Hello. Hoping someone out here can lend some insight to an issue I’m having with MIDI note data getting hung during playback as well as when playing my keyboard. I have a new Akai MPK88 connected to a new iMac via USB. I also have a bunch of outboard sound modules connected to a MOTU MIDI Express XT (an old one with USB and RS422 for those old Power Mac computers). Both the MIDI interface and the MPK88 are connected to a powered USB 3 hub.
I connect the MPK88 to the MIDI interface via the MIDI OUT on the controller when I practice piano without running Cubase. This gets me direct access to my rack of sound modules.
When I start Cubase Pro 8, I disconnect the MIDI cable from the MPK88 and plug in the USB cable instead. From there, I select my devices from the Inspector.
When I use Cubase, I get hanging/stuck MIDI notes when playing and when playing back MIDI files. I tried this on two different sound modules chosen as destinations and got stuck notes when playing scales and running my fingers up and down the keyboard. (hello blisters!) Interestingly, when I use Halion Sonic SE, it works fine and no hanging MIDI notes!
When I close Cubase and do the same thing from the MIDI OUT on the MPK88 going to the MIDI interface , I can access all my sound modules and nothing sticks when I play! Only when running Cubase.
Notes hang when using Cubase as I play my outboard gear - but not when playing Halion Sonic SE.
Notes hang when Cubase plays back sequences going to my outboard gear.
I typically only select my MPK88 as a source in the Inspector.
I only use the MIDI cable between the MPK88 and the interface when not running Cubase Pro 8 (for practice).
Any ideas? Please help!
Thanks in advance!