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Some key combinations do not work

Posted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 2:53 pm
by gabrielconroy
Hi,

I have Mouse Keyboard set up through Maple MIDI into Reason 4, and it works fine except for one thing: on some combinations of notes, I can't get a particular ntoe to sound.

For example (and this isn't necessarily the particular combination): I play and hold Eb-F-A, then go to play a D on top of that chord, but it won't sound until I've released one of the notes from the initial chord. This happens in a number of combinations.

I don't think it has to do with the number of notes, because that can vary.

Any ideas?

Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2009 8:33 am
by florian
Hi,

unfortunately, this is a limitation of computer keyboards. Internally, they use a matrix to capture the keys. Usually, only 3 or 4 keys at once can be played. Sorry!

Regards,
Florian

Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2009 9:01 am
by gabrielconroy
OK, thanks for the prompt reply. I guess I'll just set up two instruments, and use two voices instead of one.

Re: Some note combinations not sounding in Reason 4

Posted: Mon Nov 02, 2015 1:06 pm
by florian
just as a side note: there are gaming keyboards which are, apparently, able to produce more key combinations.
Florian