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Old 12-07-2011, 10:15 AM
guitarman6 guitarman6 is offline
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Default VI (specifically Mini Grand) Volume Level Problem / Issue

Recently when using certain VI (i.e. Mini Grand, Omnisphere, some Native Instruments) in the middle of playing the volume level drops to near zero (-53.1db for example with Mini Grand). It not happens when running playback, but also when sitting idle for a few minutes without being played the volume level will jump down.

I checked all obvious things such as automation that might be running in the background and have found nothing.

Does anyone know a fix for this?

Thanks in advance as always for your help and ideas.
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Old 12-15-2011, 01:38 AM
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Default Re: VI (specifically Mini Grand) Volume Level Problem / Issue

When I started reading your post ... first thing that came to mind was automation ... Just try to run a blank session from scratch ... maybe it helps :)
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Old 01-05-2012, 09:15 PM
Shanegrla Shanegrla is offline
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Default Re: VI (specifically Mini Grand) Volume Level Problem / Issue

You know, thanks for reminding me. That was happening to me too recently. Specifically with Mini Grand and also Battery. At the time I was in a hurry and didn't have time to look into it, but then I forgot about it. But I think if it happens again, the first thing I might try is trashing prefs. If you haven't read the Troubleshooting Tips sticky, that's one of those catch-all first-thing-to-try suggestions that does often fix a few glitches like that.
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Old 01-05-2012, 10:27 PM
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Default Re: VI (specifically Mini Grand) Volume Level Problem / Issue

Hi - Perhaps a long shot.

Do you have an "expression" pedal wired to your Midi Keyboard? This used to happen to me all the time. I would inadvertently tap this pedal and the VIs that were aware of "expression" would often drop in volume. I ended up removing the pedal and using the modulation wheel instead.

You mentioned that the volume drops even when you're not playing back. This could be the culprit.

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