Here’s my detailed setup:
I have 2 controllers (the casio and the m-audio above) both connected via a Powered USB Hub to my Toshiba laptop i7 4gb RAM . The laptop is hooked to the power by charger. I’m using Cubase 5 in 32-bit (I can make the switch to 64-bit if needed)
Here are my 2 major problems, since I plan on using Cubase for my live performances:
Sometimes while I’m playing, I notice that there is no longer a MIDI signal being transmitted from one of the controllers, and sometimes both! Neither one disconnets more frequently, it just happens, and I can’t figure out why. I’m forced to close cubase and restart it so that the MIDI signal is read again. This is a BIG problem if I plan on going Live!
(I don’t have this problem on my desktop workstation. The difference is: Difference controller, different soundcard, and it’s not a laptop. Could it be that Cubase is not suited for Laptops and Live performances? I really don’t want to switch DAWs)
Oftentimes, I get stuck notes, and have to press the MIDI reset button. I know this can tend to happen when using a sustain pedal, but I’m not using one!
Thank you so much!