[fixed] help please - no audio from midi keyboard

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alexnotangry
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[fixed] help please - no audio from midi keyboard

Post by alexnotangry » Fri Feb 19, 2021 8:06 pm

Would someone help me please? This is driving me crazy! :cry: As far as I can tell, I am doing everything right:

1) Ableton responds when I press the keyboard keys
2) Track is armed
3) VST is applied to the track

But when I press on the keys there is no sound. When I play the VST outside of Ableton there is sound.

What else can I try? So grateful for any help.
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Re: help please - no audio from midi keyboard

Post by Shift Gorden » Fri Feb 19, 2021 9:12 pm

What keyboard do you have, mate? Does the VST play with the keyboard outside of Live?

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Re: help please - no audio from midi keyboard

Post by Chancery » Sat Feb 20, 2021 7:00 am

Is your track Monitor set to Auto or Off?

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Re: help please - no audio from midi keyboard

Post by Mark Williams » Sat Feb 20, 2021 11:21 am

Without anything specific to go on, its a stab in the dark.
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Re: help please - no audio from midi keyboard

Post by miyaru » Sat Feb 20, 2021 11:27 am

No need for info Mark, we can solve it anyway :cry:

No need to read the manual too, there is no info in there.......
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Re: help please - no audio from midi keyboard

Post by Mark Williams » Sat Feb 20, 2021 11:56 am

lol....
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Re: help please - no audio from midi keyboard

Post by alexnotangry » Sun Feb 21, 2021 1:41 am

Shift Gorden wrote:
Fri Feb 19, 2021 9:12 pm
What keyboard do you have, mate? Does the VST play with the keyboard outside of Live?
Thanks so much for responding. I have the Keylab 88 Essential. The VST plays beautifully outside of Live.

I've tried all three settings for Track Monitor - In, Auto, and Off.

I've watched so many youtube videos and searched online for help but the only tips I find just tell me to do what I've already done, so any insight would be so appreciated.

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Re: help please - no audio from midi keyboard

Post by alternateash » Sun Feb 21, 2021 5:34 pm

alexnotangry wrote:
Fri Feb 19, 2021 8:06 pm
Would someone help me please? This is driving me crazy! :cry: As far as I can tell, I am doing everything right:

1) Ableton responds when I press the keyboard keys
2) Track is armed
3) VST is applied to the track

But when I press on the keys there is no sound. When I play the VST outside of Ableton there is sound.

What else can I try? So grateful for any help.
I'm having the same problem! Please help!

More info: I'm using Ableton Live 10 on a late 2016 MBP 15", i7, 16GB RAM, UA Apollo Twin X, 66-key Ikon nano (just a basic midi keyboard plugged in via USB, it still functions properly when I plug it into other things, e.g. midi-controlled hardware synths, Garage Band on an iPad).. and here's the crucial bit of info in my case, I'm running macOS Big Sur. Right up until the upgrade, despite Catalina, everything was working top notch.

Ok, while writing the above paragraph, I downloaded Garage Band on this laptop.. so that I could try my midi keyboard with that to test it.. and
HERE IS A BIG CLUE I DON'T UNDERSTAND:

"Error initialising CoreMIDI"

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Re: help please - no audio from midi keyboard

Post by Mark Williams » Sun Feb 21, 2021 7:41 pm

Live isnt supported on that OS yet.

https://help.ableton.com/hc/en-us/artic ... -with-Live
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Re: help please - no audio from midi keyboard

Post by alternateash » Sun Feb 21, 2021 7:44 pm

So I found a fix that's working for me:

I restarted, opened Audio MIDI setup, then MIDI Studio, saw my MIDI keyboard on the map, then opened Live, and so far it’s working!

I saw something in a forum where people had the same issue with Logic, and someone mentioned CoreMIDI taking longer to load or something. I don’t really get it, but apparently letting it preload in MIDI Studio helps.

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Re: [fixed] help please - no audio from midi keyboard

Post by alexnotangry » Sun Feb 28, 2021 11:12 pm

FIXED!

I had everything set up right I just didn't select the right driver to listen from.

Options> Preferences> Audio> Driver Type>

ASIO - listen from interface
OR
MME - listen from computer speakers

hope that helps someone else

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