while i'm sure creative has its reasons for this, the reasons they used are just as bad as the reasons why dls-k, roland and amp manufacturer's are not allowed to support their products. creative, as with any other company, is too big to care, and does not support the hobbyist musician.
p.s. i am not trying to slam creative, it's just that the prodikey is a perfect example of their lack of interest in the hobbyist musician. they are great at making products. they are not great at supporting their products.
these are the same people that have had years of experience, an established product line and great people working for them. i can't help but feel that the true professionals at creative have been relegated to obscurity and are just as hard to reach as the real pros.
i can use my synclink, a perfectly adequate and reasonably priced product to control my sound, and i can use the cheap dls-k line amp, an adequate and moderately priced product to power my speakers. i can even use my fender p-bass with my preamp. but i cannot use a creative prodikey.
i hope that you have no problems with your prodikeys. if you do it is best to contact creative directly (no need to contact me) and let them know that you are having problems. it is best to contact creative as they are the ones making the products, they have the best knowledge about the products and can help you the best.
i would really like creative to release a version of the hero with a windows driver just to improve their support for the hero. i have no problem using windows or even linux drivers for other projects. i like linux.
support creative for their failure to include a driver for the prodikeys and the hero. and get creative to stop understating their support of this pro product. they do not have to support the prodikeys or the hero. simple as that. they already make a great product. they don't have to support it. i won't buy their stuff if they can't support their products. 827ec27edc