midi controller not working properly...

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eeeeeeemo.
Member Since: Oct 30, 2003

afternoon all

i use an edirol pcr-50 through an audiophile with cubasis vst (... soon to be changed with cubase sx which might solve this problem...)

certain notes i hit on the keyboard have suddenly stopped triggering sounds, with no input appearing on the cubase transport bar... at first i thought i'd broken the keys, but it hasn't been used all that much, and when i do use it, i'm not exactly going like beethoven on the thing.

could something in my setup be causing this problem? any help greatly appreciated

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Cone Poker
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Since: Apr 07, 2002


Dec 01, 2004 10:18 am

wow. I have never used the unit you are talking abuot and am not really that familiar with midi to offer much help, but I am interested to see what the problem is caused by. Have you made sure your connections are in good, and have you rebooted your machine? I now those are obvious but yeah.. sorry I can't help any..

bace135 in the house tonight!
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Since: Jan 28, 2003


Dec 01, 2004 01:53 pm

question, what are you trying to trigger with the keyboard? Softsynths? Instrument samples? Sometimes samples only go so far up or down. For instance if you try and play certain bass samples and hit the top most keys on a keyboard, the bass doesn't have any samples that high in the register so you get nothing. This is the only thing I can think of off the top of my head.

eeeeeeemo.
Member
Since: Oct 30, 2003


Dec 01, 2004 02:22 pm

sorry, i guess i didnt really mean trigger - im just using it as a midi input device with the vst instruments in cubase. it doesnt send anything when i hit certain keys...

...bringing sexy back
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Since: Jul 01, 2002


Dec 01, 2004 02:45 pm

you got snother midi cable you can try?

eeeeeeemo.
Member
Since: Oct 30, 2003


Dec 01, 2004 05:41 pm

unfortunately not - ill go out and get a new one this weekend, not all that expensive are they?

bace135 in the house tonight!
Member
Since: Jan 28, 2003


Dec 01, 2004 06:10 pm

hmm, I never used vst instruments, but I think trigger still works as the correct terminology when talking about midi. If they are synthesized sounds, and not playing back recorded samples, then my previous description probably is of no use.

Czar of Midi
Administrator
Since: Apr 04, 2002


Dec 06, 2004 09:40 pm

And aside from trying a new cable, you may want to go into the options or preferances section and look under the midi settings, especially the midi input section. Then make sure it is not filtering out certain ranges of notes.

A question I will ask is does it seem to go up to a certain note and then nothing above that plays, or does it seem intermitant?

eeeeeeemo.
Member
Since: Oct 30, 2003


Dec 09, 2004 02:02 pm

its just random notes - and not even the octvaes of them, just these single notes....

i'll have a poke round in my settings, just upgraded to cubase se so that might help things....?

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