Currently Being ModeratedOct 10, 2012 3:50 AM (in response to blake89)
Does your drum machine have a USB port? If so, you could go straight in via USB, not needing the MIDI adapter. The Mac would almost certainly recognise the drum machine, maybe needing a driver download. This happened with my Roland A300 Pro. I can use MIDI connections, but it's far more convenient and just as good to go USB. But this is just straight off the top of the head--you'd have worked out such a basic troubleshoot by now. Try a new driver from the Yamaha site, if available. Try a restart of the Mac with the gear plugged in (it has been known to work). Try a different cable, just in case. Try a different USB port on the Mac. These tend to be generic fixes, and success varies wildly. Finally, you're sure you're going MIDI OUT of the drum unit, right?
Currently Being ModeratedOct 10, 2012 6:23 AM (in response to hansard5)
Thanks for the list of suggestions, but unfortunately I've tried almost eveything shy of buying another cord (which it's looking like I'll have to do).
I should have been more clear: there's no USB port on the drum machine. And yes, I am going MIDI OUT.
I'll look at the Yamaha site since I only tried drivers from M-Audio. It's just really strange that it all worked once or twice and now nothing. Even stranger is that my computer is aware that the UNO is plugged in. Garageband just doesn't seem to understand that it's there anymore.
Thanks for the response.