Hey, my first post here! I've been using MIDI since the mid-80s but this one has me stumped LOL I'm attempting to revive my old one-man-band gear (via midi) and I am having success for the most part. I have had to replace some inner-hardware here and there. So now all the devices are working; SC Drumtraks, Systems 360 MIDI Bass, SC Split-8 synth connected to a Yamaha YME8 midi expander ... the devices are slaves via midi from the MSQ700 sequencer loaded by JL Cooper disk drive. So, I have everything working; load a song into the sequencer and press play. The devices receive their respective MIDI commands on their respective channels and all is well; all 3 devices play their midi parts in sync.
Now I want to get this data into my DAW, Reaper, via M-Audio Uno MIDI to USB. If successful, I can then use virtual plug-ins instead of lugging around gear and really stream-line my set up.
Here's where it gets dicey and I need help ... when I press play on the sequencer, with the UNO MIDI to USB using a MIDI Thru on the expander, all the devices play but only the MIDI Bass and Split-8 transmit data to Reaper and into a separate midi track per channel, as should be. But the Drumtraks is not sending any midi data. Now the interesting part ... while the sequencer is playing or stopped, if I tap on an instrument pad on the Drumtraks, that midi signal is sent. Also, if I press Play on the Drumtraks it will send midi data BUT NOT when told to play by the sequencer. Not solving this problem would mean that a successful capture of all the MIDI parts of my many songs would mean recording the bass and keys, then recording the drums, then trying to sync that up (nearly impossible because the first notes have to be so precisely lined up and Reaper makes me press record first , then play on the sequencer, meaning those two separate recording wont start at exactly the same time
I've tried different cables. I also bought a MIDI 2 in 1 out cable so the the MIDI out from the Drumtraks and the midi out from the sequencer could both go into the same MIDI on on the expander, but no dice!
Would a MIDI merge, which I've never used, is the Drumtraks sending getting some kind of OFF msg, is it Reaper
or what the heck is going on here LOL