Is this "normal" behavior for a S61 Mk2? powering on/off requires KK app, goes offline if idle.
Hi, I posted this once today, saw it, tried to edit the question, then read it needed to get approved. It's disappeared. Trying again
My System: HP Z4 G4, Windows 11
I just picked up an NI refurbished S61 Mk2. I really love it but it has some quirks that concern me. Specifically, is my refurbished S61 behaving normally or perhaps it wasn't "refurbished" completely and is defective.
My scenario is: a project using Nuendo 12, Kontakt and Opus Orchestra instances.
I have gone through the online troubleshooting steps and swapped usb cable for one I know is stable and works flawlessly with my Roland TR8s.
My understanding is I need to run Komplete Kontrol (KK) once after starting machine to communicate with S61. Then I can use S61 with Nuendo.
1) If I boot machine with S61 plugged in to workstation with usb cable and turned on, I run KK to connect with S61, stop it, then run Nuendo. Nuendo sees it (I have set it up according to instructions) and it seems to be working correctly. However, if I turn the S61 off then on again, Nuendo does see it even after restarting it. I have to start KK again to connect with the S61, then start Nuendo and it usually sees it. However, occasionally it doesn't and I have to reboot.
2) If I leave Nuendo running with project opened and S61 connected for over an hour or so (maybe less), the S61 becomes unresponsive. It seems to go offline. I have to exit Nuendo, run KK, then start up Nuendo, similar scenario to 1).
This makes using the S61 somewhat of a pita.
Is this behavior considered normal, or does it indicate the S61 is unstable and still with some defect that wasn't fixed when it was refurbished?
I really enjoy the S61 and I guess I can live with the quirks as long as I am confidently it is operating "normally".
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