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how to connect m9 via midi? (i've never used midi before)
by evilging on 2013-01-03 12:42:02

Hi, just bought an M9, and it's still on an early version of the software (1.1 i think). I've bought a usb to midi cable but can't get it to recognise the m9.

when i start up line6 monkey and select connect via midi cables, it gives me 3 options for midi out (microsoft gs wavetable synth, usb 2.0 - midi and midiout2 (usb 2.0-midi)

the midi in only gives me the option of usb 2.0-midi

whichever configuration i try it says  "failed to connect to line 6 device", if you are sure your midi out is connected to the midi input of the correct device, you may proceed without verification using your selected midi ports. otherwise press cancel to try again.

any ideas?



Re: how to connect m9 via midi? (i've never used midi before)
by goldglob on 2013-01-03 14:05:05

Try this... after installing Monkey, make sure it is closed, then make your connections, then launch Monkey.

Another thing (from a post of mine some time ago)...."and this wasn't made clear when reading the 'firmware update instructions' : I think that as well as downloading Monkey, you also need to download the new 'flash memory' to your computer, so that Monkey can find it...(Click Downloads/Software Downloads...fill in the product, software and OS boxes)."



Re: how to connect m9 via midi? (i've never used midi before)
by evilging on 2013-01-03 14:41:10

cheers, goldglob, but i'm sill having trouble. i've downloaded the flash memory file, but not sure what to do next. i've saved it into the line6 folder on my computer but it's still not conecting to the m9



Re: how to connect m9 via midi? (i've never used midi before)
by goldglob on 2013-01-03 15:43:04

Sorry, I did all this sometime ago and can't remember the exact procedure. Is your M9 powered on?



Re: how to connect m9 via midi? (i've never used midi before)
by phil_m on 2013-01-03 15:45:16

First, are you sure that you have the adapter connected to the M9 correctly? The MIDI out for the adapter should go to the MIDI in of the M9, and the MIDI in for the adapter goes to the MIDI out of the M9. I'm not sure what adapter you're using, but sometimes the labeling is confusing on them. The other thing is that if you're using a cheap MIDI adapter, you may simply be out of luck. It seems like most people need to use something like the M-Audio UNO to get the update to work. But even in that case, Monkey should be able to recognize the M9.




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