Hanging MIDI notes

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Hanging MIDI notes

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Hi folks,

is there anyone having the same problem with hanging MIDI notes?
Sometimes the note plays forever, even when the track has ended.
I've searched specific for this problem in Reaper, but I found the same behavior in other programs, too.
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I'm afraid i can't help on that - i do have various occasional problems with MIDI (mainly due to my lack of knowledge) but I've not had hanging notes.

Have you tried a different MIDI keyboard?

There's a SoundOnSound forum thread on hanging MIDI notes in Reaper - don;t know if it's of use / if you've seen it.
https://www.soundonsound.com/forum/view ... 16&t=71696

There's so many settings and so many bits of software and hardware combining to produce MIDI sounds I sometimes think it's a miracle it ever works!
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Thanks - looks like it's a very common problem. :think:
I have this with a midi file imported, so it's not a keyboard issue. Maybe it's the 32/64 bit problem...
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Could be?!?! :icon_whoknows:

I find if i go into Program properties and then the MIDI and VST sections in my DAW, the number of options and features that can be on or off or varied in amount are huge. Made more baffling for me by my not having a clue what most of it means.
Like the instruction to be on or off of "Don't send note-offs of pitch reset messages on stop/reset" - never knew it existed or could be an issue and am not 100% understanding it.

I hope you manage to track down your particular issue on this hanging note problem.
I take it that you get this problem using a variety of different VST's?
Does it occur with a variety of numbers of notes playing at the one time, or is it always when a large number of notes are played?
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Yes, it appears on different vsti's, but - as usual - not always and only if I import or copy a midi from another track.
Maybe the vsti's handle the note off different (in settings I tried all possible combinations without success).

But I found a workaround :D
In Reaper you can add a volume envelope to midi tracks, so you can simply fade it out at the end. It still plays, but with zero volume. :cool:
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Nice solution - good piece of creative thinking there Sir! :thumbsup:
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