Hi, I have a Korg Microkey (the newer version) plugged in as a MIDI keyboard controller for the organelle.
Seemingly at random, the MIDI controller will stop working with the Organelle, as in note presses on the controller will not result in notes being played. When the controller becomes unresponsive the octave adjust lights will lock up as well.
Whenever this happens, going to Info shows that the Organelle sees the controller. It lists “Microkey2” under MIDI anytime the Korg is plugged in, regardless of whether the controller is actually working or not.
When the keyboard controller stops working, the hardware keys on the organelle continue to work.
Hitting Reload does not fix the problem.
Unplugging and replugging the keyboard controller while a patch is loaded does not fix the problem.
Changing patches does not fix the problem.
Ejecting and reloading the USB drive does not fix the problem.
The MIDI channel on the Korg is set to 1, which matches the Organelle
So far, the only reliable way I have found to get the Microkey to start working again once it stops working is to do this:
Go to Info
With Info screen visible, unplug and replug the controller
Load a patch, everything works as normal until the keyboard controller randomly stops working again, usually within a few minutes of the fix. Switching patches frequently seems to exacerbate the issue, but I’m still troubleshooting.
Obviously, this makes it hard to use the Organelle in a live performance setting, and I’m starting to think it’s an OS issue rather then an issue with the keyboard controller. Has anyone had similar reliability issues with the Microkey 2? Is this a known issue? Any recommendations or fixes?
Thanks for the help!