Incorrect MIDI Notes

Discussion in 'comp.music.midi' started by Michael Mainguy, Jun 27, 2003.

  1. I am truly at my wit's end (it was a short trip). I have a MOTU midi
    flyer, I'm using win98 and I have a Korg DW8000 as a controller and
    (now for the problem) a Roland JV-880 as a sound module. When I play
    notes that are echoed through the MIDI flyer with the bypass switch
    set to bypass the PC, all works fine. When I switch it to non-bypass,
    the notes get screwed up. e.g my C and C# become both C#, my D and D#
    become D#, same for F and F#. F and G are fine, but F# becomes G.
    This is for every octave and is driving me crazy. I've combed usenet
    and the internet and have not found anyone else with this problem.

    The worst part is I can't figure out which compenent is exactly
    failing. When I look at the notes coming in, they are correct (in
    cakewalk and sonar at least). When I play back the recorded notes
    through the internal MIDI softsynth (OPL), everything is ok. When I
    connect the JV directly to the keyboard or bypass the PC everything is
    ok. When I play back a file to the JV, everything sounds crazy.

    HELP!!!!

    Michael Mainguy
  2. Dennis

    Dennis Guest

    "Michael Mainguy" <mainguym@mich.com> wrote in message
    news:44538df9.0306271546.38873ade@posting.google.com...
    > I am truly at my wit's end (it was a short trip).

    So am I on a different matter, but, have you tried midiox to help sort out
    what codes are going where?
    www.midiox.com
    Den
  3. Wow! nice tool, it only confuses me more though.... When I run
    midiox, the note data coming in is exactly what is expected and GASP!
    the notes sound correct coming out of the sound module. Now I'm
    really baffled, there must be something essentially different with how
    cakewalk handles the note data.

    Once I run cakewalk 8 it gets screwed up and then no matter what I do,
    it is screwed up.
  4. JB Seattle

    JB Seattle Guest

    You have an echo setup somewhere in the midi chain, the data going out is
    being echoed somewhere. It is usually a software problem.
    JB
    "Michael Mainguy" <mainguym@mich.com> wrote in message
    news:44538df9.0306271546.38873ade@posting.google.com...
    > I am truly at my wit's end (it was a short trip). I have a MOTU midi
    > flyer, I'm using win98 and I have a Korg DW8000 as a controller and
    > (now for the problem) a Roland JV-880 as a sound module. When I play
    > notes that are echoed through the MIDI flyer with the bypass switch
    > set to bypass the PC, all works fine. When I switch it to non-bypass,
    > the notes get screwed up. e.g my C and C# become both C#, my D and D#
    > become D#, same for F and F#. F and G are fine, but F# becomes G.
    > This is for every octave and is driving me crazy. I've combed usenet
    > and the internet and have not found anyone else with this problem.
    >
    > The worst part is I can't figure out which compenent is exactly
    > failing. When I look at the notes coming in, they are correct (in
    > cakewalk and sonar at least). When I play back the recorded notes
    > through the internal MIDI softsynth (OPL), everything is ok. When I
    > connect the JV directly to the keyboard or bypass the PC everything is
    > ok. When I play back a file to the JV, everything sounds crazy.
    >
    > HELP!!!!
    >
    > Michael Mainguy
    >

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