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- 18th November 2017 at 13:34 #29143
I just got my second uTrack 24 set up as a backup in our redundant system.
I’ve got a Midi Solutions Programmable Midi Input Selector to run redundant midi. It’s Midi powered but my uTrack doesn’t power it.
I know other people who have the exact same set up and theirs works… any idea why mine wouldn’t be working….?
Perry20th November 2017 at 11:21 #29146
Hi Perry ,
The uTrack24 uses standard midi pinout on the midi connector and it should provide power as well.
Do you have a chance to try with any other midi device?20th November 2017 at 15:04 #29148
I’ve tried it on both of my uTrack24 players and both do not work. I tried it with my Behringer XR18 and Fractal Audio AxeFX and it works with both of those devices.
Perry20th November 2017 at 16:32 #29149
Thank you for your feedback.
Does the uTrack24 sends out midi properly? I mean if you connect to any external powered midi device everything works fine?
I assume the issue may cased by the change in the midi standard (2014) . Previously the midi connector provided +5V for the external device, but with the new standard (the uTrack24 follow this) the voltage changed from +5V to +3.3V.
As I see correctly the Midi Solutions Programmable Midi Input Selector require +5V and does not work from +3.3V21st November 2017 at 18:18 #29154
Everything works fine 🙂
You’re right it’s 3.3v VS 5v… I’ll have to work out the best way to do this….
I could wire up my own power but I’m concerned about sending 5V back into the uTrack24… would this be a problem…?
Perry28th November 2017 at 18:30 #29169
Sorry for the late reply
I wouldn’t recommend to connect 5V to the uTrack24 midi output directly.
Instead you can use a midi power adapter like this: https://www.midisolutions.com/prodpwr.htm
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