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MitchNC

No MIDI input

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Boy did I pick the wrong time to get back into it.  Or maybe the right time?

I've been a Cakewalk/Sonar user since floppies.  I've been out of it for a few years.  After pulling out my hair trying to get Sonar to work on my new PC I installed Cakewalk by Bandlab.

Here's my issue.  My keyboard is a Yamaha MOXF8.  I'm using the latest Steinberg/Yamaha USB driver.  When I create an instrument and MIDI track, I get no MIDI input activity on the meters.  However I DO get the little flashing lights in the systray MIDI icon.  As an addition check I can run MIDI OX and show that all my MIDI data is being received from the keyboard.

I can use the mouse on the GUIs of the various VSTs and the notes play.  I can paste midi data into the MIDI track and it plays through the VST just fine.  I can also step sequence and it plays fine.

I'm just getting no MIDI input between the OS and Cakewalk (Wow, it's hard not to type Sonar).

I'm using Win 10 64-bit.  I have the latest Steinberg drivers, and I have uninstalled/reinstalled them just as a check.  I have MIDI echo enabled.  

I have rebooted the PC and keyboard many, many times over the past 24 hours.
Edit:  I also removed my WiFi adapter and closed all other apps.

Here's the thing:  IT WORKED YESTERDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!
It stopped working in the middle of a session and hasn't worked since.

Anyone have a magic bullet that I'm just not seeing?  Sweetwater says switch to Cubase.  But I've been a loyal Cakewalk user since before Ted Perlman was talking about Celery.

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O holy cow.  I did this yesterday, but apparently I must have copied the INI file and didn't delete the original

I just did this and it works!  Thank you so much.

Is this something I'll have to do from time to time?

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Maybe

Don't see many threads like this but allowing the program to restore the default file seems to work every time.

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2 hours ago, MitchNC said:

When I create an instrument and MIDI track, I get no MIDI input activity on the meters. 

For future reference, MIDI meters are always output meters, even when the MIDI track is armed to record.  My first guess would have been that input echo was not enabled so there would be no output from live input and thus no meter activity.

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MIDI Echo was always enabled, as part of my troubleshooting before ever posting here.

I tried a hundred things.  It was the .ini file that did it.

Now on to the next issue...

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So it turns out I have to delete the TTSSEQ.ini file every time I run Cakewalk or I have no MIDI.
I guess if that's what I have to do I'll do it.  But I don't believe that's intended behavior.  :)

 

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No, this is not normal. Possibly related to the stability issues you have reported elsewhere.

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You're not alone with the Midi problem...I've had to delete TTSSEQ.ini every time I start Cakewalk...or Splat for that matter. It started probably 3 or 4 updates back in Splat. I'm just used to deleting TTSSEQ.ini, opening Cakewalk(or Splat), and re-choosing my Midi interface. Thought I was the only one with this problem...welcome to the club! 😉

Bill

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I am having this issue as well, and had opened up another thread (sorry, hadn't seen this one first).  I am out of nowhere forced to rename or delete TTSSEQ.ini now, every time I want to launch Cakewalk, or I have no midi data detection by Cakewalk for any midi data coming from my Roland A-800 Pro midi controller.

I am continuing to experiment and debug, and if I come across anything that seems to work better, I will post here, as well as in the thread I started.

Bob Bone

 

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OK here is an update - I do not know how to get a permalink to paste here, so I will paste in a link to my other thread.  Please scroll down to the bottom of that, to see my update, as for ME, something in a few things I tried seems to have gotten things back to working properly:

Bob Bone

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