Presonus 24c - Midi Cabling - Hardware controls

spearthistle Member Posts: 4 Member

Dear Community,

When I connect the Komplete Kontrol S61 MK1 to the Presonus 24c audio interface using a MIDI cable (Keyboard: MIDI OUT, Audio Interface: MIDI IN) I can get it to play sounds in Komplete Kontrol or in Studio One Artist etcetera but the hardware control knobs don't work. They read Factory 1/2 then CC14, CC15... and so on, and do not pass on parameter changes.

When I connect the Komplete Kontrol S61 MK1 with a USB cable as well (including the previous MIDI cable connection) I can see that the Komplete Kontrol software is communicating correctly because the hardware controls work and show correct data.

Unfortunately, this messes up the MIDI keyboard when you play actual notes. It isn't sending through clean MIDI notes and it sounds terrible (like the MIDI cable and USB cable are competing in some way).

Why does this happen? Do I need to invest in another MIDI cable so that the Presonus 24c MIDI OUT connects to the Komplete Kontrol S61 MK1 MIDI IN so that the software can communicate with the hardware controls via the audio interface?

Yours sincerely, David.


  • JesterMgee
    JesterMgee Member Posts: 2,476 Expert

    You do not need the MIDI connections at all, the keyboard will work over USB and create its own MIDI ports so disconnect the MIDI input and just assign the Komplete Kontrol MIDI input port (not the one labelled DAW) as the input in your software and things should work fine.

  • spearthistle
    spearthistle Member Posts: 4 Member

    Thank you for getting back to me Jester.

    I bought the audio interface specifically for MIDI (and for the free DAW software) believing that going through an audio interface would give me reduced latency and better handling of MIDI events (because of going through the ASIO Studio 24c driver instead of ASIO4ALL).

    Are you saying that I don't need an audio interface if all I'm doing is sending MIDI events?

    That there's no advantage to routing your midi events through an audio interface i.e. USB and ASIO4ALL are all you need?

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