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Sampleconstruct Level 5 Level 5 (5,870 points)

After having used Logic and it's predecessors for over 20 years now I today got this strange warning message for the first time ever:

Midi time out, please restart your computer - hitting OK didn't make the warning go away, it kept on popping up.

I then forced quit Logic and rebooted it and everything was fine again. But has anyone ever encountered this message? Midi time out, do I have to insert 2 Euro coins somewhere maybe to get more Midi time??

I only updated to Logic 9.1.5 and OSX 10.6.8 (from 10.6.7 before) on my studio machine yesterday so maybe that's the culprit?




Mac Pro 8 Core 3Ghz/9 GB RAM/3x500 GB Sata/2x30, Mac OS X (10.6.6), Logic 9
  • seeren Level 4 Level 4 (3,365 points)

    I saw this for the first time right after 9.1.5 update, too.  Only once so far...

  • Pancenter Level 6 Level 6 (9,085 points)

    seeren wrote:


    I saw this for the first time right after 9.1.5 update, too.  Only once so far...


    At least you didn't get tossed in the MIDI penalty box!


    Be thankful it was only a timeout.

  • dick the flick Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)

    + 1 ...... yep I had the same ..... on 10.6.8 and Logic 9.1.


    This needs an update.


    I've had this happen a couple of times since going up to 9.1.5


    ..... anymore guys?


    Best Dick

  • Sampleconstruct Level 5 Level 5 (5,870 points)

    If it ain't broke don't fix it, why did I upgrade - darn. After finishing several important projects during the last months and having no commissions to finish/deliver right now I thought it was time for an upgrade - wrong assumption...

  • dick the flick Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)

    How funny ..... that's exactly what i've been doing Sample Construct. Since Hollywood Strings turned up last year and all the complications caused by PLAY 2 ( ..... do we dare try 3 yet?) ..... AND DO WE TRY 64 Bit ..... I've just found some time to upgrade from Leopard ...... and suddenly this strange MIDI error?


    Incidentally ........ how far are you going with upgrades? I've been very stable with Logic 9.1.2 and OSX 5.8 for a couple of years and now going through the customary grieve that "going up" means?!



  • Eriksimon Level 6 Level 6 (11,975 points)

    I found a few reports of it happening in LP 9.0.1 and 9.1.3. So it's apparently not a "new" 9.1.5-thing. 6a506794e8da3ebccee3 0


    Nobody appears to have a solution though (except updating drivers...)


    I would like to know what it means... I thought MIDI timeouts had something to do with Active Sensing, and I thought that was hardly used anymore...? Or is it something completely different?

  • Sampleconstruct Level 5 Level 5 (5,870 points)

    I'll be staying away from Lion for at least 6 months or so - in case Garageband Logic 10 comes out I'll stay away from that as well...

  • Sampleconstruct Level 5 Level 5 (5,870 points)

    Thank´s man! So they let you back in here after all

  • Johnly Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Had recurring midi time out message in OSX lion Logic 9.1.5, unistalled Protools and works fine (Protools was buggered in my Lion anyway)

  • Pranayashiva Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Same story developed in my system. As it happened to me when i installed Protools LE in my computer, i figured out why it happens as following...........

    In protools installer CD, Inside the "Additional Files">"Factory Bundle Installers">(Install 003 Factory PFP Bundle .mpkg and install Mbox 2 Factory PF Bundle.mpkg). When you try to install any of those  it gives a warning to make sure that you have right midi device for that installer. For eg. if you have mbox mini- you must not install any of these installers, it is because once you had those plugins installed logic will not sync with mbox mini and Logic will keep checking Midi Controllers ar the startup and finally gives the message "MIDI TIMEOUT"

    Despite of these warnings if you install it then you will have the problem of MIDI TIMEOUT in Logic or any apple music software that you are using. Incase you have installed those plugins you can find the plugins of these installers in

    HD>Library>Audio>Midi Drivers>

    Just trash them and do not forget to empty the trash.

    Once you did this, you can restart your Logic and Start Using it.!!!!!!!!

    My Warning, while installing Protools


  • Henna Chan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    It's used for me.Very thank you man!


    When I removed the four files from HD>Library>Audio>Midi Drivers>(Except the file:EmagicUSBMIDIDriver),empty the trash.It works!


    Will always remenber :

    while installing Protools




    Thanx again!

  • bp101 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    sure wish I would of found this post quicker - solved my issue and back to working like it should. Not sure where those MBox files came from.

    Major props to you sir.

  • Artistic Propaganda Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I had the same issue with Logic Pro 9 when I updated to Lion. Also, GarageBand would not "Initialize."


    This was my fault of course:


    When I finished the (Lion) installation I ignored the "Incompatible Software" warning folder, and went ahead and continued editing my Pro Tools LE 8.04 sessions as well as Logic Pro 9 sessions. I was pleased that the apparent "Incompatible version" of Pro Tools continued to work. That is, until the next day, when I tried to open a logic session it froze on the "searching for Midi drivers" screen. Eventually it would open, but, it would not run.


    After searching for a practical solution. I gave up and stuck my Pro Tools LE 8 disc in and did a "FULL CLEAN UNINSTALL." As a precaution I also deleted "Melodnye stand alone". Although I believe the true melodyne incompatibility came from the Pro Tools disc. Which included a "ReWire" version. I rebooted, and, everything worked fine.


    The moral of the (MY) story is:

    -Upon updating your OS, Take Apple's precautions seriously. They know what they're doing and I'm thankful that they are wise enough to quarantine software that will screw up drivers.


    -Also. I had heard that Pro Tools was compatible with Lion, yet, I failed to further investigate that PRO TOOLS LE 8 IS NOT COMPATIBLE WITH LION! Only versions 9 and up. I believe that means M powered 9 is compatible too (but don't quote me on that). I'm ok with that, as i've grown to like Logic more. Although, I hate to see money go down the drain. 

  • rod7th Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    You solved bro, =) thnks a lot

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