Weird Keyboard Behavior - Some combinations of keys do not work

Guilherme-Giovannini wrote on 3/9/2019, 8:22 PM

Hello Everyone.

Product: Music Maker
Version: 27.03.0.32
OS: Windows 8.1 (x64)

I am having a strange behavior when I use the application.
First there is this pinkish C3-C, is it just for orientation? Can I turn it off?

Second, I am without my MIDI keyboard, so I was messing around using the notebook's one;
When I press 'V', 'N', 'M' and '>' altogether it simply DOES NOT WORK!

'V', 'N' and 'M' does not work
'V', 'B' and 'N' does not work
'N', 'M', '<' and '>' does not work
'V', 'B', and '<' does not work
'V', 'B', '>' does not work.

 

Picture: https://imgur.com/6ZyLymX

 

Q.01. What am I doing wrong?
Q.02. How do I set the program so I can just use it like it was a hardware piano and I have the option to press any amount of keys I want without restrains?

 

Comments

browj2 wrote on 3/9/2019, 10:55 PM

Q.01 See below.

Q.02 Use an external keyboard connected to your computer using a USB or MIDI connection. And just how are you going to press 88 keys at the same time?

  1. The pink key is middle C, obviously for orientation. Do you know how to play a piano?
  2. Are you trying to use a touch screen? That would be a problem with your notebook. Multiple keys work fine using my external keyboard, but not with my touch screen. Multiple keys work fine if I press on the letters on my computer keyboard in the same combinations that you did. Also, it will depend on the instrument that you are trying to play.
  3. I did find some limits with pressing multiple keys on my computer keyboard, but not the sequences that you indicated. And I didn't find any limits using my external keyboard although I obviously and not going to try every combination.
  4. I suggest that you select an instrument. You are using the default Microsoft GS Wavetable SW Synth.
  5. What ASIO driver did you select under Program Settings, Audio/Midi. You have to have an ASIO driver or WASAPI selected to use the instruments.

 

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Graham-Hawker wrote on 3/10/2019, 1:56 AM

I can't use those combinations either. They mainly sound really horrible as chords.

Guilherme-Giovannini wrote on 3/10/2019, 2:00 PM

Q.01 See below.

Q.02 Use an external keyboard connected to your computer using a USB or MIDI connection. And just how are you going to press 88 keys at the same time?

  1. The pink key is middle C, obviously for orientation. Do you know how to play a piano?
  2. Are you trying to use a touch screen? That would be a problem with your notebook. Multiple keys work fine using my external keyboard, but not with my touch screen. Multiple keys work fine if I press on the letters on my computer keyboard in the same combinations that you did. Also, it will depend on the instrument that you are trying to play.
  3. I did find some limits with pressing multiple keys on my computer keyboard, but not the sequences that you indicated. And I didn't find any limits using my external keyboard although I obviously and not going to try every combination.
  4. I suggest that you select an instrument. You are using the default Microsoft GS Wavetable SW Synth.
  5. What ASIO driver did you select under Program Settings, Audio/Midi. You have to have an ASIO driver or WASAPI selected to use the instruments.

 

Q.02.

1. Yes, I do (and is just like I stated, C3-C, like a C in the third octave). Since it was pinkish and I am having these strange behavior I tought it could be an alert or visual cue to some turned on setting.
2. No, using the built in mechanical keyboard.
It works ok with my midi controllers/keyboards too, but im travelling and only have my notebook with me.
3. That is the point, I have no idea why this is happening, need some help figuring out if it is
a) Update Bug
b) Update and Windows 8.1 incompatibility
c) Simple Windows 8.1 incompatibility
d) Reinstall needed
  g)Application setting/configuration
f) Other reason
4) Tried different instruments (Drums, Sax, Bass, Synth), same same
5) Tried the Asio4All and the Magix Low Latency2016, same results for both. Is there any other driver that could fix my problem?

 

Also I can press 'Z', 'X', 'C', 'V' and 'N' | 'Z', 'X', 'C', 'V' and 'M' | 'Z', 'X', 'C', 'V' and '<'
but it does not work with 'Z', 'X', 'C', 'V' and 'B'

This looks more like a 'combination' problem than an "amount of keys" problem.

 

 

P.S. I can press a bar against the keys or punch 88 horizontal holes at the pianola rolled paper. Pretty damn useless, but easily achievable.

 

 

johnebaker wrote on 3/10/2019, 3:17 PM

@Guilherme-Giovannini

Hi

Like @browj2, I have no issues with the key combinations you have listed.

. . . . it does not work with 'Z', 'X', 'C', 'V' and 'B' . . . .

This issue could be due to the way your laptop decodes which keys are pressed, does the same problem arise if you any other rows of the keyboard.

John EB

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