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williamcontrol 2010-03-04 05:25

"Midi Input about to overflow" Error Message Help
Hey I'm getting this message "Midi input about to overflow, you computer isn't fast enough" when I am trying to work with reason 4. I don't understand because I am running Leopard on my G5 and I have a dual processor and 2 GB of Ram. can someone help me?

RCX-1030 2010-03-04 09:47

i get this sometimes.
give us a run down of what ya you have any motorised faders on any control surfaces? does it happen when you look at instrument patches, or song files etc. when does it generally happen?

pomo 2010-03-04 09:58

its happened to me a few times also. usually after a long run of working and oddly, when searching my library for a new device etc. What that has to do with midi overflow still confuses me.

intel mbp 4 gigs of ram, no motorized faders..

RCX-1030 2010-03-04 10:21

i used to get it alot...then the bcf2000 i have was replaced and it hardly happens at all now, btw the bcf has motorised faders and by moving through instrument patches quickly, reason/record sends the settings of the instrument to the bcf , which in turn sets the faders in the correct position. i think (although not 100%) that it causes the usb/midi to become "jammed" like too much data is being sent and its not responding quickly enough.

oh and there seems to be a "usb" problem with certain aspects of OSX, so if you are using usb to plug everything in then thats probably why. like i said though its not happened half as much since i replaced the bcf unit.

i dont think there is a clear answer to this one, and its come up more than once on these forums, but it quickly gets forgotten about as it doesn't seem to be a major issue...but i tell was for me when it was happening drove me up the bloody wall !!

feedback is appreciated as i think the more of us highlight this, the quicker a solution can be found.


williamcontrol 2010-03-05 01:55

I'm not using a midi controller I'm just using a Korg K25 miniature keyboard. That's what is so wierd. This problem shouldn't be happening. AHhhhhhh. Hahaha

What should I do?

williamcontrol 2010-03-05 01:56

Also I tried plugging in a different keyboard and still had the same problem.

RCX-1030 2010-03-05 02:17

sorry to hear you having this.
an other usb issues?
i occasionally get it like i said in previous post. any better if you restart or rescan midi/reset usb hub (if any),

Rmase83 2012-11-22 14:39

I'm getting the same issue using a Korg K61 controller. Very frustrating.

TreasonLaw 2012-11-22 15:45

I get this message sometimes, usually always when my MIDI keyboard is switched off. I just have to switch it on to resolve it. I don't know what to suggest though.

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