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Minitaur playing double notes

Posted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:13 pm
by phunkybeets
Hi guys!

I got a Minitaur recently, and I'm using it with Ableton 9 connected with USB to a Mac.

I have the Minitaur set up as an External Instrument, just like in Amos' video.

However, I'm encountering a problem with the Minitaur always playing double notes.

In the External Instrument settings, if I setup the Audio From parameter to No Input, there aren't any double notes, however, as soon as I choose an audio input, the double notes appear.

I've tried sending a Local Control Off signal like suggested in this forum as well as in the Ableton manual, to no avail.
I've been sending the Off signal through Max for Live devices and MIDI controllers. I tried sending the signal through the USB connection, as well as directly connecting the Minitaur with a MIDI cable to a controller.

I'm able to change other MIDI parameters through both connection methods, so there definitely is a signal going through to the Minitaur.

Any ideas as to what might be the problem? Maybe I did manage to switch off Local Control, but there's something else that could be causing the double notes to be heard?

Any help would be greatly appreciated, as I've been spending hours on this problem for the past week, and honestly I'm very disappointed in the Minitaur right now. The sound is great, but it's completely unusable.



Re: Minitaur playing double notes

Posted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 1:48 am
by Joscuzz
Have you tried looking at MIDI Echo within your signal flow? Try disabling the "Echo MIDI" option in the Minitaur software. Failing that; look to disable MIDI Thru on your devices if your using it.

Re: Minitaur playing double notes

Posted: Thu May 13, 2021 7:39 pm
by valemus8
The problem is that you have the direct out active in the mic channel of your sound card, or the volume up that you should turn down. If you don't do this the audio of the minitaur goes out directly to the monitors, and you also hear the audio that your daw catch of the minitaur. That's why you hear them both. One of those with latency, especially if you have a very big project.

If this is the problem you realize it because you always hear one even if you mute the track.

Try to Deactive the direct out of the mic chanel were you conect the minitaur, or turn down the volume output of the mic input chanel. Check in your sound card software.