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Sustain pedal does not work (Roland PD-10 and Roland A800 PRO).

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asked Jul 30, 2018 in Studio One 3 by Senk (170 points)

I recently buy a Roland PD-10 for my Roland A800 PRO to get a sustain effect.

I receive the signal in Studio One but sustain does not work.

I followed many instructions I found on the web, but none of these worked for me.

I wish someone could help me.

Studio One 3 Pro
Keaboard: Roland A800 PRO
Pedal: Roland PD-10

Thank you!


2 Answers

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answered Aug 9, 2018 by nickclube (930 points)

Common problem in Studio One it seems. 

Have you checked the keyboard sustain pedal on a standalone VSTi? If it doesn't work there then it's the pedal or keyboard that's the problem. If it does then it's a Studio One issue. The latter is more likely if my experience since Studio One v1 is anything to go by. Seems from the number of people who report this problem that S1 is just flaky in this area and that no one has yet really figured out what causes it..

Anyhow, this is what Presonus Support suggest you do....

"When [Sustain does not work in Studio One] please open the Midi Monitor (View menu > Midi Monitor) to see if data is streaming there in real time. If the issue is intermittent, it may be the keyboard or midi device if it doesn't connect directly.

"Please connect and power your keyboard and audio device and send us an NFO file...

To access your PC’s System Information on Windows 8 and Windows 10: 
1. Go to the Desktop. 
2. Press [WinLogoKey] + R to bring up 'Run'. 
3. Type 'msinfo32' without quotes. 
4. Press the [Enter] key. 
5. IMPORTANT: Click File then "Save...", save this file as a .nfo file format and rename the file your name and attach it to this email.

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answered Aug 13, 2018 by Senk (170 points)
It stil does not work.