Sustain pedal not working in ableton midi

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dilshan89
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Sustain pedal not working in ableton midi

Post by dilshan89 » Sun Jun 05, 2011 1:04 am

Hey guys,

Im trying to record MIDI using patches from my Roland Fantom G keyboard. However, when I try to record, the sustain from my pedal doesn't get recorded a lot of the time. In contrast, sometimes notes sustain even after my foot has left the pedal. Any idea as to why this is happening?

fishmonkey
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Re: Sustain pedal not working in ableton midi

Post by fishmonkey » Sun Jun 05, 2011 3:48 am

are you recording in loops?

dilshan89
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Re: Sustain pedal not working in ableton midi

Post by dilshan89 » Sun Jun 05, 2011 1:00 pm

No not recording in loops. Just recording for as long as I want, then pressing stop. Then making a loop. Should I record in loops?

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Re: Sustain pedal not working in ableton midi

Post by fishmonkey » Sun Jun 05, 2011 1:04 pm

nope, i was just wondering as sustain messages sometimes get messed up when recording while looping.

are you sure the pedal is working properly? use a MIDI monitoring program to test that the sustain on/off messages are being sent/received correctly.

dilshan89
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Re: Sustain pedal not working in ableton midi

Post by dilshan89 » Sun Jun 05, 2011 1:28 pm

Hey when I go to CC64 in the midi clip envelope, the purple automation line is at 0 throughout the clip. Does this mean the MIDI messages aren't being sent.

Also, Im an amateur. Where can I get a MIDI monitoring program, and how do I use it?

Thank you for your help

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Re: Sustain pedal not working in ableton midi

Post by fishmonkey » Sun Jun 05, 2011 1:51 pm

there are a couple of free options.

for Windows:
http://www.midiox.com/

for Mac:
http://www.snoize.com/MIDIMonitor/

both pretty easy to use. they will allow you to monitor the various MIDI ports available to your computer, and see what messages are being sent/received.

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