Midi Controller Not Registering in Ableton

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Midi Controller Not Registering in Ableton

Post by dmp4k » Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:13 am


My midi controller (M-Audio Oxygen 49) is no longer registering in Ableton Live 9 Lite. It was working originally (it basically set itself up automatically when I plugged it in), but when I tried plugging it in tonight there a message that flashed briefly about a power surge and now when I press the keys on the controller nothing happens in Ableton.

When I look in preferences in Ableton under "Midi/Link," I can see my controller selected under "control Surface," but "Input" is greyed out and the only "Output" I can select is "Microsoft GS Wavetable Synth." Under "Midi Ports" it only lists "Output - Microsoft GS Wavetable Synth" -- I see no entry for the M-Audio midi controller.

Does anyone have any ideas as to what the problem might be? The only thing I can think to do would be to reinstall Ableton and then plug the controller in again and see if it will set up automatically. If I do that though will it delete any project files I have created?

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.


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