"Send Preset to Hardware" failing on OSX Yosemite 2009 MacBook Pro

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Hi. I'm using the Vi61 Editor on OSX 10.10.5. Mid 2009 MacBook Pro.

Connected via USB Cable (directly or through a Plugable USB2.0 10 port hub.)

My SoftSynth, Reaktor is getting the same CC (0, as opposed to 20, 21, 22, etc) from all of the knobs (on Channel 1).

Trying to update knobs to Channel 2, but "Send Preset to Hardware" is failing with a message that it can't connect via MIDI.

Audio/Midi Setup > Midi Studio Tests pass for IN and OUT.
No other Midi applications open as far as I can tell.

Any suggestions?

Thanks much.
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Mike Ill Kilmer

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Bill R., Employee

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Hi Mike,

Thanks for posting.

This message can appear if there are other softwares open, like your DAW, for example, when using the Editor software. In order to send a preset to your hardware, you will need to close out of any and all other software that can send or receive MIDI data, with the exception of the Editor. In other words, this should be the only program open on your computer when trying to send a preset to your controller.

I hope this helps!
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Also I think you need to open the second port on the VI61 for sending your updated presets. (If I remember correctly).
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Mike Ill Kilmer

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Thank you both. @Bill R. There was no other software open. @steven.j.caldwell what do you mean about opening the second port on the VI61?
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If I remember, there is one port used for programming and the other for performance. Look at your VI61 ports and if there are 2 shown, then choose the second one on your editor software. Then try sending the updated presets.
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I sold my VI61 so I can no longer test this. I'm going from memory.
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Mike Ill Kilmer

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Man this is so frustrating. At almost 50 you'd think I'd be used to it. : )

Under Audio Midi Setup I see two Ports listed for the VI61, both seem to be set to Channel 1 and the options to make any modifications are disabled.

In the VST, there are, as you suggest, two listings for the VI61: Out and Editor Out–for both Input and Output.

I have tried all possible combinations:

Output Out On
Output Editor On
Input Out On
Input Editor On



I have confirmed that Logic Pro X is also receiving the same MIDI data for every knob:





Also I i think I have the latest driver installed: 1.0.2.
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Here's a sample of the MIDI Monitor Output