On a show with lighting triggered from a keyboard via MIDI we are receiving a constant stream of active sense MIDI from the keyboard. Is there a way to a: tell the desk (a Gio) to ignore active sensing or b: set the response MIDI gateway to filter out active sensing?
There is not currently a way for the Response MIDI Gateway or the Gio to ignore that message. I have heard of other users adding a MIDI filter inline that strips out that Active Sensing message. MIDI Solutions is a brand that makes many products that interact with MIDI, and they may have a product that does this.
May I ask how the active sense message is affecting your Gio?
I had a feeling this would be the case. Thanks for letting me know.
I know an active sense message shouldn’t affect anything because it’s a really small piece of information but it seems to create a lag on the response of the desk.
Also, I am just freelance prod lx for the show, I am currently asking the show chief for more information about the issue to get a clearer picture of what’s going on.
i don't know what Keyboard there is in use but i found this:
Maybe on your Keyboard there is an option to turn this function of... if possible.
We were able to make a change in Eos v3.1.1 to ignore MIDI Active Sense (0xFE) and Beat Clock (0xF8) messages by default (they can be re-instated if a user needs them).
Eos v3.1.1 is currently available in Open Beta here: Eos Family Software v3.1.1 Build 97 is Now Available!