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Intermittent drum MIDI issues...

Gear:
Alesis DM10 MKII
MC8
EZdrummer 2
Multiple USB cables (one at the time)

Issue:
MIDI signal lost between Drum Module and DAW.

Description:
The drums work fine when played using default piano sounds in MC8, other than the hi hat not working at all (cymbals/pedal have no effect in the DAW.

When assigned to any of the drumsets in MC8, they all work, including hi hat, until they all stop working. Indicators on the module show that the module is reading all strikes. Unplug/replug USB cable at module or PC and data is again received in MC8 temporarily.

When assigned to EZdrummer 2 in MC8, the same condition exists.

Notes:
I have changed out USB cable to a new in the package one with the same characteristics exhibited in each.

I have tried to use EZdrummer 2 as a stand alone, but cannot get the module to communicate with the software, which I know is something I have missed om my end. Nevertheless, I am unable to determine if the issue would be replicated in another program.

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  • Hello, 

    Thanks for posting. Sorry you're having issues with your DM10 MKII Kit. 

    About how long does it take before the module stops sending data? Have you tried using a MIDI monitor to see what information is being sent and received by the module? 

    This program will let you know if and what MIDI information the controller is sending. 

    **Before you run MIDI-OX connect the MIDI Controller and power on. 

    1. Download and install MIDI-OX
    2. Run the MIDI OX application. 
    3. Select the Options menu and select MIDI Devices. Make sure to select MIDI inputs and MIDI Outputs for the MIDI controller, in this case, the USB Audio Device and click OK. 
    4. Select the View menu and select Input Monitor. The field type, Data1, contains the CC information. Test the functions of your controller in the monitor. 

    MIDI Monitor - Mac OS X - http://www.snoize.com/MIDIMonitor/ 

    What is it MIDI Monitor? MIDI Monitor is a free utility for Mac OS X which displays MIDI signals in a variety of formats. It can watch both incoming and outgoing MIDI streams and can filter them by message type and channel. Musicians will find it handy for tracking down confusing MIDI problems. Programmers can use it to test MIDI drivers and applications. MIDI Monitor is free to download and use. 

    1. Download, and Install MIDI Monitor. 
    2. Open MIDI Monitor. 
    3. Click on the Sources tab to view MIDI devices. Confirm that your USB/MIDI device is listed. 
    4. Once you confirm your MIDI device is connected and listed. Play any key(s) on your keyboard/controller to confirm each button or key is sending data to your computer. If your device is working you will see a message with data like below. The device is not sending data you may have a hardware issue. 

    Try this out and let me know how it goes!
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  • This appears to be a MAC application, is that correct? If so, is there something compatible with Windows 10?
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