Hello, this is a relatively new issue where instuments (synth, piano etc) won’t stay in tune. It is very erratic. I use an M-Audio Keystation49 keyboard, have unplugged it and plugged it back, but generally it is normal. I say this (ie there is no irregularity with the external keyboard, nor anything touching the pitch wheel) as I see what looks like a midi ‘event’ when the disparity occurs, on the daw. It appears as a vertical line - from absolutely nowhere - and you can actually see the pitch bend move on the virtual instrument. Sometimes I will lay down a performance, play back, it’s fine: play it again and… it is out of tune! It’s almost like something else imposes the midi event.
Hello, thanks for this. No, not armed. It literally will just change, as if it received a later instruction. I when I press play I can see the virtual pitch bend move too.
Below shows an instance: the vertical mark seems to be the ‘instruction’ to change pitch. I did not put this in. If I double click to look at the notes etc I will see no other detail of this btw. It’s only on this view of the daw.
I am wondering if it’s the mac and the age of the daw too: I bet if I upgraded both then no issues but then again if that was the answer then there’d never be any problems ha ha.
I don’t know if this could be useful to you. I had a similar problem before with my Novation Impulse keyboard. I thought the problem came from Cubase and HALion SE, but that was not the case.
My keyboard was randomly sending Pitch Bend and Modulation data. After updating the drivers to the latest versions, nothing had changed.
With MIDI-Ox, I was able to confirm that it was the keyboard that was the problem.
I contacted Novation and the response I received was that given the age of the keyboard (10+), this kind of issue could occur and there was nothing that could be done. So I changed my controller for a new and recent one.
Fake Natty I can see you on email but not here: just to say no, I am not applying pitch bend. It just happens from nowhere/goes out of tune. I can see the virtual pitch bend move on the VST but I ain’t doing it.
You mentioned that when you record MIDI, you don’t hear the pitch bend, but after the MIDI is recorded, you see the pitch bend event recorded? This is weird, because usually, pitch bend will be heard when you record it.
this whole issue seems like there is either something we’re missing that’d easily solve the issue, or it’s unsolvable and just needs updated hardware/software to operate correctly.
I’ve never used elements, but like someone said, you should be able to delete the pitch bend data in the key editor. If you can delete it, does playing back the track still trigger pitch bend to occur?
If you insert a new track and record midi, does the pitch bend get recorded in the same way? Or do you get a different set of pitch bend data?
A new track, duplicate tracks, I’ve tried them all and it is just unpredictable. It comes from nowhere, completely indiscriminate. I looked at the website of the physical keyboard manufacturer and there’s no apparent fix (ie simply plugs in). Thanks again.
How annoying and time consuming is this issue. I have to say again: it’s not me creating it, whatever ‘it’ is. Now, thanks to you, I can delete this instruction, and then I go back and manually neutralise the virtual pitch bend (it is always up, usually a semitone, never down btw) and hope it sticks. That last part REALLY annoys me. Hello @steinberg
Imagine if I designed a fashion layout using dedicated software and hope that the faces don’t turn purple when I send it to press?