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damagu
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Logic Pro X & Impulse 61 with Automap 4.8

I have a Macbook Pro (2012) OS 10.9.2 and Logic Pro X. I recently purchased an Impulse 61.

I installed Automap 4.7 but, after installing and setting up, I found that pressing the "Plugin" button next to the rotory encoders did nothing. Despite being given a message saying Automap was now controlling the selected instrument, it wasn't. The button's LED wouldn't turn on and the "Midi" light stayed on, and it continued to work in manual mode.

I looked around on the answer base and followed the instructions there for using Automap with Logic Pro X. That didn't help.

I downloaded 4.8beta and tried that. It didn't work either.

I also tried running it with Logic 9 which I still have installed and that also didn't work.

I tried installing it on my son's MBP (2007) which has OS 10.9.2 as well and Logic Pro 9 and Logic Pro X... and finally I got it working with Logic Pro 9.

Well... I figured this meant that if 4.8 beta is supposed to support Logic Pro X, then by the time it comes out of beta testing it should work for me too. So I waited...
 
Today I saw that 4.8 was actually released and it is actually claimed to officially support Logic Pro X. So I downloaded it and installed it (after wiping 4.8beta first) and...

It still doesn't work.   

Are there still issues to sort out or is it just me?

 

UPDATE: Just found my copy of Reason 5 which I hadn't installed since I got this newer laptop. I installed it and configured Automap for it. Everything seems fine but it has the same problem:

Pressing the plug-in button gives the Impulse LCD message: "Load a plugin or use Automap to configure."

...and the Automap on-screen message:

"""""""

Impulse 61  1
Now controlling:

[whatever plug-in is selected when I press the plug-in button. E.g. "Malstrom Graintable Synthesizer"]

"""""""

skijumptoes
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Have you wrapped the plugins that you want to control by going through the built-in setup wizards that are included in the automap software?

If they're not wrapped they won't be controllable.

metebir
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its same with me and plus my transport and fader doesnt work in logic X.

 

I use them quite well in Ableton... with no problem..( Using impulse 49...)

 

metebir
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its same with me and plus my transport and fader doesnt work in logic X.

 

I use them quite well in Ableton... with no problem..( Using impulse 49...)

 

skijumptoes
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You need to set logic up as per the built in wizard/guide in automap (i.e. add control surface) and it the transport and mixer functions will work fine.

spiritzone
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hello all,

i have exactly the same problem, and  i followed  all instructions , watched  all videos regarding the setup,  my impulse doesnt  control logic and the button plugin doesnt flash, please help ,its so boring.. 

thanks

Abe
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Dear friends,

I'm also having exactly the same problem you describe. Glad I found you!!!!! I was getting desperate...

More data to share: MacOsx 10.9.3  /Automap 4.8  /  Impulse firmware version boot:610-main:693  /  logic X10.7  /  GarageBand10.0.2

Reinstalled all drivers, automap, etc. read all the manuals zillions of times, saw all videos....no way at all.

Novation support, can you please confirm the bug.....

 

thank you

 

Abe

 

Abe
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dear friends,

 

here I am again just to say....:PROBLEM FIXED!!!!!!!!! definetely fixed, up and running perfekt!!!!!

 

So, the solution is:

- go to Novation  web Main menu>Support>answerbase>Automap>

 

and follow exactly all the steps described in :

My USB MIDI Device isn't working on my Mac.

as soon as you get your your Controller listed by name, such as "Impulse, or whatever, things star working as they should.

Remember to delete other setup configurations where  only see "USB MIDI Device" or "USB Audio Device".

 

enjoy the power of automap.....

Abe

 

 

spiritzone
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hello guys, before to read last message on here, i got the solution sent by the technical support and yes as the message says above the problem is the usb device 

 

http://uk.novationmusic.com/answerbase/my-usb-midi-device-isnt-working-o...    

 

it worksssssssss !!!!

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I see I'm not the only one with this problem, glad I found this thread... 

I use Logic Pro X with Mac Mini, and:

I'm now at the MIDI studio and it shows the USB MIDI device which I should then rename via the "new configuration"... But it doesn't work for me. 

I press "new configuration" and name the device Impulse, but after I've done that, the name of the device doesn't change, and therefore I still have the problem. 

This is so frustrating, but I feel that I'm not far from the goal line anymore, so I'd appreciate any help. Thanks! 

 

EDIT: Okay, this was a quick one. I had to select the downward triangle active from the device "picture's" bottom edge, if that makes any sense to all of you english-speaking folks.;) 

euphory
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I previously could go to my plugins and select any AU instrument and I could select an ........(automap) -version of any instrument I have. Now those (automap) -versions have dissappeared, any idea how I can get them visible again? 

skijumptoes
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You need to go into the automap software and enable them.

euphory
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Thanks! I restarted Logic and it works now... 

I'm in the Edit mapping window now... I can map the control knobs, but when I try to map the Impulse faders, it says that the faders are in MIDI/Ableton mode and suggests to press the Mixer button to use them with Automap... But when I press the Mixer button, nothing happens. The Mixer button gets lit, but moving the faders doesn't do anything and the message stays the same... It's now locked so that the volume's 0 all the time, so I can't get any soud out of the instrument at all.

 

EDIT: The instrument gets inaudible and stuck in that "volume 0 -mode", when I press the Plugin-button from the hardware...

 

EDIT 2: Okay, it's just unstable... Now I got to map the rotary controls and play with them and everything was fine, until I re-clicked the Plugin button so that it stopped flashing... aaaand there went the sound also, muted once again and no matter what buttons I press, I cannot get the sound audible again. ...

skijumptoes
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You going through a usb hub or anything? make sure your USB connection is solid as possible and providing enough power to the impulse.

Also get the very latest automap from Novations beta page:-

http://beta.novationmusic.com/releases/automap/

There's an impulse firmware update included, not sure what it's for - but if you're on a new OS then best to have the most up to date installs.