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#2136365 - 08/21/13 02:47 AM Help! Minihost producing static when pressing a note
Mta88 Offline
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So i ran into a big problem.. I reinstalled windows and kontakt etc.

I previously got Minihost to work with ASIO4ALL In the last windows. worked fine with my integrated audio card

Now,
I'm using the Presonus audiobox, with the latest drivers and it only gives me static when pressing a note.

what's going on?

What do i do?
help? I need to get this up and running asap
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#2136428 - 08/21/13 06:27 AM Re: Help! Minihost producing static when pressing a note [Re: Mta88]
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I will only be guessing now but -- is the "latest" driver the same you used before? If not, try using the older driver if you can still find it. Or try to see if there are known issues when using this configuration.
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#2136448 - 08/21/13 07:42 AM Re: Help! Minihost producing static when pressing a note [Re: Mta88]
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Hi Mta88,

Not sure if this helps, but worth a look:

http://support.presonus.com/entries/2153...e-What-do-I-do-
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#2136552 - 08/21/13 11:22 AM Re: Help! Minihost producing static when pressing a note [Re: Mta88]
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1. Is it the case that when you use the Kontakt standalone player (no minihost) you can play through the presonus with no problems? If so then I guess minihost is the culprit. I'm going to assume not for the rest of this post.

2. Is it complete static, or is it a note with static and pops and clicks?

If it is a note but with a ton of pops and clicks, it could be that your audio buffer is set to low or your interface is not running in ASIO mode or something.

If it's pure static, it sounds like your presonus software and/or hardware is not working. Most likely a configuration issue but it's not easy to diagnose from here.

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#2136591 - 08/21/13 12:10 PM Re: Help! Minihost producing static when pressing a note [Re: Mta88]
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My audio buffer Is set to 128. It's a note with alotttttttt. Of static and pops.

How do I fix this? Worked fine with the integrated sound card and ASIO4ALL

:s
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#2136602 - 08/21/13 12:36 PM Re: Help! Minihost producing static when pressing a note [Re: Mta88]
gvfarns Offline
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First increase the audio buffer until you stop getting static but no higher. Then look at how much latency is applied under that setting and let us know what it is.

Also, 128 can mean something very different if you are operating in 16/44 mode vs 24/96. For that reason you should report your latency in milliseconds. Either way it seems like quite a small audio buffer.

If the lowest buffer that doesn't result in static is more than 10-12 milliseconds or so then your system is not functioning properly. Otherwise you just had your buffer set too small.


Edited by gvfarns (08/21/13 12:40 PM)

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#2136679 - 08/21/13 03:50 PM Re: Help! Minihost producing static when pressing a note [Re: Mta88]
Mta88 Offline
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Ms is 3.7

I didn't realize recording was different to playing.
will increase the buffer size then.

See if that resolves the issue
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#2136683 - 08/21/13 04:02 PM Re: Help! Minihost producing static when pressing a note [Re: Mta88]
Mta88 Offline
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Just upped the buffer size and latency in kontakt is 12.7.


The sound is exactly the same.

It doesn't even sound like a piano. You ca hear the notes but it sounds like midi, static and pops.
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#2136684 - 08/21/13 04:03 PM Re: Help! Minihost producing static when pressing a note [Re: Mta88]
Mta88 Offline
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Using kontakt alone the sound is fine. Using minihost is not working. Any suggestions?
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#2136687 - 08/21/13 04:10 PM Re: Help! Minihost producing static when pressing a note [Re: Mta88]
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I'm all out, sorry.

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#2136768 - 08/21/13 06:49 PM Re: Help! Minihost producing static when pressing a note [Re: Mta88]
Kawai James Offline
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Have you configured minihost correctly to use your audio interface?

James
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#2136781 - 08/21/13 07:16 PM Re: Help! Minihost producing static when pressing a note [Re: Mta88]
Trstan993 Offline
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I had similar issues with my Scarlette setup that gives lots intermittent clicks and turn out the problem is in power setting for the cpu. Make sure your power setting is on high performance. and you need to disable the onboard soundcard via the control panel. If its driver conflict, you can use this to check for latency source and conflict. http://www.thesycon.de/deu/latency_check.shtml

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#2136791 - 08/21/13 07:31 PM Re: Help! Minihost producing static when pressing a note [Re: Mta88]
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Do you have MiniHost configured correctly?
Here are some screen shots:

SETTING UP THE ASIO DRIVER
Choose the AudioBox USB ASIO driver


Set up the ASIO



SETTING UP THE MIDI CONNECTION
Choose MIDI -> Configure MIDI Ports ...


Check off the box marked Presonus AudioBox MIDI
(I also have Loop Midi installed, hence the extra three ports. Ignore them in this picture.)

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#2136866 - 08/21/13 11:44 PM Re: Help! Minihost producing static when pressing a note [Re: Mta88]
Mta88 Offline
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Did all of the above. Same problem. Sigh.


Should I just find an alternative program?

Currently downloading ableton live free 30 day trial


Edited by Mta88 (08/21/13 11:48 PM)
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#2137137 - 08/22/13 12:33 PM Re: Help! Minihost producing static when pressing a note [Re: Mta88]
Mta88 Offline
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Any other ideas?

