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  • #1786
    Delora Software
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    This forum topic is for KymaConnect 2 BETA support; read the topic in the Announcements forum if you have not already done so.

    Please use this topic to post technical support questions, report bugs, make general comments about KymaConnect 2 BETA, and offer suggestions. Keep in mind that all Kyma 7 Community forums are readable by the general public. Do not post personal information or upload sensitive screen grabs or files like license keys. If you need to upload a screen grab, like the KymaConnect preference pane, that shows personal information then use a graphics editor to obscure the personal information. Do not upload, or post excerpts, from KymaConnect related, or other (like macOS) logging information. I will provide, when needed, instructions for how to send such information.

    One of the goals for using the Kyma 7 Community website for KymaConnect 2 is to create a long-lasting resource for KymaConnect users. Some of the questions and answers in this forum topic may make good candidates for Q&A entries. I will try to identify those and encourage their creation. If you have a question that you think would be of long-lasting interest post the idea here and we can decide together whether or not it to add it as a Q&A.

    I will monitor this, and the announcement thread, and try to respond daily.

     

    #1808
    Ben Phenix
    Participant

    This is wonderful. Did some quick testing and so far it works great, without any hassle.

    Installed over existing install of KymaConnect.

     

    Environment:

    Mac Mini: 10.15.4

    Controllers:  Synderphonic Manta (via MantaJuce app), Genoqs Octopus (via midi input)

    Tested:

    Polyphonic playing a control through Ableton

    Polyphonic playing via direct routing inside of KymaConnect using the ‘external midi’ port feature.

    #1811
    Stephen Taylor
    Participant

    Very exciting to see this beta version, thanks and congratulations! My iPad works like a charm. I also have an Alesis V49 keyboard controller that causes the little ’m’ to flash in the DSP Status window, but there is no audio signal when I play the keyboard.

    For what it’s worth, the same thing happened when I plugged it into the back of the Pacarana; the ’m’ flashed but the mixer showed no audio signal. So this could be an issue with my keyboard, possibly.

    #1812
    Delora Software
    Participant

    What type of MIDI messages do you see when you have Kyma’s MIDI Logging window open? Are you seeing note on/off messages on MIDI channel 1? What channel does the V49 send on?

    [if you need some help interpreting the MIDI log post a screen shot of its content]

    Kyma Sounds by default expect MIDI note events on channel 1, unless the Sound is currently operating in MPE or Continuum mode.

    #1813
    Stephen Taylor
    Participant

    Thank you! I checked the MIDI log and my keyboard is sending on channel 2. When I switched Kyma’s default to channel 2, everything worked.

    On the Mac I used Audio Midi Setup to have the keyboard transmit on 16 midi channels, set Kyma’s default channel back to 1, but that seemed to break both the iPad and the keyboard, so for now I’m just leaving the default channel on 2 (setting the iPad to channel 2 as well). Thanks again!

    #1814
    Delora Software
    Participant

    Stephen said: On the Mac I used Audio Midi Setup to have the keyboard transmit on 16 midi channels, set Kyma’s default channel back to 1, but that seemed to break both the iPad and the keyboard, so for now I’m just leaving the default channel on 2 (setting the iPad to channel 2 as well).

    I think you may misunderstand what the Audio Midi Setup’s Device Property screen is actually doing. All of those settings are just informational properties that software, like a DAW may or may not use to decide how to treat the MIDI device. The settings you provide do not actual change how the device behaves. So when you selected all 16 transmit channels all you did was tell “interested applications” that the Alesis can transmit on all 16 channels. The Alesis though is still only transmitting on channel 2. In my experience very few applications use the property information.

    If the Alesis does not have a way to change its MIDI transmit channel to something other than 2, and you would like to use MIDI channel 1, then you should try to use KymaConnect’s channel mapping facilities. You access that feature from the KymaConnect preference pane’s Routing Tab. Each Source-Destination pair can have its own channel map. You could set up the Alesis-to-Pacarana route to have channel 2 mapped to channel 1. That way whatever the Alesis sends on MIDI channel 2 is automatically change to channel 1. Have a look at that section in the KymaConnect user guide, pages 22 – 24.

