6 Replies Latest reply: Dec 13, 2012 1:36 AM by Bruno Filipe
Atardecer Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hi there,

 

I've been using Mainstage 2.2.2 64bit on Mountain Lion on a hi-spec iMac (only 3 months old) for a couple of tours now. Previously we were running our setup (there's 3 keyboard players) on 2 MBP (mid-2010 models) laptops on Snow Leopard. Across the board, I've been frustrated that every time I boot up Mainstage it does not actually see the keyboards initially and I have to hotplug the USB connection every time, Once I do that all is fine and everything runs smoothly.

 

Were using Doepfer LMK2+ keys and a Novation SL49. I should point out that I've tried a zillion different keyboards with USB connections and I always get the same result. Once the initial hotplug has occurred I can close the concert and load another and the connection will be fine. But upon a new system bootup this always happens again. Im currently running the keys into a MOTU MicroLite with signed drivers for Mountain Lion - same result. Using the Doepfers with class-compliant drivers - same result. Whether on Snow Leopard OR Mountain Lion. Ive tried other MIDI USB interfaces and the same thing happens (on both the laptop and iMac). Ive tried heavy duty powered USB hubs, no hubs, different ports etc.

 

What the **** do I have to do to get Mainstage to see the connections first time every time upon bootup? It really shouldnt be that difficult...

 

Thanks

  • 1. Re: Always have to hotplug keyboards
    lifenoise Level 2 Level 2 (355 points)

    Open Audio MIDI Setup. It's a utilities app. Set up your USB MIDI devices and save the configuration. That should do it.

  • 2. Re: Always have to hotplug keyboards
    Bruno Filipe Level 2 Level 2 (155 points)

    Hi Atardecer,

     

    It must be frustating... I can unplug USB at any time with Mainstage open and it always work...

     

    This append with other soft (like logic)?

     

    I use one thing that problably is the most useful... On Audio Midi Setup I create a device and named it like KEYBOARD (whatever) and made a connection to my keyboards to that device. In Mainstage (or others) I assigned KEYBOARD as the midi input (edit mode) and not the corresponding controller (yours Doepfer LMK2+ keys and a Novation SL49) and that should do. Even you breack connection to those it still ative everytime you plug any keyboard (it´s redirecting the Doepfer LMK2+ keys and a Novation SL49 to KEYBOARD)

     

    hope I´ve helped.

     

    Bruno Filipe

  • 3. Re: Always have to hotplug keyboards
    Atardecer Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thaks for the replies. Yeah first thing I did was create a new configuration in Audio MIDI setup but it doesnt make any difference. I should also say that this ONLY occurs in Mainstage. I also have Live and Cubase on the same system and I dont get the problem. Im running the keys through a MOTU MicroLite at the moment as I thought I might have more success with a device that actually has specific signed drivers for Mountain Lion but no joy. Frustrating :/

  • 4. Re: Always have to hotplug keyboards
    Bruno Filipe Level 2 Level 2 (155 points)

    Hi Atardecer,

     

    Sad to hear that

     

    I don´t have many others ways...

     

    Just a question is Mainstage version the same on macbook and Imac?

     

    Bruno Filipe

  • 5. Re: Always have to hotplug keyboards
    Atardecer Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes both are running 2.2.2 64-bit. I should point out that once in a blue moon - maybe one out of every 15 bootups - things behave as normal. Dont understand whats going on.

  • 6. Re: Always have to hotplug keyboards
    Bruno Filipe Level 2 Level 2 (155 points)

    Atardecer,

     

    I don´t know what can I said to you...

     

    Try to contact apple or see in Motu forum maybe others users can help you...

     

    Best regards and good luck

     

    Bruno Filipe