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Logic 9 roland g8 wacky in Logic 9

Discussion in 'Logic 9' started by mazgurg, Nov 26, 2011.

  1. mazgurg

    mazgurg New Member

    I have a roland G8 linked to a mac running latest OS thru a Presonus Firebox running Logic 9.
    I downloaded a logic environment from somewhere(the only one I could find for a G8)
    2 irritating issues.
    When powering up saved patches are incorrect. Some patches respond with a program change then I can reselect the correct patch.
    Some patches are silent and a tweaking thru Logic of the volume of the patch sets everything back to normal.
    Irritating and time consuming.
    secondly when I record from the G8 to Logic ( which is how I prefer to record), the sound of the patch seems inferior to the unrecorded patch. It has a distinct sound as thought the patches are flanged or phased.
    I have exhausted my knowledge here and seek help.

    Any Ideas
  3. Peter Ostry

    Peter Ostry Administrator Staff Member

    Well, this could be a problem: Somebody programmed something under some system version with some Logic version and provides (I guess) no support?

    If the Environment patches themselves do not work properly on your system with your Logic version and if the patches are in protected macros, you can't do anything.

    Most likely a problem in the Environment patch(es). If you see the content of the patches, you may be able to find out why the values don't get stored of if you need to add some patches for initialization. This may require more skills in the Environment than the maker of the patches have had. If all patches are in protected macros you have no chance to even look at them.

    "Phased" sound comes usually from a second, identical audio signal that arrives a bit later or earlier. The two signals are out of phase.

    Do you record MIDI also? Then you may trigger the keyboard with your playback by sending MIDI messages to the device. The easiest way to check this is to disconnect the audio cable between keyboard and interface for playback. If the "phased" sound goes away, find out where the keyboard gets the MIDI messages from.

    Some people set the "Local" switch of their keyboard to OFF and play always through Logic. Apart from the latency this method is comfortable but if MIDI gets also recorded, the MIDI track can send messages during playback. Such a problem can be solved by muting the MIDI track if it is not needed for anything else.

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