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Subject:Midi Interfaces
Posted by: Richard Culver
Date:3/11/2007 9:02:47 PM

Hey guys.

I haven't been around in a while and I am just trying to get my system up and running with Acid 6 and some VSTi.

I was wondering what MIDI controllers and systems you guys are having luck with. My Edirol UM1 with the current driver does not seem to be working well in my set up. I am on WinXP Home with an AMD Fx55 and 3 gigs RAM.

What Midi interfaces are you having luck with? Looks like I might just have to try another.

Suggestions much appreciated.


Message last edited on3/11/2007 9:05:19 PM byRichard Culver.
Subject:RE: Midi Interfaces
Reply by: DKeenum
Date:3/12/2007 7:56:38 AM

I use an echo midiMIA. But I wouldn't dump my interface so fast. You should be able to find a solution. Maybe someone can make some suggestions.

Subject:RE: Midi Interfaces
Reply by: MacMoney
Date:3/12/2007 7:28:15 PM

For my main setup:
MOTU Midi Timepiece AV
Yamaha MOTIF-6

For my second setup:
MOTU Midi Timepiece AV
Roland A-90

For my Laptop:
MOTU Fastlane
What ever I can grab

George Ware

Subject:RE: Midi Interfaces
Reply by: Richard Culver
Date:3/13/2007 1:46:07 AM

Thanks for the replies. I wonder since I am using an Mia Echo 24 two channel sound card that the Mia Midi might play well with it.

As far as solutions, none came from the other thread and I have not been able to sort it out so I figured it must be hardware related. Perhaps even my keyboard. I might be wrong though so that it a good point.

Again I simply have to keep disabling and re-enabling my MIDI controller from preferences each time I load a new instrument, and also when I first start up Acid otherwise I get no MIDI in. I'd like to think it is just something stupid I am not doing, but I have exhausted all I can think of. (I had it working in 4.0 with this set up)

Thanks again for your responses. I'll look into those controllers as well.

Subject:RE: Midi Interfaces
Reply by: Robert Hagen
Date:3/18/2007 9:17:01 AM

Sorry I donn't have a solution to your current problem, but I was hoping you could help m with mine. I have a Yamaha keyboard connected to my computer via USB and just using the on- board sonund (sondmax/wavtable) and it does not playback all of what i am playing on the keyboard. Is it because I don't have a good enough (or no) soundcard?

Subject:RE: Midi Interfaces
Reply by: Richard Culver
Date:3/19/2007 9:56:59 AM

I am not sure of your particular problem but you should get a sound card that has ASIO drivers for low latency. This handles the delay you get when hitting a key if you are triggering midi instruments such as Vsti and makes the playing real time. Beyond that I am not sure about that problem.

As to my situation it is pretty rediculous now. I have to shut down and restart Acid just to get a midi track to play back. I am guessing that Acid just does not play well with my midi interface so I'll look into some of the hardware suggestions here.

Subject:RE: Midi Interfaces
Reply by: Iacobus
Date:3/21/2007 11:39:02 AM

@Robert: I'm not sure what the capabilities of the Yamaha keyboard that you have are but unless the keyboard is capable of being an audio interface itself, you won't get zip via USB.

Some keyboards act only as MIDI interfaces via USB and that might be the only way to produce any sounds in ACID (via a soft synth).

If your keyboard is capable of producing sounds and you want to record that, you'd have to connect the keyboard to one of the hardware inputs of the integrated audio on your system. (Unless, as I've mentioned, the Yamaha is actually capable of acting as an audio interface itself via USB. Then it's a different story.)

@Richard: I'm using a MiaMIDI myself and don't seem to have any problems with interfacing it with my guitar effects processor and ACID Pro. (Though it's a very different applicaton. I use the guitar processor to receive MIDI commands from ACID Pro to switch banks and the like.)


Subject:RE: Midi Interfaces
Reply by: Richard Culver
Date:3/22/2007 12:06:07 AM

OK. I'll look into that one. I have also noticed a few all-in-one solutions via USB. My audio card is PCI and my midi interface is USB. I am wondering if an audio/midi conbo via USB mught be a better way to go.

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