Hey everyone -
Perhaps someone could help me trouble shoot this one. I have a Korg EX800 synth that I have hooked up to Logic via a MIDI - USB cable. Almost always, when I send midi to it from Logic, notes get stuck on. Sometimes it doesn't happen at first, but it usually does eventually. I don't have this problem when I control the EX800 directly from a MIDI keyboard, so I feel like the problem isn't the synth so much as something in my particular signal chain, which is as follows:
1. External Midi track in logic sends midi out through a generic cheap 5$ midi - USB cable.
2. Synth plays notes in real time
3. Logic receives audio back from synth via a record enabled audio channel strip.
I don't think the problem is created in Logic either, because I have used this setup before to send midi to Reason, and that's always been fine.
I suppose it's likely that my problem is the cheap cable, but it seems that most people that have problems with this type of cable usually have an all or nothing result. I haven't found any instances of something weird like this.
Aside from buying a midi sport solo or whatever, is there anything else I can do to trouble shoot this issue? Is there anything I can do in the environment to make the EX800 happier when it gets it's midi data?