7 Replies Latest reply: Mar 24, 2013 5:26 PM by Mathias182
Andaroo72 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Hi,

I'm wondering if anyone can help me, I am using a Yamaha NP-30 as a controller keyboard for the software instruments in Logic Pro 9 and it is working fine apart from the fact that my sustain pedal which is hooked up to my keyboard is not working properly. Everytime I press down on the pedal, Logic reads the midi information as a note and continuously plays an E4. Please help.....I am a pianist without a pedal!!!

iMac 21.5" 3.06 GHz Intel Core i3 4GB 1333 MHz DDR3, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
  • Eriksimon Level 6 Level 6 (11,100 points)
    In Logic, open your *Controller Assigments window* (cmd-K), select the message that transforms your CC 64 into an F4, and delete it.

    Alternatively: with Logic not running, delete the com.apple.logic.pro.cs file from Users/'you'/Library/Preferences
  • Andaroo72 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thank you for replying so quickly. I have deleted the com.apple.logic.pro.cs file however that hasn't had any effect. Could you please talk me through the process of the controller assignments option. I have opened it up and it has a box saying "No Assignment selected", where do i go from there?

    Thank you again for helping!
  • Eriksimon Level 6 Level 6 (11,100 points)
    Well, no need to talk you through it, you apparently do not have that controller assigned - the deletion of the .cs file would have remedied that... The only other two things I can think of is that there 1.: is a transformer in the environment. Have you made changes to the environment? Can you see a Transformer in any of the Environment pages?
    or 2: (unlikely imo) your controller keyboard is somehow sending an E4 where is should send a sustain pedal on message.
    What do you see in the *MIDI monitor* in your Transport when you press and release the sustain pedal?
  • Andaroo72 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Right I see.

    Well there aren't any transformers in any environment windows and whenever i push the pedal down the midi information says "1 E3 127" and then when I release the pedal it says "1 E3 OFF"

    Is it something to do with my keyboard/pedal do you think?
  • Eriksimon Level 6 Level 6 (11,100 points)
    Andaroo72 wrote:
    Right I see.

    Well there aren't any transformers in any environment windows and whenever i push the pedal down the midi information says "1 E3 127" and then when I release the pedal it says "1 E3 OFF"

    Is it something to do with my keyboard/pedal do you think?


    Most likely. It seems that the status byte of the MIDI message is wrong. Note E3 is 90 64, sustain pedal is B0 64, in MIDI language. You'll have to delve into the manual of your controller and set the sustain pedal to its default message. It should read 1 64 127 and 1 64 0 (pressed and up) in the LOGIC MIDI IN monitor. If the message were remapped in Logic via Controller Assignments, it wouldn't show up in the MIDI monitor. However, were this done in the environment it would show up as you described. So do double-check your environment setup.
  • antonio tugores Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    I had the same problen with a Yamaha AvantGrand N2 and what I dis is to change my actual midi interface. a cheap one,  with a M-Audio midisport 2x2, the problem desapear automatically without doing nothing and the pedal now works as a sustain pedal, I hope it helps.

  • Mathias182 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Can someone please help me with this sustain pedal?

    I have a Yamaha P70, I have the same problem as andaroo72

     

    what exacty do I need to do, if I want my sustain pedal to work, without playing that annoying E4????

     

    pleaseee help me...