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Old 10-31-2011, 07:05 PM
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Default Clicking Midi I/O causes 5-10 second spinning beach ball

If we click on on the midi I/O we get the spinning beach ball for about 5-10 seconds, then it clams down and we can change the midi channel. What is causing this delay? It is very detrimental to our workflow.

Our sessions have about 100 midi tracks, 40 Aux tracks, and 2 instances of Vienna Ensemble Pro. (Samples hosted on another computer)

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Old 10-31-2011, 08:45 PM
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What is causing this delay?
Poorly written drivers!

Have you tried ditching your AMS prefs? If not, ditch this one as well -->"com.apple.MIDI.xxxx.plist '(in the By Host folder)

That might help. Reinstalling the driver or updating the firmware couldn't hurt as well.

Good luck
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Old 11-02-2011, 05:01 PM
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Default Re: Clicking Midi I/O causes 5-10 second spinning beach ball

These are all good ideas, but unfortunately the problem persists. Any other ideas?
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Old 11-02-2011, 05:14 PM
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Have you tried another USB cable and different USB port? You could even reset your PRAM before trying out the new USB port. I don't know if any of that will help, but it's easy to try. Did you have this problem with 9.0.3 or is this new with 9.0.5?
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Old 11-02-2011, 05:54 PM
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This is a known issue in 9.0.5. The only solution is to revert to an earlier version or wait for an update that fixes it...
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Old 11-02-2011, 05:59 PM
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There is an update that fixes it... and it costs $299!
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Old 11-28-2011, 07:32 PM
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Default Re: Clicking Midi I/O causes 5-10 second spinning beach ball

Same problem here. How did this update get out of beta?
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Old 11-28-2011, 10:23 PM
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There is an update that fixes it... and it costs $299!
I rather doubt 10 would fix this since it seems some 9.0.5 issues carried over, but it might.

There are serious midi delay issues in 10 on Win7 9 (also in 9.0.5). Avid knows about it and has listed the bug.

I have no idea if it's related to the midi I/O delay on the Mac side as I'm not seeing that here, but there are other serious delays with large midi track counts.

For the OP: I would drop back to 9.0.3 or earlier and see if that solves it.
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Didn't the 9.0.6 update just fix midi track output assignments?

I think i read that?????
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try stepping back to 9.0.3
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