    #1815
    Stephen Taylor
    Participant

    Many belated thanks! I finally downloaded the software to edit the Alesis V49 keyboard, and told it to output on channel 1; then I reset my Kyma default midi channel to 1. Everything works!

    #1818
    JeffHinton
    Participant

    Will KymaConnect transmit MIDI Timecode? Trying to send MIDI TC to Kyma from ProTools and it doesn’t seem to be working. I’ve chosen to send MIDI TC to the vPacarana port and am not receiving TC into Kyma.

    #1819
    Delora Software
    Participant

    Yes, MTC is supposed to work. I’ll see if I can replicate the problem with Logic Pro and report back. Did you by any chance check Kyma’s DSP’s log window to see what the Paca is receiving while ProTool’s transport is active?

    #1820
    JeffHinton
    Participant

    Yes. In the peripherals in ProTools, I set the MTC output to vPacarana. Then I clicked the MTC Gen button on the transport. Switched over to Kyma and on the DSP window the timecode numbers stayed at 00:00:00:00

    #1823
    Delora Software
    Participant

    Thanks for the reports. I was able to replicate the problem and locate the bug. A new version is now available from the Kyma Community Library: KymaConnect 2 BETA that hopefully corrects your problem.

    #1824
    JeffHinton
    Participant

    Ok, thanks. TC seems to be sending from ProTools to Kyma. I haven’t had a chance to test it fully, but will let you know if there are any issues.

    #1842
    Scott Miller
    Participant

    KymaConnect recognizes my QuNexus, but I only get the yellow connection quality. My Pacarana keeps switching between yellow connection and (offline). I’m using the 7+ w/tbolt>Ethernet>Exp Port B connection.

    Old school USB>Ethernet>Pacarana Ethernet port connection doesn’t solve the problem either.

    Related? I am also having a problem with direct USB connection of MIDI devices not being recognized by the Pacarana. Perhaps that part isn’t working as intended?

    #1843
    Delora Software
    Participant

    KymaConnect recognizes my QuNexus, but I only get the yellow connection quality. My Pacarana keeps switching between yellow connection and (offline). I’m using the 7+ w/tbolt>Ethernet>Exp Port B connection.

    Your Mac and Paca are not properly communicating. The yellow LED indicates that a connection is made but KymaConnect is not receiving the expected response from the Pacarana. You mention the QuNexus, but that should not be a part of this problem. Did you bring that up because you get a successful connection when the QuNexus is not connected to your Mac?

    Is your Mac connected to your studio network using Wi-Fi? And just to confirm, the connection between the Mac and Expansion B is a direct connection, and there are no other Ethernet connections to other Pacarana Ethernet ports?

    What is your macOS’s firewall set to? Any other network security utilities running?

    Related? I am also having a problem with direct USB connection of MIDI devices not being recognized by the Pacarana. Perhaps that part isn’t working as intended?

    Are you saying that that when you plug in a USB controller to one of your Paca’s USB ports that Kyma’s DSP status does not show that USB device as a possible MIDI device? Please explain

    #1844
    Scott Miller
    Participant

    Brought up QuNexus as part of effort to be as comprehensive in statement as possible. No, connection not good otherwise.

    Mac is connected via WiFi to network.

    Ethernet is direct connections TB>Ethernet>Port B

    No other Ethernet connections to Pacarana nor Mac.

    Firewall Off.

    No other security software or settings. Very easy to hack.

    Did a reboot of Mac and Pacarana after install, as well. Kyma/Firmware up to date.

    Correct, directly connecting USB controller to *either Pacarana USB port does not show the device or register receipt of MIDI data.

    Running a dedicated wifi network direct from Pacarana to connect iPad/Kyma Control *does work as it should, so Ethernet port on Pacarana works.

     

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