Midi input port apears in orange color n doesnt work

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Midi input port apears in orange color n doesnt work

Post by 9thcloud » Sat Sep 27, 2008 7:09 pm


i used to play my external midi keyboard well with live (microkonrol) wired with a midi cable into my Edirol FA101 soundcard.

for a few weeks now, it doesn't work anymore, the microkonrol is recognized by other DAW, but not in live 7

when i go to preferences/midi/ my Edirol fa 101 midi input apears in orange color

does anyone knows what it meens and how to fix it?

Windows xp SP2
Dual COre
Live 7.02
Korg Microkontrol
Midi cable

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Post by jok » Tue Oct 07, 2008 4:13 pm

Hi 9thcloud,

if Midi ports appear orange that indicates that they are not available/used by another program.

Does your problem still persist? If so: please contact support@ableton.com with your log.txt file included.

Here´s how to access the log.txt:
- choose 'Get Support' from the help menu
- in help view, click on ' Show Preferences Folder'

Please send the file as a .zip attachment.


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Post by filterstein » Fri Oct 10, 2008 4:25 pm

I had sort of the same problem when one day i could not use most of my midi inputs. I my case it had something to do with my novation remote software that had been upgraded. What worked for me is this; make a screenshot of your current midi configuration so you will remember what it was. Now remove all midi settings. Quit live, start it again and enable only one input. See if that works and then enable them one by one.