[Ardour-Users] How to connect a MIDI keyboard to a synth plugin ?

Brett McCoy idragosani at gmail.com
Mon Nov 2 13:34:59 PST 2015

On Mon, Nov 2, 2015 at 3:47 PM, jonetsu at teksavvy.com <jonetsu at teksavvy.com>

> I am trying the Hive VST plugin.  I created a MIDI track and added Hive
> at the time of creation a sit was in the drop down list of
> instruments.  The on-screen Hive keyboard works and produces sounds.
> OTOH, the external MIDI keyboard cannot connect to the VST synth.  In
> 'tracks and busses' the MIDI track shows the external keyboard, the USB
> ProKeys 88 as input, so I selected it.  Ardour's MIDI activity window
> will show the key strikes from the keyboard all right.  But nothing
> gets to the plugin.  Is there something missing ?

There may be a mismatch between the channel the keyboard is sending on
versus the channel the plugin is configured for.

Brett W. McCoy -- http://www.brettwmccoy.com
"In the rhythm of music a secret is hidden; If I were to divulge it, it
would overturn the world."
    -- Jelaleddin Rumi
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