Has anybody a smart way to force identical MIDI devices to have unique MIDI input/output port names in Windows10?
I have a personal monitor-mix setup in my studio with 4 x Behringer X-Touch mini's (USB MIDI controllers) that controls four individual mixes in a RME Firewire 802 via the TotalMixFX Windows program. My studio computer runs Windows 10 and everything would be perfect if it wasn't for the fact that all four X-Touch mini's present them self as "X-TOUCH MINI" in the list of MIDI input and output devices. This confuses many programs including TotalMixFX. My current work around is to create loopback MIDI ports with unique names using loopMIDI and connect them to the X-Touch mini's with MIDI-OX. The last step need to be done manually when booting the computer because MIDI-OX cannot save a working setup because of the identical names.
I haven't had success renaming the MIDI devices in the registry and I think the way Windows handles USB devices works against this.
This is of course a product specific issue with the X-Touch minis (no help from Behringer :-), but I would imagine I'm not the only one that has had this kind of problems with identical MIDI devices. Has anybody found a solution?
cheers /// peter