cant get waveform to recognise my midi controller [Solved]

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carllackey
KVRist
274 posts since 7 May, 2009

Post Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:34 am

in control surfaces there is nothing.the option to run audio engine when stopped is ticked. this happened when i updated to the newest version of waveform.under midi devices it shows the output being the axiom, and the enabled input is set to axiom port 1. i also tried enabling to port 2. but, nothing.

carllackey
KVRist
274 posts since 7 May, 2009

Re: cant get waveform to recognise my midi controller

Post Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:39 am

any more ideas? i've tried everything, but no luck....

dRowAudio
KVRAF
1507 posts since 30 Dec, 2012

Re: cant get waveform to recognise my midi controller

Post Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:33 am

I'm afraid not. I can't think of any reason why it wouldn't be showing up if it's enabled and not in use by a control surface.
We've got a new beta coming out hopefully later today so perhaps try that?

carl1957
KVRer
1 posts since 21 Apr, 2017

Re: cant get waveform to recognise my midi controller

Post Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:24 am

thanks dave, i'll try again with the new beta version.

carly1957
KVRer
10 posts since 24 Apr, 2017

Re: cant get waveform to recognise my midi controller

Post Mon Apr 24, 2017 4:41 am

okay, downloaded the newest beta and still no love. since i'm now on a mac i decided to download t7 and surprise! work like a charm! any suggestions? i want to use waveform.

dRowAudio
KVRAF
1507 posts since 30 Dec, 2012

Re: cant get waveform to recognise my midi controller

Post Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:45 am

Can I just clarify the issue here as looking back through the thread it seems we may be talking at cross purposes.
Can you see your Axiom in the input device list in the Edit? (I.e. click on the input shape, does it appear in the list?)
Screen Shot 2017-04-24 at 14.44.27.png
If so, when you select it, can you show us the properties? I.e.
Screen Shot 2017-04-24 at 14.45.41.png
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carly1957
KVRer
10 posts since 24 Apr, 2017

Re: cant get waveform to recognise my midi controller

Post Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:28 am

will do as soon as i get home. but, yes it does show up like your example.

carly1957
KVRer
10 posts since 24 Apr, 2017

Re: cant get waveform to recognise my midi controller

Post Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:49 pm

it looks exactly like your screenshot.

dRowAudio
KVRAF
1507 posts since 30 Dec, 2012

Re: cant get waveform to recognise my midi controller

Post Tue Apr 25, 2017 1:22 am

carly1957 wrote:it looks exactly like your screenshot.
You mean it looks like both of my screenshots?
If the MIDI input appears in the devices menu, what exactly is the problem then? What happens if you select it? Does it appear as a device that you can monitor and play sound from? Can you record arm it?

carly1957
KVRer
10 posts since 24 Apr, 2017

Re: cant get waveform to recognise my midi controller

Post Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:12 am

i can arm the track, let' say with bio tek everything looks fine, but when i hit a note, there is nothing coming out. no sound at all.when i try to record something, there is no midi info at all.

dRowAudio
KVRAF
1507 posts since 30 Dec, 2012

Re: cant get waveform to recognise my midi controller

Post Tue Apr 25, 2017 5:07 am

Can you double check the "Record to note automation" property is off?
This sounds like a duplicate of this: viewtopic.php?f=22&t=483503 (read the last 4 posts).

carly1957
KVRer
10 posts since 24 Apr, 2017

Re: cant get waveform to recognise my midi controller

Post Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:23 am

i'll check when i get off work. thank you!

carly1957
KVRer
10 posts since 24 Apr, 2017

Re: cant get waveform to recognise my midi controller

Post Tue Apr 25, 2017 5:09 pm

record to note automation was off.

dRowAudio
KVRAF
1507 posts since 30 Dec, 2012

Re: cant get waveform to recognise my midi controller

Post Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:17 am

Hmm, can you send a screenshot of what your properties look like (similar to mine above). If other MIDI devices work ok, it's got to be some kind of setting, perhaps the channel is set to something other than "None" or you're filtering out channel 1 with the "MIDI Filter" setting?

One thing to note is that BioTek and Collective will only respond to MIDI on channel 1 so if your keyboard is sending MIDI on another channel or you've modified the channel in some way with the MIDI input settings, you may not hear any sound.
You could test this using a MIDI monitor plugin? [Such as midiMonitor: http://www.vst4free.com/free_vst.php?pl ... or&id=1432]

The last thing I can think of suggesting is to simply delete your Waveform settings files and let it re-build the defaults. This should at least make sure the default settings are being used.
To do this close Waveform then, in Finder go to "~/Library/Application Support/Tracktion/Waveform/". Find the two files below and rename them (e.g. append "_old" to their name.
"Tracktion.settings"
"CurrentUserSettings.trksettings"

Open Waveform and a sew set of default settings will be created.
(If you want to revert your settings, close Waveform, remove the newly created files and remove the "_old" from the files you modified).

carly1957
KVRer
10 posts since 24 Apr, 2017

Re: cant get waveform to recognise my midi controller

Post Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:46 am

dave, i have no idea how to post screenshots on a forum. can i not delete waveform, then re download it?
everything on my screenshot is exactly like yours. in t7 it works fine, and i had never had it on this mac. reaper works fine. i have no other controller, other than my one m audio axiom 49. on the settings page under midi devices my axiom is set both to output and input to port 1.
in the bottom of the sequencer alias says usb axiom port 1. record to note automation is off. on the right side set all incoming notes velocities to full is off allow midi controller remapping is on and enable input monitoring is on.

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