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Configuring Gesini GERD

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Configuring Gesini GERD #5610
Hi,

As a result of a suggestion in another thread recently somebody suggested to me to try Gesini GERD with my BK7m. I had tried it before but I had problems getting it to even run at all without crashing - so had given up.

But that was a couple of years ago - so quite correctly it was time to try again. It now installs reliabily - but it was not a good start when it took the developer 2 weeks to reply to my request for a trial licence. But the problem I am having is that I am failing at the first hurdle of connecting midi devices. So are there any users of GERD out there who have got it work reliably and could they perhaps please provide me with pointers - i.e. do I need to be standing on one leg when I configuer the midi devices :-)

Its a really simple problem - but I have a USB connected Yamaha Motif-XS keyboard showing up in my computer as a midi device 'Yamaha Motif XS-1' and I have a midi input device called 'BK7m' and a midi output device called 'BK7m'. But my question is what GERD midi boxes should these three midi devices go in as I cannot seem to get GERD to accept midi keyboard data from the Motif XS - so something is misconfugured wrong. If I connect a midi monitoring program outside of GERD then it clearly shows that the Motif-XS is sending midi data on channel one.

So any ideas would be appreciated please.

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Barry
4 weeks 2 days ago

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Configuring Gesini GERD #5611
The MIDI-OX program will help connect the Yamaha keyboard to Roland BK-7m via computer
(all connections of the input with the output are shown in the lower right corner of the image)
www.midiox.com/?http://www.midiox.com/moxdown.htm
4 weeks 1 day ago Last edit: 4 weeks 21 hours ago by loshk.
Roland E-80 v.2.01 (SRX-01, 10), Roland Fantom XR, Yamaha Motif-Rack ES, Roland M-GS64, Ketron SD-2, Edirol PCR-500, Edirol M-16DX, Kawai MAV-8, JBL 4312E
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Configuring Gesini GERD #5613
Hi loshk

Sorry not to have replied before.

I'm actually slighly baffled by your reply as I'm not sure why I need MIDI-OX in order to be able to connect my MOtif-XS keyboard to the BK7m via GERD. Perhaps I am being naive - but I assumed that you connect both the Motif to GERD and the BK7m to GERD and GERD handles all the midi data transfer se.g.:-

( Motif-XS Keyboard ----> GERD <
> BK7m )

So the only reason I can see why you need Midi-OX is because GERD doesn't do this and that you have to feed the midi data from the keyboard to the BK7m yourself - IS THAT TRUE?

My progress with GERD is NOT good. I keep finding that GERD crashes when I run it and I cannot get it to run from that point and the only solution is to reinstall from scratch. I obviously (from above) cannot get the keyboard connected at all and suspect that I am not understanding the instructions - although they seem obvious. I am also finding (when it does connect to the BK7m) - that certain things on the BK7m don't seem to change when I think they should (e.g. I select a sound for UP1 - it changes in GERD (but not the BK7m) and then after about 5 seconds it changes back to its original value in GERD [=odd!]

The GERD people did respond to my request for help - but it seems to take days between asking and receiving a reply.

I really want this to work - but its not looking promising.

Are other people using it successfully?

Barry
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Configuring Gesini GERD #5614
I assumed to use MIDI-OX for connection via computer without GERD
3 weeks 4 days ago Last edit: 3 weeks 4 days ago by loshk.
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