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Logic 9 Midi Controller Issue

Discussion in 'Logic 9' started by abbyball, Apr 10, 2010.

  1. abbyball

    abbyball New Member

    Hey,

    So I am using my yamaha electric piano as my midi controller. However, I can't use the sustain pedal. For example, say I select grand piano as an instrument, when I record I hear the sustain pedal working. When I play back there is no sustain on the piano midi track.
     
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  3. Peter Ostry

    Peter Ostry Administrator Staff Member

    Are you actually recording MIDI data and not just the audio from the electric piano?

    If yes, then:

    When you step on the sustain pedal, do you see the incoming Control Change number 64 in the transport bar, with an alternating value of 127 (on) and 0 (off)?

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    Does your recorded MIDI region show light gray vertical stripes, which indicate that controller data got recorded in the region?

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    And if you switch Hyperdraw for your recorded MIDI region to "Sustain Pedal", does it display the recorded controller data CC 64?

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  4. Fr3ShiE

    Fr3ShiE Member

    Sort of a similar issue...

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    Also on the Yamaha Electric piano run with a MAudio USB MidiSport. I'll have to look into editing the keyboards output but the above midi notes were produced by a single press and release of the sustain pedal. I can go in and delete them all in the event or score editor but it's really frustrating.

    Working on it... Distracting me from making music...
    :brkwl:
     

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  5. Peter Ostry

    Peter Ostry Administrator Staff Member

    Your data look as if you connected a volume pedal to the sustain input. You seem to get a continuous controller but a sustain pedal would rather act as a switch.

    Do you have both, a sustain and a volume pedal?
    Maybe you just plugged them into the wrong holes.

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    Sustain pedals:

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    Code:
    15:59:56.026    From Express  128 Port 3    Control    1    64    127
    15:59:56.373    From Express  128 Port 3    Control    1    64    0
    15:59:56.817    From Express  128 Port 3    Control    1    64    127
    15:59:57.207    From Express  128 Port 3    Control    1    64    0
    15:59:57.663    From Express  128 Port 3    Control    1    64    127
    15:59:57.992    From Express  128 Port 3    Control    1    64    0
    
    --------------------------------------------------

    Volume pedals:

    [​IMG]

    Code:
    16:03:11.333    From Express  128 Port 3    Control    1    7    18
    16:03:11.340    From Express  128 Port 3    Control    1    7    67
    16:03:11.346    From Express  128 Port 3    Control    1    7    94
    16:03:11.351    From Express  128 Port 3    Control    1    7    115
    16:03:11.358    From Express  128 Port 3    Control    1    7    126
    16:03:12.383    From Express  128 Port 3    Control    1    7    121
    16:03:12.389    From Express  128 Port 3    Control    1    7    111
    16:03:12.395    From Express  128 Port 3    Control    1    7    94
    16:03:12.400    From Express  128 Port 3    Control    1    7    67
    16:03:12.407    From Express  128 Port 3    Control    1    7    10
    16:03:12.413    From Express  128 Port 3    Control    1    7    0
    
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    Btw, you may want to download and install MidiMonitor. It allows you to see almost all MIDI data walking around in your computer.
     

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