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Old 10-14-2014, 12:03 PM
MSM33 MSM33 is offline
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Default Midi Controller Not Working


I've become so frustrated by this. I'm trying to control a virtual instrument with my Yamaha DGX-640 portable grand keyboard via USB connection. Pro tools lists it under Midi Devices (and in the Audio Midi setup on my Mac) but when I try to use it, no signal goes through. I have Midi-Thru turned on, and I got some release clicks a while yesterday, but now those clicks are gone and there is nothing coming through at all.

Please help!
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Old 10-14-2014, 10:44 PM
albee1952 albee1952 is offline
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Default Re: Midi Controller Not Working

I'm not familiar with that keyboard so I have to ask; does it have a midi output on a standard midi jack?(and do you have an interface with a midi input). You gave zero info on the rest of your setup so we are mostly shooting in the dark. Add some details and describe exactly how your track/plugin is setup.

Have you setup the Yamaha in Setup>Midi.Midi Studio? If not, go there and click on Create Instrument. Name it whatever makes sense to you(selecting the brand and model is not required). The most important detail is to select the input port(which might look something like "Yamaha USB(Emulated)" or similar) and the input channels(make sure all are blue). As for the rest, 99% of the time, I use a stereo instrument track and always insert the VI plugin in the top slot(Insert A). You may also need to click the red RECORD button on the track before the VI will play(when you play the keyboard).
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