I’m a big fan of the CMC series but I’m having trouble with one of my CMC-FDs. Unlike the others, instead of controlling mixer functions, this one triggers sounds from whatever virtual instrument is active. While I’m getting some interesting audio from running my fingers up and down the sliders, it’s not what I bought this unit for!
My 3 other FDs work flawlessly. I had a different fourth FD unit that was DOA (Only the power light came on). My current FDs are listed by the Yamaha USB-MIDI Driver (1.3.1) as FD, FD 2 and FD 3. This troubled replacement FD is listed as FD 5 for some reason. In Cubase (6.0.5 - 64bit on OS X 10.7.3) MIDI Port Setup lists “FD 5” as having an active input, but an inactive output. As such, I can’t add this FD as a remote device and it can’t control the mixer as it’s supposed to. When I attempt to add another CMC-FD from the list, nothing happens. I tried downgrading the CMC-Tools using the disc that came with the unit (to MIDI driver 1.2.1), but the same problem occurs.
Is there a simple step that I’m missing here in trying to make the output of the FD active? If not, do I need to clean out a plist or something? Maybe something is set wrong behind the scenes and it’s causing a conflict. Or (shudder) is this FD unit malfunctioning as well?
Thanks for your help,