You need the file unidrv227.zip from: Index of /Apple_Support_Area/emagic/Driver_Files/Windows
This is the ONLY
windows-driver existing for the AMT8 and, since Apple bought Emagic.
Unpack the file. You will notice that there are no explicit drivers for Windows XP. Use the ones for Win 2000,
they will work (at least they work for my AMT8 under Windows XP SP2). The following works for the USB-connection:
Go to the device manager, click on the unknown usb-device (amt8), reinstall driver. Now click "install from list" and choose the directory "Win2k" for the drivers to use. When windows asks, if its ok to install the unknown driver, continue.
After this step ist finished, you may be prompted with a usb-device-finding again. Repeat the procedure by choosing the same directory "Win2k" again.
Now the AMT8 should be properly installed.
If you have not turned on your AMT8 while running Windows several times, stupid Windows sometimes doesn't recognize your USB-connected AMT8 anymore. Then you have to reinstall the drivers, and it is good to keep the files handy.
Besides from that it runs pretty well (no problems, have had it for seven years now).
A last thing: If you are using Cubase
with the AMT8
and encountering problems, you should read this MIDI-related troubleshooting-guide (you may have to move some files around in your cubase-directory): PC Windows MIDI port configuration and troubleshooting :: Knowledge Base :: Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH
Hope it works!