Calling All Geniuses! Calling All Geniuses! Man having midi problems!

Discussion in 'comp.music.midi' started by Guardenman, May 31, 2003.

  1. Guardenman

    Guardenman Guest

    Well this may be too simple; Have you checked to make sure that MIDI is
    muted? Most software has a separate mixing board (beyond volume) that
    can shut off the sound for individual sections.
    Does it show anything playing when you try to play it back? Or does the
    whole system just sit there and act stupid?
    I hope this helped but I doubt it did.

    mwsully wrote:
    >
    > Hello everybody,
    >
    > I am a newbie to all this, and just built a system for
    > recording/mixing music. Knowing it was going to be quite a learning
    > experience, I accepted the challenge of setting up and getting
    > everything working properly. Unfortunately, I've come to a "dead
    > end". I cannot hear any midi sounds --no playback of any music or
    > through the use of a controller keyboard.
    >
    > Believe me, I think I have tried almost everything in my power to fix
    > it, from updating drivers (OS and music software),checking IRQ sharing
    > issues,cable hookups, reinstalling programs/drivers, changing audio
    > drivers, volume, etc. Of course, there are probably other steps I can
    > take, just not sure which ones.
    >
    > Through Magix Studio 7, I get audio playback just fine, but no midi.
    > In addition, since installing everything, Windows Media Player and
    > WinAmp frequently playback wavs and video at high speed, like a
    > Chipmunks song. That may or may not be related to the midi issue.
    >
    > What I am working with:
    >
    > 1. ABIT SA7 Mobo
    > 2. Piv 1.7 Celeron
    > 3. Win2k service pack 3
    > 4. Terratec DMX 6fire 24/96 soundcard
    > 5. 512 megs DDR ram
    > 6. Magix Studio 7 and Emagic Logic Audio Platinum
    >
    > I keep feeling that this problem is easier to fix than I think, but I
    > can't seem to find the solution, even if it is right under my nose.
    >
    > I would be extremely grateful if anybody could point my nose in the
    > right direction:)
    >
    > Michael
  2. mwsully

    mwsully Guest

    Hello everybody,

    I am a newbie to all this, and just built a system for
    recording/mixing music. Knowing it was going to be quite a learning
    experience, I accepted the challenge of setting up and getting
    everything working properly. Unfortunately, I've come to a "dead
    end". I cannot hear any midi sounds --no playback of any music or
    through the use of a controller keyboard.

    Believe me, I think I have tried almost everything in my power to fix
    it, from updating drivers (OS and music software),checking IRQ sharing
    issues,cable hookups, reinstalling programs/drivers, changing audio
    drivers, volume, etc. Of course, there are probably other steps I can
    take, just not sure which ones.

    Through Magix Studio 7, I get audio playback just fine, but no midi.
    In addition, since installing everything, Windows Media Player and
    WinAmp frequently playback wavs and video at high speed, like a
    Chipmunks song. That may or may not be related to the midi issue.

    What I am working with:

    1. ABIT SA7 Mobo
    2. Piv 1.7 Celeron
    3. Win2k service pack 3
    4. Terratec DMX 6fire 24/96 soundcard
    5. 512 megs DDR ram
    6. Magix Studio 7 and Emagic Logic Audio Platinum

    I keep feeling that this problem is easier to fix than I think, but I
    can't seem to find the solution, even if it is right under my nose.

    I would be extremely grateful if anybody could point my nose in the
    right direction:)

    Michael
  3. Grasso

    Grasso Guest

    Do not crosspost that much! I reduced that to three groups which are a
    reasonable fit, hopefully you still receive my answer.

    It seems that you don´t proceed methodologically. Of course it is easy
    to say that if one already did once, so here is my advice: Get Midiox
    or another midi monitor (most sequencer programs also have a midi
    input light somewhere)! Get used to it, read the docs. Then, you can
    see if your keyboard transmits midi messages to the input port at all.
    Additionally, you could play back a MIDI file in Media player or
    Winamp and see if you can hear the result. As I said,
    methodologically. The signal chain is long, begin at the start of it.

    --
    ------- http://grassomusic.de -------
  4. Grasso

    Grasso Guest

    Do not crosspost that much! I reduced that to three groups which are a
    reasonable fit, hopefully you still receive my answer.

