Problems with Music Maker 2019 and akai mpk mini mk2

karhart wrote on 3/28/2019, 1:01 AM

Hi! New user, new music maker here.

 

Just purchased the Akai mpk mini mk2 and Music Maker plus 2019, and I've run into some problems. See below.

Firstly, I'm having issues with the midi not being recognized by the program. I've read articles online and watched youtube videos on how to correct the problem, I got it to work but then for some unknown reason it stops working. I have no idea why. I can record a simple pianotrack, listen to it and it plays fine. But then when I want to record something else on top of it, the keyboard does not make a sound. Sometimes the program doesn't even show the keys being pressed.

Secondly (is that a word?) I'm having latency and velocity issues. The keys on the midi (when it's working) seem to randomly register the velocity on the strokes. Very annoying. I've done what I can in the settings, latency is set to 0, can it somehow depend on the buffer size? This is extra apparent when I try to record on top of something playing.

Can this be because of my computer? It's a HP Elitebook 840 G1, with an intel i5 cpu, 4 gb of RAM and a 128gb SSD. No dedicated graphics card and/or soundcard. Windows 7.

Can the issues be solved by purchasing more RAM? Maybe a secondary M.2 SSD is needed? Upgrade to Windows 10? Or (god forbid) a new computer altogether? Or should I try another midi-keyboard?

Sorry for the language, English is not my native tounge.

Edit; I have also purchased the Behringer UMC202HD, will this help my issue in any way? I mean if it can act as an external soundcard?

Comments

Graham-Hawker wrote on 3/28/2019, 2:46 AM

ASIO drivers tend to work better with internal souncards but an external soundcard coupled with ASIO drivers seem to work best.

karhart wrote on 3/28/2019, 3:20 AM

ASIO drivers tend to work better with internal souncards but an external soundcard coupled with ASIO drivers seem to work best.

Thanks!

So if I understand you correctly things will (hopefully) work better with the Behringer? But what I fail to understand is why... I can not run the mini through it, can I? Or does the Behringer function as a true external card?

emmrecs wrote on 3/28/2019, 5:20 AM

Hi, welcome to the forums.

does the Behringer function as a true external card

Yes.

HTH

Jeff

Win 10 Pro 64 bit, Intel i7 Quad Core 6700K @ 4GHz, 32 GB RAM, AMD Radeon R7 360 and Intel HD530 Graphics, MOTU 8-Pre f/w audio interface, VPX, MEP, Music Maker, Photo Story Deluxe, Photo Manager Deluxe, Xara 3D Maker 7, Reaper, Adobe Audition CS6 and CC, 2 x Canon HG10 cameras, 1 x Canon EOS 600D

karhart wrote on 3/28/2019, 5:28 AM

Hi, welcome to the forums.

does the Behringer function as a true external card

Yes.

HTH

Jeff

Great! So I guess it comes with its own ASIO drivers then?

emmrecs wrote on 3/28/2019, 5:41 AM

Hi again.

Yes it does but I think you will need to download them from the Behringer site. Have a look here.

HTH

Jeff

Win 10 Pro 64 bit, Intel i7 Quad Core 6700K @ 4GHz, 32 GB RAM, AMD Radeon R7 360 and Intel HD530 Graphics, MOTU 8-Pre f/w audio interface, VPX, MEP, Music Maker, Photo Story Deluxe, Photo Manager Deluxe, Xara 3D Maker 7, Reaper, Adobe Audition CS6 and CC, 2 x Canon HG10 cameras, 1 x Canon EOS 600D

karhart wrote on 3/28/2019, 6:02 AM

Hi again.

Yes it does but I think you will need to download them from the Behringer site. Have a look here.

HTH

Jeff

Thanks!

I will try this after work tonight and report back.

You don't see an issue with my computerspecs?