Hi all,

I finally figured it out- bad MIDI cable. I hadn't even thought about this, because the cables were brand new, out of the box, but then again one should always test a brand new cable. Embarrassing, and a total waste of time and money.

I really appreciate the time you took to read into my problem- I'll be more careful before posting to the mailing list next time.

Lenson


2010/4/9 Lenson Pellouchoud <lensonp@gmail.com>
Thanks for sharing your ideas. I did make sure they were both using the same channel, and I did a diagnostic MIDI loop-back with the Kurzweil to find that indeed it can't transmit/receive its own MIDI signals. I haven't set up the diagnostic loop on the Delta1010 yet, but that is a good idea. As of now, I have no reason to believe the Delta 1010 MIDI is not working, and I can tell for sure that there is something wrong with the Kurzweil.

I'll try the MIDI loop test on the Delta1010 soon- thanks again for the suggestion.

2010/4/8 sonofzev@iinet.net.au <sonofzev@iinet.net.au>

Hi Lenson,

Make sure you are sending on the same MIDI channel that your kurzweil is set to
receive. You may be able to set the Kurzweil to receive on OMNI (which means all
channels). Each MIDI device is different so I can't tell you how to do this for
your device.

I hope this doesn't sound like I'm "teaching you how to suck eggs"... (something
you already know).. but this is a common mistake with MIDI.

Alternatively you could try a kind of physical loop back test.

Plug a MIDI cable from the OUT of the delta to the MIDI IN.. Using a sequencer
like Rosegarden or MusE, have some MIDI material to play going out from one track
and set the other track to record.. (of course make sure that is set to record
from the MIDI ports on the delta and is not set to record a specific channel but
all).. If you get MIDI writing on the second track then you know the delta is
working correctly.






On Fri Apr 9 14:33 , Lenson Pellouchoud sent:

>I tried the following on my Linux system:
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>~$ aconnect -li
>client 0: 'System' [type=kernel]
>    0 'Timer           '
>    1 'Announce        '
>
>    Connecting To: 15:0
>client 14: 'Midi Through' [type=kernel]
>    0 'Midi Through Port-0'
>client 16: 'M Audio Delta 1010' [type=kernel]
>    0 'M Audio Delta 1010 MIDI'
>
>
>~$ aconnect -lo
>client 14: 'Midi Through' [type=kernel]
>    0 'Midi Through Port-0'
>client 16: 'M Audio Delta 1010' [type=kernel]
>    0 'M Audio Delta 1010 MIDI'
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>So, the Delta 1010 MIDI is recognized. I can also play MIDI to the Delta 1010
and watch the "MIDI out" LED blink, but my MIDI keyboard doesn't receive it, or
send it. It's pretty clearly the piano that is the problem- still working on
figuring out how to fix it. I suspect once I have the piano fixed, I'll have a
working system.
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>Lenson
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>2010/4/7 Lenson Pellouchoud <lensonp@gmail.com>
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>I was able to get a MIDI sequencer program to pick up on MIDI data coming into
the card, but I was using Windows for that test, only to confirm that the card's
MIDI input port was working. I will certainly send an update once I get a chance
to try it out on the Linux station.
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>I haven't tried yet to send data to the Kurzweil- I got hung up on the first
problem of sending data from the Kurzweil. I will send an update about this too.
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>I wish I could play with this some more, but I have been busy- updates will come
soon!
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>Lenson
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>2010/4/7 Julien Claassen <julien@c-lab.de>
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>OK, but so you were abel to completely establish, that the card receives MIDI,
can probably send it and it can doso under Linux. It shouldn't be an issue, my
card is running here since 2002, first under a 2.4 kernel and now under ever
changing linux kernels (2.6) with their built-in ALSA. I only had problems once,
but that was sound related. Still, younever know.
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>  Did you try to connect your delta MIDI-out to Kurzweil MIDI-in?
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>  Kindly yours
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>          Julien
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