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How do I get Notion 6 to recognize my Midi/USB keyboard?

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asked Feb 9 in Notion by Mike Allen (190 points)
What are the steps to use my midi/usb keyboard in Notion 6? I've entered step mode, looked at the preferences. I have both an M-Audio Keystation Mini32 and a M-Audio Axiom. Neither one seems to work.

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answered Mar 24 by felixpieber1 (160 points)
I don't know if this is still a relevant question, but as I have a MPK Mini, all I did was opening the settings in the file-menu (where you can set up your MIDI controller) and if your controller is connected to your PC, in most cases it is set as 'input' automatically, otherwise you have to do it manually. Also make sure to set your controller as output (A,B,C and D). With that done, your controller should now work with notion.

But the next time you open notion, it probably won't work. So this is what you should do then: Open the MIDI-settings again and even if your controller is set as input, change the input to something else (none), close the settings-menu, open it again and change the input to your controller again.

I have no idea why Notion acts like this and I hope that they'll change it in the future.
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answered Jul 24 by andrewbailey2 (300 points)
I have the same issue but seem to have a manual fix

MAC OS
Alesis Q88 midi controller keyboard (USB Midi)

I tried the recommended steps of setting midi In to All as well as locating and deleting any com.notionmusic files in Mac Library, this didn't work

So I tried unplugging the USB Midi controller, opened Notion, plugged in the Midi keyboard USB controller and it works.
The pain is that I have to do this every time I want to use Notion

Any other ideas out there?

Andrew
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