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Hello, I have set up the Ctrl Receive and Send properly. Patches are syncing to the plugin. However, when I play notes in the DAW (Live 10), I do NOT see the red MIDI light on the Blofeld indicate notes received, and I don’t get any sound out.
I am using the USB for MIDI in and out, as directed.
I also own the Novation controller, and that one works fine. So I don’t think I am missing some setting somewhere.
I double-checked that Notes from DAW and synth are checkmarked to be active in the Filter Settings popup.
The only thing that concerns me is that, in some other older forums on here, people seem to think they still need to use the MIDI IN DIN jack on the hardware. Is this true? In that case, the Editor will only control the Blofeld, but won’t send MIDI notes, we send them ourselves on the dedicated DIN MIDI In jack?
I would like to avoid having more cables to attach since I am using the USB, so I wanted to check on that. After all, the Novation one works fine using the MIDI jacks for both SysEx and note control. Of course, in that case, it is ONLY via DIN jacks.
I also saw some other older forums saying that MidiOx and LoopMIDI were needed, but I think/hope that was for much earlier versions of the plugin? I don’t see why they would be needed, unless they somehow fix the issue by acting as a go-between. I used LoopMIDI ones to get Bluetooth MIDI working, but I am not a fan of having extra stuff like that running all the time, always ends up causing issues later when I forget what it’s doing, etc.
I am on Windows 10 Pro/PC, if that matters.
Also, by the way – not sure if anyone else encountered this, but I got a LOT of computer noise from the Blofeld whenever I connected the USB jack at first. What fixed it for me was to put an inline power disconnect (one of those units on Amazon that lets you add power externally to the USB cable and NOT pull it from the source jack/hub). Since the Blofeld has its own power, no need to add, just cutting that power out of the incoming line worked! No more noise, same as without USB plugged in at all. (I must say though, the Blofeld has a high noise floor? Not computer noise, just brown/pink noise, like what an old stereo might do with no input – clean, but very present – of course, this is with my interface gain turned up all the way, but as soon as I unplug the jack, it goes away, and my many other outboard gear are virtually silent on their inputs.)
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