I'm trying to update the firmware of a MIDI guitar pedal (Strymon Timeline) which helpfully provides a program called Strymon Nixie.

When opening this software, it recognizes the Roland UM One Mk 2 USB MIDI interface in both the MIDI IN and MIDI OUT paths, but there's that pesky MS GS Wavetable Synth sitting in the MIDI OUT path as well. This prevents me from downloading the latest firmware to the Strymon Timeline. (I successfully managed to update the Strymon Timeline firmware some years ago using another USB MIDI interface but had to update the interface for this latest firmware update.)

The Nixie update error reads: "... only connect one device to the MIDI port." "If there are multiple devices in a MIDI daisy-chained configuration, the firmware updater may have trouble addressing the correct device."

As it is, I have NO other MIDI devices connected, and even disconnected ALL of the USB ports (other than mouse and keyboard) while updating the USB MIDI interface.

Some of the solutions I've (unsuccessfully) tried to disable MS GS Wavetable Synth have included disabling it in Device Manager, as well as killing all of the sounds in Window. Reboot and the Wavetable Synth has now enabled itself again!

I'd love to uninstall MS GS Wavetable Synth (possibly using Revo Uninstaller) but can't find it in Windows/System32 or anywhere else. Anyone have any suggestions as to how to PERMANENTLY disable MS GS Wavetable Synth?

Thanking you in advance.

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    I’m voting to close this question because it is not a sound design issue, it is one of computer software/configuration, better addressed to the software manufacturer or computer help resource.
    – Tetsujin
    Sep 11 at 17:34
  • The MS Synth has a completely separate MIDI port; there is no daisy-chain configuration. The problem appears to be that the software does not correctly detect the device. Does the software work without the update?
    – CL.
    Sep 13 at 10:39

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