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Midi stops working

Hi i've been using my new us 144 with reason 4 running on OS 10.4. If i let go of my keyboard and stop playing notes for about a minute, I am unable to play anything again through midi with my keyboard, but if i have anything sequenced out and i hit play, it all plays back. the whole interface doesn't completely stop working, just the midi if i try to play a virtual instrument. I tried using the exact same setup but instead with my old us 122, and didn't have this problem at all. is there anything i can do besides throwing my us 144 away and buying something else?

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  • Anonymous Jan 06, 2008

    same with garageband. lets you record midi once then won't work again unless you restart garageband. osx 10.49, latest tascam drivers and firmware.

  • Anonymous Feb 15, 2009

    seeing the same thing. anyone find an answer yet?



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SOURCE: tascam US-122 USB Audio/MIDI interfaces driver

the software is made by Steinberg and uses ASIO drivers that are at the address i gave you;9,15,69,19.html
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SOURCE: Problem with the Tascam US-122 audio/midi interface

lol ..
i had the same problem..but its not that big of a deal

just switch it to "mono" on your interface

that should do it!!

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SOURCE: Midi notes

Be sure to turn of the SYSTEM EXCLUSIVE command on your keyboard...accordianman

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SOURCE: where can I find compatable windows 7 drivers for

I couldn't find any drivers available for Windows 7. However, you may be able to run it in 'Compatibility Mode'

See: How to run in compatibility mode Windows 7

US-122 Windows Drivers: v. 3.40 Release Notes (download)
- v. 3.40 Windows Vista and XP Driver (download)
- v. 3.30 32 Bit Windows XP driver (download)
- v. 3.30 64 Bit Windows XP driver (download)

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Are you hearing the sounds from your speakers on your computer only?...accordianman

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Be sure to turn of the SYSTEM EXCLUSIVE command on your keyboard...accordianman

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