Do I have to restart Mac to get MIDI controller to function after unplugging?

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by Qwerty11, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. macrumors regular

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    I'm using Garageband and a keyboard connected via USB. If for some reason I disconnect the keyboard, I get a message in Garageband saying that all midi inputs have dropped. The only way I can figure out to get it to re-connect is to restart the Mac. Is there any other way?
     
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    bwhli

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    Garageband should automatically detect the MIDI keyboard. Just tried it in Garageband with a USB MIDI controller I have, and unplugging and replugging did not require a restart to function.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Plugging in the keyboard creates to prefs pane "YAMAHA USB-MIDI." Maybe it is creating some type of ad-hoc connection.
     
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    bwhli

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    The Yamaha USB-MIDI is the Yamaha MIDI driver being loaded up. It's normal. I'm not really sure what could be causing your issue. Have you updated to the latest drivers?
     

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