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Why the hell wont my midi work!?

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    Okay so I bought a midi to usb connector today. I hooked up my keyboard to the computer. Have both the IN and OUT plugged in. In FL studio I have the MIDI settings:

    output: Microsoft MIDI mapper

    input: yamaha UX16-1 and it says it is active.

    controller type set as generic controller.

    I have ASIO4all v2

    when i go into the mixer for the IN it says not connected...

    for OUT i have HD audio rear output 1 and 2

    no sound at ALL is coming through into my software synths. I have no idea what is wrong. ANY help?


    I HAVE SEARCHED ALL DAY TRYING TO FIGURE THIS OUT AND NOBODY IS OF ANY GOD DAMN HELP!

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    Re: Why the hell wont my midi work!?

    Haha! I love your username man. Sry, I had to comment on that. Fits the thread lol. Welcome to the forum btw.

    Are you using version 9 of FL Studio?

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    Re: Why the hell wont my midi work!?

    Yes I am using 9. And I have NO clue why the MIDI won't work. It's just so confusing. I've tried so many things for the past almost 6 hours.

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    Way up top to the left between help and the master volume they have two little "lights" i guess you could call em. The bottom one (it says "MIDI input activity" when you hover your mouse over it) should flash an orange color when you hit a key, and flash again when you release it. Is it flashing or no?

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    No it is not flashing.

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    hmmm... since in the midi settings FL is saying the midi to usb dongle is active, I would think its something with the keyboard. Are you sure your keyboard is sending out midi information?

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    I just looked up that midi interface. It says theres a MIDI IN indicator. Is that lighting up?

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    In FL? or on my keyboard? I don't see one on my keyboard. And if on FL then where would that be?

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    There should be a light on the UX16 that says "MIDI IN". It should be lighting up when you hit a key.

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    Hmmm I don't see anything lighting up on the keyboard. This is all quite confusing. If it would be any easier helping over the phone I can provide a phone number? I know it sounds creepy. But I NEED to get this workin. I don't want it to just sit n collect dust and I wanna record some stuff.

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    haha yea man thats cool. As long as your in the US. PM me the number if you want. Or just post it here. Which ever.

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    I'll just post it here haha. 1-440-391-3989 just call in about 20-30 min? if that's okay. I'll try describing as much as I can through the phone.

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    Re: Why the hell wont my midi work!?

    I would assume the output should be whatever softsynth you're using, not MS Soung whatever...

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    Re: Why the hell wont my midi work!?

    Haha! I love your username man.
    Yeah! That's funny.

    I would assume the output should be whatever softsynth you're using, not MS Soung whatever...
    Routing is everything with this MIDI business.

    I HIGHLY recommend you download my free Killer Home Recording: Setting Up book and read the MIDI chapter.
    The Ultimate Getting Started Guide for Home Recording

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    that's a tough question, like "why won't my car start" or "Where's my remote control"? lol
    but I just bought an Oxygen 49 controller to use with Cubase 5, and my midi won't work either!
    of couse i didn't look at the manual yet (Cubase midi or oxygen) i plugged it in after work last night, didn't work, gave up and went to the bar.
    actually it'll be the weekend project, and i was just hoping to get lucky right out of the box. btw....i've never been known to be lucky. I did score some live gigs for my band at the bar though....maybe i am lucky

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    Re: Why the hell wont my midi work!?

    i plugged it in after work last night, didn't work, gave up and went to the bar.
    There's a time to know when to say when. When your recording rig is dead, sometimes you need to do the right thing and pound a pint or two. (My UK/Aussie buds have suckered me into this "pint" concept....which wasn't hard to do.)

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