once again, and specify the
MIDI input/output destinations.
• Re-install the DR-880 driver as described in “Installing & Setting Up the Driver (Windows)”
(p. 2). Also check whether there is any “Other devices” in “Device Manager” or “Unknown
device” in “Universal Serial Bus Controllers”. If you find any, delete them.
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Is OMS or FreeMIDI installed?
In Mac OS 9, the DR-880 driver cannot be installed unless OMS or FreeMIDI are installed. Please
install OMS or FreeMIDI. ( ➔ “Installing & Setting Up the Driver (Macintosh)” (p. 13))
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Troubleshooting
DR-880 is not detected when making OMS or FreeMIDI settings
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Is the DR-880 detected?
Turn the power of the DR-880 off, then on again.
Reconnect the USB cable.
If other USB devices are connected, connect only the DR-880.
It is possible that the Macintosh did not correctly detect and initialize the DR-880. Leave the DR880’s USB cable connected, and restart your Macintosh. If it is still not detected, shut down your
Macintosh, and then restart it.
The DR-880 will not be detected if it is connected to the USB connector on the Macintosh keyboard.
Please connect the DR-880 to a USB connector on the Macintosh itself.
“Find new hardware wizard” does not execute automatically
The “Insert Disk” dialog box does not appear
“Find new hardware wizard” ends before the process is completed
•
It may take about 15 seconds (or more) after the USB cable is connected for the DR-880 to be
detected.
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Is the USB cable connected correctly?
Make sure that the DR-880 and your computer are correctly connected via a USB cable.
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Is USB enabled on your computer?
Refer to the operation manual for your computer, and make sure that USB is enabled.
•
It has been found that in some cases, not all of the Windows 98 files required to support
audio via USB are installed when a computer is shipped.
Please contact the manufacturer of your computer.
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Does your computer meet the USB specifications?
If you are using a computer that does not fulfill the electrical requirements of the USB
specifications, operation may be unstable. In this case, you may be able to solve the problem by
connecting a USB hub.
If the above actions do not solve the problem, it is possible that the DR-880 has been incorrectly
detected by the computer. Please reinstall the driver from the beginning of the procedure.
(➔“Installing & Setting Up the Driver (Windows)” (p. 2))
“Found unknown device” appears even though you installed the driver
If your computer or USB hub has two or more USB connectors, and you connect the DR-880 to a USB
connector to which the DR-880 has never been connected before, the “Unknown device” dialog box
may appear even on a computer onto which you have already installed the driver.
Refer to “Installing & Setting Up the Driver (Windows)” (p. 2), and install the driver once again.
This is not a malfunction.
If the “Found unknown device” dialog box appears even though the DR-880 is connected to the
same USB connector as before, it is possible that the computer has detected the DR-880 incorrectly.
Please reinstall the driver from the beginning of the procedure. (➔“Installing & Setting Up the
Driver (Windows)” (p. 2))
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Troubleshooting
An “Unknown driver found” dialog box appears, and you are
unable to install the driver
Device Manager shows “?”, “!”, or “USB Composite Device”
Driver is not installed correctly
It is possible that the computer has detected the DR-880 incorrectly. Please reinstall the driver from
the beginning of the procedure. (➔“Installing & Setting Up the Driver (Windows)” (p. 2))
Can’t install/use the driver in Windows XP/2000
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Did you log on to Windows as a user with administrative privileges?
In order to install/re-install the driver in Windows XP/2000, you must be logged into Windows as
a user with administrative privileges, such as Administrator. For details, please contact the system
administrator for your computer system.
•
Did you make “Driver Signing Options”?
In order to install/re-install the driver, you must make “Driver Signing Options”.
(Windows XP ➔ p. 2, Windows 2000 ➔ p. 6)
Windows XP/2000 displays a “Hardware Installation” or “Digital
Signature Not Found” dialog box
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Did you make “Driver Signing Options”?
In order to install/re-install the driver, you must make the settings described in “Driver Signing
Options”.
(Windows XP ➔ p. 2, Windows 2000 ➔ p. 6)
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