This is a solution, for other people’s benefit – not a problem post.
-PIII 500 MHz, (with 1 ISA slot)
-Roland SCC-1 ISA Sound card (don’t mock me – it sounds amazing)
-Cakewalk 5.0 (for DOS)
System hangs when the MIDI IN is plugged into a device, while Cakewalk 5 for DOS, is running.
As with most ISA cards, the Roland SCC-1 card gives you have the ability to change the IRQ the card uses via jumpers.
The Roland SCC-1 card uses the MPU401 driver. Filename: MPU401.DRV
When using any MPU401-compatible sound card, on any IRQ other than IRQ 2, at address 330, you need to go into the driver config program (started with CAKEWALK.EXE /s”, option 3) and configure the driver to reflect the fact that you are using one of the other IRQs.
Upon exiting the program, MPU401.DRV is copied to MIDIPORT.DRV with your alternate IRQ settings in place.
FYI, by default, MIDIPORT.DRV is a copy of MPU401.DRV, however it is set to run on IRQ 2.
So WHY, you ask, on God’s green earth, is someone in 2011 using Cakewalk 5.0 running on top of DOS 6.0??? Well, like several others out there, 20 years ago I became wildly proficient at Cakewalk for DOS, and although today’s product evolution is superior in every way, I do not have the same speed and agility as I did with the product from 1994. Thought I would post this as there is very little on the web in terms of Cakewalk 5.0 for DOS support, and I have to believe that there is at least one other person in the world who could benefit from this information