Experience with Akai controllers? (MAX49)


#1

I recently came up on a MAX49 by Akai for 100 bucks. I figured why not, now I’d have some solid key action for my Digitone and Mother32
Im rather excited about the idea, but when I introduce the controller to my Midi chain, it seems to drop the clock and all the program changes as the signal hits the MAX49.

My previous chain was Digitakt > Octatrack > Digitone > Mother 32 and it ran beautifully.

This new chain stops the clock and program change as it reaches the MAX49:
DT > OT > MAX49 > DT > M32

Ive looked into the menu settings on the MAX49, I didn’t quite find anything that would remedy this. Have you experienced something similar? Let me know if there’s something Im overlooking!


#2

Could you add in what ports everything is connected too (I.e. in, out, or thru)? It would be easier to help you troubleshoot.


#3

Oh right, I basically had

DT out - OT in - OT out - MAX49 in - MAX49 out - DT in - DT out - M32 in

If that makes sense. I basically used the outs, not really utilizing any Thru ports. Would you know of a more convenient way of routing all this?