# My midi controller (Arturia MiniLab Mk II) sends drum pad messages such as "/midi:arturia_minilab_mkii:0:10/note_on" # but the below code doesn't work. sync blocks forever even though I can see the messages arriving in the # "cues" window with the same name. # it *does* work if I use "0:1" and play the keys # it does work if I use "0:*" and play the keys *or* the pads # what am I doing wrong? live_loop :drum do use_real_time note,vel = sync "/midi:arturia_minilab_mkii:0:10/note_on" # 0:10 doesn't work here puts note.to_s + "::" + vel.to_s sample :bd_haus, amp: vel/127.0 end
Hi there @mjg123,
apologies but there is a bug in v3.2.2 of Sonic Pi with MIDi devices containing multiple
: in their description such as yours. This has been fixed and is part of the upcoming v3.3 (a BETA is currently available to Patreon supporters here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/43441419). I hope to see v3.3 released freely in a few weeks.
For the meantime you can bypass this bug by using a
* wildcard character in your description such as:
This matches all MIDI devices starting with
arturia_minilab_mkii and avoids the use of
: in the name which is what is causing the issue here.
Apologies again for the problem and I hope this helps you out.
Thank you Sam, that is helpful. Although I haven’t had any problem with the double - colon if I use the keys, which map to
If I use the wildcard form in
sync is there any way to determine which channel the event came from? I would ideally be able to use the keys in a synth and the pads for a sample.