For musicians, it can be incredibly frustrating when you can’t hear your MIDI keyboard in Logic Pro X.
Whether you’re a novice or professional musician, attempting to record, edit, and mix audio in Logic Pro X becomes a tedious task when you can’t hear the sounds of your MIDI keyboard.
This blog post will explore the cause of this issue, as well as some potential solutions, to help you get back to creating music and sound in Logic Pro X.
We’ll go over some common troubleshooting steps, and discuss the various ways to get your MIDI keyboard playing back in Logic Pro X.
Hopefully, after reading this post, you will be able to get your MIDI keyboard up and running in Logic Pro X in no time.
Check the MIDI connection
If you’re having trouble hearing your MIDI keyboard in Logic Pro X, the first thing you should check is the MIDI connection.
Make sure that the MIDI out of your keyboard is connected to the MIDI in on your computer, and that both are powered on.
If you have more than one MIDI interface, make sure the one you’re using is selected in Logic Pro X.
If you’re still not hearing any sound, check that the MIDI channels are configured correctly in Logic Pro X.
Check for a software update
After verifying that your MIDI keyboard is connected and turned on, the next step is to check for a software update.
Software updates often include bug fixes and compatibility patches, so ensuring that you’re running the latest version of Logic Pro X is essential.
To do this, open the Mac App Store, click on the Updates tab, and look for any available Logic Pro X updates.
If there is an update available, click the Update button to install it on your system.
After the update is complete, restart your computer and try using your MIDI keyboard again.
Double check the MIDI controller settings
The third step when troubleshooting why you can’t hear your MIDI controller in Logic Pro X is to double check the MIDI controller settings.
In the MIDI Studio window, select ‘Preferences’ then ‘MIDI Controllers’.
Ensure that the controller is listed in the ‘MIDI Controllers’ sidebar and that its status is ‘On’.
If the controller is not listed, add it by pressing the ‘+’ button and selecting the controller from the drop-down list.
With the controller selected, click ‘Control Surfaces’ and ensure that the ‘Input’ and ‘Output’ boxes are checked.
Once you have made all the necessary changes, click ‘Done’.
Check the audio interface settings
If you have your MIDI keyboard connected to your system and are still unable to hear it in Logic Pro X, you should check the audio interface settings.
Go to Logic Pro X > Preferences > Audio, and set your audio interface as the I/O Device.
Then, go to the MIDI Studio window, select the connected MIDI keyboard in the Device list, and select the correct input and output ports.
If you are still unable to hear the MIDI keyboard, check to make sure all of your cables are securely connected.
Check the MIDI channel settings
The fifth step in troubleshooting your MIDI keyboard in Logic Pro X is to check the MIDI channel settings.
Ensure that the MIDI channel settings in Logic Pro X are set to the correct channel that your MIDI keyboard is sending on.
You can check the MIDI channel settings by going to the MIDI Device menu and selecting the MIDI channel you would like to use.
If it is set to the wrong channel, then Logic Pro X won’t receive any data from your keyboard.
Additionally, make sure that the MIDI port that the MIDI keyboard is connected to is enabled.
Check the MIDI send and receive settings
The sixth thing to check when trying to get your MIDI keyboard to work with Logic Pro X is to make sure both the MIDI send and receive settings are enabled.
This can be done in the MIDI settings of your DAW.
To enable the MIDI send and receive, you’ll need to select the checkboxes beside the relevant input and output ports.
Once you’ve checked both the send and receive settings, you should be able to hear your MIDI keyboard in Logic Pro X.
Check the Logic Pro X preferences
Once you have connected your MIDI keyboard to your computer and started Logic Pro X, the next step is to check the Logic Pro X preferences.
To do this, open Logic Pro X and click on Logic Pro X in the top left corner, then select Preferences.
In the Preferences window, select the Audio/MIDI tab and make sure that your MIDI keyboard is listed in the Input and Output menus.
You may need to select the specific MIDI port that your keyboard is connected to.
Once this is done, you should be able to hear your MIDI keyboard in Logic Pro X.
Run Logic Pro X in 32-bit mode
If you are having trouble hearing your midi keyboard in Logic Pro X, you may need to run the program in 32-bit mode.
This can be done by going to the File menu, then selecting “Switch To 32-bit Mode”.
Doing this will allow Logic Pro X to access more memory and may solve your problem.
Please note that this mode is not recommended if you are running any plugins that are only available in 64-bit mode.
In conclusion, it can be distressing when you can’t hear your MIDI keyboard in Logic Pro X.
Thankfully, there are a few simple steps that can be taken to resolve the issue.
From checking your settings to making sure it is connected to the right port, you can troubleshoot the problem and get back to making music.
Hopefully, this article has helped you solve the mystery of why you can’t hear your MIDI keyboard in Logic Pro X.