Roland JP-8000 Crashes When MIDI is Hooked Up

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Re: Roland JP-8000 Crashes When MIDI is Hooked Up

Post by meatballfulton » Sat Aug 08, 2020 12:26 pm

Found this at a Roland help site.
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The "soft" MIDI THRU routes everything arriving on MIDI IN to MIDI OUT. Make sure this is turned OFF. Also turn the Remote Control Channel OFF.
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Re: Roland JP-8000 Crashes When MIDI is Hooked Up

Post by ben37 » Sat Aug 08, 2020 10:14 pm

meatballfulton wrote:
Sat Aug 08, 2020 12:16 pm
Try this:

-- Disconnect MIDI IN from JP

-- Record a MIDI track with lots of pitch wheel action

-- Reconnect MIDI IN and play back recorded track, does JP go bonkers?
Yes.
meatballfulton wrote:
Sat Aug 08, 2020 12:16 pm
Did you have any other gear hooked up to Logic via USB at the same time?
I disconnected every other usb midi device in logic for this test. Replugged, same result.

I set up a new track with the ext instrument plugin with the JP and added Modifier in the midi fx section.
A little confused about how would I adjust its settings to achieve what you're after... "Input Event"= Pitchbend? "Re-Assign to"? "Thru"?

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Re: Roland JP-8000 Crashes When MIDI is Hooked Up

Post by ben37 » Sat Aug 08, 2020 10:32 pm

meatballfulton wrote:
Sat Aug 08, 2020 12:26 pm
Found this at a Roland help site.

Screen Shot 2020-08-08 at 7.22.45 AM.png

The "soft" MIDI THRU routes everything arriving on MIDI IN to MIDI OUT. Make sure this is turned OFF. Also turn the Remote Control Channel OFF.
SUCCESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

None of my other synths have such a dangerous built-in "midi loop creator" (lol) so I didn't think it would be that simple. Swear I tried messing with all those midi settings in those menus, though. For that Remote Control Channel screen, unlike some others, the on/off comes at the end of the list, AFTER the 16 midi channels, whereas on other screens, on/off is the first option... so embarrassingly, I may have just never seen it.
Thank you so much!!

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Re: Roland JP-8000 Crashes When MIDI is Hooked Up

Post by meatballfulton » Sun Aug 09, 2020 2:28 pm

Glad to have been of help.

Roland was one of the first mfrs to save a few pennies by getting rid of the MIDI THRU jack and using a software THRU instead. Your case is a perfect example of why this is a really bad idea.
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Re: Roland JP-8000 Crashes When MIDI is Hooked Up

Post by fh991586 » Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:19 pm

Weirdly, the rack version (JP-8080) has 2 midi IN. I obtained the same result while unfortunately sending the out into one of the ins through a patchbay... Silly me!
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