Logic Pro 9 Midi Controller Issue

abbyball

Logician
Hey,

So I am using my yamaha electric piano as my midi controller. However, I can't use the sustain pedal. For example, say I select grand piano as an instrument, when I record I hear the sustain pedal working. When I play back there is no sustain on the piano midi track.
 

Peter Ostry

Administrator
Staff member
Are you actually recording MIDI data and not just the audio from the electric piano?

If yes, then:

When you step on the sustain pedal, do you see the incoming Control Change number 64 in the transport bar, with an alternating value of 127 (on) and 0 (off)?

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Does your recorded MIDI region show light gray vertical stripes, which indicate that controller data got recorded in the region?

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And if you switch Hyperdraw for your recorded MIDI region to "Sustain Pedal", does it display the recorded controller data CC 64?

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Fr3ShiE

Logician
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Also on the Yamaha Electric piano run with a MAudio USB MidiSport. I'll have to look into editing the keyboards output but the above midi notes were produced by a single press and release of the sustain pedal. I can go in and delete them all in the event or score editor but it's really frustrating.

Working on it... Distracting me from making music...
:brkwl:
 

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Peter Ostry

Administrator
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Your data look as if you connected a volume pedal to the sustain input. You seem to get a continuous controller but a sustain pedal would rather act as a switch.

Do you have both, a sustain and a volume pedal?
Maybe you just plugged them into the wrong holes.

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Sustain pedals:

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Code:
15:59:56.026    From Express  128 Port 3    Control    1    64    127
15:59:56.373    From Express  128 Port 3    Control    1    64    0
15:59:56.817    From Express  128 Port 3    Control    1    64    127
15:59:57.207    From Express  128 Port 3    Control    1    64    0
15:59:57.663    From Express  128 Port 3    Control    1    64    127
15:59:57.992    From Express  128 Port 3    Control    1    64    0
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Volume pedals:

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Code:
16:03:11.333    From Express  128 Port 3    Control    1    7    18
16:03:11.340    From Express  128 Port 3    Control    1    7    67
16:03:11.346    From Express  128 Port 3    Control    1    7    94
16:03:11.351    From Express  128 Port 3    Control    1    7    115
16:03:11.358    From Express  128 Port 3    Control    1    7    126
16:03:12.383    From Express  128 Port 3    Control    1    7    121
16:03:12.389    From Express  128 Port 3    Control    1    7    111
16:03:12.395    From Express  128 Port 3    Control    1    7    94
16:03:12.400    From Express  128 Port 3    Control    1    7    67
16:03:12.407    From Express  128 Port 3    Control    1    7    10
16:03:12.413    From Express  128 Port 3    Control    1    7    0
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Btw, you may want to download and install MidiMonitor. It allows you to see almost all MIDI data walking around in your computer.
 
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