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Setting up Viscount Prestige I with Hauptwerk (3 replies)
I am in the process of setting up my Prestige I with Hauptwerk. I am using a Midisport Uno USB MIDI lead and a Behringer Xenyx 1204 USB mixer as the audio interface. I have set the supplied organ up and the MIDI controls work in both directions (ie can play the sounds and link the physical stops up to the virtual ones) but the sound is spoiled by constant high-pitched noise which is present whether I put the output from the interface to the organ's own internal speakers or to a powered Fender amp. The noise largely disappears when altering the settings in Hauptwerk but reappears whenever the console appears on screen. It seems to be something to do with the MIDI interface itself. Any suggestions?
I should have added that the interference disappears if I use a Marshall pocket amp for the output (which just has a 9V battery for power) - actually sounds pretty good apart from lack of low frequencies. Obviously this is only mono.
The midi lead you describe using is quite inexpensive and this can lead to signal leakage which the organs amps pick up.
We suggest using the Steinberg UR22mk2 USB Audio Interface to handle all midi and audio from the PC. This has solved similar issues. If right, the problem you have will not occur if only using midi out from the console but will be present with bi-directional interfacing.
Can put you in direct phone touch with our Hauptwerk expert if that helps.
Thanks David - that's really helpful. I'll bear the UR22Mk2 in mind, as it is less bulky than the mixer I am using as an audio interface. However, on further investigation, the interference is still there when the organ is off and the MIDI lead disconnected. It appears either when the microphone is enabled in Windows or when Hauptwerk is loaded and is displaying the virtual organ ready to play (whether the mic is enabled or not). It doesn't happen when the normal Windows system sounds are played. So it seems to be something either to do with the audio output settings in Hauptwerk.
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