I am using a Steinberg Midex 8 with Win 8.1 (64 bit) and Cubase Pro 8 (64 bit). I know that the Midex 8 has unsupported drivers but its actually working which is great.
I have a few questions regarding MIDI. I am experiencing Notes sticking. I have clicked “Use System Timestamp for ‘Direct Music’ inputs” and still getting MIDI notes sticking from time to time. I have tried ASIO Guard on and Off, on every setting and In fact I’ve had Midi notes stick for years and its making me wonder whether its time to upgrade my Midi Controllers and/or Midex 8 Interface? Always had timing issues so have always had to move Midi notes where I want them and this defeats the wondrous World of Midi and VIs.
I have 3 Midi Controllers (forgetting my CMCs connected via USB 2). A Yamaha Clavinova CLP-311 on ch 1 of Midex. A Korg SP-200 on Ch 2 of Midex. And an M-Audio Ozonic on ch 3 of Midex. Not exactly cutting edge but its what I have at the moment.
I am just wondering whether its time to upgrade and get rid of the Midex 8? If I had a new Midi interface (either dedicated or in a Keyboard controller - such as the NI Kontrol S61) would my current Midi Controller Keyboards work fine or are they part of the problem and need replacing? I am desperate to have the Midi side of things running like a tight ship. I want to be able to play what I play and everything playback exactly as I played the parts. Notes hanging really kills performance and creativity. I’d upgrade my Midi gear in a heartbeat if this is the problem.
Would a modern 88 Note Fully Weighted Keyboard that connects via USB (for example an Akai MPK88) give better results than an old Keyboard (like mine) that only have Midi Connectors and have the need to go through a MIDI to USB Interface (such as the Midex 8)? Does a USB connected Keyboard/Controller have less latency than a classic Midi Connected Keyboard? Does it make a difference at all?
Sorry for all the questions but there are many people on this forum that are far more knowledgeable than me!