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Trying to get off the ground

PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2018 10:25 am
by mvb
Hello, I am a new Hauptwerk user unfamiliar with MIDI issues. I have installed the Hauptwerk software and loaded up St. Anne's, Moseley - and can produce sounds by clicking on keys one at a time. I have a MIDI keyboard (Keystation61) that works with a test app (SimpleSynth) and makes silly sounds but this shows the interface is working. I was hoping this would be plug and play. However Hauptwerk cannot "see" my keyboard to play the Hauptwerk virtual organ. The configuration wizard does not recognize key pushes and the "done" button is greyed out. Must be some sort of setup problem but I can't get off the ground here. Any advice? BTW I am running on an iMac with OSX 10.13.4.

Re: Trying to get off the ground

PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2018 12:50 pm
by josq
A suggestion:

In the Hauptwerk menu, go to General settings/MIDI ports. In the screen that pops up, is your keyboard identified? If so, is it checked under "Console MIDI IN" (in the "MIDI IN ports" tab)?

Re: Trying to get off the ground

PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2018 2:13 pm
by mvb
Thank for the quick reply. No, there are no keyboards identified or visible on the Midi Ports menu. Wonder how to give it a swift kick...

Re: Trying to get off the ground

PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2018 5:01 pm
by mnailor
Did you attach the MIDI keyboard and verify the computer sees the device before starting Hauptwerk? HW doesn't recognize devices attached after it's running.

Re: Trying to get off the ground

PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2018 5:47 pm
by engrssc
mvb wrote:Thank for the quick reply. No, there are no keyboards identified or visible on the Midi Ports menu. Wonder how to give it a swift kick...


MIDI devices encoders/decoders are shown on the MIDI ports menu.

Questions would be how does your keyboard connect to the computer? I

Is your keyboard outputing MIDI note on/off messages? You can Google for Midi Monitor which is a software program for use with a Mac to verify this. These are what H/W recognizes.

Rgds,
Ed

Re: Trying to get off the ground

PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2018 6:19 pm
by mvb
Thanks to all, especially mnailor. My problem was that I had started Hauptwerk prior to hooking up the keyboard, must have missed that page in the manual. Once I corrected that, I am of to the races. Knew it was something simple, just could not figure out what!