    It seems that you don´t proceed methodologically. Of course it is easy
    to say that if one already did once, so here is my advice: Get Midiox
    or another midi monitor (most sequencer programs also have a midi
    input light somewhere)! Get used to it, read the docs. Then, you can
    see if your keyboard transmits midi messages to the input port at all.
    Additionally, you could play back a MIDI file in Media player or
    Winamp and see if you can hear the result. As I said,
    methodologically. The signal chain is long, begin at the start of it.

    --
    ------- http://grassomusic.de -------
  5. mwsully

    mwsully Guest

    You are absolutely right about how my process of finding the source of
    the problem. For me, this is a crash course (mostly crashing) in
    audio/midi recording. Thank you for your interest. I shall do as you
    say.

    Michael

    Grasso <unavailable@no.com> wrote in message news:<qvkhdvsv4df6t4hdah6eo6l140vknqfemr@4ax.com>...
    > Do not crosspost that much! I reduced that to three groups which are a
    > reasonable fit, hopefully you still receive my answer.
    >
    > It seems that you don´t proceed methodologically. Of course it is easy
    > to say that if one already did once, so here is my advice: Get Midiox
    > or another midi monitor (most sequencer programs also have a midi
    > input light somewhere)! Get used to it, read the docs. Then, you can
    > see if your keyboard transmits midi messages to the input port at all.
    > Additionally, you could play back a MIDI file in Media player or
    > Winamp and see if you can hear the result. As I said,
    > methodologically. The signal chain is long, begin at the start of it.
  6. mwsully

    mwsully Guest

    You are absolutely right about how my process of finding the source of
    the problem. For me, this is a crash course (mostly crashing) in
    audio/midi recording. Thank you for your interest. I shall do as you
    say.

    Michael

    Grasso <unavailable@no.com> wrote in message news:<qvkhdvsv4df6t4hdah6eo6l140vknqfemr@4ax.com>...
    > Do not crosspost that much! I reduced that to three groups which are a
    > reasonable fit, hopefully you still receive my answer.
    >
    > It seems that you don´t proceed methodologically. Of course it is easy
    > to say that if one already did once, so here is my advice: Get Midiox
    > or another midi monitor (most sequencer programs also have a midi
    > input light somewhere)! Get used to it, read the docs. Then, you can
    > see if your keyboard transmits midi messages to the input port at all.
    > Additionally, you could play back a MIDI file in Media player or
    > Winamp and see if you can hear the result. As I said,
    > methodologically. The signal chain is long, begin at the start of it.
  7. As far as I know..the Terratec is NOT a midi card..it is purely for Digital
    Audio. What you might try is to use a Vst/DXi sound module with its output
    going to your terratec. That is what i have to do with MY audio card.
    As to audio sounding at the wrong pitch...or speed, this is related to the
    sample rate you record your audio at.
    "mwsully" <mwsully68@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:4269eac6.0305310541.55dd34cc@posting.google.com...
    > Hello everybody,
    >
    > I am a newbie to all this, and just built a system for
    > recording/mixing music. Knowing it was going to be quite a learning
    > experience, I accepted the challenge of setting up and getting
    > everything working properly. Unfortunately, I've come to a "dead
    > end". I cannot hear any midi sounds --no playback of any music or
    > through the use of a controller keyboard.
    >
    > Believe me, I think I have tried almost everything in my power to fix
    > it, from updating drivers (OS and music software),checking IRQ sharing
    > issues,cable hookups, reinstalling programs/drivers, changing audio
    > drivers, volume, etc. Of course, there are probably other steps I can
    > take, just not sure which ones.
    >
    > Through Magix Studio 7, I get audio playback just fine, but no midi.
    > In addition, since installing everything, Windows Media Player and
    > WinAmp frequently playback wavs and video at high speed, like a
    > Chipmunks song. That may or may not be related to the midi issue.
    >
    > What I am working with:
    >
    > 1. ABIT SA7 Mobo
    > 2. Piv 1.7 Celeron
    > 3. Win2k service pack 3
    > 4. Terratec DMX 6fire 24/96 soundcard
    > 5. 512 megs DDR ram
    > 6. Magix Studio 7 and Emagic Logic Audio Platinum
    >
    > I keep feeling that this problem is easier to fix than I think, but I
    > can't seem to find the solution, even if it is right under my nose.
    >
    > I would be extremely grateful if anybody could point my nose in the
    > right direction:)
    >
    > Michael

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