ok here's the deal -

Loaded recylce onto my studio Toshiba notebook, it transfers midi via an Opcode printer -> midi converter.

This works fine. (works in cubase)

Drivers appear to be ok within ReCycle, but when I transmit data to the ensoniq, it comes up with with either "midi communications failed" or "check your sampler settings".

ReCycle has verified that the sampler is connected. The ensoniq has midi sys ex ON.
The midi channels and sys ex number seem to be ok. The midi in and midi out go straight from the opcode into the ASR out and in.

What am I doing wrong. Oh, and I leave it in command or edit mode, not load.