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MIDI Input in Cakewalk

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:43 am
by bx_joscha
Our VST3 synths are currently not getting MIDI input from Bandlab's Cakewalk. The problem is that this is the only host that does not call IComponent::getBusInfo(type, dir, index, bus) with a type == MediaTypes::kEvent.

In other hosts like Cubase and Studio One, all expected callbacks happen, like IComponent::getBusCount(type, dir), IComponent::getBusInfo(type, dir, index, bus) and IComponent::activateBus(type, dir, index, state). This happens also for the MIDI event bus, but not in Cakewalk.

But I could see that other VST3 synths are working well in Cakewalk, so there must be something that we are not implementing well, but I do not know what it could be.

Re: MIDI Input in Cakewalk

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:52 am
by bx_joscha
Okay, I have fixed it. The problem was that Cakewalk missed activating the MIDI event bus. So, the bus was not activated internally, but the host still sends MIDI events correctly. If I disregard the event bus active state, it works fine.

Re: MIDI Input in Cakewalk

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:37 pm
by Arne Scheffler
Do you have your Event bus default active ? A host don't need to activate a default active bus.


Re: MIDI Input in Cakewalk

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:19 pm
by bx_joscha
Ah, okay! Thanks for the info, Arne. That's the rule we missed.