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Old 05-23-2018, 12:22 AM
mirtle mirtle is offline
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Default midi won't work

I can't get my midi controller to work with any plugins that come with PT12

Set up / midi / midi input devices lists the umx490
the mouse makes notes on the virtual keyboard
but can't get a peep out of the controller.

the midi in light on the 003 rack + does not light up

any help would be appreciated

MacBook Pro SIERRA 10.12.5
PT 12.8.0
003 RACK +
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Old 05-23-2018, 03:36 AM
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Default Re: midi won't work

Grab the free snoize MIDI monitor program. It's run standalone and will tell you what if any MIDI message are coming through to the computer.

If you get nothing then:
How exactly are you connecting the keyboard to the computer? From your description I'm assuming you're going through the traditional round 5 pin MIDI port. If so how are you powering the unit? Wall wart or batteries?

As I understand the keyboard can also be powered through the USB port. I don't have the manual but can the keyboard be connected by both the USB port and through the round 5 pin MIDI connection at the same time? Something I would try is to go direct connect from the keyboard to the computer via the USB cable and see if you get MIDI showing in snoize that way. That would at least tell you the keyboard is functioning.
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Old 06-09-2018, 04:06 PM
mirtle mirtle is offline
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Default Re: midi won't work

thanks Jack

didn't need to do anything, came back after ploughing the back forty and lo and behold everything was working
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