Code 61 - Latency issues

Good day guys,

First of all, I would like to praise M-Audio for inventing a good midi keyboard.
1. Though it looks like a toy, it looks good with the white color and the sharp edge simple block design.
2. Keybed is semi-weighted? It is springy. i'am a pianist and I own a digital piano and play a real piano. It's a different feel, but i think it has a good feel. The water falls design is good. The glossy and shiny white keys are easily scratched. I prefer a matted one. Nice job M-audio.
3. Buttons feels premium with a click feel. mod wheels feel just right. The simple analogue display is simply nice. The drum pads are hard. A soft and gelly pad is what I prefer.

This is the downside.
1. Right out of the box. The keys often freezes during playing and some keys don't sound or has a delay sound. I guess this is the velocity issue.
2. After the recent updates, the freezes during playing was gone, but the delay sound is still present.
3. The firmware updater said, "your device is up to date".
4. The software editor presets can't be change or modified. " The device is not compatible, pls update, go to m-audio site ". sometime like that.

My computer has only 2gb ram less than 4gb min requirements. If an upgrade will not solve this issue i will return this. I'm new to this board so I have little knowledge on this one. I really love this keyboard.

If you guys have some expert ideas, I would greatly appreciate. Thnx in advance. Godblz.
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  • Hi,

    Thanks for posting!

    To clarify, a delay before hearing sound is not velocity. That's called latency. If there were an issue you with velocity, you would be having trouble hitting notes with a particular force or volume. It doesn't sound like that is what's happening here.

    Good news though! If you're issue is only latency, which it sounds like, than that means that the keyboard is working fine! Latency, especially with MIDI keyboards, is more often caused by system performance and your soundcard. Considering you only have 2GB of RAM, this could easily be the case here.

    To start, you may want to go through our system optimization guide for some basic tips on updating your computer for better performance:

    Optimizing Your System, Improving Performance and Managing Latency

    In particular, pay attention to the sections on buffer size. Turning this down will usually resolve any latency issues. You may also want to try different USB cables and different USB ports on your computer too as that can often make a difference.

    Let me know if you have any questions.
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  • Sir Corey,

    I appreciate the prompt response. Thank you very much !. I'll try your advice and will update you the progress. Thanks again. Godblz !
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  • Corey, Sir,

    I have followed your advice about " Optimizing your system". I've lower the appearance to classic default theme and installed a 4GB ram. I've also adjusted the pressure sensitivity of the keys. Everything was good and i'm satisfied until a minor issue was visible. Now, this has become an annoying problem. In continues playing the key tone reverb in some keys has a cut & fill or a chocking effect. The tone itself is there, but the reverb effect stop for a moment and then continues. Can this be corrected in ableton? Need your advice. Thnx.
    • I'm not sure what you're referring to here but if it's reverb cutting in and out than it's not coming from the Code. Be careful that you did not turn your buffer size down too far or else you may experience heavy distortion or dropouts.
    • thnx sir, but i have already fix this problem. the output sound has a chocking or hiccups effect. this is cause by an under rev hdd mine which is only 5400rpm. i have installed an asio and it works almost flawlessly. but its ok for now. anyways, i will replace my hdd with sdd. hope this will completely resolve the issue. im using an old FL7.
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