Cubasis 3.3 - Note hanging and skipped notes with bluetooth MIDI

I am facing problems using midi over bluetooth with cubasis and an external keyboard.

I connected a CME XKey Air to my iPhone 12 Pro Max using bluetooth. This always worked fine before. But some time has passed since I tried that the last time. When I play notes on the connected keyboard, it works but when playing a little faster and when playing multiple notes simultaneously, notes get skipped or keep playing after releasing a key. This happens for AUV3 Apps as well as for the build in synth micrologue.

But it works perfectly when opening one of the AUV3 Apps in stand allone mode. I can play as fast as I can and as many notes simultaneously as I want. No hanging or dropped notes. XKey Air also works perfectly in combination with my AKAI MPC Live. So, it seems like the problem is related to cubasis.

My environment is an iPhone 12 Pro Max having iOS 14.5.1.
and Cubasis 3.3 installed.
Tried the following Synth Apps: as AUV3::
iceGear Instruments Lagrange 1.2.9, iceGear Instruments Lorentz 2.5.8
And also the build in synth micrologue.

External Midi keyboard used: CME XKey Air 37

Would be great to get this fixed soon or to know what to do to get around this kind of unwanted behaviour.

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I’m having the extact same problem with my Roli seaboard Blocks. It’s impossible to use now with my equipment.

Update: I’ve found someone else with the same issue. It looks to be a bug with bluetooth MIDI devices. I’m hoping it’s recognised ASAP and dealt with in the coming update.

Same here! I already wrote it in a review. Still seems to be seen as an issue with my akai keyboard which works perfect in other DAWs…
But I also face this issue with my epiano connected via usb…

Does it mean, it might not be related to blutooth midi only? Because my workaround would have been to buy an adapter and connect a midi keyboard to my iPhone via cable. If this is not expected to be successful, I would also wait for an update.
Did anyone else test this?

Hi @thomaschek, Hi all,

I am facing problems using midi over bluetooth with cubasis and an external keyboard.
I connected a CME XKey Air to my iPhone 12 Pro Max using bluetooth. This always worked fine before. But some time has passed since I tried that the last time. When I play notes on the connected keyboard, it works but when playing a little faster and when playing multiple notes simultaneously, notes get skipped or keep playing after releasing a key. This happens for AUV3 Apps as well as for the build in synth micrologue.

The issue is planned to be resolved in the upcoming Cubasis 3.3.1 update, soon to be released.

Best wishes,
Lars

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That’s good news!!!

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The issue is planned to be resolved in the upcoming Cubasis 3.3.1 update, soon to be released.

Thank you very much for this positive answer.
I am really looking forward to this update!

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Hey Lars,

Fade-in Fade-out:
Is it an issue that the fading-in and fading-out feature which can be seen in playlist user interface, are not well functioned in MIDI tracks.
Like MIDI notes are played 1 bar, And I would like to fade it in about 0.5 sec. ,but it gives me a non audio for the MIDI notes that are covered with fade-in feature. Sounds only be heard when new MIDI notes come in.
If that so, then that’s a bug.

New Project:
I found bug for making a “new project” with a Name. (It will not create new project).
I can only create a new project when I dont put a name on it.(“New Project”) default name.

MIDI controller Pads:
Cubasis 3 hangs when I rapidly tap my MIDI pads for making hihats drum.

I will report more, if I found new bugs.

Thanks,
Jim

For me it’s just Bluetooth, the controller works as it should when plugged in.

Hi Lars!
You asked me to get in contact via the forum (I wrote an app review as „elektrofreak“ in the AppStore. I am willing to test the beta but not before Friday, because I’m working on an important project I’ll finish on friday. I don’t have the time to risk any loss of project data… but then it might be okay…

Hi @synaesthesea,

Thanks for your message!

While there should be no problem to install the beta over the release version, I fully understand that you want to finish your project first.

Please get in touch with me afterwards, to check what will be possible.

Thanks!

Best wishes,
Lars

Confirm-korg microKEY Air 37 bluetooth midi keyboard skips keystrokes

There is also a problem-some key is constantly frozen and continues to play. you can’t use the program! I play on a korg air 37. The problem of skipping keystrokes has already been discussed earlier. there are always some problems. when will everything be stable!!?

Hi @fana,

Thanks for your message.

Please note that Cubasis 3.3.1 is aimed to be released sometime soon, which will address several user reported issues. Please give the new update a check once it has been released, and let us know if it resolves your issues too.

Thanks
Lars

Hi! Everything is fixed . Please check the item before placing it in the store. It’s already scary to update both ios and cubasis. Your product is the best, and may it be the best in the future!

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Hi Lars!

I’ve installed the updated version a view days ago and played about an hour with the x-key air using bluetooth midi. It worked perfectly and I had not a single note hanging oder dropped.

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Hi! Everything is fixed . Please check the item before placing it in the store. It’s already scary to update both ios and cubasis. Your product is the best, and may it be the best in the future!

Hi @fana,

Thanks for your feedback and the nice words.
We are very glad to read that 3.3.1 resolved your previous issues!

Enjoy making music
& stay well,
Lars

Hi @thomaschek,

I’ve installed the updated version a view days ago and played about an hour with the x-key air using bluetooth midi. It worked perfectly and I had not a single note hanging oder dropped.

Thank you very much for your feedback! Same here, we’re super glad to read that things work as expected for you again!

Thank you
& stay healthy,
Lars

I had this issue with my Korg nanoKey Studio earlier this year. I subsequently found this very forum post and eagerly awaited the Cubasis update which, when it arrived, completely fixed the bluetooth ‘hanging/dropped notes’ issue with everything fine ever since. I’ve recently purchased a Korg MicroKey Air 37 to complement the nanoKey Studio, and suddenly this exact issue is back again, for both devices!

I’ve tried restarting everything, updating to iOS 15.1, ‘forgetting’ bluetooth devices, and various combinations of connecting, but I just can’t get bluetooth MIDI to work (except on a couple of occasions when it inexplicably worked perfectly!)

Now, just for clarification, this isn’t a Cubasis-specific problem, I get exactly the same result running synths in standalone mode, but I just wondered if anyone was aware of any bluetooth-MIDI problems that may be present in the latest iOS, or had any suggestions on how to resolve this issue? In the meantime I’ll stick to using the USB cable…