USB Midi Keyboard not working

Ian-Pittock wrote on 11/5/2019, 11:13 AM

Hiya I have recently started using Music Maker again after a long hiatus and many updates later I'm struggling to get my USB midi Keyboard to work. I have a Keystation Mini 32. It appears in the program settings > Audio/MIDI > MIDI > Input device list (see image) - but does not actually function in the program. I am aware that these problems often stem from plugging the keyboard in while MM is running so I have tested it multiple different ways. I've tried plugging into USB3 then starting MM, plugging into USB2 then starting music maker, plugging in while MM is running and unplugging and plugging in again while MM is running - still no luck. I've also made sure I'm using MIDI instruments, the instrument is primed for midi recording and that the yellow bar at the top is in the correct place.

I know the keyboard works because I have tested it on other programs and it also worked on previous versions of MM.

I'm not an audio wizard tbh and can't think of anything else to test so any help would be greatly appreciated :)

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Graham-Hawker wrote on 11/5/2019, 3:29 PM

What audio settings are you using? Midi and internal soundcards and direct sound is often a bad combination. I only got things working properly by using an external audio interface and an ASIO driver.

browj2 wrote on 11/5/2019, 5:08 PM

@Ian-Pittock

Hmmm. Looks like you tried all of the combinations except turning on the connected keyboard first, then loading Music Maker. Then make sure that your keyboard is still selected in the Program Settings.

John CB

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Ian-Pittock wrote on 11/7/2019, 5:02 AM

Hiya all, firstly thanks to everyone who responded for their help.

So after much fiddling I have managed to get the keyboard working in MM. it seems that I have to use a very specific USB port with a specific cable (not the one that came with the keyboard). Its all pretty weird, as I've not had this issue on any other program, but ultimately it works now so I'm happy. Sadly I'm not sure if much can really be learned to help anyone else experiencing the same problems in the future other than:

Unplug all other USB devices (except mouse and text typing keyboard) and try your MIDI keyboard in every different USB port with every different cable you have at your disposal until you find a combination that works.

browj2 wrote on 11/7/2019, 7:55 AM

@Ian-Pittock

Hi Ian,

Thanks for posting your solution. It may very well help someone else.

John CB

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Desktop System - Windows 10 Home 1903; 16Gb RAM; i7 CPU 860@2.80Gz; ATI Radeon HD5770 w1GB; SSD 500GB, HD 2TB; others 1.5TB, 3TB, 500GB, 4TB, 5TB, 6TB; dual monitors - 27" main, 25" secondary; Casio WK-225 piano keyboard; M-Audio M-Track USB mixer; Notebook - Microsoft Surface Pro 4, i5, 8 GB RAM, 256 SSD, W10 Pro 1903