Keyboard Input is Transposed

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    I’ve got my Octopus hooked up with my controller
    keyboard, so that I can do various things.

    But I have a problem I cannot isolate.
    When I am recording input from the keyboard,
    if I play an "A" for example on the keyboard,
    it will be recorded as a "D" in the Octopus.

    I cannot work out where this is coming from.
    The Octopus successfully outputs the correct
    notes if I play them from the matrix, ie if I play
    an "A" and select a step as "A" that is what I get
    and likewise the correct note is registered in the
    scale circle.

    I tried making sure any pitch offsets were
    disabled in the Track I am working in,
    but not so sure where to look for resolving my
    problem. Can anyone please advise a little walkthrough on where to look to solve this, so when I play a riff on my keyboard, the Octopus doesn’t record it in a different key? Can this be something to do with scales? What should I be doing to make sure this transpose of my record efforts does not happen?


    Post edited by: admin, at: 2009/03/14 04:57


    Hi Rachel, did you ever figure this one out? I was at least not able to reproduce an inconsistency from what you describe. Gabriel


    Hi Gabriel,

    I think I was just being an idiot.

    I have the Octopus driving a CV/Gate rig
    and I think I miskeyed my settings.

    When tuning, I set the A440 on the System 100
    relative to a note pressed on a MIDI keyboard,
    which should be an A3.

    This can also be offsset by the Sequencer 104
    and so I need to tune that as well.

    Then when I was sending Midi note A 440 from the
    Octopus, I had mistakenly first transposed my
    MIDI controller, so it was offset by that amount.

    After I realised what I had done, I recalibrated and
    tuned everything and setup a basic page on the Octopus
    with the correct defaults, but it took me a long
    time and frustration!

    There are so many places to offset the MIDI notes,
    I just got caught up in it all!


    I think I was just being an idiot.

    I know that feeling:whistle: .
    Everytime we add one more piece of gear to the chain, the complexity increases and surely the risk of "what the f**k is going on now?" increases as well.
    But this is a good excuse for using our complex setup every day!

    Post edited by: LDT, at: 2009/03/16 13:14

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