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  • Kyjocuy
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    Joined: Sep 18th, 2007, 06:13
    gio and midi ports
    Hi folks, when I connected my M88 keyboard, my GIO fell off the system with error messages saying I had lost a MIDI port. Also I could not get my new expression pedal to work (Roland EV-5). As soon as I disconnected the keys, the GIO came back to life, but still no Exp pedal. It IS transmitting on Ch 11. Could someone please advise on the correct settings (in preferences/control surfaces I presume, or perhaps even the audio/midi applet), so that I can have MIDI keyboards and GIO+expression pedal? I am using all USB controllers, no MIDI cables. I am not using any GIO audio features at this stage. thanx folks. Steve
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  • steveH
    Posts: 857
    Joined: Oct 17th, 2006, 05:19
    Re: gio and midi ports
    Hey Awesome Wells, I'm taking delivery of a Gio in the next few days. I'll let you know if I encounter a similar problem. Steve H P.S. Have you tried the Apogee help desk website for more info: http://www.apogeedigital.com/products/ask-apogee-all.php
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  • Kyjocuy
    Posts: 32
    Joined: Sep 18th, 2007, 06:13
    Re: gio and midi ports
    Thanks Steve. My first stop was here, as I thought perhaps it was a common phenomenon. It seems that midi port allocation is dynamic. Every time I start Logic, any minor change causes a warning message to appear. This is a good idea in some ways, but becomes a pain very quickly. For example, my studio is being rebuilt, so currently I have to pick and choose bits of gear to use in my dining room. I might use the RME or the Saffire, either way I get a message about the other unit. If I don't fire up the Ipad, I get a message. If I use the GIO but not the keyboard, it's OK, but the other way around, I get a message... I have created a template song using one particular gear combination, but I still get an error message. My guts tell me that I can make a permanent allocation of resources using the control surfaces preferences, but I have not yet delved into that. USB is supposedly happy to daisy-chain, but perhaps not when talking MIDI. Once again, note that I am not using the GIO for audio, just as a system controller. Thanks for your help. I will send a query to the Apogee support team. Steve
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  • steveH
    Posts: 857
    Joined: Oct 17th, 2006, 05:19
    Re: gio and midi ports
    Please let me know what they say! I believe your right tho... there is some sort of software automatic link between the two devices in order for the Gio to dynamically allocate the proper connections (read: midi fader/control data) for the the pedalboard plug in.
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  • Kyjocuy
    Posts: 32
    Joined: Sep 18th, 2007, 06:13
    Re: gio and midi ports
    I am impressed that this stuff works at all...really we are asking a hell of a lot from these robots, and as a consequence the programmers have to leave hundreds of routines ticking over just in case we decide to plug something in! They build in the general, but I think it is up to us to finesse the specific. I am sure there are settings that will make me happy, I just feel that the process of eliminating all of the wrong choices is tooooo excruciating, and therefore I ask the eggspurts for help (after all, I could be making music, not spending an hour or several actually learning this shit!). Of course, I will probably be watching "live at Abbey Road" while someone else fixes my problem, but then I am an old fart who remembers when the actual Beatles recorded there. Did I ever tell you about the time I applied for a job there?......wake me up for my pill, dear.
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  • steveH
    Posts: 857
    Joined: Oct 17th, 2006, 05:19
    Re: gio and midi ports
    LOL from one who has been there too!
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