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There's a latency happening when using the Cakewalk DAW... maybe 200 ms... Doesn't happen with the Pro Tools First DAW... Using same computer same interface... Running a MIDI keyboard into Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 into a Dell 3ghz, 8 gig ram... I think the all of the drivers are up to date... Tried messing with buffer times etc., in the preferences...

I know that audio and MIDI latency are different problems... Looked through a bunch of the Forum pages and searched "MIDI latency" but came up with nothing here.

If anyone has insight and solutions I will be grateful.  Thanks ~Tim

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Not sure. Where do I find that? There is a Driver Mode drop-down that only has MME as an option. Is there another way to find out or change to ASIO mode?

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1 hour ago, tim E said:

Not sure. Where do I find that? There is a Driver Mode drop-down that only has MME as an option. Is there another way to find out or change to ASIO mode?

Preferences | Audio | Devices and settings - Driver mode

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9 hours ago, Promidi said:

Preferences | Audio | Devices and settings - Driver mode

Found it in Preferences | Audio | Playback and Recording.  Changed to ASIO ... got rid of the latency... but now it sustains notes.  Just holds onto them until I exit the song.

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I did some searching in the forum and found helpful info here...

https://discuss.cakewalk.com/index.php?/topic/5573-stuck-midi-notes-still-a-problem/

In - Prefs, MIDI - Playback and Recording / Playback, I reset the Buffers to 250 ms... seemed to have fixed the problem.

But no... still getting a stuck note. Any other fix info would be most helpful.

Tim

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4 hours ago, Timhisattva said:

I did some searching in the forum and found helpful info here...

https://discuss.cakewalk.com/index.php?/topic/5573-stuck-midi-notes-still-a-problem/

In - Prefs, MIDI - Playback and Recording / Playback, I reset the Buffers to 250 ms... seemed to have fixed the problem.

But no... still getting a stuck note. Any other fix info would be most helpful.

Tim

Try increasing it further....  I have mine at 750

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5 hours ago, Timhisattva said:

I did some searching in the forum and found helpful info here...

https://discuss.cakewalk.com/index.php?/topic/5573-stuck-midi-notes-still-a-problem/

In - Prefs, MIDI - Playback and Recording / Playback, I reset the Buffers to 250 ms... seemed to have fixed the problem.

But no... still getting a stuck note. Any other fix info would be most helpful.

Tim

One source of stuck notes might be the midi data itself--e.g., sustain on with a missing sustain off, note durations that cause the note to hang, etc.  If its still a problem and you haven't looked yet, possibly check Views > Event List.

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1 hour ago, Promidi said:

Try increasing it further....  I have mine at 750

Tried 750... problem persists. I'll keep trying different buffer settings.

I've noticed that when in ASIO mode, I can't adjust the latency, and I'm now getting some "scratchiness" distortion during playback.

Seems that --- One thing... leads to another...

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21 minutes ago, MusicMan11712 (aka Dr. Steve) said:

One source of stuck notes might be the midi data itself--e.g., sustain on with a missing sustain off, note durations that cause the note to hang, etc.  If its still a problem and you haven't looked yet, possibly check Views > Event List.

I'm getting the stuck note when I'm just testing the new settings. Manually playing the midi keyboard...  Doesn't ,,, or hasn't yet produced stuck notes during playback.

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10 minutes ago, Timhisattva said:

I've noticed that when in ASIO mode, I can't adjust the latency, and I'm now getting some "scratchiness" distortion during playback.

ASIO buffer settings must be made with the software supplied by the audio interface manufacturer.

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Different problem, then.  In that case, recording the note data and looking at the midi events won't show anything useful. Thanks for clarifying.

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13 minutes ago, Timhisattva said:

I'm getting the stuck note when I'm just testing the new settings. Manually playing the midi keyboard...  Doesn't ,,, or hasn't yet produced stuck notes during playback.

Then I think it's more to do with with your keyboard is actually transmitting.  What model MIDI controller is it? 

I have never had this issue with my PCR-800 and a Focusrite 2i2 and manually playing VSTis

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8 minutes ago, scook said:

 

ASIO buffer settings must be made with the software supplied by the audio interface manufacturer.

So... I have to find a Focusrite software interface page... somewhere... This is getting to be some fun...

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2 minutes ago, Promidi said:

Then I think it's more to do with with your keyboard is actually transmitting.  What model MIDI controller is it? 

I have never had this issue with my PCR-800 and a Focusrite 2i2 and manually playing VSTis

It's a Quick Shot, Midi Composer... I suppose I could switch over to the Ensoniq EPS (sigh) ...

As I said in the OP I have zero problem with the MIDI when using the Pro Tools First DAW...  The problem somehow seems to live in Cakewalk.

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What MIDI driver mode are you using within Cakewalk ?

I always use my Focusrite in MME mode rather than UWP:

image.png.bfa909a49e3d05429267448fda2de753.png

Note:  You'll have to close down any project to change this.

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9 minutes ago, msmcleod said:

What MIDI driver mode are you using within Cakewalk ?

I always use my Focusrite in MME mode rather than UWP:

image.png.bfa909a49e3d05429267448fda2de753.png

Note:  You'll have to close down any project to change this.

It's in MME... and that's the ONLY option available in the drop-down.

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