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Midi OUT has "holes"

I cannot get the midi OUT port working properly. I can see the computer sends the signal but apperantly the soundcard send only 1 note at a time then a pause of a second, 1 note, pause 1 sec..... All my sequencers does it and I havent found any setting at helps it. It is pure midi, no audio. Is something wrong with my device?

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Re: Midi OUT has "holes"

HI thanks. but Zoom answered the question: Edirol soundcards (and some others) send a handshake signal, which has to be accepted by the device, otherwise holes in the signal. My old Zoom 123 did not accept this, but the never 223 does. one of those things that a real hard to figure out. Mark

Posted on Apr 13, 2007

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Re: Midi OUT has "holes"

Midi out on your soundcard to midi in on your keyboard. Midi out on your keybaord to midi in on your soundcard It's a lot to do with audio drivers,asio drivers are a lot better than standard realtec drivers. A lot depends on your cpu memory etc,midi sends more than just one note at a time I can play all ten fingers on midi and that's with really powerful virtual synths. Cpu memory drivers all effect audio and midi

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I may be able to help.  I am a longtime Mac and Tascam control surface user.  I am currently running a MacBook Core 2 Duo 2.0GHz running OS 10.5.6 with a Tascam FW-1884 audio interface/mixer/control surface connected.

Setup is fairly easy in the Mac OS.  Here are the steps I'd follow:

NOTE: Before beginning the following process make sure that ALL of your MIDI gear is connected.

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1) Open your "Applications" folder.
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14) Drag the "cord" and attach it to the MIDI Out of the "keyboard" button.

This should get you setup from a Mac OS/Device routing perspective.  For the appropriate US-224 Control Panel settings refer to the User Manual.

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