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?