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problems with ableton 7 and midi notes

December 10, 2007 | 11:52 am

i programmed a sequencer which sends note on and note off’s in 16 steps per bar.

for some reason ableton 7 isn’t interpreting midi messages correctly.

it also has trouble passing through the midi information from my keyboard correctly to ableton.

ableton seems to recieve the information (the green light flashes), however the notes aren’t always passed through to the track. as far as i can tell this is random and i can’t seem to find the cause.

if anyone is experience some similar issues or knows what the problem might be, i’d love to know!

i’ve played with mme/directmusic settings and tried using physical midi ports instead of vms but this didn’t seem to make a difference.


January 3, 2008 | 7:39 am

can anyone else provide any advice on this? is anyone else having problems with max msp, sequenced midi notes and ableton 7?

it seems to corrupt the ableton midi engine for the duration of the session, and even midi notes recieved from my normal keyboard dont work any more.

ableton tech support have offered me nothing on this.

the strange thing is, note on and note off messages still flash the green light in the top right hand corner. its just that the note on and note off messages wont necesarily be recorded properly by the instrument track.

if i dont use max msp at all during the ableton session i dont get any problems, and can all my other midi instruments without problems.


January 4, 2008 | 8:06 pm

Hi,

give us a patch. the information you provide is not enough to be able to help. I


January 4, 2008 | 11:13 pm

i’ve discovered its not max actually. ableton seems to struggle when using midi with more than four different notes for me! crazy.

drop in a few samples into the drum rack this file uses the assigned midi notes for.

using vmc, route track 3 midi output to a vmc channel, and bring it back into track 2 with the same channel. i’ve already set this up but it may change for you if you dont have vmc installed.

If i play this file for a while, say 20 minutes, it will soon drop notes out.


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