Should I install ASIO4ALL and try to use it with the presonus?

It probably is a driver issue.

Works perfect with kontakt alone. Only when using minihost it sounds terrible.
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#2137144 - 08/22/13 12:40 PM Re: Help! Minihost producing static when pressing a note [Re: Mta88]
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If it works with Kontakt but not MiniHost, it's probably NOT a driver issue.

I used to use MiniHost, but it only allows one VST instrument at a time.
So I switched to Presonus Studio One, which handles multiple VST plugins. Have you tried that?

How about VST Host? (I found it too tedious, but it works.)

How about asHost? (It worked for me until I moved to Win 7/64-bit.)

BTW ... what pianos are you loading into MiniHost?

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#2137160 - 08/22/13 12:59 PM Re: Help! Minihost producing static when pressing a note [Re: Mta88]
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Yeah, trying a different VST host might be a good idea, as MacMacMac suggests.

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#2137407 - 08/22/13 08:55 PM Re: Help! Minihost producing static when pressing a note [Re: Mta88]
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Ok I will do so.

MacMacMac. I am loading vintage D into kontakt but all of them have the same problem with minihost.

Will try another one. Is the presonus one free?
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#2137520 - 08/23/13 02:31 AM Re: Help! Minihost producing static when pressing a note [Re: Mta88]
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Ok so I downloaded Presonus one free....

Just wondering how the Heck do you use this thing? I want to record Galaxy Vintage D. Thats all I desire. Not gonna add second instruments yet. Just wanna record my piano frown
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#2137542 - 08/23/13 04:47 AM Re: Help! Minihost producing static when pressing a note [Re: Mta88]
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When I run Vintage D (or any of the Kontakt-based pianos) under a VST host, I have to first load the Kontakt VST plugin. In my installation, Kontakt has THREE .dll files in the vstplugins folder. IIRC, they're called Kontakt.dll, Kontakt8.dll, and Kontak16.dll (or something similar). Not knowing which to use, I just chose Kontakt.dll. Which one do you load?

Also, when I moved to Windows 7/64-bit, Kontakt put .dll files in TWO places: C:\Program Files\vstplugins (for the 64-bit) dlls, and C:\Program Files (x86)\vstplugins (for the 32-bit plugins). Which ones are you using? IIRC, I'm using the ones in Program Files (x86).

After loading Kontakt into the VST host, I use the Kontakt window (inside the VST host) to load the piano(s), just like in Kontakt's standalone mode. Is that what you're doing?

Also, what are your objectives? I ask that because: If Kontakt works for you in standalone mode, why even bother with a VST host?

Also, I cannot answer your questions about recording. I don't record anything. Whether Kontakt or MiniHost or Studio One has the ability to record, I simply don't know. Sorry.

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#2137651 - 08/23/13 10:40 AM Re: Help! Minihost producing static when pressing a note [Re: Mta88]
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If I remember correctly, Mta88 wants to have a selection of pianos available, some of which run under Kontakt, but some of which don't. A nice VST host would load Kontakt and thus Vintage D, and also load VST pianos that don't use the Kontakt engine. And a VST host would do recording as an alternative to, say, Audacity.

What happened with Ableton Live, Mta88? I was considering that when I had problems with my usual live performance host. (Other than that though, I don't know much about Ableton.) And did you try the trial version of OpenLab's MOS I mentioned in the other thread?

All this stuff is infuriating I know, when all you really want to do is get on with the music, which is why I ditched my homebrew PC and went with a purpose-built system (which still drives me mad, but I do make more progress and more music).
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#2137778 - 08/23/13 02:15 PM Re: Help! Minihost producing static when pressing a note [Re: Mta88]
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I just wanna record ... Record my vintage D like how I recorded it with minihost .


That's all.

And tape a video, then sync the audio with the recording.

I didn't get a chance to try ableton live. Was trying to figure out presonus studio one.

Sigh.

Should I just try to install ASIO4ALL to see if it is a driver issue?

Can I use ASIO4ALL with my presonus audiobox?

Really need to get this up and running ASAP.
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#2137780 - 08/23/13 02:25 PM Re: Help! Minihost producing static when pressing a note [Re: Mta88]
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Ah, well then I am confused. What happened with the 'Audacity set to record the source "What I can hear" AKA "Stereo Mix"' / straight off Kontakt route?
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#2137938 - 08/23/13 07:45 PM Re: Help! Minihost producing static when pressing a note [Re: Mta88]
Kawai James Offline
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Mta88, why not contact the developers of the software/hardware you are using to seek assistance?

Kind regards,
James
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#2138188 - 08/24/13 09:57 AM Re: Help! Minihost producing static when pressing a note [Re: Kawai James]
Mta88 Offline
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Originally Posted By: Kawai James
Mta88, why not contact the developers of the software/hardware you are using to seek assistance?

Kind regards,
James
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That's not a bad idea. Ended up using the integrated sound card to record my piano.

No rush anymore.

But still.

Came out very soft. Both computers work fine with the integrated sound card. Both of them don't work with the audiobox when recording and using minihost,

Must be a driver issue. Just gotta change vst hosts and find one that works.
They certainly don't make them easy to use, it isn't straightforward at all.
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