I've been encountering a problem and I'm searching the internet for literally month's now and I can't find any solution because it might be pretty sophisticated and I tought that I could eventually find some help here.
In one sentence: Playing my keyboard when hitting the record button gets harder and less sensitive than just playing without hitting the record button.
The DAW that I use is Cockos REAPER, my audio interface is Focusrite Forte, and I use my cp4 as MIDI controller.The virtual instruments that I use is KOMPLETE 11 ULTIMATE by Native Instruments.
I connect my yamaha cp4 via USB to my computer and I use my Focusrite forte as an external soundcard.
In REAPER you can insert a new track and add a virtual instrument via an FX button, then Arm the track so that you are able to get sound when hitting a key.
Most of the time I record piano pieces, so I also use great virtual piano's like the grandeur (native instruments) or Alicia's keys (native instruments).
Now the weird thing is, when I arm a track and select an instrument I can play very nicely and sensitive, its actually like playing a high quality concert grand!
But when I hit that record button (ctrl R) and its starts to record, I can also play everything I want but it feels like I have to hit my keys deeper in my piano and they feel less sensitive! Just only when recording.
To be 100 % clear, this is not a latency problem! The sound responds just exactly that time when I hit the key but I have to press that key a little DEEPER to get sound.
Due to this problem, playing sensitive pieces are a lot harder! Because the keys don't play as flexible as they should when recording.
Since I record video's about me when I play the piano this causes a very iritating little problem.
The things I have tryed:
- reïnstall yamaha cp4 midi driver
- searching a hell of a lot of options in REAPER to prevent this problem.
- setting some MIDI things like "local" in my piano to "off"
It would be a gift from heaven if I could find an answer to this problem, can anyone please help me?